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Recommended books on moving to Mexico?

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esga
1/29/2017 17:32 EST

I've seen several books being sold about moving to Mexico and wondered if you all have recommendations on what's good vs. what to skip. While gather information online is great, I really like to have reference books. For example, Mexperience sells several books as pdfs. Then there's "Mexico - the Trick Is Living Here" by Julia Taylor - and I am sure there are more. Any advice would be welcome. (We are about 18 months out from a long-term visit but am researching and hoping to come for a week in May or October). Thanks, Elisabeth

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JohnPS
1/29/2017 21:03 EST

We found two good books on moving to Chapala. I don't remember the exact names, but you may do well to search for a book specific to where you plan to relocate.

I think the better of the two books was called "Moving to Mexico's Lake Chapala", or something very similar to that. However, the book isn't perfect, as I discovered one error when consulting with an attorney (concerning the holder of an RP visa driving a spouse's U.S. plated car, which isn't allowed [without the spouse and his RT visa in the car]. Glad I didn't get the wrong visa which would have prevented me from driving our only car alone)..

So I suggest you also check other resources to verify what actions you will take. (The attorney in Ajijic was an excellent resource, after we had done our homework first.)

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esga
1/30/2017 07:15 EST

Excellent advice, I will certainly make sure I consult both the consulate and a Mexican lawyer.

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topmexico
1/30/2017 15:16 EST

we have some e books, kits and webinars, the webinar replay is the most current information. The problem with books is that information changes very fast so you can get "the feeling" and cute anecdotes out of most books. But its better to go to e books or current publications for more accurate information. I really like this blog for information on the riviera maya area
Two expats living in Mexico and of course the e books on top mexico site http://www.topmexicorealestate.com/real-estate-books/?art=ebooks&web=expatexchange

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MexiScott
3/27/2017 21:08 EST

My favorite book is, Magic Made in Mexico: Live your Dream...in Mexico. Author: Joanna van der Gracht De Rosado. It's a great story about the author's experience of moving to Mexico and the life she made there. My other favorite is, San Miguel De Allende: A Place in the Heart: Expatriates find themselves in Mexico by John Scherber. There's lot of other pretty good guides that I've gone through as well. You can find all these books by doing a quick search on Amazon by using...Retire in Mexico. Good luck. I've read quite a bit and it's really helped my research effort.

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MexJuan1
3/27/2017 21:11 EST

Thanks for those book titles. I'm an avid reader...

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MexicoChica
10/30/2018 04:45 EST

The Move to Mexico Bible by Sonia Diaz on Amazon! The best!

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eshieldsga
11/16/2018 08:12 EST

Sonia Diaz' book is new and we'll organized. She is a consultant who makes her living helping people resettle here, so It's based on more than individual experience. Also see Monica Rix Paxson's book 9n healthcare for expats.
Also

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Khizer
11/16/2018 20:28 EST

Good info thanks. Talking about books for Mexico, can someone please tell us where and how to find a book " Bible to Mexico ". We live in Puebla and we went to a good book store " Gandhi " . They didn't have it and they don't know where else to find it. Thanks again!
ALEX
alexalijunior@gmail.com
+1-713-376-7860

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cedelune
11/17/2018 01:34 EST

The move to Mexico Bible is $5.99 on Kindle.
https://smile.amazon.com/Move-Mexico-Bible-Sonia-Diaz-ebook/dp/B07H8NFTK5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542436210&sr=8-1&keywords=the+move+to+mexico+bible

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Khizer
11/17/2018 09:17 EST

Cedelune , thanks!
Alex

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novato1953
11/17/2018 10:05 EST

There are, as they say, many Mexicos; and for what it's worth, some of my favorite places are places I didn't much like at all to start with. If you're thinking long-term, then you have a lot to gain by putting more time into preliminary trips. Some pilgrims might stay a while in two mountain towns and a couple beach spots, maybe two Pacific coast and one Caribbean. Three million people, 15,000 people, the town's up to you. Makes perfect sense to me to invest more quality time into where you propose to spend even more time. Rainy seasons should always be considered, or else you can expect them.

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FLgranny73
11/17/2018 10:34 EST

Great advice - thx!

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mattoleriver
11/17/2018 20:13 EST

Government by B. Traven. If that doesn't crush your soul read the rest of his jungle novels. You won't learn anything about moving to Mexico but you will gain plenty of insight into how the Mexican spirit was formed.

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MexicoChica
11/20/2018 15:34 EST

Do you mean The Move to Mexico Bible? Currently, it is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H8NFTK5

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