Culture shock is when you’re confronted with the cultural differences of an unfamiliar way of life. Even though Mexico is a neighboring country to my home, there were still huge differences that take an adjustment, or two. Here are some of the cultural differences that you should know before you go to Mexico.Read more
Mexico has blossomed into something that we didn’t expect…. After living a year in Merida (1/2 of which was quarantined in our home due to the pandemic) we made a decision to explore more of Mexico. Merida was an oasis of beauty, friendly people and a skyline that was gorgeous to behold. For us it was not home though. The heat and the small town feel did not appeal to our tastes. We set out to find a relatively safe and vibrant city. Neither of us quite remember how Guadalajara made it on our radar but we jumped in head first researching, examining and learning all we could about it. After one trip to the Pearl (La Perla) we knew we had found our next new home!Read more
We just did a visa run to Cuba and we have successfully ‘renewed’ our tourist status in Mexico for another 180 days (6 months).
After looking back at the last 6 months we decided to put together a ”The Real Cost of living In Merida, Mexico” video (scroll down). Having no major financial ties to the US made it easy for us to pick and go in 2017. We’ve found it SO AFFORDABLE to live on US dollars in places where the cost of living is lower than America’s . i. e. the dollar STRETCHES 💵!
The thought of moving and living abroad can be daunting or exhilarating! Whether you want to explore more of the world, seek a change of pace, or you simply have the travel bug…it’s possible, it’s do-able, and there is a smart way to make it happen.
There’s so much to be done! Here are some actionable steps can you take to get the party started. We’ve always envisioned a life abroad, so once we made the decision to set our course (and a date!), it became too real to back out of. Really, that was our number 1.