Our year on the road & living in Mexico

Our year on the road & living in Mexico

Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico—September 4, 2017— Best Places In The World To Retire (Best Places) announced today the publication and availability for download of the free eBook, Our Year on the Road & Living in Mexico– Adventures, Challenges, Triumphs, Lessons Learned. The book provides the firsthand accounts of Chuck Bolotin and his wife Jet Metier after they sold, gave away, or put

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Hammocks at the hospital!

Hammocks at the hospital!

Hammocks have been installed at a Public Hospital in Campeche not because of lack of economic resources, they have been installed as part of an integration program of Mayan population. 47 percent of the population of the region is maya and they usually do not use beds to sleep. At the facilities of the hospital in

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Andres Romo – Escuinapa talent at the Italy Couture

Andres Romo – Escuinapa talent at the Italy Couture

Andres Romo was born in Escuinapa, Sinaloa and studied design at Culiacan University. He has been working for seven years in the fashion industry in Rome. At the young age of 36, he has been collaborating with internationally renowned brands such as Fabriano Boutique, Caterina Gatta , Agua de Coco and Mariù de Sica. His line collection “Miss

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Mazatlan in the Top 10 Overseas Retirement Index

Mazatlan in the Top 10 Overseas Retirement Index

Throughout the year, the “Live and Invest Overseas” team scout the best places around the world where folks can live better, invest soundly, retire comfortably and follow their dreams. That results of the research was unveiled in the 2017 Overseas Retirement Index, which are names and ranks the top places to retire abroad.  But which of these represent

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Kids to enjoy Mazatlan Summer

Kids to enjoy Mazatlan Summer

If you noticed, there are kids everywhere: At the beach, in the malls or in Plazuela Machado (and no matter how late is it!)all on vacation until August 20th. Summer is a dream for kids: Nice weather, no homework, no schedules, lots of kids TV shows…but for parents it can be a nightmare wondering how

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Issac Arevalo a promising young Mazatlan tennis phenom

Issac Arevalo a promising young Mazatlan tennis phenom

Issac Arevalo from Mazatlan is just 17 years old and is the number one National ranked players in the Mexican Tennis Federation (FMT in Spanish). His next challenges are at the international level in Europe. Issac next takes part at the Youth International championships in Poland and Hungary.  At the end of the competition, he

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Meet the woman who enchanted UNESCO with her food

Meet the woman who enchanted UNESCO with her food

Abiagail Mendoza started to cook when she was five years old. At age six she was able to cook tortillas and mole. 27 years ago, she opened a restaurant serving traditional Zapoteca food. Eventually six of her sisters joined her, working at the restaurant. Since 1990, Abigail runs the restaurant “Tlalmanalli” at Teotitlan del Valle,

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Political sarcasm and beer!

Political sarcasm and beer!

There is nothing like sarcastic Mexican creativity. The brewery company “Error de Diciembre” (Mistakes of December) has created a line of beers inspired by ex-Presidents and other political characters. Inspiration for the name of the brewery comes from one of the most memorable economic crises in Mexico, after the end of the Salinas government when

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Turtle egg-laying season is here..

Turtle egg-laying season is here..

Nesting turtles are visiting Mazatlan to complete their reproductive cycle and Aquarium staff are on alert to rescue the eggs. Staff will be patrolling the beaches from June to November.  One recent visitor laid 130 eggs on the beach in front of the Coral Island Hotel and Noel Solano volunteered to keep the eggs safe until

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Pigeon racing a new “sport” in Mazatlan

Pigeon racing a new “sport” in Mazatlan

One of Mazatlan’s Sport Institute (IMDEM) initiatives is to enroll new disciplines and encourage new activities at the City. Dr Enrique Mock is to enrolling Pigeon Racing as a new sport. Pigeons are taken from their lofts and then released to race home. The time the pigeon takes to get home and the distance it

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Raramuris girls at the ocean!

Raramuris girls at the ocean!

Dressed in their traditional and colorful outfits and barefoot on the beach they experienced the amazing feeling of the sand and looked at the ocean for first time – ever. A group of 20 Raramuri girls from Chihuahua’s mountains got to travel to the Altata beach as a reward for their good school grades. The

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Sinaloa handcrafts displayed at Vatican Museum

Sinaloa handcrafts displayed at Vatican Museum

Rosy Fuentes, Sinaloa’s DIF President officiated at the opening of a Mexican Handcraft Expo in the Vatican which included works from Sinaloa. “We want to show the traditional face of Sinaloa, a State of noble and hard-working people”, said Rosy. The Expo continues until September 21. The Vatican Museum is one of the most visited –

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Mexican politician caught plagiarizing a Frank Underwood monologue

Mexican politician caught plagiarizing a Frank Underwood monologue

Is it possible to plagiarize the work and ideas of a fictional character? If so, a politician in Mexico has accomplished just that. The similarities between the Netflix show House of Cards and real-life politics in Latin American has been somewhat of a running joke. But Miguel Angel Covarrubias Cervantes, the former mayor of a

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Sinaloan looking forward to inspiring others

Sinaloan looking forward to inspiring others

Orlando was camping on Mount Everest along with other climbers and Sherpas at the 6,100 meters level when the earth started to shake and a white cloud blanketed him. He was completely covered in snow….but it was just him dreaming! On April 25, 2016 Orlando Castro (from Sinaloa) survived a 7.8 level earthquake in Nepal,

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Reed Erickson – A famous transgender resident of Mazatlan

Reed Erickson – A famous transgender resident of Mazatlan

Rita Alma Erickson was born in El Paso, Texas, of German descent, and raised in Philadelphia. In 1946 she was the first woman to graduate from Louisiana State University in mechanical engineering. She was already involved with a New York woman who was a left wing activist. Rita worked as an engineer, until she was

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