Wi-fi hotspots

Some of you may remember when your only news from home was two-month-old snail mail via “lista de correo“. How times change. This just in from legendary (some might say infamous) People’s Guide correspondent, David “El Codo” Eidell: “Just type in the name of the city or town and the search engine will state if there are any known WiFi hot spots…”  

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Mexico Gas Price Update

The price of fuel in Mexico has increased as follows: Magna, up 8.2% to 8.44 pesos/liter = $2.51 per gallon (peso at 12.72 per U.S. dollar on 14 August 2010) Premium, up 3.9% to 9.94 pesos/liter = $2.96 per gallon Diesel, up 7.8% to 8.80 pesos/liter = $2.62 per gallon To calculate fuel prices I used the following formula: divide 3.785 (liters) by today’s peso exchange rate (example: 12.72) and multiply this by the current price-per-liter (example: 8.44 pesos for […]

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Michoacan Beach Camping

I’ve been doing some housekeeping on this blog and discovered the post below from David Eidell buried in a remote corner of the site.  It was originally posted in 2009 but will probably still appeal to those of you lucky enough to be beachcombing this winter. ===================== FREE BEACH CAMPING ON THE COAST OF MICHOACAN IF you can beat this I’ll eat my sombrero! Free tent camping beneath swaying palms on Las Peñas beach, next to a palm frond restaurant […]

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Mexican Peso Even Cheaper

The peso fell to near a record low as a report showing a tumble in U.S. home sales added to evidence the recession in the world’s largest economy is deepening. The peso dropped 0.8 percent to 14.9498 per U.S. dollar at 5 p.m. New York time, from 14.8275 Tuesday. [From The News]

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Rough Times for the Rough Guide To Mexico?

You can read many more books reviews here: The People’s Guide To Mexico Carl says: This review of the latest edition of The Rough Guide To Mexico by our curmudgeonly correspondent, David “El Codo” Eidell, reminds me of why I could never face the harsh realities involved in writing and updating a “real” guidebook. As you’ll read below, David sinks his teeth into the author’s ankle and doesn’t let go until he’s shaken our credibility in this once highly respected […]

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