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Mexico: Close Calls, Falls, and Renewals

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8

When we came to language school, we came on a 180-day visa. Since that was less time than we needed to finish school, we knew we need to renew our visas at some point. If you fly out of the country, it is included in your ticket price. However, tickets to fly out of the country and back were over $800 US for each ticket. We knew our friends here at school were planning a trip out of Mexico to have someone sell their van. When weighing the cost, it was evident that the more cost-effective way would be to travel with them. The trip cost us about $500 in total instead of over $1,600. After all, it sounds like an easy process to turn in your visa at the border and request a new one upon reentry. Well...that part was fairly painless (keep reading). The trip and plane rides were full of adventure.

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