We’ve heard: “Mexico is a big place, can you be more specific about where you are going to be living?” Well, no, not really. We don’t know. We’ve not yet been to any of the places we’re considering. But we hear good things.
This may sound like not-a-very-good-plan. But we think it will be fun. Lots of exploring!
Here’s how it will work: We’re spending 3 weeks to find the first landing spot in our adventure. After this exploratory trip, we’ll come back to the states to get our cats and household goods. We’ll then settle somewhere for at least a few months.
We want to be in an area with a strong city center, very walkable, with lots of things to do and fast internet. Here’s the list of current contenders:
- Mexico City
- why it might be great: incredibly big and diverse, direct flights everywhere
- why it might not: expensive, gridlock, pollution, income inequality, possible groping in buses(?)
- why it might be great: rated the safest and highest quality of life in Mex.
- why it might not: expensive
- San Miguel
- why it might be great: cheap to live, active expat community, beautiful
- why it might not: small, gentrification
- why it might be great: a pedestrian’s city, beautiful, tunnels
- why it might not: maybe too small
- why it might be great: cheap to live, clearly spoken spanish, close to Mex City
- why it might not: ???
- why it might be great: cheap to live, tech center, really big/diverse, tequila and mariachis, direct flights back to the states
- why it might not: Cartel de Nuevo Jalisco
Of course, we know nothing until we’ve been there. We’d love to hear from anyone who has! As we go through these cities in December, we’ll post our reports here.