This updated, and second edition is a captivating collection of stories and practical information for anyone with an interest in Mexico. Especially for those who want to spend more time in Mexico or consider staying permanently. Written by a seasoned gringo, the book covers Mexican culture and history, what to expect in this foreign country and how to deal with it. From selecting a location, bringing goods into Mexico, to handling utilities, insurance or buying property and food or drinks. It's informative and at times funny, even for one who is not planning to be an expat,
The 174-page book is divided into five parts: Introduction, The Fun Part, Food and Beverages, the Not So Fun Part and The Important Stuff. It makes an excellent guide for people considering 'living the life', or retiring in Mexico while seeing their budget gain substantial spending power.
The book will give a tremendous insight on 'Life in Mexico' through the eyes of an expat and will help you shape your opinion and decision making about living in Mexico and figuring out if this would be the right thing for you.
|Publisher:||Seaview Investments Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction What attracts foreigners to live in Mexico If not for this book, where to start Where to go in Mexico First trips to Baja California by car. The next town of importance, Loreto Why house hunting in Todos Santos? Sill doubts Friday February 13th How friendly are Mexicans? Todos Santos early days The Fun Part To get in the mood Arriving for the first time in Baja California Surfing is popular in Mexico After 25 Years, camping again Fiestas in Mexico/ Independence Day Juarez Day, National Hero Revolution Day Semana Santa, Holy week A most traditional fiesta, Dia De Los Muertos Radish Night Villista Cavalcade Fiesta Carnival in Mexico Alleyway parties Snorkeling and diving Turtles Release in Todos Santos Whale Watching near Guerrero Negro Car wash in Loreto The Mission of St. Javier Hyper policeman in San Miquel de Allende Copper Canyon Adventure Practice makes Perfect, (at the 'all inclusive) The mysterious cave paintings in Baja Ever seen a Green-flash Food and Drinks National Nacho Day Talking about Mangoes Mexican Beer National Margarita Day If Mescal would be a guy, Tequila would be. Is Mexican wine any good? The not so Fun Part The 'Mordida Night of the Cucaracha Negative side of paid help/The hunt for Chuy Horror story Six fires one day. Arsonists caught go free Casita Azul Curious or what Canadian's hotel seized Hurricanes Ever cut off from electricity? The Important stuff Is it Safe Do I need a passport to go to Mexico Tourist permit What am I allowed to take into Mexico Vehicle Permits mainland Mexico and exceptions Keeping your License plate current Importing a car permanently into Mexico Steps for importing your car Tourist visa or becoming a Permanent Resident Visa Madness in La Paz Medical and Mexican Auto insurance Getting Mexican plates on your car The final chapter on my imported car Renewing my Mexican's driver's license Money matters and does money matter Different Kind of Properties Ejido Property The catch with selling your Mexican property Shopping in Mexico Gasoline and Diesel in Mexico Utillities, electric, propane, cable etc. Last but NOT least: water For Shade, Palm Trees come in handy Conclusion Glossary