In the Mexican state of Veracruz, Coatzacoalcos is one of the area's largest port cities. The name of the city comes from the indigenous word for 'where the snakes hide', or 'site of the snake'. Coatzacoalcos is also known as the 'city of the avenues', and has a population reaching just over 305,000 people. Living in Coatzacoalcos can be just as great as living in your native country, however, it might take a while before you settle in. It can be a good idea to stroll around the city when you first arrive, taking in the sights and sounds of this bustling metropolis. Situated under the small monumental Olmec Pyramid, the Museo de Arqeologia is a fine place to learn all about the area, and Las Barrillas is a brilliant space for swimming, fishing and eating shellfish. Expats in Coatzacoalcos will find plenty of culture and sights to discover.
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If you're moving to Coatzacoalcos, or you are thinking about making the move sometime soon, you have probably come across a few roadblocks on your way. If you haven't yet, you will at some point that's for sure. If you are struggling with making the move, or life as an expatriate is proving to be much more testing than you originally thought, then you can find some help and advice on the InterNations website. The InterNations community is full of friendly, helpful expats from all over the globe who have had similar experiences to your own. Browsing the forums and discussion groups, you can see thousands of topics that these like-minded expatriates have posted about - whether you need help getting available accommodation, finding storage for your old belongings, or want to learn a little bit more about the region before moving to Coatzacoalcos, there will be a discussion thread perfect for you.
Finding work abroad can be just as hard, if not harder, than making the move overseas. Working in Coatzacoalcos, or any foreign city for that matter, can be especially tricky, as it can be hard to learn about the cultural differences in regards to work. Even after you've settled in with a new home, you might find your new workplace a confusing and demanding place. The expatriate members-only forums on InterNations are full of tips and hints specifically relating to work. The Expat Magazine is another area of the site with articles and pieces written by the InterNations staff as well as InterNations members. In this way, expats share their experiences about living and working abroad, so you can learn from their successes and mistakes.