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

November 25, 2019

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? 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 airing 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. Today, 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. (Indistinct conversation from Maddie) 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 (mimicking Laska). To the people around here – She talks to everyone – she makes everyone laugh. So you guys need to watch this… Hello! Good morning! How are you guys? Good, thank you! Hi, Laska! Lask, dear. Greet me. Come here. Come here! How are you? So we’re recording… (All Laughs) Sorry. So, we’re recording a video today, but this is the owner of Lola & Moya. 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 My Yeti? Yeah, they’re made by ethnic people. Okay. So yeah, we’ve got them all the way from there. Amazing. 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. 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 (Jordan, how old are we??) 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 – 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. But travelling 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 Vales because the green sauce is amazeballs. 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. And you get a white egg! Interesting, like breakfast enchilada. I’ve always considered enchiladas as 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 I 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 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, 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 one great feature or one great personality trait that many Mexicans have. Contrasting that, 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 and 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. I was all wrong. In Mexico, 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. I think that’s one of the big reasons why we’ve stayed here, among the many others. Mm-hmm 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, that’s 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. That’s 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? Bad words first. So this place is called Barberia del Puerto. I can’t say that, how do you say it? (Maddie pronouncing it well for Jordan). 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 (A haircut is 130 Pesos – $6.70 USD) and it’s a great location over on the beachside 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… 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. 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 there, 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 has 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 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, not the U.S but we did find out after moving here that with our airline Delta, if we have a foreign address (“Our airline, Delta” – as in, the airline we’ve chosen to fly with to earn miles/status) 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. ( @tangerinetravels) That’s the benefits of following us on social media, you get other fun goodies like live videos and Instagram stories and shenanigans, but I’m stoked for Cusco. Me too. – Cusco is at 3,400m (11,200 ft). Compare that to Mexico City’s altitude of 2,250m (7,382 ft) 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 from 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 there 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 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 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 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’d do it again. 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 a rampant throughout society 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, but 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 like 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 going is a very wrong 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. (Trying to think). 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… I’ve got fresh garlic in there – can’t resist that. I really like the food here too. Mmm It’s very healthy and they even have one but we 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. What are your secrets? I’m so cool. I want Tangerine Taco. 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. 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, quesadillas are pretty good, too. True Mexican food. 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 foods. 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 Tehate? Yeah, it’s called Tehate 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 to and integrate it 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. 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. 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, 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. Salsa, Cheese crisps… if you’re from Arizona, that actually is a pretty typical Arizonan food. But it’s funny, salsa and like some Navajo, sherry Changa. Something we’ve never seen in Mexico, but yeah, 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! 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’re 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… 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… 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…


  • Reply Tangerine Travels November 23, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Happy Saturday, amigos! What's one of your FAVORITE aspects of Mexico? ??

  • Reply Jarvis Price November 24, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Good video!!

  • Reply Armando B. Castenelli November 24, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Detla Airlines… Where? How? Just join today. Wish you guys well.

  • Reply Miguel Higareda November 24, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    I am traveling to Mexico from USA a least once a year and it's a great experience nothing compare of the bad propagand from media especially Univision, fox and CNN.

  • Reply J ZA November 24, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Reciban un fuerte abrazo AMIGOS!!

  • Reply Miguel Higareda November 24, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    That's why many retirees from USA are immigrating to Mexico. My wife and I will be one among those.

  • Reply Abelino jimenez November 24, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    People like you are always welcome .

  • Reply waje california November 24, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Be careful traveling far from cities. Cartels running hard

  • Reply Salvador Lopez November 24, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    We love you guys!!

  • Reply Chivo R November 24, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    I agree ? of what you two are talking about food, politics and so on. Thanks and love your videos

  • Reply Frank K November 24, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Curiously, every year over half a million Mexicans disagree with you, as they not only try to move to the US, but they do so illegally.

  • Reply ccarlin52 November 24, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    We will be traveling to the area soon! Is there any reputable taxi service you both would recommend to be able to visit Puerto Morelos?

