Moon Living Abroad in Mexico
By Julie Doherty Meade
Second Edition, May 2012
Price: $19.99 USD
Price: $9.99 USD
Longtime Mexico resident Julie Doherty Meade has the inside track on what it takes to make the move to Mexico. In Moon Living Abroad in Mexico, she uses her firsthand knowledge to offer advice on navigating the language and culture of this warm, welcoming country, and outlines all the information you need to manage your move abroad in a smart, organized, and straightforward manner.
Moon Living Abroad in Mexico is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, gaining employment, choosing schools, and finding health care. With color and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps to help you find your bearings, Moon Living Abroad in Mexico makes it easy for businesspeople, adventurers, students, teachers, professionals, families, couples, and retirees to transition to a life abroad.
What’s inside Moon Living Abroad in Mexico
Here’s what author Julie Doherty Meade loves about Mexico:
- The jubilant strains of mariachi music filling an open plaza on a warm summer night.
- The fiery smell of poblano peppers roasting on a grill, and their savory taste when stuffed with cheese and deep fried in egg batter.
- Standing beneath a fluttering ceiling of colorful cut-paper flags and star-shaped piñatas, strung over the streets during the winter holidays.
- The Mexican custom of greeting other diners and wishing them a nice meal in restaurants.
- The refreshing chill in the air after a furious summer thunderstorm; the blooming cactus in the days that follow.
- Feeling like the essence of elegance in a hand-embroidered manta tunic, bought from a traditional artisan in the market.
- The proliferation of industrious small business owners and creative one-person enterprises, from the lone street-side ice cream scooper to the ubiquitous tienda de la esquina (corner shop).
- Sitting in a classic cantina while sipping aged tequila with sangrita, a delicious chaser made with tomato juice, spices, and hot sauce.
- Between cities, the vast expanses of rugged and undeveloped countryside, dotted with tiny pueblos and grazing burros.
- Watching the sun set in a pink blaze over the Pacific Ocean.
Excerpted from the Second Edition of Moon Living Abroad in Mexico.
Julie Doherty Meade was born in San Francisco, California, and spent her childhood hiking, camping, skiing, and traveling throughout the Golden State. After graduating from Stanford University, she took her first trip to Mexico, where she was immediately drawn to the country’s warm people and fascinating culture. The following year, Julie returned to Mexico and decided to extend her stay indefinitely.
For almost 10 years, Julie lived, worked, and traveled throughout Mexico, perfecting her Spanish and learning to distinguish between the flavors of different chili peppers. She saw Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos speak to a crowd in San Cristóbal de las Casas, scaled pyramids in the southern state of Oaxaca, taught English to five-year-olds in Mexico City, and helped run a fine-art gallery in San Miguel de Allende. In the meantime, she supported her nomadic lifestyle by working as a freelance writer, translator, artist, and graphic designer for various companies in Mexico and the United States.
Today, Julie lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Arturo, and her transplanted chihuahua, Tequila. She writes and copy edits for several New York publications, and spends a good deal of her free time trying to replicate traditional Mexican recipes in her tiny urban kitchen.