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Ronjackson replied to the thread Where to visit on the Mexico forum on August 28, 2015:
Rhager initially posted:
Ok so I just went thru a divorce. I have decided it's time to get away from the U.S. My question is where would be a nice place to visit for a few months I would want to try to live as close to as a local as possible. I was thinking maybe taking the adventures route on getting there and take a bus Any ideas of suggestions greatly appreciated Thanks
Ronjackson replied on August 28, 2015 with:
spent our 50th anniversary at Puerta Penasco, loved it. Here are some of my favorite places. Ajijic, La Manzanilla, Barra de Navidad, both totally different from the major resort areas, Patzcuaro, Guanajuato and Tapalpa. You can read about most of these in my book, "Don't retire in Mexico" available at Amazon. All the above towns are within a max, 4 hour drive from Ajijic, at Lake Chapala.. Airport destination, Guadalajara. p.s, Don't let the title of my book scare you. Read and you'll understand
bigfootbill replied on August 22, 2015 with:
maybe ck out rocky point or puerto penasco, sonora mexcico. it is just 3.5 hr drive from Phoneix, AZ
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Ronjackson replied to the thread Need cheap place to visit on the Mexico forum on August 28, 2015:
Rhager initially posted:
I am looking to get away from the bs in the U.S. For a while. I'm looking to visit for a few months I'm Looking for some where affordable I can spend maybe 1200 a month
Ronjackson replied on August 28, 2015 with:
Thinking about moving to Mexico. September is my favorite month.. Mexico celebrates it's Independence on the 16th, but through the month, Independence day is celebrated. Rodeos, Precision riding events, parades, which feature children in their different color uniforms, fashion shows, fiestas... and one of my favorites, the Globos Regatta, paper hot air balloons. A real everyone event, young old, forget age, just enjoy and you know what, all of these events are free, with a couple asking for donations at the gate, usually like 20 pesos, If you can Go. all of the events above are from Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
maryellen1952 replied on August 20, 2015 with:
Anywhere you go in Mexico you can find affordable places provided you get away from the heavily tourist areas. The rule of thumb is that if there are a lot of tourists in the area (esp. American & Canadian) you can expect prices to be 20 per cent or higher than others.
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Ronjackson replied to the thread Don't Retire in Mexico on the Mexico forum on August 28, 2015:
Ronjackson initially posted:
My wife and I loved living in Ajijic Mexico until unexpected circumstances forced us to return to the states. After returning to Florida, I found living in Mexico had consequences and as a result penned this book. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013M2CVJ0
Ronjackson replied on August 28, 2015 with:
Amazon customer review By Midwesterner on August 26, 2015 Verified Purchase Very intriguing look inside the lives of a couple who have lived in a country not their own, and came to love that country as their own. Gives very valuable real-life perspective of what it is like living "south of the border." The author has such an optimistic and enjoyable outlook on life, that you can't help but feel it yourself. This is a very enjoyable read, and will leave you wishing there were more pages to flip to once you reach that last one.
Ronjackson replied on August 22, 2015 with:
I've been critiicized by a few, asking why I'm on this forum. If anyone on this forum is really interested in Mexico and the people, I would ask you to please take a look at my website. Then go to the utube blog page and click on the Tepehua video on utube. If you take the time, you may find the real reason on I'm this and other expat forums. Here's an email I received today from the administrator of the Tepehua Community in Chapala Mexico. Thank you Ronald, I hope your book is a great success...as are your utube shows. We appreciate your interest in TEPEHUA Community Center...be sure to spell the name right. You are doing a wonderful job for the LakeSide Charities. Hope you are both well. Moonie Moonyeen King. President of the Board for Tepehua. My website ronjacksonproductions.com
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iguanalover replied to the thread Job ideas Merida, Mexico on the Mexico forum on August 28, 2015:
Aussiejoe initially posted:
Hi, I'm an Australia who has just moved Merida Mexico, I'm here for an extend holiday and maybe to live. I was wondering if anyone has any job ideas for me. In Melbourne I was a fully qualified Aborist (tree worker/gardener), and I've done bar work whilst traveling.
iguanalover replied on August 28, 2015 with:
Networking is the key. Get to know people and something will come along.
