San Miguel de Allende

  San Miguel de Allende is a Mexican city often enthusiastically cited by gringos as “the” place to go in Mexico’s interior, whether to visit or live as an ex-pat. The town has attracted a significant amount of foreign retirees, artists, writers and tourists since just after WWII. Since it … Continue reading

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We Left Our Hearts in Mexico City

Have you ever arrived somewhere and known, within a minute, that you were meant to be there? It’s more than just “Ohhhh, I  like this place.” It’s more like  “YES! This is it. I could live here!” Well, that is how I felt when we arrived at our apartment in … Continue reading

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Oaxaca Highs and Lows

***As I was putting the finishing touches on this post,  the news broke that Mexico City and Puebla had been struck by a 7.1 mag. earthquake. Having just left Mexico City, and deciding that it was our favorite place in Mexico so far, we helplessly continue to watch the ongoing … Continue reading

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Paradise Found

Wow! We just experienced our very first earthquake!!! It was while we were sleeping. The first hint that something was off was that our dogs started whining and then barking, the neighborhood dogs, too, before we felt anything. Suddenly, our house shook, stuff rattled, the dogs freaked. And then it … Continue reading

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Moving on to Puebla

When Spanish school was over and done with, Jeff and I wasted no time moving on to our next destination, Puebla, Mexico. It was bittersweet saying adios to our friends, but we were brain-dead from six-weeks of nearly non-stop studying, and ready to explore more of this beautiful country that we … Continue reading

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Overtaxed in Taxco

It’s over.  Not what you’re thinking. School is over!!  And I don’t know when I’ve ever been so relieved, except for maybe that time on the Jerry Springer show when I got my DNA results back and found out I wasn’t Charles Manson’s child, but that’s anther story… If you recall, … Continue reading

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Testing Jules

OK, so, we’ve been here in Taxco, Mexico for a little over a month now. As you may remember, 5 of us cruisers are sharing a house and have enrolled in Spanish language school at the local university.  Last week was our midterm exam (a week late, so it was really a … Continue reading

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Spanish For Dummies

Last year, when Jeff and I decided to become Mexicans, we agreed that we would have to do more than just pay our money, prove our worth and spend a sizable amount of time standing in lines. No, that was all necesita, but there was one muy importante task needed to complete … Continue reading

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Sea of Cortez, Part Two

Welcome back and thanks for checking in. If you haven’t already, please check out Part One of our Sea of Cortez adventures. As I was saying, there were things we loved about the Sea, and some things, well…not so much. The loving part was easy. The wildlife was so diverse, … Continue reading

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The Sea of Cortez, Part One

El Gato has just returned to Pacific Mexico from a three-month journey to the Sea of Cortez. We’ve heard about the Sea for a long time, but mainly when we began our cruising adventures in Mexico last year. So, was it all that?  Well, it’s hard to explain. It was sort-of … Continue reading

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