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Edzná

Edzna

Hello fellow budget travellers! Chichén Itzá always gets all of the love. People from around the world long to see the Mayan Pyramid standing tall in all of its splendor. It has even been designated as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. But the Maya civilization was bigger than just that one site. Where is all of the love for the other magnificent ancient cities? Don’t get me wrong, Chichén Itzá certainly was an amazing site. However, Edzná is just as impressive as Chichén Itzá, without the hassle of the crowds. While Chichén Itzá is in...

How to become a resident in Mexico Part II

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Once we were on the ground the first thing we did was go to the immigration office (INM)…. Well, first we went to the beach several times and enjoyed the new landscape. But after that we went to INM! We made sure to bring all of our paperwork that we used at our home Consulate. And on top of that we needed a few more forms. Complete list: 1) An application, which can be found here. 2) Formato Basico. 3) Passport and copies of passport 4) Visa and copies of visa 5) Letter. Another letter to INM, it needs...

How to become a resident in Mexico | Part I

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When going through the residency process for Mexico, Rachel and I were having trouble finding exactly what we needed. We would often times find some information we thought was great only to find different contradictory info! We also could never find a source that would walk us through the beginning to the the end of the process. We knew we had to start in Colorado and finish in Mexico–but how? What are the exact steps? Once we finally received our cards we decided we would write a complete guide, from beginning to end, of our experience. I hope we...

Thanksgiving in Mexico

Thanksgiving Abroad

This is the first year Rachel and I will spend Thanksgiving away from the States. In the past we had gone to both of our families dinners and enjoyed time over the dinner table with our loved ones. For the past few years we have hosted Rachel’s family at our house in Denver. While we enjoyed hosting Thanksgiving, it was time for a change. This year will undoubtedly have a different feel to it. We will be in a tropical paradise in a country that does not recognize Thanksgiving as a holiday. We may not have the traditional Thanksgiving...

Voting Abroad

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With the final votes being tallied for the midterm elections in the US, I wanted to make a post about voting abroad. This midterm election season brought forth a historic high turnout and I am proud to say that Rachel and I were among those who casted our vote abroad! Ok, well, we were back in Kansas at the time because of a wedding we were attending but you get the point. I wanted to share our experience with you! Our last residence in the US was in Colorado. Since every state has their own rules and regulations regarding...

Getting A Phone Plan in Mexico

If you have ever had a phone plan from the US, you know how frustratingly expensive they can be. The biggest known are AT&T, T-mobile, Sprint, and Verizon. Most plans seem to be around $50-60 per month on average. Although no-contract, pay-for-what-you-use companies are making it more affordable like Ting, Boost Mobile, and Republic Wireless to name a few, they are still a considerable cost each month of $25-50. Many of these companies do have plans that allow you to use yours internationally, however, if you’re moving out of country we have heard that some of them cut off...