Joaquin Sabina — "the Spanish Bob Dylan"

  I say, “Yes!” but if you haven’t yet heard Joaquin Sabina, you’ll have to judge for yourself whether or not he deserves “the Spanish Bob Dylan” accolade. Once you’ve sampled the incredible range of his music it is even harder to understand how Sabina has gone unnoticed for so many years — and not just in the U.S., but also in much of Latin America. The site link below leads to well written, thoughtful commentary (Spanish) on Sabina’s amazing […]

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Pink Slips and License Plates

Rachel writes: My husband and I live in La Paz. We are in the process of getting our FM3’s but in the meantime we’re just here on a tourist visa. I have purchased a new truck and trailer in Chicago and am planning on bringing it down to Mexico, stopping to pick up a kit car of my husbands in Texas. We were told that the plates would take 2 weeks to arrive and they have not come yet. We […]

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How to Apply for a Passport Renewal

An envelope says "par avion"

I’m headed to South America in a few weeks. I just learned that in order to get a visa for Ecuador, my passport must be valid for at least 90 days after I land in Quito. Oops…! Should You Apply for a Passport Renewal by Mail? YES. If you already have a passport that is not damaged, and received it within the past 15 years; and you were at least age 16 when it was issued, and you still have […]

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Here's a link

to “The People’s Guide to Mexico: Wherever You Go…There You Are!! (People’s Guide to Mexico, 14th ed)” (Carl Franz)

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