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kleido2
1/18/2019 11:19 EST

I will be visiting Oaxaca in February for the purpose of checking it out for moving there this spring or summer. I would love to connect with any expats I could visit with during these weekend trips.

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grapenut
1/18/2019 11:23 EST

NOT A SAFE PLACE FOR AMERICANS. CARTELS CONTROL EVERYTHING. GO TO CHIHUAHUA STATE SAFER.

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grapenut
1/18/2019 11:26 EST

ALSO, STAY AWAY FROM BEACH TOWNS, ESPECIALLY CANCUN.,VERA CRUZ STATE. VIRTUAL WAR BETWEEN FEDERALES/CARTELS.

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longtimelurker
1/18/2019 11:35 EST

Grapenut, as someone who doesn,t/can't travel around Mexico, you should stick to Juarez.

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lindaceleste
1/18/2019 12:35 EST

Head to the library. Nice people there. I spent 6 weeks in the last 2 years in Oaxaca.Felt very safe as single older female. Great temperature fluctuations and too far from major bodies of water ruled it out for me. Great city! +€

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novato1953
1/18/2019 12:48 EST

The aptly named grapenuts aside, Oaxaca is very cool indeed. So is the library, the subscription-based home of 20,000+ English language volumes that functions as sort of an expat clubhouse. Membership is 500 Pesos annually and, I believe, 200 Pesos for a month. Strange acoustics make it generally noisy for a library, but a great place if you enjoy eavesdropping. Main thing about Oaxaca is the food, which generally ranges between good and fantastic at any of the hundreds of vestpocket eateries scattered across town. The woven straw baskets of dried grasshoppers available at the central market, often flavored with chiles and/or garlic, should not to be missed.

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kleido2
1/18/2019 13:28 EST

Thanks for your reply. I've heard both sides of the story - safe and unsafe. I do not intentionally put myself in situations that might be threatening - nightclubs, night time walking, any drug related activity, etc. Of course, that also applies to my home in Dallas, TX!

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kleido2
1/18/2019 13:28 EST

Thanks for your reply. I've heard both sides of the story - safe and unsafe. I do not intentionally put myself in situations that might be threatening - nightclubs, night time walking, any drug related activity, etc. Of course, that also applies to my home in Dallas, TX!

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kleido2
1/18/2019 13:29 EST

Love to visit beach towns, don't particularly want to live in or near one...although I know several people who do and they love it!

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kleido2
1/18/2019 13:29 EST

Love to visit beach towns, don't particularly want to live in or near one...although I know several people who do and they love it!

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kleido2
1/18/2019 13:30 EST

Thanks, I've heard about the library before. I will definitely visit there on my trip to Oaxaca.

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kleido2
1/18/2019 13:32 EST

Wow...woven grasshopper baskets? Do you eat them or use them as decorations? Thanks for the input, I appreciate your perspective and suggestions.

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novato1953
1/18/2019 15:47 EST

Sorry for that awkward phrasing there. What I mean, of course, is that enslaved grasshoppers sequestered in airless dungeons toil 24/7 throughout their brief lives, weaving straw baskets under the ever-watchful, unblinking gaze of their ant overlords.

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longtimelurker
1/18/2019 17:49 EST

"Sorry for that awkward phrasing there. What I mean, of course, is that enslaved grasshoppers sequestered in airless dungeons toil 24/7 throughout their brief lives, weaving straw baskets under the ever-watchful, unblinking gaze of their ant overlords. "

Those grasshopper baskets were the best straw baskets I have ever owned. The ants have raised their prices recently.

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MsAlex
1/19/2019 11:24 EST

If you want to experience what it's like to LIVE in Mexico, I recommend house sitting first. Stay for free as a sitter, meet the homeowner's friends and neighbors. Hotels or B&Bs are like a "cultural bubble" in comparison. It's what we did ten years ago, and now I own and run HouseSitMexico.com.

Good luck whatever you decide!

Alex

For more info: see HouseSitMexico.com/start-here/

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hrlee7804
1/21/2019 09:17 EST

Grasshoppers/chapulines there are eaten like a snack. Don't forget to try the chapulines taco. They are great.

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mmapags
1/21/2019 10:55 EST

I live in Oaxaca. It is very safe. Very little violent crime. And unlike the comment by gapenuts above, there is no discernable cartel activity there. What little violent crime that occurs is usually related to the unions and political disputes. El Centro is very safe.

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souix
1/21/2019 12:25 EST

your housesit site is WAY overpriced.
would love to join but find your membership fees RIDICULOUS.

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MsAlex
1/21/2019 12:49 EST

Wow, sorry you feel that way. Luckily, hundreds of people disagree and appreciate the functionality of the website and the super-quick customer support. FYI: Homeowners and renters are offered a free trial membership (https://www.housesitmexico.com/free-housesitting-assignment/) so they can experience all the features of the site and have access to over 300 sitters. Our sitters appreciate the fact that you can actually get a house sitting assignment. I've been told that when the big international house sitting website lists a house sitting assignment, over 100 sitters may apply within a day. At HouseSitMexico, homeowners get an average of 5 to 7 good choices for their assignment. And many of our house sitting assignments are in wonderful homes, offering those who are considering retirement in Mexico a glimpse into what that experience is like (without having to pay rent or a hotel bill).

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Bollocks54
1/21/2019 15:08 EST

I have been a member of Trustedhousesitters.com, for two years, and it’s a world wide site. It is.not true, in my experience that “100 or so ” sitters apply for each sit..!....we have done 35 sits to date, worldwide, and the site is VERY transparent and gives the number of applicants already applied, ehen u submit your application....they say that there’s 1.5 applications per 1 sit advertized, which, if you have good references and testimonials, gives you a great shot at being selected......what’s your ratio of sitters to applicants on housesit mexico????

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GTGJimmy
3/19/2019 10:03 EST

I don't live in Oaxaca, but have visited there several times. I am unaware of any safety issues, I certainly felt safe and have always had a great time - and even started considering it as an option for retirement.

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