Thursday, March 1, 2018


DISCLAIMER:  The following blog post is based strictly on our experience with these companies and this process.  Others that are using their services may have a different experience.  We will continue to update this post until resolution, which may include filing a formal complaint with the federal consumer protection agency in Mexico, called PROFECO and/or CONDUSEF.   

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mr. Tofu - Eating Plant-Based

When you eat plant-based, and live in another country, sometimes it can be challenging to find substitute products.  For example, during the holidays, my family and I really enjoy a soy-based turkey substitute, called Tofurky.   Several supermarkets in the United States offer this meat alternative, and therefore, it is readily available.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Upholstery Services in the Riviera Maya

We were referred to Marco Alvarez from a community of expats living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico through  We were in desperate need to have our white leather sofa and oversized armchair reupholstered.  The two pieces were cracked, peeling and unsightly to look at. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Tu Stylo Salon Unisex - Hair, Nails & Beauty - Puerto Aventuras, Mexixo

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingles bells rock…the holidays are here!  It’s that time of the year where the parties are endless, the food is simply delicious and your flip-flops with baubles are ready to go…it’s that time of the year to look your absolute best.  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Private Taxi Service in Playa del Carmen – Senor Agustin Cruz – Taxi # 2781

After reading so many reviews on TripAdvisor about Senor Agustin Cruz, we decided to give him a try.

As I mentioned in my previous post titled No Car, No Problem, we do not own a car here. With affordable public transportation, it did not make sense to have a car in this walking community.  However, as I have also mentioned, when we plan on taking a shopping trip to Costco in Cancun or some other store where we may need the additional space, we take a taxi. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Recent Changes in Using PayPal to Send Money to Mexico from the United States.

Although we live in Mexico, our bank account is in the United States (U.S.).  Keeping our accounts in the U.S. has been, and continues to be, an easy, effective, and safe way to manage our finances abroad.