A Video Series About Expat Life in Mexico

Although I’m more of a blogger than a vlogger — that’s a person who records video blogs — I recently launched a new video series for our Patreon members called Coffee Talk.

For you folks who don’t know what a Patreon member is, it’s basically a reader, like you, who pays a few bucks a month to get access to exclusive content we don’t put on the main blog. That’s how we’re able to keep this blog 100% free of annoying ads, pop-ups and sponsored posts.

In this new video series, I’ll be discussing a wide range of topics of interest to anyone who is thinking about moving to Mexico. New videos will be posted in our members-only Facebook group, The Qroo Crew, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

To learn more about our Patreon page or to join, click the link below:

Two Expat Mexico’s Official Patreon Page

By the way, it’s not like buying a car or anything. You can cancel your membership at anytime with the click of a button. So why not give it a try? 🙂

About the Author

Qroo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years before retiring at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He and his wife moved to Mexico looking to maximize their retirement income. They later started a blog called Two Expats Mexico (qroo.us) to share their experiences as well as information about the logistical and legal aspects of retiring south of the border.

10 Comments on "A Video Series About Expat Life in Mexico"

  1. You’re Patreon Membership is a MUST for those thinking about making the move. I’ve got everything I need to Move to Mexico, except some of the anchors that are in still the ground that won’t pull up yet.

  2. Michele Craig | January 2, 2020 at 4:31 pm |

    Please blog about the disastrous algae in Tulum, Playa del Carmen etc. Is there a certain time of year for this noxious algae to appear and takeover the beaches.
    Thank you I enjoy your posts.
    Michele Craig

    • You’re referring to the sargassum and unfortunately it doesn’t have a particular season. We haven’t had any to speak of in this area in the last few months but we know it can return at any time. It’s a problem throughout the Caribbean nowadays.

  3. Joining Patreon has been great for us !
    We are headed to the Yucatán in just
    24 days !!! We’re doing our first 6 months and second 6 months as tourists, and following Paul’s & Laura’s advice on many things !!
    Looking forward to the adventure !!!

  4. diane tilley | January 3, 2020 at 9:51 am |

    Last week on the Canadian TV station CTV there was an hour long program about the four cartels battling for control of the Mayan Coast, including Cancun and Playa de Carmen. It painted a very bleak picture, and yes, tourists are getting murdered. The number of deaths is in the hundreds. This, of course is never mentioned in any Mexican tourist ads. It did make me want to go down there at all.

    • I saw that show and you’re right, it does paint a VERY bleak picture of this area. If I didn’t have firsthand knowledge of the area and I had seen that show, it might dissuade me from visiting; however, it’s a bit on the sensational side.

      It is true that there are rival criminal groups competing to control things like drugs sales and prostitution. And it’s also true that we have seen an increase in homicides over the past few years as a result of conflicts between the groups, but the violence tends to be very target-specific. Most of it occurs in certain local high-crime neighborhoods where tourists would never go.

      This area is visited by over 10 million tourists a year and it is rare to hear of any tourists being killed. The few that i can recall in recent years were the result of street crime (ie robbery) or domestic violence.

      There is a problem in Mexico of criminal groups extorting businesses for “protection money” and business owners who refuse to pay may be targeted. Foreigners who have businesses here, or work here, may have to deal with things like.

      We’ve been here almost 5 years now and we feel very safe. We’ve never had any issues or even seen any violence. Don’t let the story spook you, come on down and judge the area for yourself. 🙂

  5. Tony Barrera | January 5, 2020 at 10:34 pm |

    I have a 2006 Nissan registered in California. I own a house in Mexico. I want to get it registered with Mexican plates. What do you recommend?

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