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Gringo Pricing – How to avoid it and live like the locals

Gringo [grin-goh] noun, a term used in Latin America or Spain to refer to Caucasian people, particularly from the U.S. Gringo pricing [grin-goh pry-sing] phrase, a term used in Latin America or Spain to refer to the higher price given to Caucasian people, particularly from the U.S. Put simply, "Gringo Pricing" is the price that…
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The Best City in the World – San Miguel de Allende

If you are a lover of all things Mexico, at some point you'll need to visit the magical city of San Miguel de Allende. San Miguel is in the heart of Mexico, about 4 hours (by car) north of Mexico City. In 2017, Travel + Leisure Magazine named it the best city in the World. …
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To Stop or Not to Stop – Stop sign etiquette in Mexico

One thing you will notice when you travel by road in Mexico is the while there are laws of the road, most people don't follow them.  It isn't unusual on highways to see a bus passing a bus who is also passing a car.  It sounds a little crazy, and well, it is. The most…
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The ABC’s of Being an Expat in Mexico

Moving to any new location requires a period of adjustment, no matter what part of the world you are relocating to. The Mexican way of life has a number of things you should prepare for as it really is a different pace than the rest of the world. An Exercise in Patience Mexicans do things…
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Foreign Plated Cars in Mexico – How to Import Your Car Legally

When driving in the Northern parts of Mexico, you see many cars with license plates from the United States.  Some are people who cross the border into the United States frequently and some are permanent residents of Mexico and have brought their vehicle down from the U.S.  While many people don't do this, Mexico actually…
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Retiring to Mexico – It’s all about quality of life

It's no surprise more and more people are choosing to live out their retirement days in Mexico. It's warm climate and inexpensive lifestyle make it a solid decision for those looking to retire.  Whether you decide to live in Mexico full-time or part-time, there are many reasons to come. Affordable Healthcare With healthcare costs skyrocketing…
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Who Wants to Move to Mexico?

Moving to Mexico could be for a number of reasons. You could be retiring, you could be moved as a result of your job, you could be a digital nomad and your job allows you to work online, or you might just like to spend part of the year in a warmer climate.  No matter…
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