  • Reply Bit Of Wizdumb November 24, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Keep your fingers crossed you never get targeted by the cartel

  • Reply Miguel Angel Manzur Lases November 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Si amazing how you guys love my country! Food here is amazing

  • Reply The Jac November 24, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    I lived in Playa for over a year. However I was earning pesos. So yes, in comparison everything is much cheaper than here in Canada but when you are earning local wages you can't really afford a super nice place or travel that much. Just saying.
    Also when I left the country and tried to re-enter they would only give me 7 more days as I had just been there 180 days. They were trying to get a bribe which I refused to pay. But you definitely can't keep getting 180 days as many times as you want.

  • Reply jatkins47 November 24, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    So you gave up your US citizenship? How do you support yourself in Mexico?

  • Reply Sat Up November 24, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Hi Guys, The food always looks so lovely and fresh, it also always seems to have been made pretty much fresh, with few miles between the field and fork. It must be wonderful to just take a stroll and have breakfast in the sunshine and warmth. I see Laska is very vocal to the locals, what a character eh!! I pleased to hear you are Apolitical, best to remain silent on politics and religion i was once told! I think you have both made a wise choice to build your life there while you can, America seems to be blinded sheep being driven by the media whilst they suffer from the infection that is the food distribution network of the american food giants prescribe. Anyway, thanks for the update, it is always refreshing to have a nice haircut eh Jordan, and Maddie, i Do think you are correct about the processed foods etc one would consume in the U.S., Glad to see the improved living environment is allowing you to consume clean foods that allow you to remain the health young adult you are. Great work folks, keep it up!!
    P.S: When are you visiting the U.K? Shakespeare's country is callin' y'all! 🙂 Toyota makes me laugh too, glad you got sorted!

  • Reply Ed Brunet November 24, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    I couldn't agree with you more! I miss Central America so much for the same reasons. A-political is the best policy!

  • Reply LX Macuahuitl November 24, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    The tax known as the "income tax" is actually an excise tax and does NOT fall in private sector, non-federally privileged activities. See for hundreds of documented examples of educated returns and the resulting checks from the irs and various state agencies returning 100% of all tax withholdings oncluding state, federal, medicare and social security. The federal govt can only lawfully tax money derived from a federally privileged activities, period. Cheers

  • Reply joeblowmha November 24, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    en mexico casi no hay negros pero en USA estan en todos lados. mucha crimen y peligro.

  • Reply Alexis Morales November 24, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Well, my friends. As mexicans I have to remain apolitical also, so I don't lose my mexican friends. It not only happens in the USA. Great Channel!

  • Reply Cheryl Kelly November 24, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this — you are right in saying that society is shifting in an unsettling direction — so glad you are enjoying life in Mexico!

  • Reply Jeff Berkley November 24, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Have you considered turning your camera outward and show more of your environs?

  • Reply Sir Master Boss Man November 24, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    In Mexico you're treated as an adult if you are an adult, something Canada and US should learn from; ofther than that not so great there.

  • Reply zoro jones November 24, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Hola! Nice channel.. Can't wait to see your first video in fluent Mexican.. Hasta leugo! ??

  • Reply Anthony Lopez November 24, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    I don't get it… but you're still American? It seems like you are putting us in a bad light mate. Money isn't everything in the world…

  • Reply Toni Barbre November 24, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Where do you stay?

  • Reply Mouse Gipson November 24, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    What a beautiful people. I wish everyone could think the way you guys do. In USA now the have license to hate since trump. Used to be not okay to be racist used be immoral to being a hateful person but Trump did take care of that. He use the magic hateful words against this beautiful Mexican people. Every country in the world has bad people . To trump the entire Mexican country is full of criminals. I can’t stand at that asshole Corrupted racism white nationalist racist hypocrite

  • Reply Dolan Perez November 24, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I’m going to be heart broken if you guys ever leave Mexico. I love your videos!

  • Reply Christopher Rounick November 24, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    America turned into a dump several years ago as did its people. I love the America I grew up in but the current climate in this country is just MEH. God Bless all my travels and the ability to leave whenever I want. America has self imploded……ALLL MAN MADE and deliberate.

