As I was thinking up ideas for new blog articles in 2018, this wasn't at the top of my list. But that is what the blog is all about, our real life experiences, and this just happens to be the first noteworthy one of the year. In previous posts we focused on the positive aspects … Continue reading A Bump In The Road!
We are finally getting around to our first post of 2018 and looking forward to a great year filled with fun, friendships and new experiences that we can share with you on our blog! Our first holiday season in Mexico was a busy one. Although we missed our family, especially our grandchildren, we were fortunate … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Now that Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is just a few weeks away, the holiday season is in full swing and 2017 will soon be coming to a close! It's been a great year in so many ways and we have a jam packed calendar to finish it off and bring in 2018 in … Continue reading Home for the Holidays
If you’ve been following the blog, you know what’s coming next. After the ultrasound and a consultation with the surgeon it was determined my gallbladder had to go! I’d be having surgery in Mexico… less than 7 months after our move! Fortunately, I felt very comfortable with my surgeon as he was thorough and … Continue reading Medical in Mexico — Surgery in a Foreign Country — Part 3 of 3 (by Randi)
In our last post we focused on the availability of health care and insurance and the importance of that in our decision to move to Mexico. The next step would be our personal experience with dentist visits, doctor visits and unplanned health issues. It was reassuring to hear from our friends and neighbors about … Continue reading Medical in Mexico–Dr. Visits, Costs & Facilities Part 2 of 3
Part 1: Health Care and Insurance One of our biggest considerations as we contemplated our move to Mexico was what type of health care and insurance coverage would be available to us. I knew medical costs and insurance would be more affordable than what we had in the states based on my early research, but … Continue reading Medical in Mexico – Our Experiences From Coverage to Surgery! – Part 1 of 3
I know the title of this post might cause the blood pressure of some people to rise, so let me first state that I am NOT suggesting that you wouldn't benefit from learning some Spanish. However, I have seen many comments from people who are concerned and even afraid that they won't be able to … Continue reading No Habla Espanol? No Mucho Problema!
Since we are relatively new expats and recently retired, we get lots of questions about our experiences and how we decided to move to Mexico. Typically the questions sound something like...."Why did you choose Mexico?....Do you like it?....Did you sell all your stuff or move it?”....and on and on they go, wondering how we made … Continue reading Feeling Bored in Retirement?
You might be noticing a trend in our posts; eating, drinking and the beach are reappearing topics. That's because it's what you do when you're beach bums living in Mexico....at least it's a big part of our daily life and we love it! Let's face it, we all enjoy a great night out at our … Continue reading Eating and Drinking in the Riviera Maya
Recently there has been a lot of news about crime and safety in some of Mexico's most visited tourist destinations. Quintana Roo, our home state, was specifically mentioned as an area of concern due to some incidents that took place in both Cancun and Playa del Carmen. If you read the warnings and articles, they … Continue reading Is Mexico Safe???