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Aug 23 2017

Paul & Gloria in Mexico: Oaxaca’s Guelaguetza Extravaganza

If you’ve been reading our newsletter for a while, you know that we have been traveling to Mexico each year for the past several years. This is the first year we visited in July and were able to experience the month-long festival of the Guelaguetza, Oaxaca’s celebration of the culture, traditional dancing, crafts, and food …

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Jul 16 2017

Paul and Gloria in Mexico – A First Look

If you’ve been reading our newsletter for a while, you know that we have been traveling to Mexico for about a month each year for the past several years. This year, we decided to try something different, spending a total of about five months in all. We are in Oaxaca, Mexico, now, where we have …

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Jul 10 2017

Retire for Less Goes to Mexico, Again

If you’ve been reading our newsletter for a while, you know that we have spent a month in Mexico every year for the past four years. This year, we are trying an experiment. We have rented a house in the city of Oaxaca, our favorite town in Mexico, for about five months. Every since Paul …

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Jan 22 2017

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 5

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rate we got. Last year when we visited Mexico, the U.S. dollar was worth just over 14 pesos. This year, it was up …

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Dec 14 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 4: Tours

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rate we got. Last year when we visited Mexico, the U.S. dollar was worth just over 14 pesos. This year, it was up …

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Dec 13 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 3: Food

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rate we got. Last year when we visited Mexico, the U.S. dollar was worth just over 14 pesos. This year, it was up …

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Dec 08 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 2: Hotels

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98 for our 30 day trip to Mexico. Of that, hotels accounted for almost $1,000 and airfare for both of us was $617.46. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rates …

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Dec 06 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 1: Transportation

In past years, when we’ve spent a month in Mexico, we were lucky enough to get our airfare and about five days food and lodging paid for by International Living. However, in 2015, IL held it’s last conference in Mexico for the foreseeable future. So this year, for our 30 day trip to Mexico, we …

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Oct 28 2016

Paul and Gloria in Mexico – October 2016 First Pics

Paul and I are on our annual trip to Mexico. This year, we are spending time in Mexico City, Puebla, Cholula (for Paul’s University of the Americas reunion) and, now, in Oaxaca. We will resume our regular features (our cost of living and weather articles) when we return in early November. In the meantime, here …

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Jul 21 2015

Eating Out in Oaxaca, Mexico

We had so many memorable meals on our recent trip to Oaxaca, there are too many to talk about. We ate in restaurants that ran the gamut from smaller, family restaurants called comedors to fine dining restaurants — one of our favorites is Las Quince Letres where we enjoyed a four-course comida corrida for 90 pesos ($6.00) each. …

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