Articles on Living in Mexico:


Interview with local Playa del Carmen news source Playa Maya News:Only in Mexico, You Say? There is a hot, new book that has just become available about life in Mexico told from the perspective of a foreigner and her family. It is called, “Only in Mexico, You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico.”PMN was pleased to catch up with the author, Suzanne Marie Bandick as she appeared to lie in a state of total relaxation in her hammock in the lovely and tropical gardens of her home. Read more...


What is your focus on? - I have always believed in the power of focus and gratitude as ways of achieving our dreams. You see I have always thought of myself as a positive person. In fact it took me a long time to realize that people in a bad mood with a negative focus get angry with you when you say “Be Happy – life is good” (picture a teenage Suzanne here). They have to be brought to that realization gradually – one step at a time (more on that another day). So anyway I figured I had these positive focus tips mastered – surprise! Read more...


The fun benefits of living in Mexico - I have been thinking lately about different things that I appreciate about living in Mexico; so it occurred to me that I should start a full list. Here are a few of the many benefits I see of living in Mexico: Read more...


The top 10 reasons to live in Playa del Carmen - Not that anyone really needs more reasons to live in paradise but here are a few that maybe you have not even thought of…Read more...


Have you ever thought about moving to Mexico? - A lot of people think of moving away to another country at one time or another. Some even call it an escape. I have talked to several people just in this past week who are seriously thinking of moving to Mexico. They want advice. What advice can I give? Read more...


Am I Really a Foreigner in Canada? - I’m not really a foreigner - or am I? I mean, I was born in Canada, and lived there for thirty nine years (oops, mistakenly revealed my age with that point)! But after five years of living in Mexico – I sometimes feel a lot like a foreigner when I return to Canada. Allow me to ramble...


What does a clock really mean in Mexico? - The clock seems to have a different meaning in Canada or the United States than it does in Mexico. The clocks we use may look similar and have the same numbers, but the numbers seem to have different meanings between the countries. Read more...


They Have Hurricanes Here? - Before we moved to Playa I checked on the internet because something in the back of my mind told me this area periodically got hurricanes blowing through. Sure enough, major hurricanes hit this area about once every three to five years, and guess what? The Riviera Maya was overdue. Well we were not going to cancel our life plans because of a little hurricane threat were we? So we came anyway. Read more...


Christmas in Mexico - top 10 things to do - Today I’ll share with you my top 10 things to do if you are spending Christmas in Playa del Carmen, Mexico this year. Read more...


The Law of Attraction and Living in a Foreign Country - The Law of Attraction states that what we think about, picture and talk about will manifest or be attracted into our life. There are no exceptions to this rule. Like the Law of Gravity, we do not have to see it working to experience the result. Read more...


Escaping the Beaches of Playa del Carmen for a Holiday to Merida - Our son had an American Football game a few weekends ago in Merida, which is about four hours from our home in Playa del Carmen. Merida is an excellent example of a colonial city; it has European charm mixed with the colorful flare of Mexico. This is culture and shopping at its best. What a perfect opportunity for a family getaway. Read more...


Schooling for your children in Mexico - Do you have a desire to move to Mexico but are just not sure what to do for schooling your children? The questions keep coming to you . . . . Is the schooling any good? Does anybody speak English? How much does it cost? How do we find out what schools are available to us? What do they do in the school? Will my kids fit in? Is Mexico even safe for the kids? Read more...


Learning the Spanish Language - Before we arrived in Mexico, in the glory days when you don’t really know anything, I thought, “No problem, I will be fluent in Spanish in a year.” We arrived and I diligently got a private tutor for all the family, a marvelous lady who was fluent in Spanish and English. I thought I was doing quite well until my kids left me in the dust. I was still stuck on learning the first ten present tense verbs and they already knew almost all 501 and were already on past tense, future tense and tenses I was not even aware of. Read more...


The Lighter Side of Company in Paradise – Who invited all these people? What do you mean we did? - First, my name has been changed to protect the innocent. To the assorted six weeks of company that we just had arrive and leave one after the other, this has nothing to do with you and is definitely not about you. Read more...


Would You Move to Mexico With Your Kids? How does moving your kids to a foreign country effect them? - Those are very good questions. Why would you want to sell everything and move to Mexico (or any different country) with your kids? My husband and I thought long and hard about that question because we knew it would effect the rest of their lives. Read more...


Surviving Rainy Season in Mexico - I know what you are thinking, poor babies living in paradise having to endure a little rain. However, you have to understand the hardship when it rains a lot for several days in a row. We are just not well equipped to handle it, for instance . . .


Playa del Carmen, Mexico; Humor in the Construction Boom - Playa del Carmen is growing; it has been for awhile now and will continue to, as it seems to be impossible for this little Caribbean-style, Mexican town on the eastern coast of Mexico to go unnoticed. Read more...