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Expat Experiences > Mexico


Susan Mahalick, La Mision (Baja)

Posted by: Carole on Thursday May 30, 2013 (19:40:51)   (5213 Reads)
Susan Mahalick
Who are you?

Originally from New Jersey on the eastern seaboard of the United States I moved around to each region of the country in my youth. I have a degree in Geography from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Currently I live in Baja in a little village called La Mision about 40 miles from the border and have been here for over ten years. I write about Baja for the Baja Times newspaper and have a book on Amazon about practical experience living here called My Gold Coast-----Baja.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Mexico


Phil Charter, Oaxaca

Posted by: Carole on Sunday May 12, 2013 (20:53:32)   (7928 Reads)
Phil Charter
Who are you?

A 28 year old English teacher from Portsmouth, England.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

In 2011, I quit my job in advertising to travel. I completed a CELTA course and travelled to Buenos Aires to teach. I moved to mexico in August 2012.

What challenges did you face during the move?

I only speak Spanish at an intermediate level, so completing paperwork and doing appointment with banks, government offices and immigration was a challenge.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Mexico


Craig Bradshaw, Cancun

Posted by: Jamie on Tuesday November 29, 2011 (20:35:39)   (6722 Reads)
Craig Bradshaw
My name is Craig Bradshaw. In an effort to cut back expenses, the company I work for offered to allow us to work from home, so I decided to take full advantage and relocate from San Diego, California to Cancun, Mexico. We have lived here once before and really enjoyed it. The main reason we chose Cancun was for the beaches, schools for our kids and the opportunity to have bilingual children.

What challenges did you face during the move?

Since this was our second time on this rodeo, it was a pretty basic move. In the past we had gone through the trouble of actually moving all of our house hold goods here. It was expensive and frankly not worth it. Looking back on that experience we decided to sell everything we owned in the USA and start fresh. We arrived with just suit cases and slowly bought new things here.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Mexico


Rachel Hartman, Mexico City

Posted by: Jamie on Tuesday November 29, 2011 (20:23:50)   (3997 Reads)
Rachel Hartman
My name is Rachel Hartman. I’m originally from the Midwest, but have lived in Mexico for more than a decade. I keep a blog about life here at mexicointheveins.com.

I first came to Mexico to teach English in Mexico City. I loved interacting with my students, traveling around the country, and absorbing myself in the Mexican culture right from the start. I taught English classes for two years.

Finding a place was not difficult – Mexico City has a wide variety of housing options, and I chose to live in an apartment with a roommate.   more ...