Things You Need to Know Before Becoming an Expat

Congratulations, you’ve taken the plunge and immerse yourself into a new country.  Or, you’re thinking of becoming an expat. It’s so exciting! It won’t always be all ice cream and tacos, though. There are things to know in order to mentally prepare for and have a great expat experience in your new country.

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Natalie and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Tourist Day: Guanajuato Edition

As we passed through the famous tunnels of Guanajuato City, Mexico, I began feeling excited again. I felt with renewed vigor, passing into a beautiful city that I’d never seen. Maybe this visit would be better than I thought!

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15 Awesome Places in Mexico I Want to Visit With Kids

Once you’ve moved abroad it makes sense to see as much of your host country as possible. It’s cheaper to drive (like we have for many of our explorations) than to fly from the Midwestern United States. Even flights within Mexico have the advantage of being shorter and cheaper. When you are paying for four fares, cost definitely matters. Even so, I want to see all the awesome places in Mexico. Yes, we travel Mexico with kids!

Do you want to travel with kids to Mexico? There are so many awesome places to travel in Mexico. Here are 15 awesome places in Mexico I really want to visit while I’m an expat here.

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Hello. Bonjour. Hola. Would you move abroad?

This is Why I’m Happy and Willing to Move Abroad

“Would move to Japan?” My husband starting asking, even before we were married.

“No,” I always answered.

It wasn’t because I didn’t like the idea. I found the idea terrifying.

My husband had lived in Japan for a year long before I met it and enjoyed it. He’d tell me amazing stories of late night karaoking while drinking sake in Tokyo. That man knows my heart.

“Would you move to Japan?” He asked again, about a year ago.

“Yes,” I responded. Surprise registered on his face. What had changed?

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