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Wednesday, September 26th 2018

El Grito in San Miguel de Allende: Four Amigos Celebrate Mexican Independence

In the small town of Dolores, Guanajuato, on the 16th of September, 1810, a Catholic priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang his church bell urging his countrymen to rise up against Spanish control. This act triggered the Mexican War of Independence and it became known as the Grito de Dolores—often referred.

Wednesday, September 26th 2018

The Mexican League Playing American Football: Meet the LFA

For those Mexican expats who are die-hard fans of American football, there is hope for you when the NFL season ends: there is a Mexican league playing American football—and it’s growing. The LFA (or Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional) began only a few years ago in 2016.

Wednesday, September 26th 2018

Water Filtration in Mexico: Different Filters for Different Needs

If you are in Mexico, you have most likely gotten used to paying outrageous sums for jugs of filtered water from your local convenient store. Some of you might be making the biweekly trip, carrying large containers of water to and fro—often with a parched throat—until you can get home to quench your […]

Thursday, September 6th 2018

All 111 Pueblos Magicos in Every State in Mexico

A Pueblo Mágico is a certification awarded to small villages in Mexico by the tourism board (Secretaría de Turismo). This program was launched in 2001, with only 32 towns selected. After the success of the program, it was relaunched in 2010—this time with a total of 83 towns.

Thursday, September 6th 2018

How To Sign Your Will in Mexico: And Save Half-Off During September With This Trick

Expat Insurance interviewed a Mexican contract lawyer named Francisco Fitz to get the insight on how foreigners (like American and Canadian expats) can sign their will and testament in Mexico. The English is translated directly from a very technical legal Spanish, therefore forgive us if the English is a bit awkward.

Thursday, September 6th 2018

Buying Property in Mexico

Have you considered buying property in Mexico? This helpful article contains advice for what steps to take before you engage in buying property in Mexico. Then it has helpful tips for how a foreign expat can purchase property in Mexico. Expat Insurance highly recommends that you review and prepare all contracts with the help of a lawyer.

Thursday, September 6th 2018

6 Years in the Australian Outback: An Expat Interview with Benjamin Kimitsuka

This is an Expat interview with Benjamin Kimitsuka who moved from the US to Australia. We discuss the challenges and rewards of expat living.

Thursday, August 30th 2018

34 Years in Bilbao: An Expat Interview with Jim Shaffer

An interview with James Shaffer. Originally from Pennsylvania, James has lived in Bilbao the north of Spain since 1984. He tells us about making friends, learning the language and some differences between the two countries.

Thursday, August 30th 2018

An Expats Guide to Living and Retiring in Mexico

PART I – LIVING IN MEXICO: What is it like to live in Mexico? Mexico is a warm and friendly country filled with a vibrant culture and excellent service. The food is spectacular—if a bit spicy at times—and the music is filled with exotic rhythms that naturally make hips sway.

Monday, August 20th 2018

Manhattan to London: An Expat Interview with Marc Miller

Marc Miller, an expat from New York who now lives in London sheds a revealing light on the differences between these two major cities in this fascinating expat interview. We hope you enjoy this expat story! Where are you from in the United States? I would just say New York. I’m from too many places.

Monday, August 6th 2018

A Medical Emergency Abroad: My Family’s Story

One thing many expats know about healthcare in Mexico is that generally speaking, it’s a lot cheaper than healthcare in the US. It’s common to hear people say that it’s even ten cents on the dollar. By this logic, you may assume that health insurance coverage as an expat isn’t necessary.

Monday, August 6th 2018

What To Do If You Get Sick or Hurt in Mexico

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had an emergency while traveling through Mexico? Expat Insurance knows how concerning it can be to travel through Mexico without experience. Learn everything you can about the healthcare in Mexico before you travel in this convenient article. People get sick or hurt, and it’s always best to have a plan for seeing a doctor in Mexico in case your vacation should hit a snag.

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