I don’t believe in wasting words but I have to admit that questions as abrupt as this one from “M.W.” have a tendency to grate on my nerves. The subject line of the email said “Retirement In Mexico” and the entire text of the message was simply, “Please e-mail me the details and costs.”
No offer of a free cup of coffee or even a suggestion that this person might have read our book, much less purchased it. I guess I’m just expected to produce “the details” of retiring in Mexico as info-on-demand.
Such bitter thoughts were skittering through my mind when Lorena pressed a cup of frighteningly strong Guatemalan arabica into my hand and applied a cool washcloth to my forehead. She urged me to answer his questions, but “be brief” she said, “get ahold of yourself and be very very brief”.
So, MW, here you go: if you are actually serious about living in Mexico it is well worth your time and money to educate yourself by reading the usual
suspects books on this important subject. Beginning with….
Each of these books presents a different view of living in Mexico — and without knowing more about your own interests, needs and circumstances, I’ll have to leave it to you to decide which book might be most appropriate. If you can afford it, however, I suggest reading them all — living in Mexico is a very big subject, one that is well worth investigating with care. Good luck!