  • Reply Christopher Rounick November 24, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    However Mexico has many set backs 🙂 Have you tried calling 911 for a medical emergency ? Good Luck doing that.

  • Reply Manuel Villalva November 24, 2019 at 7:18 pm


  • Reply AKJProductions November 24, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    or… Why AMLO trumps Trump

  • Reply Sil C. November 24, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    My favorite is the eating for ten dollars a day also discovering ancient ruins that I wasn’t aware of love ❤️ you guys dope videos ?

  • Reply Scott Hanson November 24, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    14:30 If you lose friends/family because they are "offended" by your politics, you are better off without them!

  • Reply Angel A November 24, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Is a Relaxing life?

  • Reply coppertone379 November 24, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    They smoking that tweed

  • Reply mecima November 24, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    civic duty, its a freedom to be welcomed

  • Reply Robert Loban November 24, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    What about the cartels? I am sure the every day person is great, but the cartels seem to own the government, especially in certain areas.

  • Reply Claudia A. Valencia November 24, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Love the stainless steel straws

  • Reply J Flow November 24, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Love Mexican style and sensibilities. It must be nice to just forget about the threats to US democracy by the criminal in the WH. Are you guys going to become Mexican citizens?

  • Reply Omar Bejarano Gonzalez November 24, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    A huevo!!! this is why me being a Mexican i want to go to Russia(: Hopefully marry a beautiful Russian Girl!! Ohh have you tried Bolovanes, Picaditas and Chancletas? their from Veracruz i think, Greetings from Tierra Blanca, Veracruz, México! #USAUSA #MalosHombres #SayNoToTheCoyotes

  • Reply Jorge Morales Austin November 24, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    ++What's one of your FAVORITE aspects of Mexico? ??++ Definetely food and I am glad that you guys have had the chance to try many many different type of dishes with such an open mind.
    Love your videos, I wish you more travels and plenty of good food for you and Laska of course.
    Cheers from Guadalajara 😀

  • Reply AKJProductions November 24, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    A Mountie ?? says to some Gringos ??, “you from Estados Unidos, Mexicanos ??(botching pronunciation).”
    Some Gringos ?? and Mexis ?? say, ¡Pinche Idiot Trudope ??!

    ?? shares two thirds of its official name with ??.
    Mexico, officially known as Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos ??, is a United States of America.
    Speedy Gonzales says, “I’m Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse of all the United States ??.”
    Yakko Warner says, “The United States ??, Canada ??, The United States ??, Panama ??, Haiti ??, Jamaica ??, Peru ??.”

    Many Gringos ?? are Mexicanos ?? (by proxy of being from The Wasp Art of Mexico, Aztlán).
    The formerly Mexican ?? town of Marysville, (Alta) California ??.
    A Nogales in Wha’ ‘Tis Part of Mexico ?? and a Nogales in Wha’ T’was Part of Mexico ??.
    John Sutter, a German ??, immigrated to Mexico ??.
    México ?? is the other Land of Opportunity.
    Many Gringos ??, especially Southrons, came to Mexico ?? to live the Mexican ?? Dream.
    We from The Wasp Art of Mexico ?? were not much represented much as Mexicans ???? even back when I’ T’was Part of Mexico ??.
    Many Gringos ?? would be Mexicanos ?? if it weren’t for Polk.

  • Reply Kristoff Lmz November 24, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Welcome to Mexico, it is a pleasure to have good and kind people here.
    As in any country here we also have many problems, likewise, we are very divided by political issues.

    Just be careful please with insecure places.

  • Reply AKJProductions November 24, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    The direction the USA is going in is not one that would be started by a southern mindset.

  • Reply AKJProductions November 24, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Many of the USAs food, music, and dance traditions come from the South.

  • Reply E S November 24, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I’ve been to Mexico several times, loved my visits.

  • Reply AKJProductions November 24, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    What Méé… ¡XICO (con hipo)! isn’t, is meh ?.

