Celebrating One Million Views and Counting

When we started this blog last year, we never expected many people to find it — let alone read it. It just seemed like an interesting hobby to do over morning coffee and on rainy days.

We got the idea to start a blog after meeting several other expats who had one. Apparently the cool thing to do nowadays is to move to a foreign country and then share your experiences with strangers. I realize that sounds odd, but here we are.

For reasons that are still a mystery to both of us, the blog quickly grew in popularity and today we reached the milestone of one million page views.

Let’s Wrap This Up

We want to take the time to thank all of our followers who take time out of their day to check out the blog and share our articles with their friends. You guys are awesome!

We would offer to buy you all the beverage of your choice, but that is definitely not in the budget. For now, you’ll have to settle for a very sincere and heartfelt thank you!

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About the Author

Q-Roo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years and retired at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He moved to Mexico with his wife six days later to enjoy a laid-back, Caribbean lifestyle on a tight budget. In 2016, Paul started a blog to share information with other people who may be thinking of making the move to Mexico. The blog, Two Expats Living in Mexico (qroo.us), has been viewed over a million times and Paul's articles appear in periodicals across Mexico.

53 Comments on "Celebrating One Million Views and Counting"

  1. Thank YOU!

  2. Congratulations!!! Always enjoying reading what you have to share. Thanks you

  3. Congrats!! I love your blog

  4. Thank you Paul & Linda! You a both friendly and warm individuals that are sharing some information and a dream. John and I were so happy to have met you, even if it was quickly. Were so happy we found your blog. Hopefully in a year or two we can call you our friends.

  5. Awesome blog! Thanks for writing it. I always look forward to the next one.

  6. Congratulations! You do a great job!

  7. Conrad & Deborah | September 23, 2017 at 4:53 pm | Reply

    Thank you Paul & Linda. Your blog has been a great inspiration to both my wife and I. We will both hopefully catch up with you both soon and buy you a thank you beverage.
    See you soon.

  8. We must all gravitate to your blog for any number of reasons. For me, it is the excellent writing, super-interesting subjects, honest presentation of touchy subjects, and just lots of helpful hints and tips for us wannabes. Thanks so much for all of your efforts and expertise – especially with your Spanish Lessons!

  9. Well done to you both!

    Your blog is a success for a variety of reasons. You take the time to research and verify information that we as expats or upcoming Expats want and need to know. You’re a terrific writer. Linda is an extraordinary editor.

    You “wrap it up” at the perfect length of post and we simply just like you.

    The world is a much better place because you’re both it in.

  10. Great Job! It’s amazing when you find a niche that fills a real need or interest. Now you need to figure out how to monetize your efforts. Say, charge $1 for each page view? 🙂
    Mark

  11. Barbara Silverstone | September 23, 2017 at 5:01 pm | Reply

    Congratulations! We read your blog but you are the one that takes time out of your retirement to write them. I find them very informational especially since I will be spending much of my time in Cabo. Thank you so much!

  12. Congratulations Paul, what a great milestone. I love your blogs and Spanish lesson videos. I will buy you and Linda the beverage of your choice when hopefully we meet someday! Adios Amigo, Dave

  13. Thank you both enjoying one of your recommendations right now! National beach club! Awesome!

  14. Enjoy reading your blogs. You guys are the best!

  15. The reason is because of YOU Paul. Your writing is great! Entertaining, informative but short and to the point. Great job! Keep it coming!! Thx! Canadian reader and lover of all things in the Mayan Riviera!

  16. You and Linda brighten my life with your blog! You’re sharing such worthwhile information and you’re actually a good writer Paul. Considering your US profession I was a tiny bit surprised. Or does that credit go to Linda? We’ve been to CZM 22 times from 1994-2006, but haven’t been able to get back since. We’ll be on the island for the month of March and are planning a couple nights in Akamal because of you two! Need to do some
    Exploring off the island. Again, thanks for the time you spend on your blog. Soooo appreciated!
    Becky Lysinger from MI

  17. Congratulations on a pretty amazing milestone. Great blog and excellent information. Which blog host are you using and do you have any recommendations or links that helped you with creating your blog? I have been thinking about starting one for a while and now might just be a perfect time.
    Thank you!

  18. Here’s the reason for your blog to be so popular… You are smart and to the point, plus you are pretty darn funny! Thank you and keep the post’s coming! Please!

  19. Thanks for taking the time to blog. Travel is more of a challenge for my wife and I now, but we have made many trips to Mexico over the last 25 years. Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cabo, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco most in 4-5 star resorts (not all inclusive), however the place that hooked us and almost convinced us to become expats in Mexico was a small group of concrete bungalows on the beach in Akumal. Now we enjoy the memories that your blog stirs up. Carpe Diem, my friend. Keep blogging.

  20. Barbara Ransehousen | September 23, 2017 at 6:16 pm | Reply

    You deserve it! Love the lecciones and even tho I have studied espanol for years I am learning a lot.
    Barbara in Chapala

  21. I’m not at all surprised! You have given us many tips….good advice and share our love of this country. Thanks again!

  22. Deborah L Soloway | September 23, 2017 at 6:33 pm | Reply

    One of many grateful followers here — thanks for all the work that you do!

