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July 2009 Blog Posts (17)

Medical Experience

I came to Mexico in February 2009 after my Dentist in Philadelphia told me I would need six dental implants and six extractions and that the cost would be approximately $34,000. As it happened, two relatives who live in San Miguel de Allende were having implants done there at a cost of $600 per implant. I decided to visit their dentist who, after examining me and taking her own x-rays, told me I did not implants at all! Total cost for the exam - $25.00; for the x-rays - $15.00. When I returned… Continue

Added by Fred Stuart on July 31, 2009 at 8:25am — No Comments

Medical Den tal Tourism

We would like our Members Input

Many of you may have already experienced going to Mexico or some other country for Medical or Dental treatment.

Please share your experiences with the rest of the community. If your experiences were god, we would like to know. If you had an unpleasant experience, we would like to know about that.

Please indicate the country where your treatment took place and whether or not you used a Medical… Continue

Added by George Puckett on July 31, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

The Real Bobby Cox

Does anyone know the real Bobby Cox? Do these photos represent alter egos or split personalities or...?

The photo below is the latest addition.

Perhaps the real Bobby Cox can be found on his blog at,… Continue

Added by George Puckett on July 29, 2009 at 3:17pm — 4 Comments

Ajijic, Mexico-An Evening at the Opera, and more….

Jalisco- Cultural Exchange Month-June, 2009

An annual event, with 2009 being an exchange featuring Japan, There are many events- some free, others reasonable. We decided to incorporate our night at the Opera into a mini holiday- a light lunch at Talento a superb Thai restaurant.

The Opera (Madame Butterfly) starred marvelous and beautiful Russian Soprano Svetlana Ignatovich. Conducting the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra was Johannes Wildner from… Continue

Added by Don & Linda Wright on July 29, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Retired and Hating it !!!! I want to live in Mexico !!

Not really I guess,, I could be digging a ditch or something, I might hate that worse. I am single , bored, lonley, ,,shall I go on. My current retirement income is only $1100.00 per month in US dollars,, Can I afford to live in Mexico any better than my mere existence in America?

Help me if you can. I am 48 yrs old and I can work, I can travel, I can house sit, I can be a companion.

I hope this doesn't sound to silly, but I really have no clue as to living in another country all by… Continue

Added by Tim Adkins on July 23, 2009 at 3:42pm — 4 Comments

Manta Ray Rescue in Banderas Bay

What started out as a relaxing sightseeing sail around the Bay of Banderas ended in an exhilarating manta ray rescue.

July 19th, 2009

Last Sunday afternoon, Gareth Price, Sales Director for Vallarta Adventures, was hosting a group of journalists and photographers from the magazine, Mexico Desconocido, on one of the Vallarta Adventure’s Beneteau sailboats when they encountered a large object struggling… Continue

Added by Brenda Rivera on July 21, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

U.S. Pilots in Mexico.....

Those on MMS who are U.S. pilots needing information on the 406mhz regulation, eAPIS, etc., please feel free to contact me with any specific questions about the new regulations on both sides of the border. If you are not actively flying in Mexico please disregard. Also, we have a club in Mexico of about 600 U.S., Canadian, Mexican, and one French, pilots who meet three times a year in Alamos (maximum of 40 couples per event). It's a great time to experience the region, including the Copper… Continue

Added by Jim Swickard on July 15, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

Baja California, Dancing for Dollars

Baja California, Dancing for Dollars

Tourist Dollars

By George Puckett

Everyone knows that Baja California and the rest of Mexico have suffered a series of blows to their economic well being.

First there was the economic meltdown in the US causing not just a ripple effect on the Mexican economy but a tidal wave. Tourism felt the negative impact and since tourism contributes so many dollars to the economy,… Continue

Added by George Puckett on July 14, 2009 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Universal design and cohousing principles, as well as economic necessity, spur green housing project in Oaxaca, Mexico, for aging North Americans

Alvin Starkman M.A., LL.B.

