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January 2012 Blog Posts (19)

Welcome to Residences at La Amada

There is always something new to discover about Cancun. I am continually amazed by the great properties available. Have you had the chance to check out the Residences at La Amada? If you are looking for the ultimate in luxury, seclusion and excellent services surrounded by extraordinary tropical beauty this is your paradise found.…


Added by Mary Goodrich on January 30, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Travel Safety & Security

Travel Safety and Security Tips, 

International Travel Tips for Safe 

Travel Abroad

Welcome to Travel Safety and Security Tips, your best source for international travel tips to insure safe travel abroad. It's all about traveling the world and living abroad safely.


Travel safety and security should be at the top of your packing listfor any international travel, whether a short vacation…


Added by George Puckett on January 27, 2012 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Burritos recipe Chicharron. Quick and easy mexican recipes.

Chicharron Tacos pressing.

Burritos recipe chicharrones.

Quick and easy mexican recipes for kids

The chicharron pressing is the leather pig,

or the skin of the pig.

In Mexico, we…


Added by Mirth Leal on January 25, 2012 at 2:34pm — 3 Comments

New Form 8938 Must Be Filed for 2011 Tax Year

IF you own your mexican property through a Fideicomiso or Mexican Corporation, for 2011 there is a new form which may be required ( the break point depends on your residency and the value of your foreign financial assets) This is form 8938 and again failure to file this form when required can result in a $10,000 penalty.  This is a reporting form only and does not result in any tax due.

If you file an FBAR form (TDF 90-22.1) you must also file this form (if required by minimum…


Added by Don D. Nelson on January 24, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Please don't judge a review, the reviewer or the Movie by the way the review begins but by the entire review.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

Rating: 3 Stars (out of 4)


Key to the City

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Extremely Loud and…


Added by George Puckett on January 20, 2012 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Carol Billups-Owner's Commentary

As the Owner/Administrator of Mexico-My Space I have never made any comments on a featured individual but perhaps it's time I started. As the Owner, I have never really endorsed anyone in any profession but this lady deserves some recognition.

Mexico-My Space has been in…


Added by George Puckett on January 20, 2012 at 3:58am — No Comments

Google Alerts

Good Morning,

I believe that I sent out an email several months ago advisin members to secure a Google Alert for their name. Doing this would cause Google to send you an email every time your name was mentioned on the Internet.

My Alert finally paid off. Last night I received an Alert and when I clicked on it I saw my book, "Baja Diaries-Chronicles of a Paradise Lost" for sale as an e-book through Sony. To say the least, I was livid. My…


Added by George Puckett on January 19, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Year End Report

Living in Los Cabos: Year End Report


Everyone says they love to read my year-end reports; I’m a little late this year because of the hubbub with changing our name and running some killer open houses. Here is the raw data I pulled from our Multiple Listing Service (FLEXMLS) for the period of January 1 until December 31, 2011. The news is actually better than I expected.




Added by Carol Billups on January 18, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Movie Review-Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Rating: 4 Stars (out of 4)


Service with Smiley

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Most spy movies tend to rely mostly on dialogue and exotic locations to tell their complex stories. But based on a novel by John le Carré…

Added by George Puckett on January 15, 2012 at 6:53pm — No Comments

"Who's Talking About You Online?" by Ali Brown

As you grow your online presence, it's inevitable that somewhere among the masses of fans who support yourevery success, there will be a few "Negative Nancies" waiting to criticize your every move.

Though you can't change the hurtful behaviors that others choose to indulge in, what you can do as a business owner is…


Added by George Puckett on January 15, 2012 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Tryin' on Tropical Living!

For those intrigued with & interested in the idea of livin' the good life in Mexico, my husband and I will be hosting people for week long "Dipping your Toes into Tropical Living" congenial lifestyle tours at our beachfront Casa Kaeli in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay.

March, May, Oct, Nov & Dec 2012 

Realtors, contact me if you have a client you'd like to key in to this; you lead them to their dream property, we'll make sure they don't even want to get back on that…


Added by sue lyons on January 13, 2012 at 11:25pm — No Comments

A New Year's Resolution Worth Keeping!

A New Year’s Resolution worth keeping!

It’s a new year and time for a new you. How many times have you heard that one? Yes, resolutions are about bettering yourself. Typically the answer is to eat better and exercise. Rarely do you hear, “I want to take up smoking in the New Year.” I did say that one year as a joke. It is a good thing that one did not stick either. Realistically let’s talk about changing your quality of life. How many times you have been in that…


Added by Mary Goodrich on January 11, 2012 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Mexico Living Expo Media Coverage

CTV News (Canada) contacted us today to help them work on a story in regards to Mexico Tourism in light of iGroupMedia's upcoming event in Calgary Alberta, MLE - March 24th and 25th, 2012 for more information and for Complimentary EXPO tickets visit…


Added by Asif Visram on January 10, 2012 at 6:37pm — 2 Comments

A Zapotec Woman's Return to Her Roots, After a Life in California

The January issue of Real Travel Adentures features one of my more recent articles, a fascinating story about a Zapotec woman who, after spending most of her life leading a comfy existence in Southern California, decided to return to her humble, rural Oaxacan roots:


Alvin Starkman - Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast (…


Added by Alvin Starkman on January 9, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New Personal Security Business-Security First (San Miguel de Allende)

I have just started up a new business called SECURITY FIRST here in SMA.

I presently have in stock: reflective arm or leg bands, high frequency whistles,

window or door sensors, pepper spray in small and large canisters as well as

rechargeable hand held defense units.

For a price list or to request special items not listed above please contact me


Added by Laurel Lockhart on January 8, 2012 at 6:22am — No Comments

World's Tallest Cable - Stayed Bridge Inaugurated in Mexico

Earlier today President Calderón inaugurated the world´s tallest cable-stayed bridge along the Durango - Mazatlán highway:


Alvin Starkman - Casa Machaya Oaxaca B & B (

Added by Alvin Starkman on January 6, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments

New Mexico -U.S. Real Estate Connection

President's Liaisons: Global Alliances

Mexico : Linda Neil


Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on January 5, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

Morelia, Mexico's Marvelous City

Latin America’s Illuminated City Gets More lights.

By John K. Glaab, CIPS

            Morelia is more than the political capital of Michoacan. It is also the cultural center. In 2003, the city embarked on an activity,” Plan Luz.”  Buildings…


Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on January 4, 2012 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Cost of Groceries

Living in Los Cabos: Cost of Groceries


The good folks at Wordpress suggested that I re-visit some of the themes that were read most last year. Makes sense to me, if that’s the information people are looking it should be as up-to-date as I can make it. One of the most common searches was the cost…


Added by Carol Billups on January 3, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments

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