  23. Love your blogs!! “Let’s Wrap this Up” is brilliant! Thank you

  24. Thanks guys! Well are on our way back to Lake Chapala…… up in the mountains outside of Guadalajara for our 6th winter. We spend our summers in Wells, Maine and winters in San Juan Cosala, Jalisco…… We have loved reading about your experiences and what you have learned….. we have not been to your area But have been to Chiapas and Oaxaca…. such beautiful areas…… we Love the ruins ….. and ours hearts are with everyone affected by the earthquakes …..such devastation ….. glad you guys are well…… our 1st year of retirement we followed the advice of my husbands sister ….. and spent 6 months in Ajijic on Lake Chapala…….and we have kept it up since…… if you are ever in the area we would Love to show you our little village of San Juan Cosala…… Ajijic was lovely but we wanted a smaller less infiltrated with Expats kind of place and we have found it…… we rent our home and it suits us perfectly! Thanks and remember our invite!

  25. Allison Walters | September 23, 2017 at 6:59 pm | Reply

    Thanks for bringing the Spanish lessons back. And of course, for all the other information you provide.

  26. Rozanne Quintero | September 23, 2017 at 7:53 pm | Reply

    Hope you two are drinking a FINE bottle of champagne somewhere special!

  27. Thanks and congratulations! !

  28. Your info and advice is always on target, short and sweet, giving the reader a solid nugget of information. KUDOS!!

  29. Thank you for giving such valuable info to all of us planning a move to Mexico!

  30. Congratulations! Keep the advice coming, always good to know info, very relevant!

  31. Betsye McDonald | September 23, 2017 at 9:41 pm | Reply

    You guys are why we are here!! Thank you!!!

  32. Congratulations! I’ve been following you since the beginning and have learned so much. Especially love (and need) the Spanish lessons. Two more years and we hope to be in Zihuatanejo!

  33. Congratulations Paul and Linda! 1,000,000!

    I have been following you now for a few months and because of your excellent blog I will be coming to Akumal on October 18th for 2 weeks to check out the expat life!

    Would love to meet you both in person when I am there.

    Andrea

  34. I enjoy it every time you post. May not get to Mexico to live but I still enjoy reading and learning from your blog. So thank you.

  35. Great blog! Thanks for all the great tips and advice.
    Salud!

  36. 🙂 Thank YOU! I love reading your blog.

  37. Thank you for taking the time to educate us! I look forward to to your posts and always read them! I hope that you will have time for me to take you to dinner one night! Stay safe and all the best!

  38. Love, love your blog! Thanks for all the time and effort you put into it. Congrats!!

  39. Felicitaciones!!!

  40. Paul, thank you for the time you but into your Blog!! It is so nice to know you and your beautiful bride are enjoying retirement. Keep on keepin’ on!

  41. Paul your somewhat of a celebrity now. If anybody ows a bear, It’s me to you and Linda. The information you have shared is invaluable for us as we prepare for our move to Akumal. We have learned so much. You have helped us avoid numerous headaches and unnecessary expenses finding our own way through the process moving to Mexico. We appreciate all the work you have done.
    Your beer will be at your table shortly my friend. We move in late January. See you then.

  42. The reason your blog is so popular is because you guys talk about topics that expats and wanna be expats want to know. And you deliver it in a very intelligent manner. Keep up the great work!

  43. your blogs are very valuable.

  44. Love your blog! I am in the process of immigration (temp resident visa) and living/working in Cancun/Riv Maya, so your blog has been super helpful. Will be as my hubby and me continue to expand our time there to eventual permanent status. Keep up the great info! It has been wonderfully helpful, especially the Spanish lessons!

  45. Rocco and Carla | September 26, 2017 at 3:20 pm | Reply

    I think we are the ones owing Linda and you a beverage or two of choice!! Thanks for always being awesome!

  46. Well CONGRATULATIONS on the milestone. Now if you can figure out how to turn each hit into $1 you’ll be set. This is Glenn And Claudia, your part time and hopefully near future full time neighbors. Had a good time talking with you guys over at Dave and Randy’s (If I remember their names correctly). We had wanted to invite you guys out for a dinner before we left but we ran out of time with all of our furniture shopping that we had to do. Still didn’t get it all down but that gives us a reason to come back in the near future. We were 1 for 2 on your recommendations. We struck out on Manglars Pizza in Tulum. Went down there one day and spent all of our cash on furniture beforehand after withdrawing our daily limits at the atm’s and then found out they don’t accept credit cards. Didn’t read about that in the blog LOL just kidding!!! Then we went back the day before we left at around 11:30am and they were closed. However, we were able to get some custom furniture designed at Ferro & Legno for not much more money, if any, than what we were looking at spending at other places so we are both very excited about that. The furniture hunt was a much higher priority for us anyways.

    Let’s wrap this up: It was great to see you guys again, thanks for the great suggestions, we owe you a dinner and a beer next time we come down, and here’s to 2 million viewers. Great job on the blog don’t change a thing!!

    Glenn & Claudia

  47. Thank you Paul,your Spanish lesson are great

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