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What do expats find most challenging?

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We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in San Miguel de Allende. They wrote...

"Expats in San Miguel de Allende often find the language barrier to be one of the most difficult aspects of living in a new culture. Understanding the local customs and cultural norms can also be a challenge. Additionally, expats may find it difficult to adjust to the slower pace of life and the traditional view of time and obligations that is prevalent in San Miguel de Allende. Finally, the intense heat and arid climate of the region may be difficult for expats used to different weather conditions," remarked another expat in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

"The constant sound of explosives going off IS awful. Not just fireworks but M-80s at 5 am on a Sunday. There is a competition between the Colonia's and their Churches when it comes to fireworks, firecrackers, and mostly M-80's which are NOT firecrackers but sound more like a bomb detonating. This is not just a Mexico thing. San Miguel is way worse than Oaxaca City, Mexico City, Merida, etc. for blowing stuff up. For every Catholic or Cultural holiday be prepared for massive noise and there are TONS of these holidays every month. It's horrible," said a member in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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