why we live in mexico and not in the united states (part 2)

why we live in mexico and not in the united states (part 2)

Welcome back Tangerineys. If you’re new to our channel, my name is Maddie, this is Jordan, and we are Tangerine Travels. We’ve been travelling through Mexico for going on 2 years now, travelling and living in Mexico across the country and over time, we’ve realized that there are some things that we really prefer about our life in Mexico over our former life in the U.S. Yeah, almost a year ago, we made a video of this part one and although we covered a lot of things in that video. There are things we’ve learned since then and also things we forgot to mention. Yeah, that’s one of the great things about travel – the more you do it the more you learn about yourself, about other people. I mean heck, that’s why we’re still on this big grand adventure. Yes. So, today we’re in Puerto Morelos and we’re going to be running some errands – taking you along with us and telling you all about this kind of thing. Laska, do you like the car ride? [Laska talking] [Laska talking] And in case you didn’t see the last video that we posted on this topic, we’re going to recap a few of the things that we mentioned in there. But if by the end of this video, you’re like, “I cannot believe they didn’t mention this!” Well, it’s probably in that video, so we recommend watching that once you’re done with this one. Yeah. So, some of the things we mentioned were that it’s less materialistic – the cost of living, the diverse nature across Mexico and some things regarding like the culture here and the way people act; like not being on their phones all the time when people are hanging out. Our first errand of the day is not on this list, but it is a big perk of living in Mexico and that is the full-service laundry here. You can get your laundry washed and dried and nicely folded for you, all for a reasonable price. So, we’re on our way to drop off our laundry. Stay, stay. The first one on our list is something I’m surprised we didn’t mention in the first video that we made on this topic, but it’s that we’re in very close proximity to the U.S, so, that’s a huge benefit of living in Mexico – is that no matter where you are in the country, it’s a relatively short flight to get back to the U.S. In some places, it’s not too far of a drive, so that’s a huge benefit. We can go back and visit our families across the country and it’s not a overnight flight like it is from the U.S to Europe or Mexico to Europe. Let’s be honest, you really like this lavandería because it’s basically your last name without an “E.” [Laughter] So, it was about 34 pounds of laundry and our total is 195 pesos ($10.04 USD). Tomorrow it’s going to be ready for us – tomorrow evening and they’re going to wash it, they’re going to dry it, they’re going to fold it neatly and bundle it up for us. It is the cutest thing ever when we’re driving around Centro of Puerto Morelos. We’ve encouraged Laska to be like… (mimicking Laska). We’ve encouraged Laska to be like (mimicking Laska). To the people around here. She talks to everyone. She talks to everyone – she makes everyone laugh. So you guys need to watch this… Laska. Roh, roh, roh, roh, roh. [Laska talking] [Laska talking] Let’s go get some breakfast! Hello! Hello! Good morning! How are you guys? Good, thank you! Hi, Laska! Lask, dear. Greet me. Come here. Come here! Greet me. How are you? She always gets so happy to see you, her ears just go right back! Will you keep it on? Yes. So we’re recording… Come on over here. Sorry. [Laughter] So, we’re recording a video today, but this is Ivett, the owner of Lola & Moya. Hi, hi, nice to meet you, everyone! And she just moved into this new place. She has really cool stuff going on inside there. It’s just down the street from her old restaurant. Jordan, you say cool stuff – cool stuff though. It’s way more than cool stuff. I think. We’ve got… These are from, you said Nayarit? Yeah, they’re made by ethnic people, Huichol people. Okay. So yeah, we’ve got them all the way from there. Amazing. And we’ll have to show you guys the incredible mural that’s going up inside and let’s not even get started on the food! Actually. Yes. Let’s get started on the food. I’m hungry. [Laughter] Okay! But without further delay, why else do we prefer our lives in Mexico over our lives in the U.S? So, the U.S is one of two countries in the world that taxes its citizens, regardless of where on earth you live. (There are actually 4 other countries that tax on worldwide income; North Korea, Libya, The Philippians and Eritrea.) But one thing you can do is if you live outside of the country for a certain period of time. Well then, you get a tax deduction on about your first hundred and ten thousand dollars in income. You still have to pay what they call self-employment tax. Assuming you’re set up as a self proprietor (Sole Proprietorship/Partnership) for your businesses. So that’s 16% taxes which includes Social Security and Medicare. But to sum it up, you get big tax savings if you live outside of the U.S. If you guys are coming to Puerto Morelos, I highly recommend Lola & Moya and not only for the food but I think this is the best coffee in town. I get this iced latte every single time I come and it never disappoints. If you like bananas, try the banana coffee. It’s delicious! The next reason we have is cost of travel. We mentioned the cost of living in our last video, And of course, that’s many people’s reason why they want to come to Mexico because it’s much cheaper than living in the U.S or Definitely cheaper than living in Europe but travel is also much cheaper within the country. With the caveat that we’re talking about – plane travel or by bus, even taxis, like taking taxis is significantly cheaper. Where travel in Mexico is not cheaper and if you’re driving a car like we are because you’re still having to pay for registration back in the U.S. To our understanding, you have to have U.S insurance as well as Mexico insurance. You’re also paying for gas, which is more expensive than the U.S, Tolls across the country, maintenance of course. Like there are a lot of costs and they add up. So, the great thing is you can travel by bus, you can travel by plane, and the tickets within Mexico are dirt cheap. Travel is also cheaper once you get to your destination. So, you’re going to be spending way less than if you were going to another U.S city. So, what did you get? Like always – like every time we come here; three, four to five times a week… I get Enchiladas Verdes because the green sauce is amazing! Yeah, the green sauce is so good. I get something that doesn’t come with it, but I ask for it every time because it makes
