Thinking about living in Mexico?
Perhaps you've heard it's cheaper, warmer, and the culture is rich. Places like San
Miguel de Allende have support communities of expatriates (about 8,000) to make you feel at home.
But this is a big change.
Thinking about it can keep you awake nights. You ask yourself:
*How do other people make this work?
*How do I avoid making a mistake?
*What are the real costs of living there?
*How do I arrange for healthcare and an English-speaking physician?
*If I buy a house what am I really getting?
*How do I transfer and handle my money intelligently?
*Is the U.S. media telling the truth about crime in Mexico?
What if you were prepared? What if you knew the answers to these questions and many others before you decided to try it?
This book provides answers to the vital questions you must ask to make a move like this successfully. Plus, it also provides lists of resources for further research.
|Publisher:||San Miguel Allende Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
He is the author of two other books on the expat experience: San Miguel de Allende: A Place in the Heart, and Into the Heart of M�xico: Expatriates Find Themselves Off the Beaten Path, plus a series of twelve mysteries set in and around San Miguel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Unfortunately, there are only 5 stars available. I would have given this at least 10. As with all of John's books, this one is a winner! He is one of the finest observers and reporters writing today. Nowhere is that shown better than the books he has written about ex-pats living in (and around) San Miguel de Allende, MX. Being an ex-pat transformed into a San Miguelense when we moved here 6+ years ago, I can say for a fact that these books speak eloquently about living here. (Total disclosure: I know John Scherber because we live in San Miguel de Allende. That in no way changes any of the comments I've made in this review.) John's writing is clear, concise, beautifully worded and frequently laugh-out-loud funny. And the great part? This book's contents are current and describe various issues like finance (the US not letting people living outside their borders cash a check). Ridiculous. But that's another rant. John Scherber writes great fiction, too. His Paul Zacher mystery series is outstanding - and especially cool when you actually know the places written about. So, I haven't decided which is his real forte, but I love the factual books about ex-pats most. What I find most interesting is how many ex-pats tend to say the same things I say: develop patience; open your eyes and enjoy the customs and traditions that make this such a wonderful and colorful place, like the church bells, the fireworks, the parades that seem to simply break out for no reason, the cab drivers who smile as they motion you to cross the cobblestone streets and won't move until you're safely across; the fact that the Mexican shopkeepers know how to fill every nook and cranny of a space and how to keep everything tidy; that lovely custom of actually looking a stranger in the eye and saying "Hola" or "Buenos Dias" and getting the greeting back with a smile. Whether you're actually considering a move to San Miguel, looking for some facts about life here, or just want to sit and enjoy a good book, this is the one to read. Bravo again, John. Enjoy!