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BOOKS - Mexico with Heart
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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!

Rosana

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Midlife Mavericks: Women Reinventing Their Lives in Mexico, by Karen Blue oct 12, 2008 – Karen Blue had a good career going in California when at 52, she quit, sold her house, and moved to Ajijic, Mexico. Her family and her closest friends thought she was crazy. Once down here and settled in, she began […]


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Feb. 27, 2008 – Yesterday morning Kelly and I drove back into Guadalajara, as I had a doctor’s appointment. We went in early enough to go to Sandi Bookstore, the largest English-language bookstore in Guadalajara. Being the book fanatic that I am, I had long been curious to check it out. It’s a very attractive […]


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Feb 10, 2008 — Julia Taylor didn’t plan to live in Mexico. She had a career as a salmon biologist and a life that was going just fine in Washington state. But when the U.S. government refused a permanent residence visa to her husband, a Mexican citizen, the young couple moved to Cuernavaca and started […]


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A compelling book on Mexico, history and more It’s rare that I become so absorbed in a work of history that I gobble the book up. But I’ve become absorbed in The Life and Times of Mexico, by Early Shorris, an American who has a fascinating depth of understanding of Mexican history and has had […]


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The Rough Guide to Mexico 7th edition (Rough Guide Travel Guides) is actually very smoothly done! The name goes back over 20 years, when they began publishing typewritten manuscripts for cheap travel. Now they have over 200 writers working on their extensive series of travel books. This one was written and researched by John Fisher, […]


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I bought my first copy of The People’s Guide to Mexico over 25 years ago, and through the years various editions have been my faithful companions. Carl Franz, Lorena Havens, and Steve Rogers have always been more adventuresome than I by far, but their comprehensive advice has helped me push the envelope… a lot! This […]


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If you are an RV traveler going anywhere in Mexico, you need this book. There is nothing else like it out there. Without it, you won’t have a clue where you can find campgrounds with such niceties as water, sewer, and electricity. Strong words, but we have used the Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping: Explore […]


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For over twenty years, Lonely Planet Mexico has been guiding travelers around Mexico. At over a thousand pages, this guidebook has extensive information about history, archaeology, hotels, restaurants, intercity buses and their frequencies, cities… you name it.  Speaking of names, I see that the publisher is now calling it Mexico (Country Guide). The Lonely Planet […]


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Live Better South of the Border, 4th Ed.: A Practical Guide for Living and Working covers similar material to The People’s Guide to Mexico, Choose Mexico or Head for Mexico, but in a slightly different manner.  It’s also the shortest of the books. “Mexico” Mike™ Nelson, who wrote this, has written many of the Mexican […]


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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 […]

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