The Space for Expatriates
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…Continue
Added by John Scherber on January 18, 2014 at 2:46pm — No Comments
Added by Alvin Starkman on October 17, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments
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..…Continue
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…Continue
Added by George Puckett on July 4, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments
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….
Added by Carol Billups on October 5, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by George Puckett on October 16, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments
Today’s Expatriates in Mexico
Expatriates All-Americans, Canadians, British, Spanish and…
Today and for I don't know how long, mexconnect.com features my article about The Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, here:
Alvin Starkman - Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast
Added by Alvin Starkman on July 2, 2012 at 6:14am — No Comments
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…Continue
On Violence in Mexico
A member of Mexico-My Space recently inquired about violence in Mexico and more specifically…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Don D. Nelson on February 20, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Frank Slater, Ph.D on March 24, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on January 3, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on November 26, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments
In 2003 Money Magazine named La Paz, Baja California Sur as one of the 10 best places to retire abroad. In the…Continue
Google + Plus v Facebook
Is Google Plus, sometimes written as g+, a serious challenge to Facebook’s Supremacy as a Social Network?
When Google Plus first arrived on the Social Network scene people were calling it the “Facebook Killer.” I never considered that Google would trounce Facebook. It is not a “Hare & Tortoise” race. Actually, Google is not by any means a Tortoise.
Were this competition…Continue
Added by George Puckett on November 25, 2011 at 9:16pm — No Comments
First of all I would like to wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving. Why am I late in doing this? There are many reasons but I will give you only a few.
Added by George Puckett on November 25, 2011 at 5:21am — No Comments
Make sure your friends and family know where you’re staying! It’s always a good idea to leave a copy of your itinerary with someone at home. Some may feel they wish to register their travel with the USA State Department through their free service at https://travelregistration.state.gov. This makes sure that you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
It should go without saying that you don’t leave your…Continue
Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on October 25, 2011 at 9:10pm — No Comments