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OTAL PURCHASE PRICE IN MEXICAN PESOS $10´500,000 MEXICAN PESOS, PRICE IN DOLLARS JUST...
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Making a Difference at Lake Chapala

Making a Difference at Lake Chapala Expats who have made the choice to retire here can easily...
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PITAYA AN EXOTIC FRUIT FROM SOUTHERN JALISCO

PITAYA AN EXOTIC FRUIT FROM SOUTHERN JALISCO Spring is coming and with it La Pitaya! Considered...
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Local artists seek to Beautify Ajijic, Lake Chapala

By Kristina Morgan Imagine a world without art. If it weren’t for artists, music would not be...
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TORTILLAS, TORTILLAS, TORTILLAS…

TORTILLAS, TORTILLAS, TORTILLAS… Tortillas are a main staple in the Mexican diet, just like...
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The State of Lake Chapala 2020

The State of Lake Chapala 2020 by Kristina Morgan Despite widespread and persistent myths and...
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Papel Picado

Papel Picado I remember when we were young, we would take colored construction paper and fold it...
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Mexico’s Underground Railroad

Mexico’s Underground Railroad By Kristina Morgan   Mexico doesn’t usually come up when...
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Mexican Opals

MEXICAN OPALS One cannot deny the beauty of the Mexican Fire Opal also known as the Mexican...
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Mexican Amber

MEXICAN AMBER Amber´s beautiful hue is eye candy for any amber connoisseur; just knowing how...
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Obsidian’s Edge

Obsidian’s Edge In the Sierra de las Navajas (Razor or Knife mountains), about two hours...
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Flowering Trees

A beautiful harbinger of the tropical spring has arrived Lakeside – The explosive floral blossoms...
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Monarch Migration

Mexico’s Amazing Monarch Migration “Butterflies can't see their wings. They can't see how...
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Capirotada: Mexico’s Lenten Love Letter

A Capirotada is a Mexican grandmother’s culinary equivalent of a warm hug during Lent, which is...
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Mexican Poinsettia (Noche Buena)

Or “Pointed Setters” as my 3-year old daughter used to call them!   There is no other plant...
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Ajijic Letters

Standing proudly on the Ajijic malecon, the creative Ajijic sign with the stunning backdrop of Lake...
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Ring Them Bells!

Church bells have been the timekeepers of towns and villages for centuries, as most people didn’t...
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Textiles of Mexico

The textiles of Mexico represent the cultural diversity of the country. Cloth fragments...
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The 4 P’s of Christmas

Posada A most important tradition at Christmas time in Mexico is that of the posada (Inn) – a...
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Cohetes – the Noise of Life!

I suspect one of the most frequently discussed topics by ex-pats is that of the unfamiliar and...
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Say Cheese!

So you’ve decided to take a dive into the world of Mexican cheese or queso (KAY-SO) and not sure...
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Day of the Dead

Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead, has its origins with the Aztec civilization, more than 3,000...
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Dia de Muertos – the Foods, Flowers and Ofrendas

Food plays an important part of the activities especially those that were a favourite of the...
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Zombie Thriller Dance – Ajijic style!

The Ajijic annual event of Zombie Thriller Dancer is part of the Thrill the World global event...
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Wrought Iron at Work

The wrought iron window grilles or Rejas seen around the villages of Lake Chapala and throughout...
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Mardi Gras Parade

The Mardi Gras Parade, also known as the Fat Tuesday parade, is held on the last day of Carnaval...
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Rebozo Fashion Show

Rebozo Fashion Show The Rebozo show takes place during the Independence Festival. The rebozo...
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Ajijic House & Home

A 1970s home in Mexico gets a mod update when writer Barbara Sgroi and her husband leave Canada for...
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Ajijic: A Colonial Gem

Much of the promotion of Mexico focuses on its many coastal tourist resorts, such as Puerto...
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Mexican National Chili Cook-Off

Mexican National Chili Cook-Off The Mexican National Chili Cook Off has become a community...
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Fiera Maestros de Artes – Masters of Arts Fair

Feria Maestros de Artes – Masters of Arts Fair The Feria is an annual 3-day event produced by...
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Globos Regata – Hot Air Balloon Regatta

Globos Regata -Hot Air Balloon Regatta This colourful festival comes at the end of the rainy...
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Wines of Mexico

Wines of Mexico Mexico may not be the first country that comes to mind when contemplating the...
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Ajijic: Town of Murals

Ajijic: Town of Murals Murals have been around since the beginning of mankind and may be seen in...
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Ajijic: Mexico’s expat paradise on the lake

Ajijic: Mexico’s expat paradise on the lake The city of San Miguel Allende sucks all the air out...
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The Town of the Eternal Spring

The town of the eternal spring It seems like an unassuming, fairly typical, small Mexican town...
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Nine things you probably didn’t know about Mexico’s flag

Nine things you probably didn't know about Mexico's flag Friday, February 24 is Flag Day in Mexico...
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The Mexican Town You Never Knew You Wanted to Visit

The Mexican Town You Never Knew You Wanted to Visit You probably haven't heard of it, but Ajijic...
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Interesting Facts of Lake Chapala and Area

Many people from many countries are drawn to Lake Chapala and the surrounding area. And for good...
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Tlaquepaque: Arts and crafts enclave is fantastical and colourful

Tlaquepaque: Arts and crafts enclave is fantastical and colourful Strolling the boutique-lined...
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Retire at Lake Chapala

Retire at Lake Chapala, Mexico

A small preview of the attractions of retiring at Lake Chapala: Savings Lower cost of...
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