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20yearplanner replied to the thread Merida for thanksgiving on the Mexico forum on August 28, 2015:
Sarajanepick initially posted:
My boyfriend and I have started contemplating retiring to Merida. We have spent countless hours online discovering everything we can about the city. We are interested in planning a trip down to Merida to visit for the first time. Any suggestions on an inexpensive place to to stay centrally located? And also, do any expats celebrate thanksgiving? Or is that tradition exchanged for celebrating Mexican holidays? We are in our 40s so we wouldn't be moving for at least 10 years but are interested in buying a house sooner to start fixing up for when we are ready to move. We would also love to find a guide to help us navigate around the city for a few days. Any information would be helpful! Thank you!
20yearplanner replied on August 28, 2015 with:
Sarajanepick - you sound like you're exactly where we're at as well. I have absolutely fallen in love with Merida and plan to move there in 15-20 years but am planning a first visit in May. We will be staying in Hotel Reforma, which after lengthy research on TripAdvisor seems to have that perfect balance of location, affordability, and quality. Are you subscribed to Yucatan Living? Great resource for Merida expats.
Plumo replied on August 27, 2015 with:
We visited Merida last June it was a little hot for our liking, but it is a beautiful city, must stay in centro That is where everything happens on week-ends, on Saturdays they close many streets and famillies can ride their bikes, many churches and parks and plazas, lots of street vendors, selling everything from souvenirs to clothing to food, you'll see they cook-up these large crepes and roll them-up with any sweet sweets stuff inside, wow! Mmmmuuummm delicious, great restaurants, great food Next time I go, I going to stay at Casa Del Balam, probably the niciest place around, swimming pool, great restaurant, your are right in the action, beside of the main square and Yucatan University, the main opera house, that you can visit, just gorgeous, try an aircondiontion bus ride to Progreso on the Gulf of Mexico, you'll enjoy, because of the weather we selected Ajijic by Lake Chapala in Jalisco, the weather is more to our liking year round, Merida is a great place Bravo
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joaquinx replied to the thread Telecommuting on the Mexico forum on August 28, 2015:
JohnPS initially posted:
If I have a Residente Temporal, can I telecommute for a U.S. company (all earnings deposited to a U.S. bank account)? Or must I get a Residente Permante?
joaquinx replied on August 28, 2015 with:
Yes
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tessie replied to the thread Healthcare insurance on the Mexico forum on August 27, 2015:
Redy2Retire initially posted:
First, thank you to everyone who has replied to my prior questions. While I know healthcare prices are less in Mexico than the U.S., 1) is a healthcare policy necessary? 2) is the government social security healthcare [ IMSS ?] sufficient, or, does it only provide minimal care at marginal facilities? 3) what else should I be aware of re healthcare in Mexico?
tessie replied on August 27, 2015 with:
I am catastrophically insured through Best Doctors. I do not know if they're exclusive to Mexico. Best contact to obtain a quote is: valerie.friesen@blueangelinsurance.com
tessie replied on August 27, 2015 with:
I am catastrophically insured through Best Doctors. I do not know if they're exclusive to Mexico. Best contact to obtain a quote is: valerie.friesen@blueangelinsurance.com
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LovingPV replied to the thread Am I crazy on the Mexico forum on August 27, 2015:
Rhager initially posted:
So I am looking to take a 3 to 6 month vacation. I am debating weather to back pack around Mexico. Or just find a place and chill. What do u guys think
LovingPV replied on August 27, 2015 with:
Actually they were rescued by the green angels when they broke down in Baja and they would not accept payment when they were done.
sparksmex replied on August 27, 2015 with:
>>>> "He must have known the drug scumbags would kill him if they saw him." Now that is crazy
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Coffeecup replied to the thread Mazatlan to Laredo safe driving? on the Mexico forum on August 27, 2015:
Coffeecup initially posted:
I'm looking for comments on general safety in driving from Mazatlan to Laredo. I'm guessing they are mostly toll roads, but I haven't fully researched that. Anyone traveled that route lately.
Coffeecup replied on August 27, 2015 with:
Thanks SharkBite. It's practical replies like yours and others that keep me coming here for information on Mexico.
Coffeecup replied on August 27, 2015 with:
Tunnel vision affects us all I guess.
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Teflonman replied to the thread Any Baja Sur members? on the Mexico forum:
ollieburger initially posted:
I am not finding a forum specifically for those in Baja and am wondering if there is a separate forum for them.
Teflonman replied on August 26, 2015 with:
Baja Nomads is a good source for all thing Baja
LaPazRico replied on August 24, 2015 with:
Good suggestion as Baja has many different rules (or lack of) compared to mainland MX. Site admins should take note.
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