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Friday September 22 2017
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San Miguel de Allende Celebrates

This year Mexico commemorates the bicentennial of the War of Independence from Spain in 1810 and the Mexican Revolution a hundred years later. It seems as though the whole country is festooned in red, white and green, the colors of the Mexican flag mariachis are buffing their brass to honor the revolutionaries who liberated their country and a cac...

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Unique Art & Design Center: La Aurora

When you're visiting San Miguel de Allende, it's hard to tear yourself away from its colorful, cobblestone city center even briefly but if you're looking to do a little shopping, particularly for art, antiques or home decor, take a short walk to Fabrica La Aurora. Fabrica La Aurora is one of San Miguel's most unique destinations, a beau...

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San Miguel: Art Golf Love

The mention of San Miguel de Allende brings wonderful thoughts and visions of tranquility, Spanish plazas, narrow cobblestone streets and warm memories. This popular, enchanting little town is one of the string of cities linked together as part of the colonial route with historic reference to battles and events that shaped the independence of...

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Overview of Real Estate Market in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende, formerly known as San Miguel el Grande, is now considered a world cultural heritage and a colonial jewel, immortalized as an ancient city. It is located 97 km’s east from Guanajuato’s state and 274 km’s from Mexico City. San Miguel de Allende has an extension of 1,537.9 kilometers, it barely represent 5% of t...

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Using Leverage with a Real Estate IRA

Using self-directed IRA funds to purchase income-generating real estate is a profitable strategy an ever-growing number of investors are employing. These accounts (a.k.a. real estate IRAs) can buy rental property as an investment, just as they would buy stock market securities. This means real estate IRA holders can use their retirement funds...

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The Evolution of Retirement Communities

What is a Retirement Community? Perhaps by the most objective terms, a retirement community is a place where a group of retirees live near to each other; on the other hand, some people might say it's an area where a number of homes or condos are available which are ideal for retirement. More and more, by the standards of today's retirees, the...

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Affordable Oaxaca as a Locale for any Fiesta

They say that Mexicans really know how to party. Here in Oaxaca we do it in spades, part of a longstanding cultural tradition, and because it’s affordable. What you would love to do back home in the US or Canada but can’t because it would cost $50,000, or more, you can do here in Oaxaca for $10,000, or less, with a large glossy photo album...

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Dining Overview in Oaxaca: Part 2

To continue with our story on eating in Oaxaca (a few months back), I will now provide you some reviews to the top restaurants in town. El Tigre Owners Hilarino and Sara pray for the day electricity arrives at their combined roadside eatery and mezcal factory. But for the rest of us, it can’t get any more authentic, rural and good! ...

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Los Cabos, Much More than a Second Home

Los Cabos is home to many part time U.S. residents that have shown their willingness to help out and get involved with the community. For the last four years, during the month of March, Los Cabos and Querencia have been home to the Fred Duckett Challenge, which raises funds destined for people with special needs. The specific objective ...

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Have you Ever Met a Living Legend?

Meet Carlos Ungson, one of Baja’s true pioneers. Many people claim to be famous but not Carlos... however, his life story tells otherwise. Benjamin Ungson (Carlos' father) was just 16 years old in 1895 when he travelled across the Pacific Ocean from China to Mexico, a whole new world to him. After living in many areas of Mexico, he finally s...

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A Green Entrepreneur in Chapala Lake

Driving West from Ajijic to San Juan Cosalá, through the route which runs around the Chapala Lake, passing through small fishermen´s Villages, with some subdivisions which are mostly built by wealthy Mexican families and here and there upscale Gated communities, you will see, all of a sudden amidst this bucolic and gentle environment, a large, pr...

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Guaymas, Where the Sun Rises with Pleasure

The Guaymas - San Carlos destiny is placed 75 miles away from Hermosillo, the Capital of Sonora, and 242 miles from the United States' border; by its characteristics is considered the principal tourist center of the State. It has privileged natural attractions, impressive landscapes formed by an exceptional combination of desert, sea and mountai...

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International Tourism Fair of the Americas

Mexico City.- From September 23rd to 26th, FITA, the internationally renowned Tourism Fair of the Americas (Feria Internacional de Turismo de Las Americas), brought together professionals from the world tourism industry to enhance the promotion and marketing of tourism products and destinations, generating new businesses and investments. The fai...

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Mexico Resort Development Conference

San Diego, CA.- The 5th Annual Mexico Resort Development Conference held at the Hard Rock in San Diego, September 12-14 turned out to be a big success with over 200 of the top industry executives attending. The conference core focus was on the financial issues due to current economic conditions but the conference was well balanced and also disc...

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