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Ajijic

Describe how you "dreamed" expat life would be before you moved overseas. Please provide as much detail as possible.

I really had no idea what it would be like. I had never been out of the U.S. so I had no experience in another country.

How has your expat experience met the expectations you dreamed about before you moved abroad?

Expat experince has been better then I thought it might be.

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alanete
Aug 17, 2013 00:44

How does a single male go about meeting other expats in Ajijic or in San MIguel de Allende? Thank you. Alan

newbieTina
Sep 11, 2013 14:30

Hi Alan, If you are 45 or older I would suggest joining the Lake Chapala Society. they have many single members. There are ongoing dinners for newcomers that include both singles and couples. I hope that this helps. NewbieTina

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If you're moving to Mexico or an expat living in Mexico, understanding the Mexican healthcare system is essential. We offer an overview of the public and private healthcare systems in Mexico, health insurance for expats in Mexico, hospitals and prescription drugs.

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A retiree who has lived all over the world as a house sitter, talks about packing up and making the permanent move to Lake Chapala, Mexico. She had been there many times before and is thrilled she finally made the move - she appreciates the lower cost of living, expat community, close proximity to Guadalajara.

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