Livin' In Mexico: The Real Story / Brian Burke


What's it like living in Mexico? It seems like a simple enough question; often asked, rarely well answered. Because Mexico is much more than just a warm sunny climate where you can beach every day if you want. For many, Mexico is hope. It's hope for a less complicated, simpler life, hope that every day has the potential to be the best day you've ever had. It's as much about what it represents; the freedoms, the leisures, endless summer, romance, walking the dogs off leash on the seashore at sunset. Mexico is as much a feeling as it is a place. That's what Mexico really is. Mexico is where tired hopes and dreams get a shot at coming true.
Author Brian Burke tackles the feel of Mexico in this book that takes you down deep into expatriate culture; one folded into a tiny crease of what is Mexico. He examines Mexico from the outside, looking for the real of it.
How does it feel to live in Mexico is the question the author answers in this tale of expats, desperados, pirates, romance, Facebook (and the perils thereof), Mexico as Heaven and dead bankers bringing you beers, and the colorful characters who make a life where the sun shines bright.

Also available bundled with 'Livin' In Mexico: What It Really Costs', at a discounted price of $9.99 USD. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JKDQBTD

Amazon doesn't aggregate global reviews, here's some reviews as of April 2/18, as space allows

Five Stars:(10)

I couldn't put this book down. I loved every minute of it.
I had been thinking about to Belize or somewhere else in Central america for quite some time, but I never even considered Mexico.
Through the pages of Brian's book, I was transformed by first hand accounts of what life is like in Mexico.
Forget all the internet research. Reading this book is All I needed to make an informed decision on whether or not I'll ever take the plunge and move there.
One thing is for sure. I definitely want to visit and vacation there after reading his book!
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You either get the Yucatán, or you don't. If you want to embrace it for what it is instead of trying to turn it into what you are escaping, then you will like this book.
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Living in Chelem, I loved the descriptions of the areas around us and found it very well written and accurate as well. The different types of "us, expats" living here was pretty hilarious, since most of us can be part of a few of them without the need of being offended. He captured the Yucateca spirit so well! Very easy read and loved the humor!
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Thank you for the direct and honest info and personal experience. See you in Progresso brother !
Great book to read!
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My only complaint??? It was too short! Really enjoyed it...
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Very informative.
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I gave this gem five stars because it is so close to the bone I couldn't give it fewer.
This is a great yarn, funny and accurate.
If you live in México or want to, read this.
You're in it!
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An excellent write. Was Unable to put it down. An easy read. A great read. The author has a wonderful way with words.

I recommend this rating as someone who has also fallen in love with Mexico. Brian's voice is raw and real, his love for Mexico evident, particularly Merida & Progreso. This is not a " How to" book so much as it is an "I Do" book, filled with humour and candidcy. Thanks for the fun read Brian!

An honest down to earth tell it like it is book. Your choice to do as he did or noodle away NOB ... North of the border.

Four Stars:(3)

A short, highly enjoyable read. Sorely in need of editing, but in that perhaps, lies part of the charm. Hey…it’s about livin’ in Mexico.

My husband and I read this book on our plane ride from Austin to Mérida on a scouting trip to Yucatan earlier this month. We loved the author's unapologetic truth as well as his imagery... we found it to be truthful and it well represented Progreso. He captures the spirit, the under belly and the promise of this part of the Yucatan coast in Mexico. Highly recommend for ....
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