Jul 1, 2012, 10:59 PM
Post #1 of 21
Hello Mexconnect community,
I'm planning on living in Mexico for a while, and may be going down there pretty soon. I love to travel in general, and so I am fairly open as to where I end up. I do have prior experience traveling, living and working in China as well as multiple countries in South East Asia.
My primary interest are:
-Dynamic, interesting location (preferably in or near a mid - big city.)
-On or near the beach
-Cheap/cheapish local food, hopefully that is also pretty tasty (maybe in the $1-$3 range for a decent sized meal.) I actually prefer to eat the same food the locals do.
-A nice studio/1 bedroom apartment or maybe an on the cheaper side condo, something in the $300-$600 a month range. Hopefully not too far from the beach.
-Going out 2-3 times a week (I'm a young guy, 23 years old, so this does probably mean clubbing.) But I'm not a huge partier so 2-3 times a week suites me fine.
I don't know much Spanish now, but am eager to learn, and plan to study it when I get there.
For what it's worth my desired monthly budget would be around $1000 a month, it could go a bit higher then that, but not a lot higher.
I was initially thinking Tijuana/Rosarito, but now I am thinking something a bit further down the country might be better because...
1. It might feel more like real Mexico, instead of some border mix of Mexico and the U.S.
2. For the same quality of life I could have in Tijuana and Rosarito, it might be even cheaper further down the country, further away from the U.S.
Any places people can suggest/recommend to me, I'd appreciate it greatly, and I am all ears.
I look forward to hearing from you all on this, and to hearing about all the great places Mexico has to offer.
(This post was edited by HoldenTrask on Jul 1, 2012, 11:02 PM)