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May 2009 Blog Posts (26)

For Mexico-Events Are Important

Events Are Important

By George Puckett



My wife and I took our first trip to Mexico about16 years ago. We live in Tucson, Arizona, so we can go to South Tucson to experience the flavor of Mexico or, we used to drive south to Nogales, about a two (2) hr. trip.



However, when you get away from the border towns and the American influence you find a different Mexico. Even in the tourist cities like Mazatlan, there is a real Mexico to be discovered not too many blocks from… Continue

Added by George Puckett on May 31, 2009 at 9:10am — No Comments

Your Time to Learn Spanish

Get Synergy Spanish

Dear Soon-to-be-Spanish Speaker,



Would you like to learn how to speak Spanish that could fool a native speaker? Want the words to freely flow from your tongue instead of sounding like a slowed down, broken record because you’re constantly grasping for the correct grammar in your head?



Enough! The “traditional” way of teaching Spanish doesn’t work for most people – especially if you’re not in… Continue

Added by George Puckett on May 28, 2009 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Low Tide, Killer Crabs, Sea Stars and Sting Rays



The tide is low this morning. Mud low. That's what we called it in our childhood on the New Jersey shore. We would sit in an inch of water in a pudding of bottom sand and salt water. It looked like mud, but in fact was sand and sea in a thick mix, maybe this is what liquefaction looks like.



My sister and I would watch small snails make tracks along the bottom, and scoop up great handfuls of sand and snails and let them slip between… Continue

Added by Susan Fogel on May 26, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

June 1, 2009 Passport reguirements in force

Rules Change in June on Entry to Canada, Mexico







The acting head of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency expects the June 1,2009 implementation of new documentation requirements for land crossings from Canada and Mexico will be smooth.

The reason?

U.S. citizens who don’t have the required documents will be given a sheet of paper telling them they are not in compliance and waved through. But the Customs and Border Protection agency won’t say how many days… Continue

Added by Pam Brame on May 25, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

A Time of Witness

A Time to Witness



Five years ago I decided to leave the States and make San Miguel de Allende my full time home. I knew I would be in for major changes. Little could I have imagined how much my life, thoughts, philosophy and art would be influenced by living in Mexico.



I chose to live in a Mexican neighborhood. No gated, gringo communities for me. I'm right in the middle of the noise, color, street vendors, dogs and people who know every move I make. These warm and… Continue

Added by ESCHWAN WINDING on May 25, 2009 at 7:46am — 2 Comments

5 Things You Never Knew You Cellphone Could Do

For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you.)



There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.



Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:



FIRST

Emergency



The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If… Continue

Added by George Puckett on May 23, 2009 at 5:57pm — No Comments

You Tube is Great - Posting Videos to Mexico-My Space



Most of the commercial videos used on MExico-My Space come from You Tube. You can go to http://www.youtube.com and perform a search for any artist in the world and probably find a video. I post videos from You Tube and it's very easy. You just open their site and there is a "searc" box at the top of the page. Type in the name of the artist you're interested in and click "Search." In a few seconds a list of the videos available through "You Tube"… Continue

Added by George Puckett on May 20, 2009 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

It's May! Its May! When Everyone Goes Blissfully Astray!

Those are the words from a song in the hit Boradway play of the Kennedy era;Camelot. There hasn't been a whole lot of bliss this Spring. and the only ones that have gone astray are the hacks in the US media machine.





Well here we are almost at the end of May. It has been blessedly cool down here near the Tropic of Cancer. Can this be an omen? Will we not have the fifth season "summer hell"? Here in La Paz it has heated up to 100 and dropped down again. The mornings are… Continue

Added by Susan Fogel on May 19, 2009 at 9:52am — No Comments

The Little Shopkeepers

The Little Shopkeepers



The tourists aren't coming and the little shopkeepers suffer. Mexico has many problems which cast a shadow on what were formerly happy times here. Spring Break was once a bustling time in Rosarito. The summers were generally good times for lots of tourists to visit. One of my favorite shops recently closed; a place where I used to buy cigars and chat with the owner. These are good people. The vast majority of Mexicans are good honest hard-working people who… Continue

Added by Joey Lobo on May 18, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Senior Bed & Breakfast

Affordable Bed and Breakfast, Short or Long Term care with or without assistance, RV space rentals (949) 274-9899 Cha Cha

Added by Marcia Napoli Tejeda on May 18, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments

Cha Cha's Angels

We need your support!!!!

