Christmas celebrations in Mexico

Christmas celebrations in Mexico

From the December 2015 Edition As we have become a global community, Christmas traditions have also become globalized. Mexico’s Christmas celebrations and the history of Mexican Christmas, known as Navidad, are no exception. Like most aspects of Mexico’s culture, Navidad resembles...
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Where Fantasy Becomes Reality

Where Fantasy Becomes Reality

By John Chalmers from the January 2015 Edition My wife, Linda, and I have vacationed in Mexico in many places, but ten years ago we discovered the Manzanillo area. After renting a condo for six years at the Vida del Mar...
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I Planted Roots In Mexico – Baby Sun Rose

I Planted Roots In Mexico – Baby Sun Rose

By Tommy Clarkson from the January 2015 Edition Aptenia cordifolia (Alternative Botanical Name: Mesembryanthemum cordifolium) Family: Aizoaceae (Also known as Heartleaf Ice Plant, Heart and Flower, Dew Plant, Red Apple or Red Aptenia) While she enjoys the hun...
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I planted roots in Mexico – Red Flag Bush

Red Flag Bush, Mussaenda Erythrophylla Family: Rubiaceae (Also known as: Lady Flowers, Ashanti Blood Plant, Tropical Dogwood, Red Velvet Mussaenda, Prophet’s Tears or Virgin Tree) From the outset, I admit holding off a long time before getting one of the...
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I planted roots in Mexico – Lady Palm

Lady Palm, Rhapis excelsa Family: Arecaceae (Also known as Bamboo Palm, Miniature Fan Palm, Little Lady Palm, Large Lady Palm, Slender Lady Palm, Broadleaf Lady Palm, and Ground Rattan) With what I’m about to say, you’ll probably think that I’m pulling....
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After Patricia

Two weeks prior to departure for Manzanillo from Canada, we are housed in a rental condo and exhausted from selling our home, furnishings, vehicles and most of our lifelong accumulations. Our ‘Fitbits’ have rewarded us more often than usual as...
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How Our Rising USD Affects Your Investments

How Our Rising USD Affects Your Investments

By Yann Kostic from the January 2015 Edition Recently, the U.S. dollar has been on a roll: The U.S. Dollar Index (which measures the value of the greenback against the euro, Japanese yen, Canadian dollar, British pound, Swedish krona, and Swiss...
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An Excellent Restaurant in San Miguel de Allende

An Excellent Restaurant in San Miguel de Allende

By Allan Yanitski from the January 2015 Edition My wife and two friends were in San Miguel de Allende for a mini vacation in Mexico. One evening we were looking for a restaurant with atmosphere. As we were leaving the main...
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A Journey to San Miguel de Allende

A Journey to San Miguel de Allende

By Suzzane A. Marshall from the January 2015 Edition Entering the state of Guanajuato came as a quiet reprieve after 7-8 hours of driving the Mexican freeways from Manzanillo. These roads are remarkably good with four lanes most of the way...
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Travel 2

Travel 2

By Terry Sovil from the January 2015 Edition As I mentioned in Part 1, the last couple of years I’ve spent a lot of time traveling. Flying but also on the buses in Mexico. Most of my bus travel is to...
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