Water filtration in Mexico

Water Filtration in Mexico: Different Filters for Different Needs

If you are in Mexico, you have most likely gotten used to paying outrageous sums for jugs of filtered water from your local convenient store. Some of you might be making the biweekly trip, carrying large containers of water to and fro—often with a parched throat—until you can get home to quench your thirst. Fret [...]
Find the Touristic Villages in Mexico Near You

All 111 Pueblos Magicos in Every State in Mexico

A Pueblo Mágico is a certification awarded to small villages in Mexico by the tourism board (Secretaría de Turismo). This program was launched in 2001, with only 32 towns selected. After the success of the program, it was relaunched in 2010—this time with a total of 83 towns. In 2015, the list was expanded to [...]
The City of Canberra is Surrounded by Outback

6 Years in the Australian Outback: An Expat Interview with Benjamin Kimitsuka

This is an Expat interview with Benjamin Kimitsuka who—after growing up in the Bay Area—moved to live in the Australian outback. After 6 years, he has even become a citizen living in the capital city of Canberra. What is your full name? Benjamin Kimitsuka. Where are you from in the USA? Cupertino, California. San Francisco [...]
Milk in Mexico is not kept in the refrigerator

Milk in Mexico: Why Mexican Milk is Different

Surfing the internet, I came across a Trip Advisor thread where American expats were discussing the milk in Mexico. The thread was called, Does Real Milk Exist in Mexico? Here’s an excerpt from the thread: “Just wondering if you can get real cows milk, like the kind I’m used to in the US, anywhere in [...]
Expat Interview, 34 Years in Spain

34 Years in Bilbao: An Expat Interview with Jim Shaffer

What is your full name? Alright. My full name is James Elmer—you know like Elmer Fudd—Shaffer. Really! I had no idea your middle name was Elmer! It’s not something I’m tremendously proud of. Where are you from in the United States? Pennsylvania. In suburbia, bordering on the rural area. From the back of my house, [...]
Expats Guide to Living in Mexico

An Expats Guide to Living and Retiring in Mexico

PART I – LIVING IN MEXICO: What is it like to live in Mexico? Mexico is a warm and friendly country filled with a vibrant culture and excellent service. The food is spectacular—if a bit spicy at times—and the music is filled with exotic rhythms that naturally make hips sway. Your quality of life immediately [...]
American Expat Living in London

Manhattan to London: An Expat Interview with Marc Miller

Marc Miller, an expat from New York who now lives in London sheds a revealing light on the differences between these two major cities in this fascinating expat interview. We hope you enjoy this expat story! Where are you from in the United States? I would just say New York. I’m from too many places. [...]
A human narrative interview about an emergency in Mexico

A Medical Emergency Abroad: My Family’s Story

One thing many expats know about healthcare in Mexico is that generally speaking, it’s a lot cheaper than healthcare in the US. It’s common to hear people say that it’s even ten cents on the dollar. By this logic, you may assume that health insurance coverage as an expat isn’t necessary. Maybe paying out of [...]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mole—And More!

Maybe you’ve seen it on a menu, or spied it being served at a nearby table in a restaurant. Perhaps, you’ve tried mole sauce and loved this savory sauce, however Mexico’s national dish hides a rich history, and it’s as diverse and varied as the regions of Mexico that craft it. -A Brief History of [...]
Expats Traveling through Eastern Europe

On-The-Go Through Eastern Europe: An Expat Interview with Leon Sandler

This is an expat interview with Leon Sandler. Leon has spent the last four years traveling with only a suitcase through Asia and Eastern Europe—mostly through the Balkans. He offers a unique insight into the expat life, for those expats who are always on-the-go and rarely settle in one place. What is your full name? [...]
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