  • Reply Reno Slim November 24, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    The only Mexico I've ever been to was a third-world cartel controlled shithole with military checkpoints that people were trying to escape from.

  • Reply seymore butts November 24, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Peruvian food sucks. Idk why all the hype honestly.

  • Reply EVAN STERN November 24, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    I will precede this comment by stating that I thoroughly respect your mission to shine a light on the positive aspects of Mexico. I’m privileged enough to call Merida a second home, grew up traveling all over the country, regard it as my favorite place on earth, and am a general fan of your videos. I share in your frustrations regarding Mexico’s negative portrayal in the media, and the stereotyping it has received. That said, in one of your previous posts discussing what you prefer about Mexico v the US, you made a statement that I know many of my Mexican friends would take offense to. You said something to the effect of “there is more freedom in Mexico.” If you’re talking about city ordinances, bylaws, etc., maybe that is true. However, while the press is under attack in the States and all over the world right now, this year Mexico surpassed Syria to become the deadliest country for journalists. It’s a very serious situation that is unfortunately only becoming exacerbated as a result of rhetoric at both the presidential, state, and local levels. Furthermore, I do not live in envy of anyone trying to work as a prosecutor in Mexico, and have friends who have left the legal profession as well due to safety concerns. I refrained from commenting when I first saw that, but after hearing of your “apolitical” views in this video, felt the need to voice this concern regarding your language choices. I say this not to troll, but as someone who shares in your passion for this remarkable country. By all means, keep doing what you’re doing. It’s an important and worthy endeavor. Just be aware that the privileges you and I enjoy don’t extend to all. I don’t want to live in a fear based society either- But some down there right now, in fact, do on a daily basis. ??

  • Reply Dz Wanderlust November 24, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    I agree with you on the political situation. I don't really see all the radical issues living in the midwest, but I see what happens all the time on YouTube. Like you I just stay out of it.

  • Reply Bonita Wauls November 24, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    If I really did not have so much debt, I would leave this minute for your town. It seems so quiet and restful. I agree about the attention span via phones and visiting and the total political unrest here in everything. Afraid to take a walk alone even around the block. I shop in a Latino store, feel better from their foods and recipes. Just have no skills to support myself from Mexico. I am retired and all my money is sucked away from our med prices and Medicare. I envy you.

  • Reply No Future 68 November 24, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    You like the drugs

  • Reply Cezar Zabala November 24, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks Maddie, Jordan and Laska. You tell the truth about Mexico . VIVA MEXICO

  • Reply Arvind Talukdar November 24, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    If you are wealthy and healthy enough, you can live anywhere.

  • Reply Tony Nesta November 24, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Well, amazing! I myself plan on making Mexico part of my life. For one I bought a small condo in San Jose del Cabo. It’s a very touristy area, I know, but it is still Mexico. I probably will live in it part time and rent it out part time. My story is that I immigrated to the USA from Canada at 30 yrs old. I have a career here in the US. But you know what? Being in the US for 25 years really didn’t impress me (Besides getting a healthy paycheck, and spending it on health insurance and rent). I really never felt at home in the US. And I have only maybe one friend whom I live with here. Yes, only One friend. So that’s why I want to make Mexico part of my life, for the reasons you say. Questions: Income; what kind of income do you need to live in Mexico? Is 1500usd /month enough? (Just like Jerry Brown says on his videos). Food: I’m leaning more towards being a part-time vegetarian. Are there starting to be more choices for vegetarians-vegans? 
     Hey great story / life! Keep up the great videos!

  • Reply Ernesto Crespin November 25, 2019 at 12:09 am

    She's hot dude. Congratulations!!!

  • Reply Craig Glines November 25, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Don't know cause I haven't been since the seventies and that was Tijuana and about 100 miles south. I have been thinking of retiring there but it would be a ton of work to do so because I would have to sell everything, and I live in Georgia. I need to pull the trigger and come down and get my feet wet for a couple weeks. Do you have inexpensive suggestions? I am pretty money challenged.