it so much better. Mmm! Mmm! Mmm! And you get it with egg. It’s interesting, like breakfast enchiladas. Well, I’ve always considered enchiladas a dinner food, but in Mexico, they’re always on the breakfast menu. And as we were driving to breakfast, we realized we never updated you guys on what happened with the car battery situation. And if you didn’t see that video, basically, we went for regular maintenance at a Toyota dealership in Cancun and they told us the secondary battery, Not the hybrid battery, was going bad and that’s the one that starts a car and although Prius C’s exist in Mexico, the configurations for some of the parts are different between Mexico and the United States so they couldn’t use one of those batteries that they have for my car and they let us know that it would be impossible for them to order one. I’m not sure why. They told us that at the time. I would think you’d be able to go to a Toyota dealership anywhere in the world and get your battery replaced. Because it wasn’t like an authorized retailer. It’s like straight-up a Toyota dealership. So, we mentioned this in a video, tons of people reached out to help us out with this so that we didn’t have to drive all the way from Quintana Roo back to like Texas or something, to a U.S Toyota dealership and all the solutions were complicated, to say the least. But after we mentioned that in the video, the most miraculous thing happened. The Toyota dealership reached back out to us and what was formerly impossible was now possible for some reason. Yeah, so, you know, we don’t know if someone from corporate or something, with some power there, saw our video and was like, “Hey guys, figured this out.” Or if a bunch of people called the dealership and they’re like, “Okay, we need to figure this out because they sent their army.” Which we didn’t. We didn’t ask anyone to call or do anything. But thank you, guys. Thank you to everyone who helped who call dealerships all across Mexico. It’s amazing because we really did not want to have to drive, I mean, 45, 50, 60, 70 hours drive back to the U.S to get a battery on a battery that was bad. So, ultimately we went back to the dealership. They put the new one in that they somehow mysteriously got the correct one for my car and it was free. I was truly afraid to ask why it was free or like what happened exactly, in case it was like oh, this was a mistake. This is $5,000. It wouldn’t be that much. So, that’s the solution. It was free. So our battery is fixed. Hooray! We won’t be stranded in the desert somewhere. The next reason that we have is that Mexicans are very accepting of foreigners. Before traveling through the country, I had a little bit of a thought that maybe Mexicans would have some type of animosity towards us especially as people coming from the U.S because of the political environment, and because of the fact that it’s kind of not the same when Mexicans come to the U.S. I think many people, not everyone but many people have this like, “Learn to speak English” or like “There are these people invading” or you know, something like that. But it’s not that – it’s not that way in Mexico. People are welcoming, hospitable, patient; when it comes to us and our terrible butchering of Spanish sometimes (like we are doing our best to learn the language) but people are so patient with that. No one has ever said like “Learn to speak Spanish” or like they haven’t gotten frustrated, which I think is such a… It’s just one great feature or one great personality trait that many Mexicans have. Contrasting that to when we went to Peru. When we went to Peru, like our interactions with people were fine. We didn’t feel like that. I never got the impression that people didn’t like us there, necessarily. Yeah But we made two videos there and in the comments people were so mean. We’ve never turned off comments on a video but we almost did on those videos because it was just one after another of mean comments – like some of the worst comments we’ve ever gotten on our channel to date were on those two videos. In Peru, we tried tons of typical food. And of course, we couldn’t try everything. We were only there for like a week, but we tried the food. We tried to experience the culture just like we do in Mexico and whatever we did it was wrong. To Peruvians who were commenting, it was the wrong typical food that we tried, the wrong place, the wrong price, the wrong time of year. It was all wrong! Whereas, in Mexico, we go… I get the impression that Mexicans are just happy that we’re trying to experience their culture, and eat the food, and learn more about it, and When we do try something, they’ll be like, oh if you like this then you should go here or you should try this. So, we always feel like we’re welcomed in the culture here. And then it’s like “oh you did this, next time you come back you should do this” – like really positive, and helpful, and I really appreciate that. Yeah, me too. And I think that’s one of the big reasons why we’ve stayed here, among the many others. My hair is getting so long. I need a haircut really badly. So, we found this place where I’m going to try to get that done and something along the same lines as the last one we just mentioned where foreigners are very welcomed in our everyday lives. Or us, as foreigners, are welcomed in our everyday lives. Also, Mexico’s immigration policies are very friendly as well. If you have a U.S Passport and you look up what countries you can go to; visa-free, most of them you’re going to get 30, 60, if you’re lucky, maybe 90 days in the country. And I don’t know if there’s a single other country that’ll give you 180 days visa-free upon arrival. So, Mexico you get here, they write 180 on the little slip of paper you get. You get 180 days in the country and then you can do it over again if you leave. So super friendly towards foreigners – not only in your everyday life but also in terms of immigration. Hello! How are you? I’m good, and you guys? Very good. I need a haircut… Where did you learn English? Listening to rap music. Really? The bad words first. [Laughter] So this place is called Barbería del Puerto. I can’t say that, how do you say it? (Maddie pronouncing it well for Jordan). Barbería, I’m going to have to work on that one. But his name’s Franco. I think he did a really good job. This is probably the best haircut I’ve gotten in town. So I’m very happy with it and it’s a great location over on the beach side here. Another reason why we live in Mexico and not in the United States is that today’s digital world allows us to. And if we were trying this 20 years ago, maybe even 10 years ago, we probably would have had a much more difficult time working abroad – working online. But now that we can work online, we have that location freedom that allows us to live pretty much anywhere with an internet connection. Another reason that I personally I am glad that we’re living in Mexico and not the United States is that there is one of the biggest political divides. Right now, like the political environment is so tense in the U.S. You can’t even say the name of the current president – he who shall not be named, on our channel, because if you even say the name, people jump to conclusions about whether you support or don’t support and what your beliefs are. That’s