Q-Roo Paul and Linda have compiled a comprehensive expat resource at Two Expats Living in Mexico (qroo.us) Be sure to check it out!
I retired after a 25-year career in law enforcement and the high cost of living in the U.S. (especially health care) meant that either my wife or I – or both – would have to continue to work. So, the short answer is that we came looking for an amazing new life spent sipping Margaritas on a Caribbean beach — but, at a price we could afford without continuing to work.
The name of the blog is Two Expats Living in Mexico. Nothing too profound there. We moved to Mexico and this is the first blog name that popped into my head.
The blog focuses heavily on the state of Quintana Roo, simply because that’s where we live. However, I cover a wide range of topics, many of which apply to the whole country.
I began blogging just for something to do on rainy days and while I enjoyed my morning coffee. For some reason that we still don’t fully understand, the blog became popular and we’ve had as many as 155,000 views in a single month.
I use the site to share information about Mexico that I can’t easily find anywhere else. My plan is to continue writing articles that people want to read. I’ll keep doing that until I’m not having fun – at which point, I’ll just turn it off.
U.S. politics have been the most difficult to blog about. Although readers often ask me to write blogs sharing my opinions about politics, especially President Trump, it isn’t that type of blog so I always decline.
I have had so many wonderful experiences here. I guess if I had to choose just one best experience, I would say it was when I met a municipal police officer in Puerto Morelos and gave him a uniform patch from the agency that I retired from (a common practice among cops). He felt bad that he didn’t have a patch to give me in return, so he took out a pocketknife, carefully removed the stitching from the patch on his hat, and presented it to me. I was very flattered and impressed.
I haven’t had a bad experience yet. The worst thing that’s happened to me – knock on wood – is that they were out of license plates when I went to get new ones.
We plan on remaining in Mexico for the foreseeable future.
For those that wish to travel in Mexico, familiarize yourself with your rights under the consumer law in Mexico so you don’t get overcharged for goods and services while you’re here.
As far as moving here, I would need a lot more space to cover everything. It’s probably better that you just read through my blog.
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