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Books on Mexico 15 Day Sale Ending 6/15

This Sale Ends Tomorrow-6/15-Father's Day at Midnight

We call it our Hotter Than July book sale. Believe me,…

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Added by George Puckett on June 2, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Amazon.com: "Mexico-More Expatriates Insights the Sequel" (Mexico Insights Volume 2) eBook: George Puckett, Alvin Starkman, Marla Kostis, Jane Onstott, Kevin Simpson, David MacLean, William Michael, …

Amazon.com: "Mexico-More Expatriates Insights the Sequel" (Mexico Insights Volume 2) eBook: George Puckett, Alvin Starkman, Marla Kostis, Jane Onstott, Kevin Simpson, David MacLean, William Michael, Robin Miller, Roxana McDade: Kindle Store …

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Added by George Puckett on May 21, 2014 at 1:59am — No Comments

Five Tips for Speaking Spanish From Day One--from a High School Spanish Failure!

Something that really makes me mad is when people say that children learn so much faster than adults.  In fact, we adults (I use that term loosely for me) often use this as an excuse to avoid trying something all together.  



Hogwash.



It just seems like they learn faster because we don’t hold them to the same level of…

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Added by Jordan Ellington on January 31, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

JOHN SCHERBER AN AMERICAN VOICE IN MEXICO WHAT LIVING IN MEXICO HAS TAUGHT ME                 Over the past fifteen months I’ve been traveling in México from Zacatecas in the north to Oaxaca in the …

JOHN SCHERBER

AN AMERICAN VOICE IN MEXICO

WHAT LIVING IN MEXICO HAS TAUGHT ME

 

 

            Over the past fifteen months I’ve been traveling in México from Zacatecas in the north to Oaxaca in the south. Despite the rants of the U.S. press and the warnings of the State Department, this country is a quite reasonable place to…

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Added by John Scherber on January 18, 2014 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Day of the Dead in La Paz

The air smells like cinnamon. You can feel the pulsing music. We are following our noses and the beat of the music and the crowd.

The outdoor stage is lit in ghostly pale, icy, blue and white lights. Smoke wafts up eerily from the footlights.

A line of young girls in jewel-toned, hoop –skirted, colonial dresses appears stage left. The turquoise, purple, scarlet, and emerald dresses sparkle in the stage lights. Their picture hats are wide and adorned with paper flowers and lace, their… Continue

Added by Susan Fogel on October 22, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Why Should Someone Retire to Your Town-Mexico

Special Announcement/Request

I am preparing a new book on retiring to Mexico. Some of you may have contributed to my books before and you know that they are successful.  As usual this book will be published on Amazon for the Kindle Readers and other eBook readers and Smart Phones..…

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Added by George Puckett on September 8, 2013 at 3:35am — 2 Comments

Visiting the Alamo With Memories of My Youth



Long before the movie, “The Bucket List” came out, I’m sure that most of us had one. We may not have called it a Bucket List but the object was the same. These were places we wanted to go and things we wanted to do while we were physically and mentally…

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Added by George Puckett on July 4, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Getting Out the Vote!

Living in Los Cabos:  Getting Out the Vote!

 

Something you just don’t think about when you’re moving to Cabo is how you will vote. As a US citizen you retain the right to vote in federal elections no matter where you live. How does that work? There are a couple of ways….

 

Many people…

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Added by Carol Billups on October 5, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Revolutionary New Business Directory Revealed

 Sampling of the Directory

Keep in mind that this is only a sampling of the subscribers currently on board. Many locations are still open. The first subscriber in each location gets the…

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Added by George Puckett on October 16, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

Paper Interview Form

Today’s Expatriates in Mexico

 

Expatriates All-Americans, Canadians, British, Spanish and…

Brief Bio:

  • Name: 
  • Previous Occupation:
  • Occupation: Completely Retired or Otherwise
  • Current Location: 
  • Originally From: 
  • Expat Location in Mexico:…
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Added by George Puckett on September 21, 2012 at 4:57am — 1 Comment

The Guelaguetza in Oaxaca

Today and for I don't know how long, mexconnect.com features my article about The Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, here:

http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/3902-july-in-oaxaca-the-mexican-pageantry-of-the-guelaguetza

 

Alvin Starkman - Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast

 

Added by Alvin Starkman on July 2, 2012 at 6:14am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Yet more cost of living info

Living in Los Cabos:  Yet more cost of living info

 

So let’s finish off a few more topics on the cost of living in Los Cabos. There are a few items I didn’t get to in the last few posts, notably the cost of gasoline, propane and TV.

 

Gasoline is still relatively inexpensive here. The…

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Added by Carol Billups on July 2, 2012 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

On Violence in Mexico

On Violence in Mexico

A member of Mexico-My Space recently inquired about violence in Mexico and more specifically…

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Added by George Puckett on May 31, 2012 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

QUICK US EXPATRIATE TAX FACTS FOR AMERICANS IN MEXICO

US EXPATRIATE FAST TAX FACTS by Don D. Nelson, Attorney, CPA

· If you are a US Citizen you must file a US tax return every year unless your income is less than

$ 9,500 (for 2011 and lower for earlier years) or have self…

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Added by Don D. Nelson on February 20, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments

MEXICO'S TRADITIONS and CELEBRATIONS

MEXICO'S TRADITIONS and CELEBRATIONS

Three Kings' Day (Dia de los Santos Reyes) is celebrated in January and is the Feast of the Epiphany.  This day recalls the arrival in Bethlehem of the three wise men (reyes magos) each bearing a gift for the baby Jesus. This is the day of traditional gift-giving for children in Mexico. Rosca de Reyes, a crown-shaped sweet bread is decorated with candied fruits and has a small doll baked inside.  This bread is…

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Added by Frank Slater, Ph.D on March 24, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Cost of Groceries

Living in Los Cabos: Cost of Groceries

 

The good folks at Wordpress suggested that I re-visit some of the themes that were read most last year. Makes sense to me, if that’s the information people are looking it should be as up-to-date as I can make it. One of the most common searches was the cost…

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Added by Carol Billups on January 3, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: After the Rain

Living in Los Cabos: After the Rain

 

Rain in the desert is a big deal. We love it, although the tourists are disappointed the locals are ready to celebrate. Yesterday we had a very cloudy day and most parts of town got a good soak. And this morning? The sunrise was outstanding and the city sparkled. I stopped on the way to the Organic Farmer’s Market to take this quick video of how beautiful Cabo looked after yesterday’s ‘beauty…

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Added by Carol Billups on November 26, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

Retiring to La Paz

 

Retiring in La Paz – Your Baja Dream Home at Haciendas Palo Verde



Spanish Colonial at Haciendas Palo Verde
Making a retirement home in La Paz, on the Sea of Cortez has long been the dream of many North Americans. Despite the direction of the economy retirement age comes to us all. La Paz now makes more sense and cents than ever in the pursuit of retirement affordability.

In 2003 Money Magazine named La Paz, Baja California Sur as one of the 10 best places to retire abroad. In the…

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Added by George Puckett on October 20, 2011 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

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