why Jordan and I remain totally apolitical on this channel and in our life in general. I want to stay out of it when it comes to politics and it’s uncomfortable like, at the last election, I knew people who lost friends, who now don’t talk to family members… [Jordan laughing] Like it’s just insane, over the current president and political beliefs. So, I’m glad we’re living in Mexico, so we don’t have to deal with that and I’m sure if we were Mexicans, there would be the same type of thing because politics are very dividing. But I’m glad that we can just stay the heck out of it. Like we’re not in the country, I don’t have to listen to that stuff. I don’t have to hear about campaigning. It’s just… we don’t have to worry about it. Yeah, thank goodness! Now that we’re coming on to election season pretty soon here, If you see political ads on our videos, we don’t get to choose what ads go on there – that’s YouTube and Google. We’ve had people unsubscribe because they didn’t like the ads we were serving them, But we have nothing to do with it. Next reason why we live in Mexico and not in the U.S… I’m personally a bit of a Economics nerd and I don’t like where the U.S economy is headed. It seems like no matter who’s in charge, every year the National debt increase and the yearly deficits increase, and with my knowledge of history, when a country has this much debt and the U.S is the most indebted nation in the history of the world, it doesn’t end well. So, I think we’re serving ourselves well to kind of internationalize ourselves; become familiar with another culture, become familiar with another language, and be able to build a business that allows us to be anywhere and just be pretty much more mobile. Along these same lines, without delving into a very complicated subject too much, I think the dollar is going to lose its status as the world’s reserve currency, and if I’m right, the value of the dollar is going to decrease a lot, which could create a lot of social unrest and instability in the U.S – in which case, it would be good to be elsewhere. And speaking of internationalizing yourselves, one of the best ways you can do that is by learning the language. And for us, Spanish seemed like the logical choice, Before we had even really made the decision to travel in Mexico because there are so many Spanish-speaking countries that we could have chosen from. Mexico just happened to win our hearts over once we started traveling here. But if you want to learn Spanish so that you have the freedom to move to different countries, we recommend Rocket Languages. And you can sign up for a no-credit-card-required free trial and see what you think of it and see how great of a course it is; all-inclusive. So, you can just head to TangerineSpanish.com and it will take you right to the page on rocket languages where you can sign up for a free trial. If you do end up purchasing rocket languages, we get a portion of the sale because we’re affiliates, which helps us continue producing videos just like this one. This isn’t exactly a reason why we live in Mexico and not the U.S But we did find out after moving here that with our airline, Delta, if we have a foreign address it’s easier to get status and get free upgrades and stuff when we’re flying and that’s because some of the requirements of status are removed if you have a foreign address. Earlier in this video, we mentioned making videos in Peru and the comments we got on those videos. Well, we did really enjoy our time there and we are actually going back. We have flights booked to Lima but this time we decided to go to Cusco instead. So, we’re super excited for this trip coming up. If you follow us on Patreon or on Facebook, you already know this so, wink wink, head over there. That’s the benefits of following us on social media, you get other fun goodies like live videos, and Instagram stories, and shenanigans! Our specialty [Laughter] But I’m stoked for Cusco! Me too. I just hope we can handle the altitude because that would be the highest altitude that I have ever experienced or probably you as well. Right. Yeah. That either of us has ever experienced in our lives. So, why else are we living in Mexico and not the U.S? Well, to rewind to before we were leaving the U.S for Mexico originally in January of 2018, There were a lot of things about Society and the culture of the US that neither of us really liked. There were a lot of things that I just wasn’t settled with – many of which we mentioned in the last video like we prefer living in Mexico because people aren’t glued to their phone. If you go out to dinner with someone, they are present, they are with you to have a conversation and enjoy your company. Whereas that’s not the case in the U.S. But another aspect of society that’s changed over the very recent past is that the U.S is becoming so rooted in fear and Trying to… The powers that be – media, social media, the news, government, whatever, trying to make you afraid of things so that you are afraid of Mexico, you’re afraid to say something that’s not within the parameters of the allowable Opinions of political correctness. You’re afraid to say the president’s name or, you know, endure the wrath of people. Yes, so, I mean, I won’t even go there right now just on that topic. I don’t like – we won’t say the name because it’s too polarizing. Yeah, but the whole society is becoming fear-based and I think that’s a really dangerous dynamic because when people are afraid of whatever, like shootings for instance. They’ll give up almost everything. They’ll give up everything – you’re inclined to give up your freedoms and just out of fear, because you want to be safe. So you’ll sell your soul to the devil essentially for that safety or even a false sense of safety. So, I think that’s a very dangerous dynamic; speaking of safety and danger – dangerous dynamic. And yeah, that’s very well said. Thanks, I do what I can. So along the same lines of fear, the U.S seems to be headed in an unsafe direction, like just 20 years ago – you didn’t see mass shootings, now they’re happening all the time. This kind of reminds me of what we were talking about when it comes to food in the in part one of this video, that we don’t know what it is, but lots of people are intolerant to the food and developing food allergies that didn’t exist 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 30 years ago. Yeah, and it’s becoming rampant throughout society and… And I was One of those people. My health was in shambles when we were leaving the US which we talked about at length in the other video so I won’t dwell on it too much here, but I could hardly eat anything because my body was rejecting everything I put in my mouth and causing a reaction. Then, we come here to Mexico and all of a sudden I can eat like normal foods again as in fruits and vegetables and grains, and legumes, and all that good stuff, without having these reactions. Even to this day, I go back to the US and if I’m there for more than I’d