Two days ago Mexico had one of the strongest earthquakes in decades. Usually when something happens in Mexico we get “Are you ok?” messages, laugh a little and explain it was on the other side of the country from us. Not this time. Continue reading
One of the most common stereotypes is that all the police in Mexico are corrupt and will expect a bribe. In two years of traveling and driving and sometimes getting pulled over here we’ve never had a problem…until last week. Then it became a very expensive problem.
“Chilango” is a slang term for a resident of Mexico City. It might have originally been a derogatory term, but they have taken it as their own and it’s become a term that portrays fierce pride at living in this unique metropolis. Continue reading
For my first riding lesson I was put onto a horse bareback, the trainer leading it on a lunge line so I didn’t even have the reins to hold onto. “This is it,” I thought as the animal slid around underneath me, “this is the day I fall off.” Continue reading
When choosing where to live as an expat I used to think that Playa del Carmen and it’s island neighbor Cozumel were like two parts of the same city connected by a ferry. They are both Continue reading
Last night we did something I have wanted to do for years: we witnessed a green sea turtle laying her eggs on the beach. Continue reading
The answer to the question you’ve all been waiting for: How much does it cost for us to live in Mexico?
Before you get the idea that we had plenty of money to start with let’s talk about how we lived before. Continue reading
First I accidentally sent my 6-year-old to college. Or at least it felt that way. Continue reading