Cellular Telephone Purchasing Tips

Editor’s note: Yesterday I innocently asked People’s Guide correspondent David “El Codo” Eidell if he had any advice on using a cell phone in Mexico, and I received the following novel in what seemed like minutes. “El Codo” has mysterious super powers. by David “El Codo” Eidell Yesterday I tried to get my USA Tracfone changed to the Mexican TelCel system but try as they might, three TelCel dealers could not make their “SIMS” chip work in my Samsung phone. […]

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Blogging thru Mexico

Hola! I’m a 60 year old lesbian womon from Berkeley on a Joiyssey, driving my casa-camion sola through Mexico (I’ve been here about 6 weeks now), learning Spanish, hoping to become fluent, and eventually exploring all the Central American countries – and maybe even make my way into South America. I keep a blog, www.codepinkjournals.blogspot.com where you’ll find out way too much information about me and my journey. Feel free to check it out, comment, or not! Peace, Xan Joi

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Kids; Made in Mexico and brought from Mexico

For years we tried unsuccessfully to have children. Our doctor at the time kept prescribing different colored pills and was totally freaked at our suggestion that perhaps we should take our Mexican friend’s advice to go see a curandera, or natual healing person. When we showed up the following winter still not embarasada (pregnant), our family in Mexico had had enough, and before we knew it, we were at Dona Marias house and the ‘cure’ was on. Dona Maria sent […]

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pennyroyal oil

I am moveing to san blas soon and i am looking for pennyroyal oil for no seeum protection and I am having troble finding it

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The 800 Mile Wall | John Carlos Frey

I know I have another post on the border fence, but please bear with me because this wall is not only an inadequate tool to solve the immigration problem; it is also killing people. I found an interesting article and video by John Carlos Frey.  Please read. Excerpt below: “From 2007 to 2009, I followed the construction of what is now close to 800 miles of border security infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico international boundary. What I found was a mess. […]

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Michoacan Beach Camping

I’ve been doing some housekeeping on this blog and discovered the post below from David Eidell buried in a remote corner of the site.  It was originally posted in 2009 but will probably still appeal to those of you lucky enough to be beachcombing this winter. ===================== FREE BEACH CAMPING ON THE COAST OF MICHOACAN IF you can beat this I’ll eat my sombrero! Free tent camping beneath swaying palms on Las Peñas beach, next to a palm frond restaurant […]

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The Eye of the Dragon | Cuernavaca an Excerpt

Without delay I set up residence in an inexpensive downtown hotel. I remember it was about four o’clock. I remember because the moment I entered my room, I dropped my backpack, grabbed my recently made jewelry and rushed out to find a place to sell my wares before the sun set.

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The Mexican Border Fence: A Solution?

by S (Rio) Guzman We are building an incredible new fence along the Mexican border; that means tax payer’s money down the drain. Mexicans cross the US border illegally in search of work because they don’t earn enough money in their own country to sustain themselves.  I can vouch for that. Is a fence going to stop them? We have to address the problem not the symptoms. They need a decent minimum wage.  They need schools and libraries. They don’t need […]

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