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June 2011 Blog Posts (15)

Living in Los Cabos: Sloppy Math Survival Skills

Living in Los Cabos: Sloppy Math Survival Skills

 

Whether you’re moving here or just on vacation, newcomers to Mexico are going to run smack dab into the metric system. This often throws Americans for a loop because they probably have little or no prior day-to-day experience with it. Now if you’re moving here take heart: eventually you’ll be very comfortable with kilos and liters. But here are a few little ‘cheats’ that will help you in the short term. Vacationers may also…

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Added by Carol Billups on June 30, 2011 at 1:17pm — 2 Comments

Living in Los Cabos: More Cost of Living Info For Retirees part 3

Living in Los Cabos: More Cost of Living Info For Retirees part 3

 

I’ve been working with someone who is planning to retire to Mexico, and is doing their homework in advance. And she’s asking some tough questions, but good ones. She’s asked me for the price of electricity (great question), water,…

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Added by Carol Billups on June 28, 2011 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Good News for B.C.S.

New Highway and Road Improvements for our State

By John K, Glaab, CIPS

 

            Our Governor was recently in Mexico City where he had a successful meeting with the head of SCT. (Mexican Department of Highways) and received good news for our state.

            Governor Covarrubias and the Secretary of Highways Dionisio Perez Jacome met in the federal highways office.  It was confirmed that the four lane highway from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas will be…

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Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on June 28, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: More Cost of Living Info For Retirees

Living in Los Cabos: More Cost of Living Info For Retirees

 

Here is the second part of my cost of living post… for those who just jumped in, I’ve been working with someone who is planning to retire to Mexico, and is doing their homework in advance. And she’s asking some tough questions, but good…

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Added by Carol Billups on June 28, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: More Cost of Living Info For Retirees

Living in Los Cabos: More Cost of Living Info For Retirees

 

I’ve been working with someone who is planning to retire to Mexico, and is doing their homework in advance. And she’s asking some tough questions, but good ones. Today she’s asked me for the price of electricity (great question),…

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Added by Carol Billups on June 24, 2011 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Baja Sur Newsj

New Highway and Road Improvements for our State

By John K, Glaab, CIPS

 

            Our Governor was recently in Mexico City where he had a successful meeting with the head of SCT. (Mexican Department of Highways) and received good news for our state.

            Governor Covarrubias and the Secretary of Highways Dionisio Perez Jacome met in the federal highways office.  It was confirmed that the four lane highway from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas will be…

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Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on June 24, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Going To Profeco, Part 3 Is Not The End

Living in Los Cabos: Going To Profeco, Part 3 Is Not The End

 

Sigh. Today was the big day, my hearing at Profeco. Just a quick catch-up: Profeco is the government consumer rights agency in Mexico. I’ve got a beef with Carlos Slim’s cell phone company, TelCel, and went to Profeco to get…

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Added by Carol Billups on June 20, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Xochicalco

Xochicalco

 

The Xochicalco archaeological zone, was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.  While there is a town named Xochicalco nearby, what you are looking for is the remains of the site of Xochicalco (Place of Flowers).  It is considered to be one of the richest archaeological sites in all of Mexico, and appears to have developed from 650 to 900 A.D. between the destruction of Teotihuacan (Aztec) and the beginning of Toltec civilization. Xochicalco is…

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Added by Frank Slater, Ph.D on June 16, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments

Tepoztlan

Tepoztlan

 

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Added by Frank Slater, Ph.D on June 16, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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Added by THE BOAT PLACE on June 15, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: An Old Photo of Town: Just For Fun

Living in Los Cabos: An Old Photo of Town: Just For Fun

 

The Baja Pony Express published this photo today, and I thought it was just too cool not to put in the blog. Here’s the write up as it appeared in BPE1118:

PICTURE OF THE DAY sent in by Bill and Kay Barbour

              Here is a picture of Cabo when the only hotel on the beach was the Hacienda Hotel, gone now.  You can see that the Marina was not yet dug.  The picture was among my parents effects and…

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Added by Carol Billups on June 13, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

Cabo Organic Market Open All Summer!

 

I was asked to let everyone know this market is open all summer. They have wonderful seasonal produce, baked goods, free range chicken eggs, cheese, honey, and don't forget Alberto's wife's tamales!

 

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Added by Carol Billups on June 11, 2011 at 10:01am — No Comments

Click for Super Deals on Mexico-My Space Classifieds

Here are some of the more interesting properties I discovered while surfing the classified site. The first one, the sorkeling tour below has some beautiful photos and a video.

I would consider most of the postings I've included as being exceptional for their class. For example, there is a home listed in Lake Chapala for $169,000 with $25 k down.

There's a super deal in Ensenada overlooking the Bay.

We have some really super deals. If you're not interested in buying a…

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Added by George Puckett on June 3, 2011 at 3:16am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Going to PROFECO, Part 2

Living in Los Cabos: Going to PROFECO, Part 2

 

Well, it looks like my Going To Profeco experience is going to be a three part series. I got to Profeco this morning only to learn that due to a staffing issue they hadn’t been able to notify TelCel in time so we needed to reschedule for later this…

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Added by Carol Billups on June 2, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Watching TV For Free

Living in Los Cabos: Watching TV For Free

 

Yes, I know. You didn’t come to Cabo to spend your life in front of the Boob Tube. And yes, I know you’re planning on spending your time doing fun and interesting stuff. Which you will do. But every once in a while, just occasionally, you might want to see…

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Added by Carol Billups on June 1, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments

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