A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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For my taste,  Head for Mexico: The Renegade Guide is a must-read for anyone interested in Mexico. It’s right up there, just after the classic People’s Guide to Mexico.

That subtitle, The Renegade Guide, which gives you more an idea of Don Adam’s approach than a description of the contents. Basically it covers in detail all sorts of things you will want to know if you are considering living in Mexico as more than a tourist. Don Adam’s style is hilarious, in-your-face, over-the-top, politically incorrect, and great fun. At times, his descriptive prose is downright poetic. He’s worked with an impressive array of contributors, and gives them credit. The block print illustrations by William Gentes add an elegant touch.

The book’s chapters are:

  1. Living in Mexico
  2. Money Honey
  3. Am I right for Mexico?
  4. The Day to Day Nitty Gritty
  5. Housing
  6. Moving Your Stuff
  7. Head for the Border
  8. Driving and Other Daring Pursuits
  9. Insurance
  10. Su Casa es Mi Casa
  11. What Do You Reckon Manna Really Is?
  12. Household Help
  13. Communications
  14. Buying a Whole New Enchilada
  15. How Much is that Perrito in the Window?
  16. Is That a Stethoscope in My Pocket, or am I Just Glad to See You?
  17. Habla Like the Locals
  18. Gittin’ Your Ashes Hauled: Guys, Gals, and Gays
  19. You’re Not in Kansas Anymore

And there are some appendices:

  • Of Course I Know What I am Talking About, but You need to Hear from These Folks Too
  • Some Traffic Laws and Regulations
  • Here’s Some Advice and a Few Resources for U.S. and Canadian Veterans
  • Boats, Guns and Huntin’, Fishin’ Poles
  • The Author, the Contributors, and the Credits

One thing I particularly like about Head for Mexico is that after reading it, you should really understand how very differently things operate south of the border. His flights of fancy about how things can unfold at a border crossing had me in stitches. And tears. Luckily, we don’t have such good stories to tell! I also like that the book is crammed with useful and enjoyable links to Mexico-related websites.

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