say like a week, maybe, I’ll start getting a lot of those reactions again. And that’s with eating organic when I can and trying to go natural and not processed. Yeah, so we were saying in that video that something about the food is messed up! We don’t know what is, but there’s something that’s messed up! Well with all these shootings, there’s something that’s messed up! For them to be happening all the time. What the heck happened to society that went from there not being any to happening all the time?!? So yeah, there’s something fishy with that and we can speculate as to what that might be. But I mean, it’s just trending in a scary direction, that’s for sure. Mm-hmm, and that’s not the case in Mexico. So on both of these point points, I can eat the food here, it’s more natural, it vibes better with my body compared to the US. And I mean there are dangers in Mexico, which we talked about in our last video, was it? I don’t know, they all run together these days. We’ll link that right here. There are dangers here, but I don’t think there is like random and widespread acts of violence that just pop up out of nowhere for no reason. Laska, what do you like about living in Mexico? Taking naps, okay. (Both laughs) Surprise, surprise! We’re back at Blue Morelos because they won us over with these delicious Mezcal Margaritas! And the food is pretty good, too. Their chicken Paprika Tacos are like mmm… They’ve got fresh garlic in there – can’t resist that. I really like the food here too! It’s very good! And and they even have one… if we could be so cool this day… If we could be so cool as this one day, there’s a taco on here called the Trisha Taco, which is Trisha as in My Trish Advisor, Trisha. She also has a burger named after her at the burger underground. Like I don’t know how she does this! Trisha. Tell, tell. What are your secrets? I’m so cool. I want Tangerine Taco! [Laughter] That would be awesome! But actually, this leads us into the next reason why we love living in Mexico and prefer it over at the U.S really – because of the food and the food culture. All the different regions that we visit in Mexico, and even within states, and even within states; like cities within states. The food culture is so complex and has lots of history to it. And Honestly, before coming to Mexico, I knew I was going to like Mexican food because I knew I liked tacos. I knew I like burritos, and quesadillas are pretty good, too. True Mexican food. [Laughter] But I quickly found out that that’s far from the complete list of Mexican foods. That’s just really like scratching the surface – if it’s even actually the surface of Mexican food. Yeah, totally. But the more we travel and the more stuff that we try, it like blows my mind constantly. Just when we were back in Oaxaca, we tried was it Tejate? Yeah, it’s called Tejate and that’s something that’s a drink that’s been… not developed. I would say developed or it’s been around for a long time. Yeah. Been around for a really long time – passed from the indigenous people and integrated into the Mexican culture. And I mean that there’s a little bit of that in the U.S but the U.S is young compared to Mexico in many ways. Very young! And I think in the food – in the food culture especially and so I feel very lucky to be traveling through this country and having the opportunity to try all these – to us sometimes, strange things but awesome all the same. I feel like we unintentionally saved the best for last but truly it’s kind of hard to pick the best thing. Like what’s the reason why we like living in Mexico over the U.S? There’s no way, no possible way I could think of that, but there’s also no way to do this one justice and that is the history and culture of Mexico. And that’s everything from like what? The ancient ruins, the indigenous culture, traditions, Traditions, holidays, parades, and festivals, and traditional dances, and of course the food. That is a huge part of the culture. But I just didn’t have that growing up in Arizona – which of the U.S is one of the youngest States used to be Mexico also. There’s not typical food there. There are not traditional styles of dance, like the traditions are borrowed traditions in the culture which is okay, and that’s often how traditions and customs come about. Do you remember looking up foods that were traditional of Arizona? Yeah. Yeah, that was hilarious. It was like salsa. Salsa [Laughter] Cheese crisps… if you’re from Arizona, that actually is a pretty typical Arizonan food. But it’s funny, salsa and like some Navajo soup. Chimichanga. Chimichanga, yeah. That’s something we’ve never seen in Mexico, but yeah, I… I vastly prefer Mexico in all of these departments because there’s just… it’s vibrant, and rich, and filled with… Just… it’s hard to put into words. Mm-hmm. Have you even mentioned the people in this video? No! How? Please hold. Please hold…what have we done? And we could not end this video without mentioning the people of Mexico. This is one of the best things about living here is that we’re surrounded by some of the most hard-working people that I’ve ever experienced in my entire life. They’re all so loving, helpful, kind, welcoming, hospitable… and I mean we could list off 20 or 30 traits – great traits that the vast majority of Mexicans have, so I feel so lucky to be around people like these who Your example, you were saying people will just invite you into their home after knowing you for five minutes and you’re just part of the family after that. So here’s an example of how Mexicans generally just go above and beyond to try to be helpful and make you feel more comfortable in the country. One time we were trying to order gas for our house and we’re calling into this automated system to order it and we couldn’t understand hardly a word of it. We’re calling over and over and over, trying to understand one or two more words each time that we called. It was so frustrating. It was so hard to hear over the phone and it’s just like the robot voice of the automated system. So, finally we contacted our neighbor at the time and we were like – hey, can you please help us order this, we cannot figure it out. And without us asking him to do this, he took it upon himself to call in, order it, set up the appointment, and get them to come out for us just because we were… He even came over when they got there. Oh, yeah, and he even came over to make sure that it all went smoothly. So that’s a type of thing that happens on a very regular basis here in Mexico. So the people, for sure, are one of the biggest reasons why we prefer living in Mexico over the U.S! Before you guys go, please check out the end screen where we link part one of this video and if you enjoy our videos, please subscribe to our channel because we release videos just about every week about our travels through Mexico and around the world. Oh! One more thing… [Bell Ringing] Gong that bell! So you are the first to be notified the next time we release a new video and we will see you soon!

