More Expatriate Insights–The Book

Posted November 1, 2013 by & filed under Auto Insurance, Driving to Mexico, Expats, Living in Mexico.

More Expat Insights

George Puckett just finished his e-book Mexico-More Expatriate Insights. The Sequel is a continuation of the original book, Mexico-Expatriate Insights. Retirement locations not included in the first version are included in the sequel, with tons of information on living in Mexico. This e-book, full of invaluable information, sells for only $5.99 but you can have… Read more »

Electricity in Mexico: Protecting your Electronics

Posted September 9, 2013 by & filed under Al Barrus, Living in Mexico.

Protecting Electronics Mexico

For anyone who has spent some time in a Mexican city: you may have noticed a building with the big letters CFE. It’s known as the Comisión Federal de Electricidad. Along with Mexico’s petroleum industry, it’s nationalized. This gives Mexico a very different dynamic than the US. The CFE bills households once every two months,… Read more »

Mexico Grocery Shopping

Posted September 4, 2013 by & filed under Al Barrus, Food, Living in Mexico, Shopping.

Mexico Grocery © Al Barrus

I often comment on blogs about how much cheaper things are south of the border. I’m mostly referring to things that are labor-related. For example, a haircut in Saltillo, in the northeast region of Mexico, usually costs 50 pesos, or about four bucks, and no tip is expected. I’m told that prices drop even more… Read more »

Expat Back in the US: Part II

Posted August 5, 2013 by & filed under Al Barrus, Expats, Living in Mexico.

Mexico Expat in the US

I’ve just concluded my month-long vacation with my family and old friends in Washington State where I grew up, in the US of A. I’ve been back in Mexico for only 24 hours, and I’m already feeling what I missed. To be honest, I was pretty homesick for my life in Mexico, and I think… Read more »

Expat Back in the US: Part 1

Posted July 11, 2013 by & filed under Al Barrus, Food, Living in Mexico, Saltillo.

I’ve just begun a month-long vacation back to the US, staying with family near Olympia, Washington. I’ve been living in Mexico for more than 20 months and it’s become my home. I didn’t realize how much I would miss my life south of the border; here are some differences I noticed very quickly. As soon… Read more »