Things can go wrong with this technology anywhere, but in a place with many duplicate street names, there are increased opportunities.
Here in Mexico, the facilities which accommodate this very natural process range from posh to pitiful, but can quickly deteriorate into the mortifying.
Much of the wiring looked like multi-colored worms having group sex, a jumble of disorganized wires that can hold exciting surprises for curious intruders.
All of our truly disruptive demolition has taken place over the past three weeks and real construction has begun.
The noise of rotohammers and the songs of laborers fill our crumbling house with a discordance only experienced during a Mexican construction project.
The renovation project gets under way with the hiring of a contractor whose only responsibility will be providing workers.
While we came closer to ownership over 22 months, sizeable concrete pieces of the house were engaged, increasingly, in a losing battle with gravity.
The author buys a house with a fix-it list of epic proportions and begins the process of trying to find a contractor. That proves to be a challenge.
A code of behavior for hardy and intrepid explorers who wish to explore a funky Mexican cantina and stay relatively safe.
In the 1960s, Baja California was an incredible playground for those adventurous enough to get off the beaten track.
Anybody who has been in Mexico longer than 15 minutes will have a Mexican driver story; if longer they will have a plethora of near-death experiences.
The transition from tourist to resident can be a winding path filled with topes which can hinder the cumbersome process of becoming a true expat.
Eight gringos between the ages of 55 and 65 survive the culture shock of a trip into the wild in search of jaguars.
Encounters with snakes were part of being a volunteer at a wildlife rescue center in southern Sinaloa.
There were some great times and high-quality entertainment in the ramshackle remnant of the 1890s, located in Ensenada, Baja California.
Prior to choosing Mexico as a relocation destination, all future expats ponder the big question: “What will be our cost of living?”
October is when all of the snowbirds begin their migration to the balmy climes of Mexico. It is also when Mexicans embrace death.
The 10 sharks were described as harmless, on top of which they had been fed so they wouldn’t care about a gringo swimming among them.
In a more politically correct society public spectacles involving dwarfs and farm animals would be banned, but this is Mexico.
Different areas of the country produce different sounds, but the continuous soundtrack that is exclusively Mexico’s is prevalent wherever you go.
Someone enjoyed free electrical service for several years by stealing the meter from a derelict property.
The blush of youth, coupled with a significant surge of hormones, eclipsed whatever little judgment they may have possessed on that fateful night.
After driving a three-quarter-ton truck in downtown Mazatlán it became clear to the author that it was time to downsize. A Vocho was the answer.
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