100 thoughts on “why we live in mexico and not in the united states (part 2)

  1. You guys are most welcome in Mexico, ive been watching your videos for a year now and I love just how you portray my country. You are the best guys.

  2. usa was the dream of South America and Central America now Mexico is the dream of South America Mexico is the leader of Latin America and the purpose of Amlo is that soon we are a first world country we have everything to do it but above all we are good people Mexicans are good more and we love that people like you friends come.

  3. My wife and I will be in Puerto Morelos from December 10-18. Would love to take you guys out to lunch as a little thank you for making these videos.

  4. Great video guys (: as usual 🙂 ⭐🍻⭐
    To me, this one's special in that it's Thanksgiving week here in the US where I'm at (the Great city of Portland Oregon in fact 🙂 and you two sure seem Thankful about being where you're at 🙂 ⚡You make some very powerful points about the current US political climate, food, etc (let's not forget Healthcare 🙂 I really wish it wasn't so and I sincerely hope things somehow improve for the good people that live here. ✌️
    Having said that, I plan on moving to the PV area within the next 18 months or so. Lol…
    ⭐ Not to escape the bad so much but to experience the good that Mexico and it's people have to offer (:
    👍You know… you two are partially to blame for that (yikes! 🙂 because of all the great work you're doing in sharing the beauty of Mexico and it's people 🙂 I, for one, appreciate your work very much. Well Done You Two! ⭐🍻✌️ M

  5. Felicidades! I think this is one your BEST videos to date! Especially around 14:00 minutes. Yes, the political politicization happening in the US is horrible, not to mention the daily/weekly mass shootings. And food, another great point. Why? I live in Baja California and we're at the top of the list recently for homicides . But…it has most to do with the cartels and drug trafficking. So us normal people don't pay much attention to it. Thanks for your honesty in this video, and sorry about your Peruvian comments, I wasn't aware of that. Saludos de Enseneda

  6. The reason you guys live a good life is because you guys are white if you guys are Mexican it will be a different thing.

  7. I think you’re correct in describing the United States as a culture based on fear. That explains the crippling military expenditures, the mass incarceration, the xenophobia, the racism, the political polarization and the irrational thinking that is becoming very common. Of course, fear is something that has been promoted by special interests for a long time and the consequences of that are becoming more obvious as time passes. This also isn’t something that is exclusively a problem of the United States. I don’t think it would be as disappointing if I wasn’t raised on the ideas of the land of the free and home of the brave, democracy and human rights, the Declaration of Independence and the ideas of our forefathers, Lincoln, and the Roosevelt’s. I noticed as writing these names that this country has become better during the most traumatic times, that doesn’t bode well for me.

  8. tangerines, i salute you, soy Mexicano, y les agradesco que me muestren las bellezas que hay en mi pais, para mi ustedes son AmericoMexicanos, espero que encuentren muchos lugares magicos.

  9. If there's one thing us mexicans love is foreigners, you probably get treated better than if you were mexican. I am so happy you are enjoying your stay

  10. A mi no me importa que hablen español o no , me importa que se vayan con las billeteras vacias.somos del pri ,que esperabas.

  11. 🤣🤣🤣 Peruvians? Say no more…Mexicans know all about those goons…In fact they might be the biggest Mexico fans in the world because every time there is a video on u tube about Mexico…they come out of their caves to criticize and troll about how Much better they are than Mexico and how Mexico is stealing some aspect of Peruvian culture…on the other hand Mexicans be like “where is Peru?”

  12. Love you guys! I agree on so many points. Thanks for your candor, although risky to voice. So happy about your battery! Toyota must have seen the wisdom of keeping you happy!

  13. Hey Tangerine guys, hello from Zapopan, Jalisco, México. Let me just say how much I enjoy your videos. I'm from México, but I spent many years living in the US during my High school and College years. Anyways, judging by the date of this video, I'm guessing you haven't been to Cusco yet; you mentioned your concerns about the altitude. As soon as you get there, you will be offered some coca leaf tea; don't skip on it, it will help you with the altitude symptoms problems. I got to travel and spend a month and a half in Peru back in 2005/2006. I don't know what your travel plans look like, if you'll be flying directly into Cusco, or if you'll be visiting other cities first. When I went there, I spent a few days in Arequipa before going into Cusco. Arequipa is also at a high altitude, but not as high as Cusco, so probably that helped in me not feeling the Cusco altitude so much. Regardless, I'm sure you guys are going to have a blast there, and do hope you both handle the altitude OK. Remember to drink a lot of coca leaf tea. I'll keep an eye out for those Peru videos. I really enjoyed the Lima ones; brought back lots of memories from my trip. Stay safe and have fun. Saludos…

  14. The altitude would definitely be an issue for me. You might want to consider getting medicine to assist you with the altitude, in case it causes you issues…I do that when I go to the mountains in Colorado

  15. planning on visiting MX in Feb. Your videos have been an enormous benefit to me as I prepare for a trip to see if I want to move there. Jordan your comment about the devaluation of the dollar is coming if not already here, is a very good reason to "spread your wings" in search of a country that is not tied to the dollar. (although I wonder if the peso is linked to the dollar?) In any case my exploratory trip is not because of the lower cost of MX, but to see if daily life is enhanced by living there. And by the way don't let the turkeys get you down. I spent almost 4 years in Asia when I was your age and it was the best experience of my life!