  • Reply Nước Mùa đông November 25, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Because your guys Mexican .

  • Reply LimitlessNation November 25, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Speaking of political ad I just got 2 of them I’m sorry I’m unsubscribing ……………. not hahaha I’m the the same way F politics breaks us apart glad you guys made this video much love and success ?? ?? is in my blood and Mexico is a wonderful place to visit and learn it’s culture

  • Reply creatorsist November 25, 2019 at 12:21 am

    luv u 2s

  • Reply Cosmic Crew November 25, 2019 at 1:05 am

    His shirt is sick. I need to buy one the next time I go to quintana roo

  • Reply la dama del arcoiris November 25, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Thank you for your words and your love and I am really happy that you can enjoy our food.

  • Reply SweatDeezTexas November 25, 2019 at 1:11 am

    I do agree with your take on the craziness of politics and the constant Fear Mongering from the media witch I've stopped watching just so I can stay sane. I feel America and other parts of the world hasn't been the same since 2001.
    You 2 are a Cool couple, safe travels to you 2. …Subscribed✔

  • Reply Antonio Chavez November 25, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Your assessment on Mexico is on point, take care guys

  • Reply Peter Pete November 25, 2019 at 1:58 am


  • Reply Eli Ram November 25, 2019 at 2:00 am

    We are now afraid to go to Walmart . 🙁

  • Reply talega1 November 25, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Well, hope you stay there….and also invite your like minded friends…..

  • Reply Tim Phillips November 25, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Colombia gives you 180 days, but it’s best not to overstay.

  • Reply Luis Daniel Osorio Gonzalez November 25, 2019 at 2:51 am

    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.

  • Reply Alex Salvador Oficial November 25, 2019 at 2:52 am

    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.

  • Reply joseph smedo November 25, 2019 at 3:01 am

    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.

  • Reply test777ful November 25, 2019 at 3:17 am

    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

  • Reply alohadave13 November 25, 2019 at 3:41 am

    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

  • Reply Fern gonzalez November 25, 2019 at 3:58 am

    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.

  • Reply Tim Phillips November 25, 2019 at 4:02 am

    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.

  • Reply A CUELLAR November 25, 2019 at 4:26 am

    We like you guys!

  • Reply Hector Oropeza November 25, 2019 at 4:44 am

    all guys ,girls American or more races .welcome to Mexico. we are not mr thrump …

  • Reply Sebastián carrillo November 25, 2019 at 4:51 am

    You should go to San Luis Potosí to the huasteca potosina

  • Reply Arnulfo Moran November 25, 2019 at 4:59 am

    Keep up the great work, guys are awesome

  • Reply all bundy November 25, 2019 at 5:11 am

    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.

  • Reply Fernanda O. November 25, 2019 at 5:26 am

    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

  • Reply Ced. A November 25, 2019 at 5:45 am

    that's quite a big step to take ,but i'm glad you guys are enjoying urselves here

  • Reply Light Warrior November 25, 2019 at 6:27 am

    13:40  "He Who Must Not Be Named" ?? SOLD!! To the lady in the second row! ? 2 videos in… SUBSCRIBED!!

  • Reply Iván El Terrible Rey November 25, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Cual es el nombre de la werita hermosa??? ???

  • Reply Eric R November 25, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Toyota's PR stunt because Tangerine travels is a HUGE comercial for the prius!

  • Reply El Angel Vergudo. November 25, 2019 at 8:37 am

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

  • Reply Koat Zingo November 25, 2019 at 8:43 am

    ??? 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?”

  • Reply Kelly Wills November 25, 2019 at 10:24 am

    How dead are the Bill of Rights?

    1st Amendment: no establishment of religion – 20% dead

    Lemon v. Kurtman Test is appropriate though religious fanatics on local level increasingly ignoring the law.

    1st Amendment: free exercise of religion – 80% dead

    Employment Division v. Smith allows government to regulate religion to enforce a compelling state interest.

    1st Amendment: free speech – 100% dead

    5 major areas of exceptions now exist; as well as time, place and manner rules; and special context rules.

