- Escape to Ajijic
- Information about accommodations, attractions and the art and artists of Ajijic, Mexico.
- Visit AjijicNews.com for Jill's monthly column 'Let's Talk Photography', and also The Fun Guide for Business, Events, Free Classifieds, Business Directory, Real Estate, Music, & Nightlife in Lakeside, Mexico.
- Anyone interested in Mexploration’s true Mexico might also be interested in the e-book Mexico: The Trick is Living Here Second Edition by Julia Taylor.
Taylor’s book is an honest, lighthearted guide to living in Mexico. Unlike many guide books, Taylor’s doesn’t gloss over the harsh realities of life in Mexico. Of course, she covers the usual topics such as getting immigration documents, bringing household items, bringing a car to Mexico, purchasing a car in Mexico, choosing health care options, finding housing, etc. Her concise descriptions and bulleted lists make confusing bureaucratic paperwork as simple as possible, while her personal anecdotes both inform and add humor to the topics they support.
What makes her book really special is that she shares a deep understanding of Mexican culture . Reading the book will make you feel as if you have a friend accompanying you through the tough times of culture shock, which are part and parcel to a move to any new country.
Laugh your way through the section on driving in Mexico, get excited about the community celebrations you can enjoy in Mexico, be forewarned about dangers like those in the health care field and in car insurance. You can’t go wrong with Mexico: The Trick is Living Here Second Edition because even if you never move to Mexico you will have learned a lot about the southernmost country in North America and will have simply enjoyed a good book.
Ajijic / Lake Chapala, Mexico
Se habla español; On parle français; English spoken