My friend Susie Albin-Najera recently wrote a very nice article for her website The Mexico Report that got me thinking. In her piece, "What You Should Really Worry About When Visiting Mexico", Susie recounts a few of the "hidden dangers" that one might encounter while visiting Mexico.

As an expat living and working in Playa del Carmen, I too have my own concerns which I feel compelled to share with "Life's a Beach" readers. These are the Top 10 Things I Worry About in Playa del Carmen.

1.   I worry that the guys at DAC will forget and put sugar in my morning smoothie instead of honey.

2.   I worry that one day Senor Luis, will change the location of his empanada cart and I won't be able to find him.

3.   I worry that at times, I can no longer find the English word for "aguacate".

4.   I worry that if I sleep in on a Sunday, Carnitas Teresita will be out of "castacan".

5.   I worry that I'm spending too much time in my "comfortable" bathing suit and getting strap lines.

6.   I worry that my children are getting ulcers from the chili coated candies they love so much.

7.   I worry that my arches are falling from a life of walking in flip flops.

8.   I worry that my son will never learn how to tie a tie nor have reason to.

9.   I worry about whether to celebrate my daughter's sweet sixteen or her "Quincenera".

10. I worry that one day I will have to move back to polite society and leave this life behind. 

I'm sure you can now appreciate the enormous amount of stress I am under on a daily basis as an expat in Playa del Carmen.  ;)

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Still interested in moving to Playa del Carmen? Think you can handle the stress? I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about relocating, finding a home, educational options, making a living and successfully making the transition.