Rancho del Nino- Nueva Vida. Our boy's home is in need of your help with Donations. We have about 25 boys. ages 5 to 15. If you can help please call me @ (661) 613-08 22 or E-mail: www.ranchodelnino.org or chachacafe@aol.com

Projects:

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*Hygiene needs
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*Scholarships

Added by Marcia Napoli Tejeda on May 18, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Carnival Cruise Lines to resume visits to Mexico this month

Carnival Cruise Lines to resume visits to Mexico this month

Tourists enjoy the pool at the Hotel Gran Caribe in Cancun. The coastal city — one of Mexico’s most popular tourist stops — has lost an estimated $2.4 million since the start of last month’s swine flu outbreak

The company's decision comes after the U.S. government says it will no longer caution Americans to avoid non-essential travel to the country because of the swine flu… Continue

Added by George Puckett on May 17, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

British and US Goverments Lift Travel Alerts for Mexico

Travel & Leisure

Mexico Officially Safe, Victory For Tourism





2009-05-16 18:54:15 - The US and British governments lift their travel alert for Mexico.

Both the US and British governments updated their travel advice for Mexico yesterday, saying it is now safe for travel.



The US government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said with the assistance of the Mexican authorities, they had obtained a more complete picture of the… Continue

Added by Pam Brame on May 16, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Mexico Real Estate Market Adjusting to Recession

Mexico Real Estate Market Adjusting To Recession

Published on: Friday, May 15, 2009

Written by: Global Property Guide





Mexico has always been an attractive destination for Americans looking to purchase real estate abroad, however, lately the Mexican real estate market has been reeling from the recession — along with other negative forces. Property prices have fallen off considerably over the past year, but the same can be said of most real estate markets across the… Continue

Added by Pam Brame on May 15, 2009 at 8:52am — No Comments

OAXACA CITY FAVORITES

WELCOME TO WONDERFUL OAXACA CITY!!! ( GO TO MY BLOG FOR OAXACA SIDESHOW)



Welcome to Oaxaca City! My husband and I are currently living “La Vida Buena” in Oaxaca City which is the capital of the state of Oaxaca. Oaxaca is a vibrant and exciting city which combines beautiful and historical Spanish colonial buildings with traditional residential and commercial areas. This blog is NOT a professional tourist guidebook nor does it contain any hidden agenda. It is simple my personal take on… Continue

Added by Laura Loveland on May 14, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Pueblo Bonito and Surrounding Areas Remain Uncontaminated, According to Officials

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur Free of A (H1N1) Virus



Los Cabos, Mexico (May 5, 2009) - In the midst of the continually evolving circumstances regarding the influenza A (H1N1) virus, the Los Cabos Convention & Visitors Bureau and the state of Baja California Sur are pleased to announce that the region has remained free of contamination. Although the A (H1N1) virus has been confirmed in many different parts of the world, Mexico as a whole is reporting a reduction in the number of… Continue

Added by Pueblo Bonito Resorts and Spas on May 14, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

PUERTO ESCONDIDO AND HUATULCO: OAXACA PACIFIC COAST BEACHES

Puerto Escondido and Huatulco Travel (GO TO MY BLOG FOR SIDESHOW)



PUERTO ESCONDIDO AND HUATULCO: OAXACA PACIFIC COAST BEACHES



As much as we love living in Oaxaca City, the exciting and beautiful colonial city and capital of the state of Oaxaca, we often feel the draw of the wonderful Pacific coast beaches of Puerto Escondido and Bahias de Huatulco which are also located in the state of Oaxaca. As native born and life long residents of Southern California, it is difficult,… Continue

Added by Laura Loveland on May 13, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Why Paying Attention To Disaster Prepartion Is Smart If You Live Abroad! Dr. Veronica Fonte

Why Paying Attention To Disaster Prepartion Is Smart If You Live Abroad!

by Dr. Verona Fonté



A shift is happening! The natural disasters we are accustomed to – hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes - that wreak havoc in a particular location in a few days, and then leave us with the difficult task of clean up and recovery, are not going to disappear. But there are new sorts of potential disasters emerging related to… Continue

Added by George Puckett on May 9, 2009 at 5:15am — No Comments

Millions of kids begin returning to Mexico schools

By ANDREW O. SELSKY, Associated Press Writer



SAN MIGUEL TOPILEJO, Mexico – As if marshaling for war, Mexico's government mobilized thousands of education officials and parents across the country to swiftly disinfect schools and monitor millions of returning students for signs of swine flu.



High schools and universities open Thursday after a two-week closure intended to curb the spread of the virus. Younger children were… Continue

Added by George Puckett on May 7, 2009 at 4:50am — No Comments

Mexico Offers Aid to Businesses Hurt By Swine Flu

Mexico Offers Aid to Businesses Hurt By Swine Flu



By Jens Erik Gould and Andres R. Martinez





May 5 (Bloomberg) -- Mexico’s federal government will provide 27.4 billion pesos ($2.1 billion) in aid to help the economy recover from the effects of the country’s swine flu outbreak, Finance Minister Agustin Carstens said.



The government will make available 17.4 billion pesos in tax benefits and other assistance to businesses most affected by the outbreak,… Continue

Added by George Puckett on May 6, 2009 at 2:53am — No Comments

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