At first blush David Hornick appears to be the most unlikely candidate to be spear-heading a housing development in the state of Oaxaca, one of the southernmost and poorest states in Mexico; his Spanish is sparse to be generous, until earlier this year he had never ventured to this part of the country, he’s never designed or built a home, and he’s lived virtually all his life in Schenectady, New York, leading a more or less typical, middle-class Jewish… Continue

Added by Alvin Starkman on July 13, 2009 at 9:20am — No Comments

Free or Cheap Things to Do in Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato, Mexico is an important colonial town with much to see and experience. Fortunately for those on a budget, Guanajuato offers many free or cheap things to do to make your vacation fun.

Get a map of Guanajuato from the tourist office and take a walking tour of the historic center. The map indicates museums, churches, plazas, and other places of interest. Be sure to take a look at the grand houses surrounding both the Jardín de la Unión and Plaza de la Paz. These were built by… Continue

Added by C. Bower on July 12, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Weekend Beat, Puerto Vallarta

Check it out:

Added by William Michael on July 12, 2009 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Hurricane Preparedness for Divas, and Others

It's that time of year again: hurricane season. The season officially opens on May 15th. That is when the

National Hurricane Center (NHC) starts sending out public advisories about hurricanes.

After experiencing four hurricanes in southern Baja, I have come to be an expert on how to prepare. And also having grown up in New Jersey where hurricanes come every year like clock work, I take every hurricane warning seriously. And I… Continue

Added by Susan Fogel on July 12, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Baja Diaries-Chronicles of a Paradise Lost

What follows is the original press release for my book "Baja Diaries-Chronicles of a Paradise Lost." The book was published one year ago by AuthorHouse. It will be released before August 1, 2009 as an e-book. The e-book version has several new chapters and more than 20 photographs of the area and people written about in the book. Most of the chronicles take place on the Baja, south of Ensenad, BCN in the beach communities of Punta Banda and Punta Estero. As a point of reference these… Continue

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

Real Estate Investment Tied to Passing Medicare in Mexico

Real Estate Investment Tied to Passing Medicare in Mexico

7 JULY 2009

By: Khaki Scott

The pressure to pass laws allowing the use of Medicare benefits in Mexico is growing stronger as the aging American population seeks a better quality of life south of the border. At this point in time, there are many hundreds of thousands of legal American residents living in Mexico, both American-born and Mexican-born, who are… Continue

Added by George Puckett on July 8, 2009 at 5:16am — 1 Comment

Corneal Trnasplant done in Tijuana...Wonderful Doctor and Clinic

Just a short update:

I had a corneal transplant and cataract removed in Tijuana one month ago.

Dr. Arturo Chayet is the best in the world, and his clinic, Codet Vision Institute is first class. Even has a café , Café 2020, and the coffee is wonderful. His staff is professional, efficient,courteous, caring and all speak English. The comfort and well being of the patient is foremost.

I am limited in what I can do right now.… Continue

Added by Susan Fogel on July 7, 2009 at 12:01am — No Comments

Mazatlan - Mexico’s Pacific Pearl

Nestled on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Mazatlan is aptly nicknamed Mexico’s Pacific Pearl. Perhaps best known as a popular beach resort, Mazatlan boasts a long stretch of stunning coastline, breathtaking ocean views and fabulous weather. Situated just to the south of the Tropic of Cancer and just across the water from the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Mazatlan is home to approximately 500,000 residents and is the second largest coastal city in the country.…


Added by harold goakey on July 6, 2009 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Why Would I Want to Learn Spanish?

Reading George Puckett's blog re "How"s Your Spanish, led me to ask another question. Why would I even WANT to learn Spanish?

Now that is the question I really want to answer. Consider how we in Canada and the US feel when "foreigners" make no effort to adapt. Communication is what brings people together. Try to speak Spanish to a local and notice the friendliness in their eyes. Although my sentences may not be grammatically correct, my Mexican friends get an idea of what I am saying… Continue

Added by Linda Watson Lauer on July 2, 2009 at 4:31pm — 2 Comments

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