Originally Posted by Airperson
Hi Ron and Deb, It sounds if you folks are really living the Airstream dream. It would be great to hear more about your life in Mexico. What is the cost of daily stuff and did you learn the language or is that a necessity? How are you accepted? What is the weather like? What was it like to buy a home? Are the utilities about the same as the states? How often do you have to return to the states to keep your citizenship? You have a wealth of knowledge about a place most folks would love to go but are having a hard time with all the news stories. You are there what is it really like. You guys can make our day…Airperson
I guess there's no short answer, so I'll take them one by one.
In general we seem to live for about half of what we pay here. We frequent the Mexican owned restaurants along the beach and usually get away with shrimp tacos and a couple of drinks each (beer or margaritas) for about $12 with a good tip. That's for the two of us. You can get the same meal at the American restaurant two doors down for $40. Filet mignon at the local meat market is delicious and goes for about $3 per pound.
We are in the process of learning the language, but find that a large majority of the folks down there speak more English that we do Spanish.
We feel that we have been accepted with open arms by the local citizens.
Between October and May or June, the weather is pretty mild. The summer is very warm and very humid. We stay here during that time.
Utilities are a small percentage of what we pay here.
We built our home in San Felipe and that is another whole story. If you are really interested PM me, and I'll fill you in. We are not at all sorry that we did it, but what an adventure.
Not sure on the citizenship vs. length of stay question. It's not an issue for us, because we don't plan to stay for longer than a few months at a time.
Suffice it to say, we love it there. We feel that it is one of the best moves that we have made. We're on a golf course with an ocean view. We could never afford that in the states. Some of our airstream friends, who were reluctant to come down, did so for last years Blues Fiesta. They fell in love with it too. Ron