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Category Archives: Mexico Lifestyle

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

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 […]

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 […]