  16. Good for you guys. I've been dreaming of living down in Mexico for years. Thanks for sharing your experiences. Enjoy your journeys! 🙂

  17. I'm not the most liberal person nor am I completely conservative. But, I gotta admit this video and many of the comments down below really opened my eyes about what life is like down in Mexico. As a fellow American myself, I heard a lot of bad things about Mexico and many Spanish speaking countries along with other nations in the Caribbean and throughout Central and South America here in the states. One of the things people say is that the Mexican drug cartels run the country and the government is corrupt or if you (in general) were to go down there you could get raped, kidnapped or even killed. Another thing I'm glad you two talked about was the culture of fear in the US. There is a lot of negativity in America and it's been that way for a while. I also feel like Americans in general are only sociable in terms of keeping up appearances. But, many are not family oriented here in the states. Lately, I've been feeling kind of depressed and lonely because I'm estranged from many of my family and I don't have many friends to talk to. I also have a developmental disability and I feel like I never really fit in with others up here in the states. I feel shunned by the public and was often mistreated by family members growing up because of this.

    It's a horrible feeling. I decided a while back that I'll eventually go to Guam and later to Asia. I just need to get off the mainland as soon as I can. Like you guys, I'm also learning a foreign language specifically Japanese. I have some experience with Mexican Spanish but not much. LOL. However, one thing I noticed about both Asian and Hispanic immigrants here in the states is how they're family oriented. At least from my interactions with them. America isn't a community anymore and it seems like everyone wants to be on top. It's this false ideology that more money, more material possessions and even living in the best neighborhoods will make you happy. And it couldn't be further from the truth. The people who have the most are usually the unhappiest. Btw, you guys mentioned you were learning Spanish on Rocket Languages. Another good program for learning a language is Duolingo. I'm currently learning Japanese through this app. And you can set it up on your phone or tablet for them to remind you for a lesson everyday. Sorry if I ranted here. LOL

  18. I agree with your comment about Peru. I traveled there years ago hoping I was going to experience the same hospitality I do when I go to Mexico. I was so disappointed that I didn’t experience it but that trip helped me appreciate my Mexican heritage even more. Viva Mexico!

  19. Just came back from our first visit to Mexico 🇲🇽. Visited Mexico City for a week and was blown away by the amazing architecture, culture and history. The people were so kind and so proud of their heritage. Will definitely be visiting Mexico again soon! Maybe even retiring there soon 🥰. Thank you for the wonderful videos you share, all the best to you both! 👍❤️🙏

  20. I've been visiting Mexico (from Canada) for the last 40 years. I've always respected the Mexican people for their hospitality and work ethic etc.

    Although Americans want to be considered the most progressive people of the world, they often don't act the part. (eg. Cancellation of metrification, resisting cancellation of the paper $1 bill, POTUS Trump etc.)
    Blaming ones own problems on immigrants (Mexicans and other Hispanics) is just an innability to accept the forward advancement of so many other countries around the world.

    Can't wait for my next visit to PM. One part of the great country of MX.

  21. Wow, you just summed up why I spend much of my time in Madrid (although I still do spend a lot of time in the US). Everything to a tee. I also find the food in Spain to be far superior to the food in the US. Though I don't have any food allergies, I always feel like complete crap after only a few days of eating there. I've never one seen an outbreak of e.coli here in Spain because all of the beef comes from quality "fincas" in the Sierra mountains (at least here in Madrid it does). The people here are amazing too – they welcomed me as if I were one of their own. I'm so happy for you guys — VIVA MÉXICO y ojalá que aprendáis el idioma. ¡Vale la pena! Oh, one more thing — ¡¡Laska es la leche!!

  22. Are you safe in Mexico? That is a question that remains to be seen. The political structure is corrupt, controlled by a dozen or so families which are highly compromised/involved with the cartels. As long as you don't get caught in the cross hairs, you will be fine. However, keep a low profile and hope for the best. Remember in the final analysis, you are and will always be "gringos".

  23. 27:27 – on that note, I rarely get sick here (which is another reason I love it here), but I got what I thought was strep, and the doctora (UAA graduate – "Se Lumen Proferre" – "They project light") said that I caught a virus. Her "fee" was $40 pesos (2 bucks), and the medicine was a mere $137 ($6.85), and then the injection she did in my arm was 1 dollar! By the way, I am 12 hours out from this injection, and there is the slightest of trauma (the needle went in a GOOD inch into my upper arm muscle) and ZERO pain. Anyway, I feel 1000% better, and now the story:

    This "druggie" just walked into the doctor's room, and just kind of leered and stared till I stood up (I'm kind of big-ish), and he backed out and went into the pharmacy (Simi!!!) and then started to tear up the place (again, rare), but the guys from across the "Avenida Aguascalientes Poniente" darted across 8 lanes of traffic to grab this guy and detain him till the cops arrived.

    We take care of each other here, and that's neat. I remember the Blizzard of '77 and '85 in Buffalo, NY – my origins – and folks in Buffalo were tremendous and great, too, but I have since been up north in different states, and people are like "meh" not my problem. Tisk tisk …

    Anyway, great vid 100% on target, and don't let the trollypoohs get to you; they're a sad lot – feel sorry for them (I shadow ban them, but hey, that's me. :D)

    Hang in there! Can't wait for the next one!

