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An Expat Talks about Living in Magdalena de Kino, Mexico

Submitted by douglitas47


Sonoran Desert, Mexico

A musician who moved to Magdalena de Kino, Mexico talks about his dreams vs. the reality of expat there.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Magdalena de Kino

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

I knew I wanted to live in a place with few English speakers so I could immerse in the language. I hoped for a peaceful life in nature and maybe find a girlfriend. I wanted work in the field of music. I read "The People's Guide to Mexico" for tips on living there.

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

I had a great experience in Mexico. I found enough work to survive and after a couple years I made enough to save and send $ home. I was a novelty being an American in the music scene but I learned all the local hits and made some generous contributions to the local Musician's union, so I was able to find employment. After a while (about 3 years) I started missing family and friends and a real job in the states so i moved back to Ca but I brought my Mexican wife. We lasted about 4 years and then we divorced. Now I am planning to move (With my current wife) to Colombia or Venezuela or Panama. She is from El Salvador and is afraid for us to live there. I love Mexico but want a more challenging musical culture.

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How has your expat experience NOT met the expectations you dreamed about before you moved abroad?

People very ignorant of their own history, politics, they don't even know the bible. Lots of suddenly rich smugglers imposing their tastes on music venues. Never lend anything to a Sonoran, you'll never get it back. Never pay a deposit on work you want done, you'll never see the job done.

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