Ever thought about chucking it all and moving far away, to a new city, a new state, or even a new country? Mark Saunders and his wife, Arlene, did just that. After many years working in the tech industry in Portland, Oregon, they made the decision to move to Mexico. They put their home on the market, packed up their aging Audi, and headed south, way south to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Mark wrote about their adventure in his funny and very touching book, Nobody Knows the Spanish I Speak. We’re hearing a lot about Mexico these days, mostly from Americans who may have vacationed there, but never actually lived there. Mark and Arlene spent more than 10 years south of the border. They are now back in Oregon, having returned to be near Mark’s aging father. But they still have friends in Mexico, and get back occasionally to visit and reconnect. Mark talks with Woman Around Town’s Editor Charlene Giannetti about being part of the expat community in Mexico, connecting with the locals, and how everyone there really feels about that wall.