American Expats in Mexico

Taking A Car to Mexico Permanently: How to Import a Car to Mexico

Importing Cars to Mexico If you would like to permanently import your car to Mexico—and by that we mean getting your car registered with the Mexican government—it is different throughout the country. Yet, first a bit of advice. If you are considering importing a car to Mexico, you might just want to sell your car [...]
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 [...]
Does your insurance cover public or private healthcare in Mexico?

What To Do If You Get Sick or Hurt in Mexico

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had an emergency while traveling through Mexico? WeExpats knows how concerning it can be to travel through Mexico without experience. Learn everything you can about the healthcare in Mexico before you travel in this convenient article. People get sick or hurt, and it’s always best [...]
How to get your guns across the border into Mexico legally

Can American Expats in Mexico Own or Purchase Firearms?

Can American Expats in Mexico Own or Purchase Firearms? Many American expats believe that it is illegal for citizens in Mexico to own firearms, however that is not the case. It is true that Mexican gun laws are far stricter than American gun laws, yet that does not mean that they are prohibited—neither for citizens, [...]

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

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 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 [...]
Expats Traveling through Eastern Europe

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

The following 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 [...]

What’s the difference between Tequila and Mezcal?

I was watching Daredevil a few weeks ago, and I saw a scene where Elektra first meets our masked protagonist. She turns to the bartender and orders, “Tequila. Mezcal if you have it.” A few lines later, Daredevil would make some quip about her ordering “artisan tequilas”. This seemingly innocent exchange carried within it a [...]
San Miguel Mac Hospital Lobby

A Look Inside San Miguel’s Newest Hospital: Hospital MAC

As a resident of San Miguel, you may have heard some rumblings in the past few months regarding the new hospital in town–Hospital MAC.

The newest hospital in a chain of respected hospitals with locations in six cities across Mexico (including Guadalajara and Celaya), Hospital MAC opened in San Miguel de Allende in August 2017.

If you haven’t had a chance to get the lowdown on Hospital MAC–that’s what this post is for!

WeExpats Expat Guide to the Mexican Elections

An Expat’s Guide to the Mexican Election

WeExpats is not affiliated with any political party and is providing this unbiased guide for a basic understanding of the elections. Please email justin@weexpats.com if you find an inaccuracies. When you’re an American expat living in Mexico, it can be difficult to understand the underlying complexities of the Mexican presidential election. Maybe there’s a language [...]
Panama has many scenic locales.

7 Reasons to Move to Panama

The idea of moving to a beautiful place without having to pay the high costs of living associated with many of the popular retirement destinations in the United States is hard to resist. Increasingly, more Americans are considering a move to Panama--and for good reason.  Here are seven reasons to move to Panama if you're [...]
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