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Mexico Gated Communities – Five Reasons Not to Live in One

Mexico Gated Communities - Five Reasons Not to Live in One

Updated January 29, 2021 – We have lived in Mexico for seven and a half years. We have lived in three different Mexico gated communities during that time. One in Morelia and two in Uruapan, both in the state of Michoacan. We have also lived in four homes that were not in gated communities. Just […]

28 Photos of Lake Chapala, El Malecon de Chapala – Beautiful Mexico

My first impression of Lake Chapala wasn’t a good one. I made my opinion only by the stories I heard about the influx of expats and tourists to Lake Chapala and Ajijic in the past decade or so. However, after visiting the Malecon in Chapala for only a few hours on one Monday morning, as […]

Visit Nuevo San Juan – A Small Town in Michoacan, Mexico

San Juan Nuevo - A Small Town in Michoacan, Mexico

Nuevo San Juan is a little town in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. The full name of the town is Nuevo San Juan Parangaricutiro. The most interesting fact about this town is that the original San Juan was destroyed by the Paricutin volcano in 1943. After this, they moved the town to a new location […]

A Japanese Kimono Exhibit at Fabrica de San Pedro – Beautiful Mexico

A Japanese Kimono Exhibit at Fábrica de San Pedro - Beautiful Mexico

We attended our third exhibit at the Fabrica de San Pedro in Uruapan, Michoacan. The Fabrica is known for hosting conventions but Susan, the owner, told me that they would like to see it become a cultural center as well. So far I think they are successful in this goal! This exhibit has been a […]

2017 Mexico City Earthquake, Eight Days After in Photos

2017 Mexico City Earthquake - Eight Days After in Photos

I never experienced an earthquake until living in Mexico. We have felt several earthquakes in Michoacan, Mexico, the most recent being March 3rd. Thankfully there was no damage. Unfortunately, the 2017 Mexico City earthquake not only caused damage to many buildings but 228 people in the city were killed and many more were injured. We […]

Templo Mayor, A Famous Archeological Site in The Middle of Mexico City

Templo Mayor - Visit a Famous Archeological Site in The Middle of Mexico City

The history behind Mexico City is pretty cool if you ask me. It starts in 1325 with the Aztecs. They built the city of Tenochtitlan on an island in Lake Texcoco. Fast forward to 1585 where history tells us that Tenochtitlan officially became known as Mexico City. What I find interesting about this is that […]