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10 Tips for Adjusting to Life in Mexico

I am honored and grateful that Transitions Abroad chose my article 10 Tips for Adjusting to Life in Mexico as the winner of its 2017 Expatriate and Work Abroad writing contest.


Transitions Abroad is my favorite resource for fascinating and well-written articles from a variety of perspectives about living and traveling abroad. Every time I visit the website, I learn something new and inspiring about the experiences of other expats from all over the world.

This is the second year I have won this contest—thanks Transitions Abroad! The article I wrote last year, which was recently updated, focused on the practicalities of living in Mexico, like working, banking, and health insurance.

The new article, 10 Tips for Adjusting to Life in Mexico, is more about understanding and adapting to Mexican culture, based on what I’ve learned during seven years living here. Even if you don’t plan on moving to Mexico, but are simply curious, I hope you find something to enjoy about the article.

As always, thank you for reading, sharing and commenting.


Updated Guide to Living in Mexico

A year ago my story An Insider’s Guide to Moving, Living, and Working in Mexico won Transitions Abroad’s Expatriate Writing Contest. Thanks again Transitions Abroad!

I have updated the story (July 2017). It’s now twice as long, with many more details about what it takes to live in Mexico, including:

  • Immigration requirements
  • Getting a job
  • Getting an apartment
  • Hooking up internet
  • Using cell phones
  • Medical care
  • Banking
  • Driving
  • Safety
  • Food and drinks
  • Dealing with authorities
  • Traveling around Mexico
  • Learning Spanish


Please click this link to read the article to learn all about living in Mexico as an expat. As always, I greatly appreciate your likes and comments. If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them.

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