• Blog,  Expat Life

    Our First 100 Days Living in Mexico

    It’s hard to believe how much we’ve accomplished in our first 100 days in Mexico, and what still needs to be accomplished. Starting a new life in a foreign country is exciting, but it isn’t easy. We aren’t only in a foreign country, but in foreign territory when it comes to the basics of setting up our lives: opening a bank account, buying a car, when to tip, when not to tip. Even parking at the mall was something we had to learn. To all those who have found a life overseas, I applaud you. You “figured it out.” And to those who are considering a life overseas, research is…

  • Blog,  Expat Life

    Our Experience with Mexican Car Insurance after an Accident

    Getting into a car accident is extremely stressful no matter where it happens. But when it happens in a foreign country where your language skills are less than a 3-year-olds’ comprehension, it adds a whole new level of worry, anxiety and stress. Are the procedures the same as in the United States? Will we be taken advantage of by the instigator and the insurance company? We were in a very location with limited language skills and situational knowledge. Just a day of errands, right? The day started out easy enough. We went to the store to get refills on our water jugs, then headed to Santa Rosa to make copies…

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