‘Living or Retiring in Mexico’ is a poignant collection of stories and practical information for anyone that wants to spend more time in Mexico, or would even be considering staying permanently. Written by a seasoned gringo, the book covers Mexican culture and history, what to expect in this foreign country and how to deal with it. From bringing goods into Mexico, insurance or buying property, handling utilities to nachos and mescal. Many useful suggestions are shared, even for one who is not planning to be an expat, it’s informative and at times funny to anyone with an interest in Mexico. The 174-page book is a guide for people considering ‘living the life’, or retiring in Mexico while seeing their retirement budget gain substantial spending power.
The book is divided into five parts: Introduction, The Fun Part, Food and Beverages, the Not So Fun Part and The Important Stuff. The latter deals with visas, medicals, becoming permanent resident etc. It will give a tremendous insight into ‘Life in Mexico’ through the eyes of an expat and will help you shape your opinion and decision making about living in Mexico, and figuring out if this would be the right thing for you.
Targeted Age Group: 20-90
Born in the Netherlands, Leo Buijs immigrated toCanada in 1978, with his wife and two boys. He has been traveling to Mexico since 1984 and lived there part of the year after buying a house in 2003. At the same time, he started writing and publishing guidebooks of a diverse variety. Some of his short stories were published in Whistler’s ‘Pique Magazine’ and he was a regular contributor to’The Gringo Gazette,’ an English-language paper in Baja California Sur.
Beforepublishing ‘Living or Retiring in Mexico’, he published a shorter version called ‘A Taste of Living in Mexico’