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Category Archives: Mexico Lifestyle

Finding a House in Mexico – What Are My Options?

Moving to Mexico - Renting Our 5th Home in Michoacan

Updated 5/20/18 – Michoacan is a state in the Southern part of Mexico. We live in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico and our moving to Mexico journey began over four years ago. I never thought that we would be in our 5th rental home in only three years’ time. There are a few stories behind our rentals […]

How Does a Family of Six Live in Mexico On $2000 a Month?

How Does a Family of Six Live in Mexico On $2000 a Month

Updated 12/10/2020 with the current exchange rates – First, let’s just get our income out of the way. My husband is a pensionado or a retiree. His income comes from social security disability because of a brain injury in 2001. I don’t have much of an income. My blog and photography are mostly for enjoyment […]

5 Things We Love And Hate About Mexico Public Schools

5 Things We Love And Hate About Mexico Public Schools

There are good things about Mexico public schools and there are bad things about Mexico public schools. We put Sawyer, our five-year-old, in the third grade of pre-primary school last August. (This is equivalent to Kindergarten in the US.) We took Sawyer out six months later and decided to homeschool him. Six months of schooling […]

Expat Living With the Coronavirus in Mexico – How Are We Coping?

How Is Mexico Coping With COVID-19 Living in Coronavirus Times

Updated 1/6/2021 – Expat living with the coronavirus in Mexico is probably very similar to living with the coronavirus in any other part of the world. Some people are careful not to spread the disease, some people don’t care whether they spread it or not, and some people still don’t believe it’s real. The coronavirus, […]

Mexico Gated Communities – Five Reasons Not to Live in One

Mexico Gated Communities - Five Reasons Not to Live in One

We have lived in Mexico for six 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 three homes that were not in gated communities. Just regular homes in regular neighborhoods. […]