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  1. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hey everyone! Have just signed up as I'm feeling totally overwhelmed by completely conflicting data online (for something different..) Myself + partner are coming to Mexico in Sept for 6 months, or potentially more & we are deciding where to be based. Currently San Cristobal de las Casas is...
  2. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    I am considering retiring soon to either Oaxaca or San Cristobal de las Casas. I've been to both for a week, in addition to many other places in Mexico. I would be studying Spanish (I'm at intermediate level now) and possibly volunteering or teaching English. Could you please give me your...
  3. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hi, I'm considering relocation to Chiapas from the US (driving). I'm open to taking any route you would suggest. Presently, what is the best/safest/fastest route to take from the US border to Chiapas? Also, about how many hours can I expect to spend driving in total? Since I've never driven a...
  4. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hello All, My boyfriend and I will be arriving in Tuxtla Gutierrez to work for a year, and we heard there isn't a very large expat community. Is anyone in this forum living in the city? Let me know and maybe we can grab a coffee!
  5. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hello forum! I've recently moved to Chiapas and my non-American phone doesn't work. Hence I need a new one, but I don't want a smartphone - mainly because of their built-in obsolescence, enormous electricity consumption (for the servers running them) and Big Brother features. The Telcel shops...
  6. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    My boyfriend and I are getting married this month and are planning to move to Chiapas in about six years (we are trying to save $60,000 to $70,000 before we move). He's from Chiapas and ended up leaving when he was about sixteen years old and due to the time laspse I figure that quite a few...
  7. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    I need to cross into Guatemala on the 25th. My g/f and I are in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, and are going to be crossing toward Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Does anyone happen to know if the border is open on Monday's and if so the times? I've only heard about the crossing itself and not...
  8. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hola amigos! Me (28), my wife Anna (27), we are going to move to San Cristóbal de las Casas from Cancun in the nearest future. We've been to SanCris many times and our love to this city is growing more and more every time we visit it. So we decided that the necessity to live in the city we love...
  9. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    I have been in Mexico four a couple of months now on my tourist Visa but haven't settled on a permanent address. I meet the financial requirements for a FM3 but haven't applied yet because of the address issue. I have a couple quick questions: 1. If I decide to simply renew my tourist visa...
  10. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Can someone help with advise , please . We are traveling in small motor home with two dogs , and are right now in Oaxaca, heading to Chiapas . We need/want to stay close by to San Cristobal for 2-3 months, till the worst heat over in coastal areas . If someone knows, please tell us which small...
  11. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Greetings, I am new to the Expatforum and have found it filled with great information and a lot of fun to read. I am hoping that some here can share there knowledge/experience with us as we plan a move to Mexico. After 21 years in law enforcement I am feeling stretched a little thin and think...
  12. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    My partner (69) jis ready to flee the US for fear he'll end up smelling strawberry disinfectant in a nursing home his final years. I (44) think he believes that in Mexico we can better afford help in the home should it come to that at some point. He is interested in Chiapas. We are both fluent...
  13. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hi! My husband and I have been living in Patzcuaro, Michoacan and are interested in coming to San Cristobal de las Casas for one to two months. We'd love to make contact with other expats in this area, and would appreciate referrals as to properties there that could be available to house-sit or...
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