Is Mazatlan's Ocean Palace Under Contruction?

  A reader writes: Last time I was in Mazatalan (2/2012) the Ocean Palace was under construction/remodel. I can’t seem to find any info on the project to see if it is complete.  Can you help? Thx   Churpa responds: Trip Advisor reviews as recent as August indicate that one wing of the resort was still under construction at that point. But our Mazatlan contacts inform us that it’s now done. Another reader recommends calling 6699130666 or 18003527690 to confirm.

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Penalty for Expired FMM?

Image of roll of red tape.

  Once again, El Codo has been lurking on Lonely Planet’s excellent Thorn Tree Mexico Forum. He directed me to this informative discussion of the penalties for an expired FMM. Be sure to read through to the bottom. I especially enjoyed the following very sound advice from “michoacan”: “I have found that being polite, honest and forthright brings about a lot of pleasant surprises with Mexican authorities. It seems many officials are looking to see if a person is seemingly […]

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Bienvenidos!

In addition to slaving away on the upcoming 14th (!) edition of The People’s Guide to Mexico, we have finally made the leap to the 21st century (or thereabouts) with a new website. As you can see, we are now live at thepeoplesguidetomexico.com; our archives can still be plumbed at our old site, peoplesguide.com. Lorena has been burning the proverbial midnight oil and endlessly harassing our tireless and talented Web guru Kelly, who, in addition to giving us a new […]

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Rental Cars in Mexico

January 24, 2012 | 1 Comment by Churpa Writing about cars yesterday reminded me of another tidbit dredged from Lorena’s infamous and swamp-like inbox: fellow travel writer Ben Starr sent us a tip regarding Advantage, a rental service that allows cars from select locations in California, Arizona, and Texas to cross the border into Mexico. Purchase of a $25 dollar (per day) Mexican insurance policy is mandatory, and the car must be returned to its original U.S. location.We have not […]

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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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Guaymas & San Carlos, Sonora

I was a bit surprised at the lack of current (and credible) information on the cost of living in Guaymas but my search did turn up at least very good resource, which is the first in the list below. Most of the other sites I found on Guaymas and nearby communities (especially San Carlos) seem to be more interested in selling real estate than anything else

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Our Amazon.com Blog

As if you didn’t have enough to read… we’ve signed up for Amazon Connect and started posting messages to a People’s Guide blog there. We’ll copy our posts here, or at least try to remember to, but you might want to check it out — just look for The People’s Guide To Mexico on Amazon.com Carl

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Links & Discussion at BajaSunDog

Don Humphrey, “SunDog”, has left a couple of comments here with links to his site. Don has quite a list of Mexico resources that are worth checking out. Carl “You are invited to join my south of the border group IT IS 100% FREE And you can unsubscribe any time you like. This is a group for those that live in Mexico, travel to Mexico, or are interested in Mexico and would just like to learn more about it. Post […]

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