A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!

Rosana

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Information for Travel, Retirement, Investment, and Affordable Living is the subtitle of this updated classic by John Howells and Don Merwin, and that  sums up its contents well. General information is followed by comments on different places. If you want to read one book on this topic, Choose Mexico is an upbeat overview.

I have read a number of Howell’s books, and earlier editions of this one.¬† He definitely sees the glass as half full but I think he and Don Merwin give a fair presentation, recognizing that Mexico is not for everyone. Choose Mexico is strong in the realms of real estate buying and investment.

I like Howells’ and Merwin’s city-by-city comments on areas where expats live, plus their ideas on where expats might enjoy living. My own sense is that more North Americans will be moving to Mexico over time, and so some of the places that this book describes as off the beaten track may not stay that way. The book is somewhat oriented to retirement, but not entirely.

I also like their succinct description of Mexican history compared with U.S. and Canadian history, and how the differences have affected our modern cultures.

Contents include:

  • Why Choose Mexico?
  • Money Matters
  • Many Different Mexicos
  • The Real Estate Game
  • At Home in Mexico
  • Living with Mexican Laws
  • Staying Healthy South of the Border
  • Getting Around Mexico
  • Where North Americans Live
  • For the More Adventurous
  • Doing Business in Mexico
  • Mexico on the Internet
  • Questions and Answers
  • Will You Love It?

Be sure you get the most recent edition of Choose Mexico. Many of the vendors who list the book at a discount through Amazon may well be selling earlier editions, and it isn’t always easy to tell. (That’s my librarian’s eye.)

If you are thinking about Mexico, this is one of my top picks. Click on the long title to find out more at Amazon:

Choose Mexico for Retirement, 10th: Information for Travel, Retirement, Investment, and Affordable Living (Choose Retirement Series)

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