Moving to a new country after having spent most of your life in the same place surrounded by your friends and family is not always an easy decision to make. Getting to know a new culture can take some time, so it is always advisable to take this step very cautiously so it doesn’t turn out to be a cultural shock and overall a bad experience. After all one thing is to just visit Mexico for a week or on a short vacation and a completely different thing to pack up all your belongings and move there.
One of the first things you should bear in mind when considering moving to Mexico is the language. While not a necessity, a good grasp of Spanish can come in quite handy when living in Mexico. Learning some of the most common expressions a list of “modismos” (which could turn out very, very, very long) is always useful. Although learning Spanish is not a requirement, (there are many Americans and English speakers) it’s best to have some basic conversational skills down to help you find your way around the country.
Where to Live
Before making the decision it’s best to visit Mexico several times before even thinking about moving there. It is always a good idea to stay for an extended period of time so you can experience and get the feel of what it would be like to live in Mexico, that way your move will not result in such a big shock when you make the decision.
In a next entry we will be looking into the legal process behind getting all your paperwork organized.