Caballo Blanco in the Copper Canyon

Mike Huckaby sent this alert about our mutual friend and soon-to-be-legendary character “Caballo Blanco”. The 2009 book “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall churns circles around the running shoe industry, and now this video catapults Caballo Blanco into unanticipated prominence. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIyEvomUz14

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Mexico Decapitation Tour

Hey gringos, I spent last night in a truck stop in Culiacan, Sinaloa, home of the baddest Mexico drug cartels. I tossed a few ballenas with some camioneros there and asked ’em if they thought I would survive the night or were they gonna lop my head off and they chuckled over that. Obviously, I survived though and I really think I’m on to something. Now I’m headed for Juarez and then I think TJ and find me a truck […]

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Some Thoughts on Living Immersed in Mexican Culture

by Steve Crofter More Than Tourists There are many reasons norteamericanos move to Mexico. A few of the reasons, such as a favorable climate or a lower cost of living, have little to do with the love of Mexican culture. But I believe that most Canadians and USers who choose to live in Mexico, do so because they want to be at least somewhat involved with Mexicans and their culture. For many of us there is a definite appeal in […]

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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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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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Dogs

A reader writes: Hello, I came across your article while searching for information regarding traveling in Mexico with a dog. My wife and I are preparing to travel in our conversion van with our dog full-time for the next couple years. We would like to explore Mexico and beyond with our dog and were wondering if you guys have experience or recommendations for crossing in to Mexico and back with a dog. Any information or references are appreciated. Thanks! Eric […]

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