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Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan

 
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Fitzgerald



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:34 pm    Post subject: Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan Reply with quote

Have any members of the board lived and worked in either of these two cities, or others on the Pacific coast? I will be leaving my current job in Culiacan at the end of this year - not a minute too soon, really, as after three years I can state with some definiteness that Culiacan is a city lacking in attractions for expatriates. (It hasn't been as dangerous in my experience as its reputation, just boring.)

Although I know that in terms of job abundance I should set my sights on Guadalajara, Mexico City, etc., and I won't neglect doing that in my search, still, I feel very drawn to living on the Pacific coast, and once I get an idea in my head, I find it difficult to shake it loose. I like both PV and Mazatlan considerably, and would leap at any chance to make a life in either one possible. I expect that Internet teaching would have to be part of the equation, maybe a very big part, and that could be OK. But what about opportunities "on the ground," even limited and distinctly part-time ones?

I know that these are not the easiest target cities to "bring off." Any observations are welcomed.
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inotu-unotme



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Immediately reading your post I thought your setting yourself up for failure. But, the truth is if you have the cash flow to go to these places then go. Try to make some contacts. I live in an area many people fail at - but - I have made contacts. It's important at least where I live to become part of the community: Check out doing some community work, go to church and go to whatever free social functions they have going on in town. The more people you meet the better off you will be. And I think its important to remember that some parts simply don't hire at certain times of the year.
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Fitzgerald



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

inotu-unotme wrote:
Immediately reading your post I thought your setting yourself up for failure. But, the truth is if you have the cash flow to go to these places then go. Try to make some contacts. I live in an area many people fail at - but - I have made contacts. It's important at least where I live to become part of the community: Check out doing some community work, go to church and go to whatever free social functions they have going on in town. The more people you meet the better off you will be. And I think its important to remember that some parts simply don't hire at certain times of the year.


Well, if I think I've got a losing hand, I won't play it, which is why I ask these questions and do this research.
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