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Mexico: Progresso and fishing villages northrth:

So I'm finally headed out Friday. I'll be driving the northern Yucatan, from Celestun to Rio Largartos. Thought aboutn driving from Cancun to Holbox, but may be too touristy? Exploratory trip, looking for a landing spot that has fishing, some expats, reasonable rents and a village feel. If you know the area, or have contacts I may be able to chat with, I'd really appreciate it. Veteran traveler, fly fishing lodge in Belize for many years. Gracious, amigos.

Mexico: Playa Del Carmen V Progreso V Chelem:

Hey Atlanta, love to buy you a cerveza sometime next week...... or two, for a quick download. Cheers

Mexico: PV north and south:

We are headed to PV for two weeks to look at the area and check out places for seasonal retirement. Planning on traveling the towns of the Nayarit, and could use counsel: off the track towns, interesting accommodations, counsel on areas to concentrate on. We have been checking out the Yucatan for two years (being near the ocean is important) and now headed to pacific coast. IF we are missing an area on the Pacific coast we should see, whether it is close to PV or not--please enlighten. I want to thank the expats on this board for their great insight-it is a great board to cruise for information. Cheers...

Mexico: Driving Punta Allen to Mahahual:

I'll be driving the coast in December to check out the coast and homes between those spots. I could use some counsel on where to stay in Punta Allen and further down the coast, and contacts for real estate. Have to overnight in Cancun (yuck), assuming I'll just grab any hotel but a suggestion would be great. Spent three weeks sailing down and driving back from Mahahual to Xcalak last winter and really like the coast. Thx.

Belize: Missing Canadian:

I am officially finished with Belize. I knew the country well 20 years ago, and lived there. I no longer recognize it. The corruption of the government, crumbling infrastructure, rampant petty crime (and worse), horrible police force-that has all happened in the last two decades. I'm in Chetumal, looking across the bay towards Corozal-and I feel infinitely safer. Very sad.......

Mexico: f/n over whelmed ?:

kleinm: If you want me to respond, you are going to have to learn all about punctuation and spell check. That was horrid.

Mexico: Driving Safety in Mexico:

Be sure to check the condition of the tires, and that there is a good spare and jack. Nightmare stuff possible otherwise. Do not drive at night.

Belize: thinking of retirement:

"I'm a wanna be writer so access to the internet is essential." Good luck with that. Internet, like much of infrastructure in Belize, is very sketchy-and expensive. Regardless, you better come and live in some of the places long before you "settle." Paradise is not always what it seems in the books.

Belize: Fact Finding Mission:

Go check out Punta Gorda, the cultural melting pot of Belize in the Toledo District. Inexpensive, friendly and very diverse.

Belize: Moving in 2018:

Have you even visited for any length of time?

Belize: Moving:

It is "Placencia." You would be advised to learn the difference.

Mexico: Why aren't posts updating?:

Everything is 1/31

Belize: Updating post dates:

Why is everything showing as 1/31?

Mexico: Effects of policies of new administration on lives of expats living in Mexico?:

Deb, this board is for expats and those who will be shortly. WHY DO YOU CLOG IT WITH YOUR OPINIONS?

Mexico: Have you experienced an increase in the hostility towards Americans?:

"By the way, I am a disabled U.S. Army Vet and every Vet I know supports our President!" This one doesn't. Not that it belongs on bloody message board (thanks for going political, moron). POST A REPLY

Mexico: Posting dates?:

Why aren;t updates dates for posts being shown? Everything is 1/31-on many sites.

Ecuador Welcome Forum: Site Speed... feedback needed:

Why aren't the most recent post dates showing?

Ecuador Welcome Forum: Expats to Mexico?:

In advance of my April trip, I have been reading a lot (on various sites) about expats in Ecuador bailing and heading to Mexico. I've posted on various sites and received a lot of email on the subject. The reasons vary (weather in Cuenca, crime on the coast, etc), but it is clear quite a few are heading north. For those of you who have been living there, or who are about to depart, love your unedited view. Cheers

Mexico: Veteran Counsel: Punta Allen to Xcalak:

Seeking sage advice: After spending the 90's in Belize, and running political campaigns in the US since, we are ready to do the Mexico move. We know the area around Tulum and Ascension Bay, but not south. That area seems to have a lot of what we like, but some of you know it-unvarnished perspective pls. Being close to the water and having access to fishing is important, as is a low key community that with time and work we can fit into. Not interested in a highly developed tourist area. (Mahahual seems very interesting, but I was stunned to there is a cruise ship terminal there-or as I refer t them, "floating feed troughs.") Very interested longer term in developing a B/B or small hotel operation, similar to what we had in Placencia back in the day. Would initially rent, of course, with a long-term eye to buy. Spanish is very limited, but we have found that once you are in that culture for awhile (with some effort), it comes. We are veteran travelers, but reaching the professional and practical age where we'd like to find a place to settle. So, with sincere thanks in advance, very interested in your input and experience. Cheers

Mexico: Veteran Counsel: Punta Allen to Xcalak:

Seeking sage advice: After spending the 90's in Belize, and running political campaigns in the US since, we are ready to do the Mexico move. We know the area around Tulum and Ascension Bay, but not south. That area seems to have a lot of what we like, but some of you know it-unvarnished perspective pls. Being close to the water and having access to fishing is important, as is a low key community that with time and work we can fit into. Not interested in a highly developed tourist area. (Mahahual seems very interesting, but I was stunned to there is a cruise ship terminal there-or as I refer t them, "floating feed troughs.") Very interested longer term in developing a B/B or small hotel operation, similar to what we had in Placencia back in the day. Would initially rent, of course, with a long-term eye to buy. Spanish is very limited, but we have found that once you are in that culture for awhile (with some effort), it comes. We are veteran travelers, but reaching the professional and practical age where we'd like to find a place to settle. So, with sincere thanks in advance, very interested in your input and experience. Cheers

Belize: Retiring and renting - Corozal District:

Having lived many places around the world, I never would think about buying until I had been there at least six months, or entering into a long-term rental until I had been there at least three. Too many people replay Coronando burning his ships, and live to regret it.

Mexico: income taxes:

Hm

Ecuador Welcome Forum: Loadsa questions:

"Place is just a detail." Brilliant, this is.

Belize: Latest Corozal expat attack:

I just read the article-I actually met those people in Corozal a couple of weeks ago. https://www.facebook.com/Corozal-Daily-1425967307619640/ I went to Corozal to check out as a move-to destination, and left with unanswered questions. Like much of Belize, crime is increasing, with expats being targeted for home invasions. It remains on my radar screen, but Belize is a lot different from when I lived there twenty years ago. Seems a lot edgier and dicey than was previously the case (although you can make that argument about a lot of places in CA). And before you give me the, "I feel safer here than any city in the US," that isn't the point.

Mexico: Living on Yucatan coast:

You paid 200 grand for a 75' wide lot? Seriously?

 

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