    1st Amendment: free press- 100% dead

    Courts often use gag orders to prevent news coverage of trials.

    1st Amendment: right to assemble/petition- 70% dead

    2nd Amendment: right to bear arms- 90% dead

    Crime Bill of 1994 banned 19 types of semi-automatic rifles.

    3rd Amendment:no quartering of soldiers- 0% dead

    4th Amendment:no searches without warrants – 100% dead

    Limited by definition of reasonable expectation of privacy; 11 exceptions to warrant requirement; and United States v. Leon good faith rule. *In 1995, Congress completely obliterated this Amendment. It no longer has any force and effect.

    5th Amendment:Grand jury indictment required- 100% dead*

    0%, but grand juries are now usually stacked with pro-prosecution regulars who do not know how to exercise their rolls as grand jurists.

    5th Amendment:no double jeopardy- 80% dead

    The Wheeler and Heath cases allow prosecution by the Feds and multiple states while the Blockburger line of cases allows multiple prosecutions resulting from the same conduct.

    5th Amendment:privilege against self-incrimination -40% dead

    The Schmerber and Muniz cases have reduced this protection to only the extremely limited category of testimonial evidence.

    5th Amendment:due process – 100% dead

    Expanded way beyond original intent to create bureaucratic nightmare. * Made more evident when in 1996, the Supreme Court allowed all regions of government to seize property without any due process and allowed the ignorance of the 'can not take private property without compensation' clause.

    6th Amendment:speedy trial – 100% dead

    Under Barker v. Wingo Test defendants have been made to wait as long as seven years before trial takes place.

    6th Amendment:right to jury (criminal case)- 100% dead

    Batson line of cases places rights of jurors over the fair trial rights of defendants.

    6th Amendment:confrontation by witnesses – 100% dead

    Maryland v. Craig allows witnesses to testify from other rooms or even on videotape without any chance to cross examine.

    6th Amendment:right to counsel – 100% dead

    Applies only in cases where actual incarceration is imposed.

    7th Amendment:right to jury     (civil case)- 100% dead

    8th Amendment:no cruel or unusual punishment – 100% dead

    Expanded by liberals well beyond its intended meaning, which has resulted in codling criminals.

    8th Amendment:no excessive bail or fines – 100% dead

    Both excessive fines and bail are regularly used now.

    9th Amendment:nondisparagement clause – 100% dead

    Expanded by liberals well beyond its intended meaning.

    10th Amendment: reserved powers clause – 100% dead

    Garcia v. San Antonio Metro Transit Authority killed the 10th Amendment, and all hopes for control over congressional power.

    *editors comments.

    **links and updates added Nov. 2019

    ***information provided by 'The Rape of the American Constitution', by Chuck Shiver, published by Loompanics Unlimited.


    The Biggest Lie in US History is They Gained Independence!

    "Did the military occupation ever come to an end? No!

    Did the military presence leave the streets? Yes. Technically do you have to have a military presence visible in the streets, for military occupation and martial law to exist? No!"

    The US, Canada and other British Colonies are Her Majesty's Blood Guard and cannon fodder. The Queen is your Deep State!

    Democracy, divide, conquer, preach the lies to keep the masses blind and redirect when the masses begin to wake up.

    I bet Israel is a Colony too.

  • Reply Norma Bardwell November 25, 2019 at 10:52 am

    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!

  • Reply JP V November 25, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Lol point 1, because it’s easy to travel to the US?

  • Reply Todd Walter November 25, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Thank you loved the information ☮️

  • Reply Miguel Gomez November 25, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    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…

  • Reply Wolf Brueggemann November 25, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Panama gives you 180 days to live here and getting a resident visa is very very easy and inexpensive as well.

  • Reply Che Lawson November 25, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    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

  • Reply betsy gorn November 25, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    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!

  • Reply Mark Steiner November 25, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Screw Peru!

  • Reply Daniel V November 25, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    My grandparents watch the Spanish news every night. All they cover is crime in Mexico.

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