Living in Mexico Has Made Me a Better Person

By Julia C. Taylor

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Summary: You didn't know Mexico was a self-improvement destination? It is.

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AS Mexico: The Trick is Living HereJulia C. Taylor has lived and worked in Mexico since 2002. She had a desire to share the inevitable culture shock involved in adjusting to a new society and authored, Mexico: The Trick is Living Here, a guide book for anyone who wants to work, live, or retire in Mexico. Her writing has been extolled by various experts on Mexico as honest, funny, useful, and pithy.


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