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Francois Bertrand

"The last InterNations event was just great: I had some very nice chats with fellow expats (even Canadians like me) in Mexico City. "

Barbara Melington

"With InterNations, we had the chance to find a good bi-lingual school for our children in Mexico. They are gonna grow up as true 'third-culture kids'! "

Living in Cuernavaca

Alexander von Humboldt, the 19th century writer, termed Cuernavaca the City of Eternal Spring. The city has been a favorite amongst people who need an escape from the busy life in Mexico City, and it can offer not only a bearable, mild climate, but also various sights. The Palacio De Cortes, for example, is often considered the most representative building in Cuernavaca, and is a good place to start your exploration of the area, followed by the Juarez and Morelos gardens that are right at the heart of the city. If you're thinking of living in Cuernavaca, you can benefit from an InterNations membership. InterNations has a growing community of expatriates, all of which share their experiences with one another, and work together to make expat life less of a challenge.

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Moving to Cuernavaca

Many people make the move to Cuernavaca because of its stunning tropical Savanna climate. Since the city is situated at quite a high altitude, the temperatures are relatively mild, making for warm days and cool nights. If you've decided you are moving to Cuernavaca, you should give yourself a pat on the back, because you've made the brave first step to becoming an expatriate. A lot of expatriates will dive head first in to organizing their working life abroad, but it's important to take the time to settled, too, in once you have arrived. Although it is a good thing to think proactively about the future, you need to make sure you feel safe, secure and happy in your new home first. If you have any questions about moving to Cuernavaca and seek advice on life in this Mexican city, you should take a look into the many forums on the InterNations site. Here, expats can share and learn from each other’s expatriation experiences.

Working in Cuernavaca

A great deal of the economy in Cuernavaca is led by the retail industry and trade. Although the region has a large quantity of fish and vegetables, the agriculture industry actually employs the fewest amounts of people. If you've made the move to begin working in Cuernavaca, you might be surprised about the many difficulties you can face. The InterNations’ Expat Magazine has articles dedicated to making working life abroad as an expatriate in Cuernavaca a much more viable option. Moving overseas can be stressful and working just an added strain to your happiness. The Expat Magazine has articles written to alleviate the stress of finding a job, including, for example, specific pieces on setting yourself up as self-employed. Being self-employed is a popular alternative to regular expatriate assignments, but it does have its fair share of pitfalls to be navigated. Learn how to understand the harsh regulations on visa allocation for self-employment, why you should check the cost of living in your new country of residence, as well as the tax you can claim back on office allocation and business costs.

Francois Bertrand

"The last InterNations event was just great: I had some very nice chats with fellow expats (even Canadians like me) in Mexico City. "

Barbara Melington

"With InterNations, we had the chance to find a good bi-lingual school for our children in Mexico. They are gonna grow up as true 'third-culture kids'! "