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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May 9, 2008 – A couple of foreigners who live in the Lake Chapala area committed a serious driving infraction. I’m not clear on whether they did this in one vehicle or two. In any case, they found themselves stopped by the local traffic police who insisted they go to court.

When their day in court arrived, they claimed that they couldn’t have known they were making an error because they didn’t read or speak Spanish.

The judge sentenced them to learning Spanish or spending a year in jail.

Their classes were to beginĀ  within a week and they were to report to the court on their attendance each week.

I read this in a local English-language magazine (El Ojo del Lago, May 2008, page 40). It could be an urban legend, or more likely it really happened.

Don’t risk jail! Beyond that, life in Mexico is MUCH better if you speak the language. I now have a whole website on learning Spanish.

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