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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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.

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Archive for the ‘REAL ESTATE’ Category

Dec. 27, 2008 – Some six years ago, Kelly and I took a short vacation from our home in Colorado, a little ways into Mexico. Our destination was the rural small town of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, maybe three hours from El Paso. Texas. Just another small Mexican town? No, it’s famous worldwide for its exquisite […]

Nov. 29, 2008 – Last Monday morning I had my usual twice-monthly massage in the nearby area of Riberas del Pilar, which is between Ajijic and Chapala. Kelly and I usually go together and do errands while we are out. A friend of ours, Miguel Roman, works in real estate out of Ajijic -– that […]

March 24, 2008 – How do you go about finding a rental home in Mexico? A reader asked me this a while back, and I imagine other people must also wonder about finding Mexican houses for rent — or condos or apartments. Whether you are already planning to move to Mexico or retire in Mexico, […]

April 4, 2007 — I think that headline is very significant. Since Felipe Calderon became President here, Mexico began offering long-term mortgages to foreigners. As I see it, this is a wide-open door for far more boomers to retire in Mexico. With real estate prices in the Lake Chapala area not exactly bargain basement, many […]

March 23, 2007 — While my sister-in-law Molly was here, we spent a couple of afternoons looking around at places for sale along the north side of Lake Chapala. Molly hadn’t been here before and she was surprised at how high a lot of the prices were for what you get. We covered a lot […]

Sept. 13, 2006 — Recently I blogged about Victor Cueto Valencia’s remodel in Tlaquepaque, on the edge of Guadalajara. He sent me some photos which show the project as he got started: He also sent me some interesting information about the place. According to the History and Anthropology Institute, the property dates from the nineteenth […]

September 29, 2006 — Thanks to Kathe for this information: I love your informative site…for those of us living in or considering living in Mexico it is an invaluable resource. I would like to point out an error in something you wrote. On the page that discusses owning land in Mexico…you state that waterfront land […]

Friday, August 25, 2006 — When I went to Tlaquepaque recently, we were driven by Victor Cueto Valencia, a good friend of some of the women I went with. (He drives his van on custom trips as one of the businesses he is in, and he is a very good driver. His website is www.gdlmexicotours.com) […]

Aug 19, 2006 — Here’s an interesting question I received a while ago: My husband and I want to retire to Mexico in about 4 years. We are doing lots of research, but would like some input from anyone with experience. We want to be either in Sonora or Chihuahua state. We would like to […]

February 5, 2006 —  We’ve been casually looking at real estate around Lake Chapala , but things took a dramatic turn when we fell in love with an amazing place. There was another offer coming in on it, so we decided on the spot to make an offer too. We made an offer a little […]

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