In this episode of Dream Retirement In Mexico podcast, Risa and Taniel discuss various topics related to living and retiring in Mexico. They touch on the importance of language and communication, the pitfalls of closing all accounts too quickly when relocating, the need to gather wisdom from experienced expats, and the significance of distinguishing between factual information and gossip.
They also emphasize the value of immersing oneself in the local culture, exploring authentic local food, and adapting to cultural differences. They stress the importance of learning the basics of the local language and the significance of building relationships with expats and locals.
The episode also covers healthcare considerations, including the availability of specialists and necessary medications.
Finally, they touch on the benefits of experiencing different cultures and the value of getting out of one’s comfort zone. Overall, the episode provides valuable insights and advice for those considering retirement or relocation to Mexico.
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[00:00:55] Common mistakes when moving to Mexico discussed.
[00:06:18] False online gossip leads to misinformed assumptions.
[00:08:11] Explore local eateries for authentic cultural experience.
[00:13:18] Bilingual people not everywhere. English is not always a guarantee.
[00:14:38] Bond through laughter; don’t assume language barriers.
[00:20:32] Time is flexible, don’t rush things.
[00:23:27] Ideal balance: local and foreign friends.
[00:30:00] Seek advice from seasoned expats before moving.
[00:32:29] US number rings on Mexican cell phone.