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Christmas in Mexico

Christmas in Mexico – Familiar, but a Little Different

  After three of them in the states, it’s time for Christmas in Mexico again for me. I’m doing a few American things, like baking Christmas cookies with my daughter, and generally winding down the work for the holidays. So here’s
Cheap living abroad in the Czech Republic

The Cheapest Places to Live in the World – 2019

Every year on this long-running blog I do a post on the cheapest places to live in the world. There are seldom drastic changes in the cost of living from year to year in different countries, but political changes and exchange
international travel

The 4 Reasons Other People Don’t Get Your Long-term Travel Plans

Have you excitedly announced you’re going to go travel around the world, but the response from your friends and relatives was kind of muted? Was their first reaction “Be safe!” “Be Careful!” or “Gosh, that must be nice to not have
Insider info on Guanajuato City, Mexico

Some Inside Info on Guanajuato, Mexico

I just moved back to Guanajuato after living there three years on two occasions before with my family. I don’t write about the place all that much on this blog, however. First of all I don’t want to always be talking
Donating what we don't need anymore for a move abroad

The Strange Joy of Shedding Possessions for a Move Abroad

  For the third and probably last time, I am shedding a big percentage of my possessions and am heading out of the country. I am moving abroad with just a few suitcases. The photo above was the scene outside my