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August 2011 Blog Posts (19)

shame on me

Shame on me

Eva Maria Terry

    Last night at about 11:00 p.m. here it came again, lighting, thunder and rain. After about 10 weeks of these night time storms I have had enough! You see we have a roof that leaks in the mid-section of our restaurant, between the dining room and the kitchen. It doesn´t effect the business operation but it leaves a huge puddle of water each and every morning. Unable to repair the roof until the rain stops,…


Added by Eva Terry on August 29, 2011 at 11:31pm — 1 Comment

Great Future for Mexico aero space industry

Mexico’s Aerospace Industry-Attractive for Foreign Investors.

According to a report in the Wall Street journal, the worlds international, investors in the aero space industry find Mexico an attractive place to put their money. In the past five years, the industry here has grown 20 % with investments from among others, Bombardier, General Electric and Textron. Bombardier is no stranger to Mexico. The subway cars in Mexico City’s Metro were manufactures by the Canadian company. …


Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on August 29, 2011 at 10:24am — No Comments

Article and Recipe for Tinga, the Popular Mexican Food, Using Chicken as the Meat, Typical in Oaxaca

Here's a brand new commentary along with a great little recipe for tinga, from the kitchen of Oaxacan chef Pilar Cabrera of La Olla restaurant and Casa de los Sabores cooking school:

Added by Alvin Starkman on August 28, 2011 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Recipe for Mole Amarillo de Res from Oaxaca

Here's a recipe, with commentary, for one of the best moles from Oaxaca that I've ever eaten, mole amarillo de res from the kitchen of the late great chef Esperanza Chavarria Blando:



Added by Alvin Starkman on August 26, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Using ATMs, Credit Cards and Exchanging Money in Mexico (emphasis on Oaxaca experience)

I've recently updated this article about using an ATM in Oaxaca.  It has links to companion articles about exchanging money (note last year's change to rules and regs) and about credit card use (note the issue of being charged a premium).  For those of us living in Mexico there's nothing earthshattering, but for those who have not visiting Mexico in a few years, and are not sure what currency or cards to take, the information should allay concerns and answer questions: …


Added by Alvin Starkman on August 25, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments

10 Painful Real Estate Mistakes made by Foreigners in Mexico

Learn how to keep from making the same mistakes other foreigners have made in Mexico when buyer or selling real estate. 


1. Real Estate brains are left at the border

2. Believe they are still in the US

3. Doesn’t register the sale when the Seller is carrying paper

4. Purchase property that is not saleable

5. Doesn’t work with a professional team

6. Register the…


Added by Ross E. Buck on August 25, 2011 at 5:26am — No Comments

Why a Canadian would give up the life of a family law litigator, move to southern Mexico, and write

My life reduced to a few paragraphs.  How I began writing articles about Mexico is part of this biographical sketch published by as part of its Featured Author series

Added by Alvin Starkman on August 24, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Trading Places????????????

Living in Los Cabos: Trading Places????????????


Well, if you subscribe to this blog you know that my policy is if more than one person asks a question, blog the answer. Yesterday I was dealing with two different email threads on the same topic: trading properties in Mexico.




Added by Carol Billups on August 23, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Buyer Beware (A Gentle Reminder)

Living in Los Cabos: Buyer Beware (A Gentle Reminder)


A couple of things happened this week that draw attention to something many American and Canadian buyers need to understand, so I figured I’d better blog it so others can understand.


This summer we’ve been really busy with bargain…


Added by Carol Billups on August 20, 2011 at 10:09am — 2 Comments

Mexico Food: Recipe for Traditional Mole Verde from Oaxaca, with Commentary

Week in and week out this article receives a healthy readership, so may help those wanting to learn about traditional and modern formulations of mole verde from Oaxaca:  includes recipe for the former:


Added by Alvin Starkman on August 20, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

Sign Up Now for "Explore Tourism™ Social Media Boot Camp 2011"

Explore Tourism™ Social Media Boot Camp 2011, Cancun-Riviera Maya, is a new marketing seminar that focuses on social media and social media marketing for the tourism industry in Mexico.  This two-day seminar will discuss tourism marketing…


Added by Michele Kinnon on August 16, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

Discovering Cancun part 4, Pok Ta Pok golf and nautical community



Pok Ta Pok combining Golf and nautical into one great community

Heading to the north end of the hotel zone is another great community called Pok Ta Pok. This is an older neighborhood located on the Nipchupte Lagoon side but very much alive with incredible architecture and Mayan history. With its winning combination of golf and nautical attributes this community it is sure to be a must have for an active…


Added by Mary Goodrich on August 13, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments


Be sure to follow The Settlement Company and Linda Neil Properties on Facebook.

Look for the you tube videos on Mexican property.

Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on August 10, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Living in Los Cabos: What I Did On My Summer Vacation


Well, not really, but I’ve taken a few weeks off from blogging to concentrate on a fun, fun, fun new project with two good friends. We were keeping it a secret, but we’re at the point where we can share it with the world. TA…


Added by Carol Billups on August 6, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

Fundación En Vía: Grassroots Micro-finance in Oaxaca, Mexico, Enables Visitors to Learn, Tour, Help Small Business through Charitable Donations

Three years ago Juana, a resident of Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, was earning virtually nothing selling the odd bottle of soda pop or package of gum out of her family’s narrow, half-empty storefront.  Today, with the assistance of small, interest-free loans facilitated through $50 USD donations from tourists visiting Oaxaca, she earns a decent living as the proprietor of a handicrafts store filled to the brim with colorful hand-woven, 100% wool rugs, tapestries and handbags.

Last year…


Added by Alvin Starkman on August 4, 2011 at 8:44am — No Comments

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