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Tips from expats and experts about moving to Mexico and living in Mexico.

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How to Find the Fix It Man

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In the USA when something breaks these days it often seems difficult to fix or even if it looks like it could be fixed it's likely cheaper to go to the local big box store and buy another. Saves time and money. (Continue Reading)

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Saving Money on Shoes

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In Mexico it's often not easy to find shoes in smaller towns the right size for gringo feet, Also many modern (even high priced shoes) these days are made where the heel and sole are one piece. If you're like me I wear off the heel portion off first and in the USA since they are one piece I would have to replace the entire sole and heel section and the cost would be high and a shop to do the work hard to find. (Continue Reading)

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Drinking Water in Mexico

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The bottled water is safe in Cancun. If you are at a local restaurant, make sure you ask for the bottle and glass, sometimes they just bring you a glass. You want to see them open the bottle in front of you or you want the actual bottle. (Continue Reading)

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Driving in Mexico

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It is best to drive behind someone who has local plates, as he will usually know where the potholes are, especially at night. If it is raining, this is particularly recommended. (Continue Reading)

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Importing of Vehicles

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Right now, you can import vehicles that are 6 or more years old IF the VIN number starts from 1-5 . That seems to include some BMW and Mercedes SUVs, some toyota trucks etc. But the import duties will be around 1800 bucks. (Continue Reading)

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