Goodbye Texas, Hola Mexico!

The adventures of Gary & Elizabeth. We left our home in Austin, TX, in April of 2017, and are now living in Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico. It’s us, our two dogs Bessie and Sadie, and our cat, Wookie.

These are our stories.

From Austin to Mexico

Recent Posts

TransferWise is now Wise

TransferWise is now Wise

I've written numerous times about using TransferWise for transferring between Mexican pesos and US dollars. Check out our previous post on Maximizing currency conversions (Buy your pesos at the right time) for details on our experiences using TransferWise (Hint: it's...

Breaking ground on the new house!

Breaking ground on the new house!

This week we officially broke ground on our new house!

Last week we finally got all of the building licenses and permits, then we finished up the contracts with the builder, and now work has begun!

House building permits completed!

House building permits completed!

It took a while, but we finally have the necessary permits to start building our house! Here’s a rundown of timing and costs.