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!


Visit Expedia…

Expedia is my favorite place to book airfare, and they handle hotels, car rentals, cruises, etc. I like the organization of the site for figuring out what flights I want. Click on the suitcase to take a look.

I was very pleased to win an award for this blog! Even better for you: click through for lists of all sorts of award-winning travel blogs.

Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

Inside Mexico: Living, Traveling, and Doing Business in a Changing Society, by Paula Heusinkveld, is quite different from the other books reviewed here. It’s not a how-to guide as such, but there’d be less misunderstanding if more of us read this gem.

I’ve read and reread this short book, and it has helped me tremendously to understand Mexico and Mexicans. Their culture is different enough from ours that their habits don’t always make sense to us.

For example, in the chapter on manners, the author points out that Mexican people often thank shop clerks when leaving a store. I have adopted this habit and I’ve discovered that it can lead to enjoyable short conversations. Published in 1994, Inside Mexico is still very timely, as it deals with the kinds of things that don’t change quickly.

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