Safety Update from Mexico City

By Churpa Rogers Flying into Mexico City always feels like descending into the coliseum. You never know what’ll be coming at you, or whether you’re a spectator or part of the show. This trip I was particularly wary, as I haven’t been to the Big Enchilada since the escalation of the drug wars. When I was a kid my parents used to take me on buying trips to the capitol. We’d hit up the labyrinthine markets for Guerrero masks, and […]

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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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Summering in Mexico

A reader writes: Since we live in sunny Arizona, my wife and I are looking for locations with at least relatively cool climates to get away from our very toasty temperatures from May to October during the summer.  Can anyone suggest places in Mexico’s highlands where we might get some respite?  It’s hard for us to be gone more than three weeks at a time because of medical and other commitments, so is there anyplace within three to five days moderate […]

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Chapla or Ajijic

Hi all, my wife and i would like to move to Chapla or Ajijic, Looking for a 2b2b house with a small yea rd any idea what this would cost a month? We well be going down in Jun to look but don’t know who to talk to when we get there. Anything you know would help. Thank you Ron.

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Living Lake Chapala

hey guys i just read that article on basaseachic water fall. where is it exactly? any information would be appreciated. Lake Chapala Real Estate you can get back to me there …. thank you very much. Carl replies:  Since this is your first post here I’m going to try to avoid being cranky but…. as I said in my post about using the forums, that is the place to post your questions — and that is the place where you […]

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Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide

I just stumbled across an unusually interesting blog by Jim Johnston, an artist and Mexico City resident. I’ll post more about this blog later but I suggest you take it a look at it — the links he cites to other good Mexico blogs are excellent resources and go well beyond the “ordinary”. Although the title of his blog suggests that it is about Mexico City, Highly recommended! Take a look at Jim Johnson’s blog: Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide

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