Mar 21, 2010, 4:33 PM
Post #34 of 54
Yes, you are correct, I would prefer to live closer to the sea, and not in DF itself, though nearby Cuernavaca is still on my list of possible retirement sites, as is Colima, Morelia, Patzcuaro, Oaxaca, San Cristobal, etc... I've travelled throughout Mexico by VW bus (back in the day), but my basic needs are still pretty basic. I need a small enclosed garden for relaxing (dog & myself), but other than that a small living space is adequate for a few months, furnished with a bed, sofa, stove/frig, hot water tank. In any case, through both public & private postings via this question, I've developed this list of 'bring along items', thanks to your help...
Re: [Gringal] What to Bring to Live in Mexico
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Clothing: outerwear/underwear & items for both hot & cold temps, including sturdy hiking boots/socks
Legal documents: cert. birth certificate, passport, vehicle ownership, etc.
Medications: rx's themselves, enough meds for a few months, insurance cards (non-medicare)
Electrical: mosquito bulbs, portable ventless standup heaters and AC units, area fans, MagicJack for phones
Auto: anti-shatter tint & sunscreen film, WRAP steering wheel lock, cover & alarm, NEW tires, trailer hitch & possible trailer, possibly a car satellite radio/antenna
Banking: extra ATM cards (increased daily limit), new bank in Mexico
Bedding: queen/king sheets, towelling, down comforters, wool blankets, sheet corner-stays, favorite PILLOW (yes!)
Kitchen/Bath: quality knives/scissors, favorite gadgets, pots/pans, cookbooks, manual can opener, salad spinner (I dry mine with a linen towel!), pepper/sea salt grinders, coffee pot
Electronics: computer, printer, surge protectors
Cleaning supplies: 'Works' bath cleaner, 'plexus' cleaner for computers, etc.
Misc: 'Guard' alaska bear repellant/pepper spray; first aid kit/supplies, 'boom box' for outdoor music; cooler w/Mountain Dew for the trip(s); memorabilia/photos, etc.
Tools: portable drill, hammer/screwdriver set, stud finder (where IS that guy?!!)
Hobbies: books, a Kindle (check out 'international' version), crafts, my cd collection & player, etc.
Food/Spices: whatever I can't live without from NOB (never was big on PB&J, either...)
Brain: ensure I understand what I'm signing & what is included/not included BEFORE I sign!
Heart: a sense of adventure, love of the Latino culture, people & language
Stamina: am I 'in' or 'half-in'? I don't plan to return to the EEUU often, if at all; if I can't find it there, I already don't need it.
Soul: Soy Mexicana de alma y de corazon...
Feel free to add to the list. Is the car full yet? LoL!!