Mexico-My Space

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June 2009 Blog Posts (30)

Rosarito Cost of Living

In one excellent-value community I like in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, the graceful stoned streets and painted colonial facades give a prosperous, old world feel. You can eat out at fine restaurants. Enjoy the theater, orchestra, and plenty of festivals and celebrations.Come and see for yourself what ocean front living is all about! Read our Things to do in Baja here.

The… Continue

Added by Victor Loza on June 28, 2009 at 7:24am — No Comments

How's Your Spanish?

I posted this information to a number of Yahoo Groups on Mexico and the response was surprising. Because of that, I am posting it here.

How’s your Spanish? Can you translate these two sentences into Spanish?

Like this: ¿Cómo es tu español? ¿Se puede traducir estas dos frases en español?

All of us who subscribe to the Alamos News Yahoo group because we live there or have an interest in Mexico occasionally have the need to… Continue

Added by George Puckett on June 28, 2009 at 2:30am — 2 Comments


The lack of financing, fewer buyers and mortgages gone bad because of the world wide recession have made the construction industry fall about 11.2 % in April of this year.

Never the less - INFONAVIT - still has the goal to deliver 450,000 mortgages, (about 50K less than 2008) according to its monthly report. They have managed to place 41% of the mortgages for the year.

top 10 States - Tamaulipas Quintana Roo Veracruz Nuevo León Querétaro Yucatán Colima Coahuila Tabasco… Continue

Added by Mercy Stirling de Duenas on June 25, 2009 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments

Special Announcement: Pueblo Bonito Resorts Giveaway - $50 Resort Vouchers

Hello Mexico-Myspace! I have a special announcement!

Pueblo Bonito is giving away $50 Resort Vouchers good at any of our resorts in Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan. The vouchers can be used for food and beverages at all Pueblo Bonito resorts when you book a 3 night stay through or by phone at 1(800) 990-8250.

You can print out the voucher here:… Continue

Added by Pueblo Bonito Resorts and Spas on June 24, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

40+, Single and Moving to Mexico -- What Makes these Women Different

Today I looked through a few of the profiles on Mexico My Space and noticed that there are a number of women who have come to Mexico on their own. I also received a comment on my blog about the women who come here to make a life. Carol Billups wrote, " I've always wished some sociologist would look into what is different about some women in that they move to another country at an age when so many others are winding down into quiet retirement." It took me back to a time a few years ago when my… Continue

Added by Linda Watson Lauer on June 23, 2009 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

3 Things My Space has Done for Me

Its been fun this last few days creating my My Space area and receiving replies from the friends I invited. I love getting mail! So why exactly is My Space a good thing?

First, my mail box has been so happy receiving the responses to my invites. Thank you to everyone who has already signed in. You made my day. I feel connected to people even though I may not see them or talk to them often. But I know that they are out there and even from a distance friends are… Continue

Added by Linda Watson Lauer on June 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments


Even in Canada my passion for Mexico does not wane. Here it is 4am and I have spent the night uploading photos, creating captions, setting the parameters for my page and now before I sleep I will write this first entry for my blog.

What is Mexico to me?

Sunshine and warmth touching my body; A pounding ocean that slides up the shoreline and trickles over my toes; Friendly, open people; Incredible friends who like me move to the different drummer; Block long markets with local… Continue

Added by Linda Watson Lauer on June 20, 2009 at 3:32am — 2 Comments

Safe Living in Mexico - Not as Seen on TV

Safe Living in Mexico - Not as Seen on TV

Bullets flying, heads rolling and bodies piling up — that’s what the media would have us believe is an accurate description of the current situation in Mexico. Understandably, such portrayals have instilled fear in many people, causing them to question whether or not it’s really safe to live in Mexico. However, as many Americans currently living in Mexico will tell you, the American and Canadian media are often overly broad and extreme… Continue

Added by harold goakey on June 19, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Ocean view condo for sale in Manzanillo...

This is likely the one you have been waiting for! Affordable.

