Synergy Spanish

This system teaches you Spanish, the easy way - not the academic way. With only 138 words you will be speaking Spanish.

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The Best Vet in Mexicali!

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Mexican Auto Insurance

This company has been with us since 2008. They are the oldest and best established insurer for those of you travelling to Mexico.
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Cartels Killing Mexico’s Mayors

Cartels Killing Mexico’s Mayors. […]

Lunch with Senator John McCain

It was a quiet day and Jim was reading stuff on his laptop.

“Geez,” said Jim, “These here guys were caught with $457,000 in cash as they were comin’ across the border from Calexico into Mexicali. “What happened to them,” I asked.

“A guy was drivin’ a Nissan Maxima with a young lady and they […]

Mexican narco-culture seeping into America

Mexican narco-culture seeping into America. […]

El Chapo, the drug lord, vs. my contact lenses

Between the drug lord, El Chapo, and the U.S. eye exam requirement, we got the most aggravation this week from the U.S. eye exam requirement. […]

Is Mexicali Safe?

Waiting to cross into the U.S.

Jim and I had to run some errands in Calexico, California, and it was also an opportunity to show Matthew the town of Calexico.

We took off, at about noon, and while waiting in line to enter America a huge black 2009 Ford 250 […]

Truth, Justice, and the Mexican Way

Our friends dancing in Los Algodones this winter

Normally I don’t get into the news, but the arrest of Edward Chrisman, 88, and his grandson, Gary Chrisman Jr, 40, deserves comment. Jim and I are not political types, and we don’t live in some quaint town with cobblestones, or in a resort. We live […]

How safe is Mexicali … and Mexico?

Seized narco-money

This post is prompted by a comment sent in by one of our readers. He is coming to Mexicali on business, and wonders if he will be safe.

That’s a very fair question. My short answer is “yes.”

Jim and I could only afford to move to a border town. The trip […]