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Coronavirus Update … How to avoid or prevent your most risky exposures.

April 9, 2020 Is anyone wondering why the WHO advice and CDC advice has not been slowing the Coronavirus Pandemic spread? …. It’s because the medical doctor-politicians   have been ignoring the biggest factor … ignoring the most common form of … Continue reading

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How to Keep Yourself Safe from COVID-19 ~ SARS-CoV-2

March 29, 2020 Why have CDC & WHO been unable to control the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus disease? Ironically, the cause of the real problem (roughly 95% of cases) has been know for the last 3 months by scientists … … Continue reading

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Time to up your COVID-19 Corona Virus Game

March 29, 2020 Have you considered   why   all our our efforts. and our authorities’ efforts are  not  working to stop the spread of COVID-19 ? Can you imagine being able to see   the invisible aerosols   that we sneeze-out, cough &  … Continue reading

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Practical Considerations for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Risk Reduction

March 26, 2020 Updates: IF YOU GET A FEVER … with dry coughing & or sneezing. DO NOT GO OUT … Wear a surgical mask to catch your contagious sneezed-coughed aerosol droplets to protect your loved-ones around you.  Have someone start … Continue reading

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New Rules for Bringing Personal Pets into Mexico

Here’s the latest information from the USDA: “Effective 12/16/2019: A health certificate for dogs and cats is no longer needed to enter Mexico. Dogs and cats may be taken to the border without health certificate documentation, they will be inspected … Continue reading

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Foreigners for Owning Property: Yucatan’s 50 km Exclusion Zone

Feb 11, 2020 For people considering where to buy property, and in what areas of Yucatan State foreigners can buy property  without a Fideicomiso (real estate trust) … Notice that to get outside of Mexico’s 50 km Exclusion Zone limit … Continue reading

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Europe – Schengen Zone Requiring Approval to Enter in 2021

Feb. 3, 2020 As of this moment …  there are 60 countries whose citizens will be required to obtain an “ETIAS travel authorization” before entering the Schengen Zone** in 2021.      Notice that the ETIAS-countries include USA, Canada & … Continue reading

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Update on Foreigners Using Repeated “Tourist visas” To Stay in Mexico

Jan. 27, 2020 This report is a heads-up to all the people who have been staying in Mexico by using a succession of 180 day Visitante visas … aka “tourist” visas.  Since the Nov. 2012 publication of the Reglamentos (Regulations) … Continue reading

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GI Problems: Parasites, Bacteria & Fungi … What to do?

Jan. 19, 2020 A good friend just forwarded the following issue(s)  … and question(s) on Facebook: “Do you have experience with parasites? I lived in Mexico for over a year recently with no health issues. Unfortunately I had to return … Continue reading

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Getting License Plates & Registration ~ Yucatan Style ~

Jan. 18, 2020 It’s time to get new license plates & registration papers for all vehicles in Yucatan state.  This year,  you go in during an assigned month, based on your current license plate number, per this table: . . … Continue reading

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Simple Home Testing of Your Tap Water

Jan. 16, 2020 Public Service Announcement: We just got a request for some simple-but-proven ways to test the general water quality of your Merida City (JAPAY) water … or any chlorinated city water …. to determine if there is very … Continue reading

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Parts of Yucatan’s New “Ban” on Single Use Plastic Bags & Straws Start Jan. 1, 2020

Jan. 1, 2020 The State of Yucatan begins the first stage (of 3 stages) of it’s gradual ban on single-use plastic bags & straws ….   So … People often imagine that the “Yucatan BANS Plastic Bags Starting Jan.1, 2020”  is … Continue reading

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2019 After-Christmas Returns to Hit New Highs

After-Christmas returns are expected to surpass $90 Billion this year. … including Amazon mail-order Brides … HAPPY HOLIDAYS !! Hope you’re all ready for the Roaring ’20’s !

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New Yucatec Maya City Unveiled: Kulubá

Dec. 27, 2019 Mexican archaeologists have just recently revealed the remains of a vast Mayan palace, that’s over 1,000 years old.   This big Maya palace is just one part of the ancient city of Kulubá, roughly 100 miles west of … Continue reading

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Mexican Visa $$ Solvency Requirements for 2020

December 21, 2019 Mexico’s daily minimum wage will be going up Jan. 1, 2020, to $123.22 pesos per day (20% increase).    Because the Mexican Government’s personal monthly income & personal savings requirements for Residente visas are tied directly to … Continue reading

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December 14, 2019 Every once in a while, we get fun news~updates from some of the minor (smaller) Maya sites. Consider recent reports offering beautiful insights into the founding & lifestyles of Paso del Macho … Think BOTH Jade & … Continue reading

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What Actually Happened in the UK Election ?

December 14, 2019 Data driven worlds … or … Get swept along by the hype? = = = = = = = Lots of US Lefties are moaning that the UK election of Boris (with an 86 vote majority) … … Continue reading

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Need to Notarize a Document when Abroad?

December 6, 2019 For all the people who don’t have a US Consulate nearby,  or whose Consulate makes them wait 2 – 4 weeks for an appointment … note that there’s now another legitimate option to get US documents notarized … Continue reading

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Adventures into Yucatan Plumbing & Electrical (Desafios)

December 4, 2019 For everyone who “has seen it all” … I just returned from a very peculiar gas-leak job … where electric current was passing along the metal mesh covering on the gas hose to the stove … due … Continue reading

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November 20, 2019 Our friends in Illinois have ~already~ been shoveling serious snow … ~twice~ … … It’s not even Thanksgiving, yet. 😉 ~ Our Yucatan sidewalks ~   …  ?? In need of shoveling …     😉       … Continue reading

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