A FANTASTIC view from your own LARGE rooftop terrace. A short walk to the beach. Close to restaurants. Approx. 950 sq. ft. One bedroom on main floor and one off the stairway. Fully furnished, marble floors, remodeled kitchen, walk in closet, fully air conditioned, 24 hour security gate with remote, low maintenance fees at 4900 pesos per 3 months, including water, gas and maid service one time a week.

Close to… Continue

Added by Jack Akers on June 19, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Renting vs Buying in Mexico

Renting vs Buying Property in Mexico

Posted on 18 June 2009, LatinWorld

By Patrick Connelly

It is, ultimately, the point where the process of living in Mexico diverges into two distinct paths. The question of whether to rent or to buy - to purchase that cliff top villa on the Pacific or just rent a nice place in the nearby town - plagues many a prospective buyer in the U.S. and Canada. The decision has more variables in it than a college calculus class, but… Continue

Added by George Puckett on June 19, 2009 at 12:40am — 4 Comments

Health Prevention

Health Prevention.pdf

Added by Clayton Hill Servicios Medicos on June 18, 2009 at 3:27pm — No Comments


Well now - first of all thank you George for featuring me!! I look so important right up there on the front!!

And of course - now that George has made Guadalajara even more famous - you all need to come and check it out!! Rainy season has started!!!! yeahhhhhhhhhh it was about 2 weeks late and we all started getting a little hot and sweaty!!! But last night - the rain came !! And today we have our wonderful perfect Guadalajara weather… Continue

Added by Mercy Stirling de Duenas on June 17, 2009 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Quinta Pacifica a 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom views!

Added by William Michael on June 17, 2009 at 11:14am — No Comments

Condo Quinta: "Charming Two Bedroom Beachfront in Nuevo Vallarta."

Added by William Michael on June 17, 2009 at 11:07am — No Comments

Casa Linda: "Buenos Aires Hillside Charmer."

Added by William Michael on June 17, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Coastal Home with a Sandy Beach

Added by William Michael on June 17, 2009 at 9:08am — No Comments

The Truth About Safe Living In Mexico

Fear and worry seem to be at the forefront of many people’s lives these days, and perhaps that’s not surprising considering the images and stories that the media bombards us with on a daily basis. Not only is the world in the midst of economic and environmental crises, it now seems that even the things we like to do to relax, such as vacationing in Mexico, are now fraught with danger. And this has only been exacerbated by the recent swine flu outbreak and the continuous reports about… Continue

Added by harold goakey on June 14, 2009 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

What to do in case of car accident in Guadalajara ( and it is probably very similar all over Mexico!)

When I first got married waaaay back in 1971 I met some American retirees at a school where I volunteered to teach English a few times a week. They were the nicest couple! As I got to know them, they shared their story that they had been in a car accident and had run over a little boy and were not allowed to leave the country because of the accident. It was quite a traumatic thing ( I thought…man, I would just LEAVE…THERE IS NO WAY at 75 I would stick around to see what happened!) But because… Continue

Added by Mercy Stirling de Duenas on June 14, 2009 at 4:15pm — No Comments

In Mexico, the U.S. Downturn Hits Home

In Mexico, the U.S. Downturn Hits Home

Poor Towns Especially Hurt as Immigrants' Money Transfers Drop Sharply

By William Booth

Washington Post Foreign Service

Sunday, June 14, 2009

EL ARENAL, Mexico -- When Jesus Barrera Lopez had a sweet job laying tile floors in Phoenix, he did what every migrant from his home town in central Mexico does: He sent home money, bundles of it.

"Before the economic recession started, I usually sent $300 or $400… Continue

Added by George Puckett on June 14, 2009 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Nuptials and baptism in rural Oaxaca, Mexico: the mandate of tradition

Alvin Starkman M.A., LL.B.

We usually think of weddings and baptisms as rites of passage we attend on separate occasions. But November 27, 2008, marked the celebration of both in San Lorenzo Albarradas: the nuptials of a couple in their early twenties, and the baptism of their three-year-old daughter. What resulted was a melding of highly organized custom characterized by extremes of indulging, giving, and all-out merriment.

San Lorenzo Albarradas (“San Lorenzo”) is a… Continue

Added by Alvin Starkman on June 12, 2009 at 6:53am — No Comments

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