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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