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Living abroad in the beautiful city of Guanajuato, Mexico as an expat.
The colorful traditional town of Guanajuato, Mexico. Photo by Lies Ouwerkerk.

  Expatriate Resources and Articles on Mexico

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Featured Articles on on Mexico
Living in Mexico to live and work with palm trees on beach. An Insider's Guide to What You Need to Know to Move, Live, and Work in Mexico by Ted Campbell
Living in Mexico: Why, Where, How? Living in Mexico: Where, Why, and How? by Tim Leffel
Expat in Mexico: Survival of the Fittest. Expat Survival of the Fittest in Mexico by Ted Campbell
Authentic food in Mexico on a restaurant table. The Ultimate Guide to Authentic Eating in Mexico by Ted Campbell
Authentic food in Mexico on a restaurant table. Exploring the Exotic Fresh Fruit of Mexico by Ted Campbell
Settling in Mexico. 10 Tips for Adjusting to Life in Mexico by Ted Campbell
Peaceful, sunny afternoon with lovers under a tree in Oaxaca, Mexico. Teaching English and Living in Mexico by Jonathan Clark
A beautiful well in Guadalajara, Mexico, on a program where you can get a TEFL degree. Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Guadalajara, Mexico by Emily Miner
Authoer in Mxico Teaching English as a freelancer. ESL Teaching in Mexico as a Freelancer
Responsible Mexican tourism in a forest. A More Responsible Face of Mexican Tourism by Tim Leffel
Guide to Guanajuato, Mexico. Guanajuato, Mexico: Love at First Sight by Lies Ouwerkerk
Semana Santa Mexico. Holy week of Easter. Witness a Crucifixion: Semana Santa in Mexico by Ted Campbell
Navigating the Mexican Immigration Rules: How to Get Legal Non-working Residency in Mexico by Tim Leffel
Breaking the Gringo Ceiling: Making Friends in Mexico by Louisa Rogers
Moving to Mexico: How We Did It and Why by Jan Morgan
Building a House in Mexico by Rachel Hartman
The Benefits of Joining an Expatriate Group in Mexico by Rachel Hartman
Living in Cancun as an Expat: A Family Adventure Abroad by Ilana Long
Retirement in Mexico: Why, Where, and How North Americans Relocate by Habeeb Salloum
Teaching English in Mexico City by Michelle Joyce
Resort Work in Mexico by Elena Switzer
Building Casas with the Habitat for Humanity: Work as a Volunteer in Chiapas, Mexico by Kara Shane Colley
Crossing the Language Barrier in Mexico by Ted Campbell
Art Study in Mexico: San Miguel de Allende Attracts Artists and Students by Kelly Nicholls
Spanish Study at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca: Perfecting Language Skills at a UNESCO World Heritage Site by Sarah Keyt
Spanish Through the Senses: Language School "Extras" Can Be the Main Course by Linda McDonnell
Spanish Immersion in Mexico After You Graduate by Michael Kay
Budget Travel in Mexico and Central America by Tim Leffel
The Magic of Oaxaca Has Returned: A Guide to Touring 17 Villages and Meeting Local Craftspeople and Artisans by Alvin Starkman
5 Routes and Regions for an Authentic Mexican Visit by Ted Campbell
How to Make the Most of Markets in Mexico: Strange Fruit and Cheap Lunches by Ted Campbell
The Markets of Oaxaca by Ron Mader
Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico by Ron Mader
Honoring Tradition in Mexico: Visitors to Oaxaca Find Meaning in Dia de los Muertos by Jim Kane
Teotitlán del Valle, Mexico by Ron Mader
The Floating Gardens in Xochimilco, Mexico: Tourism Maintains Local Jobs by Ron Mader
Traveling with a Child in Mexico by Tim Leffel
Mayan Community Tours Enrich a Visit to Mexico's Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve by Alison Gardner
The Other Culture Side of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by Veronica Hackethal
Chillin' in Chacala: Budget Vacations Help a Small Mexican Community by Ande Wanderer

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources for Mexico

Mexico Connect is a site that provides tons of information on all aspects of living in Mexico, as well as forums for information exchange. Living in Mexico as an Expatriate provides key information on the country as well as a directory of expatriate blogs.

Expat Focus provides information and resources for expatriates for a large number of countries, including Mexico. The website also hosts forums and blogs for expats.

InterNations — Your Expat Community in Mexico provides essential information with an option for paid registration with for the expat community. Membership allows you access to even more shared opportunities about living in the country.

Justlanded: Mexico offers resources and background on all aspects of moving, working, visas, and practical life in the country

Yucatan Living is an online lifestyle blog for English-language readers about living and working in the Yucatan, Mexico.

CheapestDestinationsBlog: Mexico is part of an excellent source by an expat, travel writer, and publisher livingin Mexico, Tim Leffel, and features many informative articles.

Numbeo: Mexico is a fine crowdsourced site that provides much aggregate and itemized information about the cost of living in the country, the main cities, and bigger towns which should help prepare you for the transition.

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 Recommended Reading on Mexico
Lonely Planet Mexico (Travel Guide)
The Rough Guide To Mexico
Eyewitness Mexico
Cancun and the Mayan Riviera by Ted Campbell
San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque in Chiapas by Ted Campbell
The People's Guide to Mexico by Carl Franz, et al.
The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers) by G. M. Joseph (Editor), Timothy J. Henderson
The History of the Conquest of Mexico
The Labyrinth of Solitude by Octovio Paz
True Tales from Another Mexico
Where the Air Is Clear
Like Water for Chocolate
History of the Conquest of Mexico
The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

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 Travel Information for Mexico

Visit Mexico is a slick Mexican tourism portal maintained by the Mexico Tourism Board.

Lonely Planet provides a lot of useful travel information on Mexico.

No Hay Bronca is a site hosted by Ted Campbell which offers informative posts about all aspects of traveling and living in Mexico. He also has written fine books on Cancun and the Yucatan.

Yucatan Today is a travel guide for Merida, Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula where you'll find Spanish colonial cities and cathedrals, mayan ruins, haciendas, exotic birds, caves, and more...

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