... reasons or the weather? Isn't that stereotyping expats? Why do some expats living here think all expats have to live like they choose to live or are odd man out? There are manifold reasons to retire in Mexico or work here. Does it always have to be the reasons you choose to move from the US or Canada or can't some understand other expats situations and needs and desires? Not communicating with locals in Spanish can be a very trying experience for some and changes their needs to feel comfortable considerably, I feel.