  24. U need too come back too the four corners area and have some Navajo mutton stew (could be the Navajo soup u mentioned) and frybread!

  25. You're right, the mass shootings are fishy. Kinda makes you wonder who benefits from them happening so often…maybe the anti gun lobby? No guns, and the people have no defense when governments decide to take control and strip all of our rights. Forced vaccinations, forced chemo for kids, glycosphate in everything, cancer and autism rates skyrocketing, and on top of all that they are raining toxins down on us in the chemtrails all day long. Yup, something evil is afoot, and it makes no difference who sits in that Oval Office. I can't wait to move to Mexico, but it will be three more years till I can do it. God bless you both!

  26. Wow u guys …. maybe it was just where you were living and who you were around. Nice to opt-out of life but hell yeah to those who stay in the ring. You guys have done a great job of making a life for yourselves there but I feel like many of your comments add to the fire and scare peeps from visiting the U.S….excited for your Peru#2 trip

  27. You both make me very wistful to move to Mexico, but I have 19 more years before I can retire and go there, and I have too many college loans and other obligations here to pick up and go.

    Given the worldly turbulence and the whiplash speed of change in the US, I will probably never get the chance to do so by then.

    Ps: I work in an elementary school, and what you say about giving up freedoms – seriously, you have no idea unless one of your parents in the US currently work in a US public school. HD cameras are everywhere, lock down drills, active shooter drills, shelter in place drills, a lockout button in our office, blinking lights outside the building indicating a lockdown, a PA recording telling the children to take cover because an active shooter is in the building, and employees MUST ALL scan in and out with badges like TSA agents in airports in order to enter and exit the buildings. All of our classrooms have blinds on their windows in the hallways that they must keep down at all times just in case and our classrooms are numbered on the outside now so the authorities will know where to save kids caught in a potential crossfire situation. <— these two things only started this school year. And our children are only ages 5-11. Kindergarten through Fifth Grade in an obesely wealthy school district and neighborhood.

    I feel like we are prepping for a zombie apocalypse. I’m still waiting for the moat with the electrified fence and sharks with freaking laser beams attached to their heads to be added… 😑

    The news is obviously biased and completed one-sided (kind of reminds me of the “V for Vendetta” movie). And you know that our media beats a story to death. It’s like a soap opera where you can turn to the news channel five months later and they are still reporting the same story again and again. I’ve stopped watching the weather too, because they are honestly never right and send people into panics over snow showers that never come, and so on and so forth.
    I can’t afford to move out on my own because houses and apartments are too much as you both already know.

    I know this. If I ever loose my current job here, I’m considering selling what I own and moving to Mexico too (if I still can, if that happens).

  28. Hello guys how's going I'm glad that you replace your car battery I was the same page with you that why they can't ordered if it's a Toyota dealership 👍😀😀

  29. Your videos are so down to earth and informative. I plan to move to Santiago de Queretaro in two years; I have so far sold 1/2 of my belongings and the house is next. Estoy tan feliz!! Even if the authoritarian mood of U.S. resolves, I don't see it as meeting my needs now or in the future. Your vids are my ticket to a new life. Thank you.

  30. People aren’t on their phones because it is VERY EXPENSIVE, and most people can’t afford a plan that allows a lot of data usage.

  31. Love you guys and love anyone who follows their heart. Right or wrong do what makes you happy is so wonderful. I am an American with 10 years here in Mexico in Monterrey and I travel all the time. Have traveled the whole country. Some things I do disagree on your viewpoints when you consider big city living and working in auto plants versus the two of you being mostly in beach areas and tourist areas. To really know Mexico you have to do something like have a home build or have work done that you want done a specific way. THEN, jejejeje you will find out a lot of very unflattering things about Mexico and workers here. Plus, Mexicans are NOT so accepting with Americans that are here to take their high level jobs in the auto plants. And jejejeje you are so correct about talking about Trump jejejeje. What I do is ask my Mexican friends to leave their house door open and they say "No, I do not allow just anyone into my house" and then I say perfect, Trump doesn't allow just anyone into his house / country : ) Keep doing what you are doing, it is awesome to be young, thin, sexy and have your health to be able to do what you want. Rock on. Phones – again go to Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico city,… and visit upper middle class and upper class people and YES, they are on their phones all day long : ( and Please, go to industrial areas and you will learn more about the country. Come visit me anytime, my house is open, plus happy to help with anything. PS, my wife and kids are 100% born and raised here.

  32. I cant wait to go to Mexixo one day.
    Do you guys know in which country you are going to live or at least visit after Mexico?
    I am from Brazil and one of the many things I love in my country is the convenience we have i.e. frentistas, which are people who fill your car's gas (is this how you say it? Hahahaha). Diaristas and passadeiras, you can get people to clean your house or to iron and fold your clothes for a very cheap cost.
    These kind of services seem to be expensive in the US, right?

