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Blogs About Mexico Worth Reading — Travel Documented

Samantha, from Travel Documented, is our featured blogger today. Read on to see what she has to say about her amazing life as an expat in Mexico.

Many things brought me to Mexico, including the culture, the people, warm weather, excellent food, cost of living, amazing cities, I could go on and on….close to the USA.

The blog I host is called Travel Documented. I live to travel and have been for some time. I think the name encompasses our passion for traveling to multiple places while documenting our journey. We write where we go. So far, these areas are Ajijic and Lake Chapala, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, San Miguel de Allende, and Mexico City.

I love to write and share stories and adventures as I embrace new cultures and new languages. I make many mistakes, but I hope to learn from them and share what I have learned in the process. My blog is for a variety of audiences: Expats and Immigrants to Mexico from the USA and Canada, Solo Travelers and Solo Female Travelers, Those Looking to Exit Corporate America, The FIRE Community (Financial Independence, Retire Early), Remote Workers, and those wanting to leave the USA and are gathering information and experiences. As we continue to travel, our audience may expand to include minimalists and backpackers.

My favorite blog post is Mazatlan, Mexico: It’s Not Just Beautiful, It’s a Hidden Gem. I haven’t found anything to be extremely difficult to write about. I enjoy writing. However, just finding time to collect my thoughts and sit down to write can be challenging at times.

My recent visit to Mexico City (CDMX) has been the experience I’ve had in Mexico so far. I absolutely loved it, and I can’t wait to visit again. It was absolutely amazing. So many things to do. It blew me away. Unfortunately, it was also the worst experience. I was spat on in Mexico City. It was me and a store clerk at a restaurant at the same time as a man who demanded the restaurant give him food. I think I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The store clerk didn’t react, nor did I. I just walked away and was fine.

For those planning to move or travel to Mexico, I recommend spending some time in a variety of places in different climates at different times of the year. Study Spanish and practice speaking it as much as possible. Learn about the Mexican culture, take an interest in the society, culture, the food, and have a humble spirit to integrate.

I plan to remain in Mexico as long as possible. I have no immediate plans to leave. I have residency here.

I would love to continue to collaborate with others, share information and build a community online and in person. As far as the future, who knows? I like to remain open to possibilities.

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July Releases

I haven’t been idle in recent weeks, despite my infrequent blog posting. I’ve completed a 3-book series designed to help aspiring authors format, upload, and market their books. Having gone through the self-publishing process 16 times now (you can see all my books here), I’ve nearly figured it out through the tedious process of trial and error. It’s no picnic, let me tell you!

Just like last month’s release, Book Weaving, these three books feature more of Claudia Guzes amazing cartoons. After all, “Laughter can relieve tension, soothe the pain of disappointment, and strengthen the spirit for the formidable tasks that always lie ahead.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Since we’ve become unwitting experts in tension, disappointment, and formidable tasks, why not throw some laughter into the mix? At least that was my thought when I opted to include some cartoons!

Book Building: A Beginner’s Guide to Crafting Your Book can help you properly organize your manuscript. Book It: A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing and Marking on Amazon will help you navigate the publishing process. Book Hawking: A Beginner’s Guide to Marketing Your Self-Published Book is full of additional ways you can get your book into the hands of readers whether you’ve self-published or gone the traditional publishing route.

If you click on the cover, you can see a preview of the book.

What better way to enjoy a summer quarantine than with a new book? Go ahead and pick these up for free over the next few days. In addition, you can get A Woman’s Survival Guide to Disasters in Rural Mexico for 99 cents. Happy reading!

Click on the cover for a preview.

Now what shall I work on this month? Topic suggestions?

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My First Podcast!

Expat Mama Kimberlee Thorne-Riser has featured me on one of her podcasts!

Here’s a summary of what we talked about:

“Camille Flores met her husband in the US at a Mexican restaurant where they were both working. After a minor pullover with the police without his driver’s license, it looked like he wouldn’t be able to renew his driver’s license or work in the US ever again. Moreover, his deportation would eventually be imminent, so they as a family decided to “self-deport”. She tells what it was like for her to try and adapt to a new country and culture in a remote area of Mexico, with no basic services like electricity or other services for several years. She discusses her experience with Mexico’s schools are vs. schools in the US, how their now 17-year-old is schooled now, and what their lives are like, what they do for work, and much more. A discussion on how varied Mexico can be from region to region. She truly has an amazing story. Her quote or motto is this: “I do the difficult immediately; the impossible takes me a little longer.””

While you are there, be sure to check out the other fascinating podcasters featured on Expat Mama’s page!Expat Mama Podcasts


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