What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
How long have you lived there?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
We have two groups to meet other ex-pats. One is for couples, they meet weekly and go to dinner. Their name is Thirsty Thursdays.
The other is a ladies lunch group. we meet once a month at the restaurant El Tablau, at 1 pm. Everyone is welcome and we generally have a speaker.
From these two groups you can learn about the charities and opportunities in Manzanillo.
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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
The town is mainly Catholic, with some other Christian thrown in. There are a couple of English services of the non denominational Christian belief.
The Mexicans are very accepting of us foreigners and very patient with us.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
The main industry in the city is the port. We are the largest port in Mexico. We also have tourism with several cruise ships now calling here.
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
Generally the expats are retired and their lives revolve around golf, tennis, bridge, socializing, walking or swimming in the ocean, reading, and whatever else they feel like.
We have quite a few artists and others willing to share their knowledge.
There are charities and animal welfare groups always looking for help.
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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
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