One great thing about Mexico is its incredible diversity. In the 10 years I’ve made Mexico my home, I’ve lived in two very different cities and traveled to many more, all across the country.
One of my favorite things about being an expat is all the opportunities I have to try new and different foods wherever I go. So on a recent visit to Mexico City I went to my favorite restaurant and tested my limits.
With winter here, I'm starting to daydream again about living in Valencia. It's one of my favorite cities in Spain... There's a lot to like about Valencia. First, there's the location and climate. It sits right on Spain's eastern Mediterranean shore.
This year, the Mexican peso has hit new lows against the U.S. dollar. The exchange rate reached 20 pesos to the dollar this past summer, and has danced around that number ever since.
There’s been a lot of talk this year about the Mayan apocalypse, due to take place tomorrow—December 21. Whatever happens, I figure I’m pretty much at ground zero for it: I live in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, home to the Mayans.
With more than a million expats estimated to live there, Mexico is far and away the most popular destination for North Americans looking to move abroad. But—with so many places to choose from—where in Mexico should you move? It’s a very large country, after all.
Recently, when a friend and I were traveling by train in Spain, she used her senior discount card to get a hefty discount off the ticket price. She’s not Spanish; she’s a U.S. tourist.
A few years ago, a French café and bakery opened in Guanajuato, Mexico, where I live. Launched by French expats and named La Vie en Rose, “it was a success by the end of its first week,” expat friends told me.
Marilyn and her husband Mike live in the historic city of Granada, in the foothills of Spain's Sierra Nevada mountains. The Arizona couple moved full-time to Granada in 2012, where they enjoy the warm weather, low cost of living, and a busy social life.
Imagine living in a chic, historic European city with a vibrant restaurant scene, a seaside ambience, mild weather, friendly locals, and great (and inexpensive) food and wine. That description fits Porto, Portugal's second-largest city, to a "T." And, after spending time in the city earlier this year, I could definitely imagine living there.