Poco's Leap

Poco, a Mexican street dog, moved from Lake Chapala to the foothills of Mt Baker, in northwest Washington state, in the spring of 2004. Poco loved the water, from chasing gulls along the muddy shores of Lake Chapala, to the riding the waves of the Pacific Ocean. But once he moved to the homestead, the streams and marshes of the Nooksack Rivers became his great joy.

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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 PEOPLE'S GUIDE TO MEXICO FORUMS: CLOSED!!

Well, we gave it a try but in the end our attempt to maintain discussion forums just didn’t work.  A few days ago we received the email below and as the saying goes, “the nickel dropped”.  Felipe is a long-time reader and supporter of The People’s Guide To Mexico.  We always appreciate suggestions and advice from our readers — and Felipe’s assessment of the situation we’ve faced with these forums strikes us as absolutely accurate. So… in the next few […]

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I'm back… I think?

I apologize for the long absence but 2009 was a chaotic year for me.  As you may have noticed, the long-awaited discussion forums have been totally trashed by spam, so I’ll probably just pull the plug on those and concentrate, hopefully, on keeping this blog more up-to-date. saludos! Carl

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I spent most of my adult life flying Mexico

Saludos amigos! I have truly been blessed. I learned to hang glide 30 years ago and I have spent almost every winter since then flying Mexico. I have seen this country as few gringos- or human beings for that matter- have ever had the opportunity. I have seen Mexico like the halcones and the zopilotes. But unlike our feathered friends- I got to sample the beer too. And sample, and sample and sample… Well, you get the picture.– Or do […]

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A Good Samaritan

The only thing worse than coming back from Mexico to Canada in December is leaving behind a friend like LR who remains there til March. Among the regular email updates I get from “Senor Beachbaum” was this… “I got back to the hotel and our maid was looking a little down and she finally showed me her arm which was swollen and she had no feeling in her finger tips. She was a little scared. It took a lot of […]

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I'm Lost… How About You?

Lorena just left to attend a 45 day Vipassana meditation course in Massachusetts so I’m (temporarily) in charge of both our website and this blog.  It has been too long, as usual, since I’ve added anything here or done basic housekeeping but I’m making a vow, as usual, to be more attentive and to post updates much more frequently. Coming back to this blog after a long absence points out to me that it isn’t very easy to browse older […]

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A Great Letter!

Hello Carl and Lorena! Please send me the costs and details of retirement in Mexico… just kidding!! I hope this doesn’t sound strange (although I have a feeling you might get this kind of letter frequently), but even though we’ve never met, you both feel like good friends to me. I stumbled across your Peoples Guide a few years ago when I was getting ready to graduate college and and knew I wanted to take some time off and travel… […]

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Por Favor: Introduce Yourself

Many people who read this blog and our People’s Guide website will email us with questions or comments. Unfortunately, relatively few of them take the time to say something about themselves or to describe their own experiences in Mexico. Back in the good old days, before email, we really looked forward to receiving “real” letters from our readers at the post office, as these were rarely just brief notes or requests for information about Mexico. Today, some of the emails […]

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One For The Book

Dear Carl & Lorena, I’ve wanted to write you for several years, but, I thought there couldn’t possibly be anything i could say that hadn’t already been said by those more authoratative than I.

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