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Everything you need to know about buying and selling real estate in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, and the Banderas Bay region

My Letter to You

Becoming an Expat in Mexico

Hi, I am Harriet Murray from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México. PV has been my home for 23 years. It was not a planned stay….. I had come to Vallarta for a week in September for almost 10 years before the fateful extra trip in 1996. It occurred to me this time, since I was alone and not distracted by other friends, what would happen if I decided to stay and live, for the first time in my life, outside the USA.  My friends thought I was either crazy, or I would change my mind and not stay any longer than a few more weeks.

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Moving to Mexico

Adjusting to Life in a New Country

If you are living here in Mexico for several months or longer, you will most likely experience at some point a degree of culture shock. Many times, a very simple experience or interchange with a national, can throw you into alienation, confusion, or surprise from encountering unfamiliar surroundings.  This is a normal reaction. You can overcome the feeling by practicing patience and keeping a sense of humor.  You will find that getting enough rest and physically adjusting to the climate goes a long way in your mental attitude in adapting to a different culture and your ability to cope.

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Cultural What?

Living in Mexico – Keys to Success

If you are living here in Mexico for several months or longer, you will most likely experience at some point a degree of culture shock.

Many times, a very simple experience or interchange with a national, can throw you into alienation, confusion, or surprise from encountering unfamiliar surroundings.  This is a normal reaction. 

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 Why Are We Here?

Deciding to Live in Puerto Vallarta

Why does a person decide to live in a foreign country when it is not business related?   Some writer has said the reason is to “re-invent ourselves”. This may be true, but we can also experience a recommitment to some of our core beliefs.

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