  33. Jordan , where do you think your money comes from ?? USA BABY !! More people are working now than in many many years, the economy is booming btw. 🇺🇲 KAG , TRUMP 2020 🇺🇲

  34. Re: Food problems in the USA that you don't experience in México, I just ran into this article with a scary photo of people in hazmat suits spraying G-d knows what on food destined for the USA, which you had mentioned awhile back in another video:

  35. Hello you guys…
    Im originally from the US, Corpus Cristie Texas but mom and dad raised me and my brother and sisters in Mexico…
    Now i live and work here in USA, Im married, got 3 daugthers and live in Pennsylvania…
    I love Mexico and i miss my country, the country i raise…
    Love your videos 💖💖💖
    Keep doing it. 🤗🤗🤗
    By the way, i already suscribed

  36. I have watched your videos for the last year even when I was in the Philippines spent six months in Oregon now I rode my motorcycle down here for a day and a half and I'm in Mazatlan going to do the same thing you guys are doing just travel around and see the beautiful country I have watched your videos for the last year even when I was in the Philippines spent six months in Oregon now I rode my motorcycle down here for a day and a half and I'm in Mazatlan going to do the same thing you guys are doing just travel around and see the beautiful country thanks for the adventure

  37. If congress declares the cartels terrorist organizations, it will become ugly. Americans getting kidnapped and killed in Mexico for example.

  38. I get the feeling there are quite a few expats living in Puerto Morelos? It seems like a nice place. Since you have traveled vastly through Mexico is this a typical Mexican town or more like how a tourist city looks like in Mexico? Great information on the VISA process.

  39. I highly recommend you to go to “Las Grutas de Tolantongo” en Hidalgo there are a lot of things to do and eat.

  40. Im happy to hear that after all these years you are still happy here!!, I can't wait for the 2021 follow video to this one

  41. Hello guys can you tell me which video you talk about the food and how you've been eating better since u r in mexico because wanna show it to my brothers. Much love! Thanxs!!

  42. I work at a dealership in Ohio, due to emission regulations we can only service American vehicles, if they purchased the vehicle in Canada and pass thru and break down, it has to get towed back to Canada even though it's the same vehicle we have! Sucks but it's a reality. Every so often if the right person at corporate makes a phone call certain things can get done!!

  43. Peruvians are nice people. Just don’t say anything negative about their food or their country if you do they’ll deport you. And DON’T mention Chile

  44. A big shout out from England. UK I think you are a great couple. We can see some similarities in why we like Spain so much. Of course there will be the tourist traps which should be avoided but that happens everywhere. Keep wise keep safe, keep learning and keep you documentaries flowing. Best to both of you.

  45. If you have Mexican residency status the car must be imported, or buy a Mexican car. It is illegal to have a foreign registered car except with tourist status.

  46. When you run into problems like that with any car anywhere in the world most auto manufacturers will fix the problem by calling their corporate customer care department! I retired from General Motors so I have a little experience with the auto industry other than being just a customer.

  47. There is a very big difference between the Americans that go to Mexico and the Mexicans that come to the US. Most Mexicans that come to America are looking for work so if you are an employer you would like that but as a laborer (which most Americans are) you see them as competition that keep wages low. In Mexico they see most Americans as tourists, you are not going to take their job you are bringing money into the country, It's a very different dynamic that gets a spotlight shined on it every time the economy is failing or there is high unemployment or when wages aren't keeping up with the cost of living.

  48. Jordan you are absolutely correct the economy is poised for another big crash. And the dollar will be replaced by another strong currency. Anyway love you guys and Happy thanksgiving!

  49. Aren't Mexicans Americans too?
    Plus I was taught in Geography that there are 3 Americas, North, Central and South 🇺🇾🇲🇽🇨🇦

  50. You both are brilliant (you too Laska). The very hard work you do is amazing. Having spent a lot of time in Mexico and loving it as you do. I'm hooked on your work. I get the smells, the colors, the humor the work with palabras and all that is transferred thru your very hard work. It warms my heart when someone recognizes me in one of your beautiful T-shirts.
    Keep up the wonderful work, but remember to rest.
    Toma Mundo

  51. The comments on the polarizing and fear based has been going on a long time you are just becoming aware of it. The USA press in the 1980s tried to make you hate Russia and Germany. Presidents where very polarizing. There has been mass murders for years and was a lot worse during the 1930-1940s. You lived in a safe place with good family and as you hear about things that happen the intended fear is instilled in you. People are afraid of Mexico because of the gang fighting and violence, but like Chicago that is not all of the state or country. Schools used to have hunter safety class and kids brought their 22 to school for the class. The intent to make people afraid of firearms is ongoing and growing strong. I have family that love the person that shall remain unnamed and others that say horrible things about his family. Jordan hit on the point of no real difference. president was friends with and traveled with 3 former Pres. the one just before him and his opponents spouse that was pres. and the insane peanut farmer. People forget that the newspapers and press would cover when they spent time together golfing. Voting sadly is not voting for one or the other but voting against the worse and hoping the 2nd worse (since they both suck) will not ruin everything. But also remember anything signed by the pres has gone through congress and they are mostly just as worthless and only trying to make it better for them to stay in office. The more fear they can instill the more control they can take from you and the more barriers they can put in place so no one can replace them.

  52. A link to your video about your battery issue was posted on the Toyota North American headquarters facebook page, questioning them why you would have any issue getting the battery since you are still in North America. Toyota has been trying to expand it's market share and manufacturing in Mexico since at least 2015. Here is a link to the facebook page, no idea if it helped you, but it only took me a minute to do it back when I saw your video. I think it was the entire group of your followers that took that minute that got you helped. https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Toyota-North-American-Headquarters/710640785746297

  53. I don't know who you are, but I will subscribe to your channel, I will watch all your videos and I will give you a like!!


  54. well behaved pets are welcome almost anywhere you go in Mexico. Take your dog to the cafe, the barber shop, the hotel… . Right Alaska?

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