I continue to live and travel in Mexico, currently in Queretaro. This life is so much more relaxing and rewarding than anything I did in the US. I am learning a new language, embracing a new culture, and living a …

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I am frequently asked if I am happy living abroad…to which I answer a resounding, YES! What is happiness? Simply a state of being where a person feels satisfied, content, and positive about the status of their life. How to …

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I spent the last few days on a luxury travel vacation – all free. I only had to pay my transportation to the departure port. An opportunity some only dream about but I was invited to enjoy. Enjoy, I did! …

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What is important to you — having all the creature comforts of home or living an adventure. If you chose the former, then living abroad may not be for you. If you chose the later, however, there is a world …

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Strolling cobblestone streets on a quiet Saturday morning

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The cobblestone streets of San Luis Potosi are quiet at 7 AM on a Saturday morning. Few cars are out as we stroll along narrow streets and walkways enjoying the crisp morning air. Farmers are heading to the marketplace to sell …

 

Teaching ESL – Getting Started

How do I get started teaching English as a second language (ESL)? I have been asked this question many times since I started teaching two years ago, especially since deciding to move abroad to teach in 2015. The first question …

 

It ain’t the Ritz!

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The first accommodations in SLP were less than impressive, and that is being generous. Our second accommodation is a huge improvement but still not what I am ultimately hoping to find. I am hoping to find an affordable one bedroom …

 

Relaxed Sunday in SLP

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A typical Sunday in San Luis Potosi finds families enjoying the many plazas, worshipping at their local church, and shopping in the market. The plazas are filled with vendors selling fresh honey, churros, dulces, tamales, and fruits, as well as …

 

Moving beyond language differences

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For some, moving to a new country where they are not fluent in the language may evoke images of terror. Not me – it is an opportunity to immerse oneself in a new culture and learn the language of the …

 

An Old Country Full of New Possibilities

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Two closely-connecting flights out of Portland, Oregon landed this writer in San Luis Potosi, Mexico on New Year’s Eve ready for a new adventure. The SLP airport is relatively small so customs was amazingly quick and easy. Unfortunately, the closely …