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!

Dr. Rafael, the best veterinarian anywhere; he's close to the border, speaks English and has lived in Arizona! Click

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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Ocotillo California on US Hwy 8

There are very cheap rentals in Mexicali. I found a house for an American friend for only $400 a month. It was a proper house – two stories, three bedrooms, an office, a huge living room, a beautiful garden in the rear, and a parking space behind a locked gate to the property. For us, […]

We love Baja California, but Puebla?

Jim and I always like to write about all the things that are great about Mexico. However, as in most countries, not everything is great. We prefer those areas in Mexico which are contiguous with the western United States border—in short, northern Baja California. As Jim likes to say, “Boy am I glad we moved […]

Mexicali’s New 911 Number!

Mexicali’s new 911 number is causing problems for Mexicali. […]

You Can Learn Spanish Late in Life!

Learn Spanish even when you are 96! […]

Mexican Peso Crashes as Peña Nieto Cancels Meeting with Trump

Dollar Mexican Peso Chart

“Hey, lookee this,” said Jim hearing the news on TV. “Remember, when we first came here a dollar was worth eleven and a half pesos?”

“Yeah,” I answered.

“Well we’re getting a bit richer now as one dollar is now worth over twenty pesos,” said Jim.

“Geez, Jim, we’re gettin’ […]

Mexican Cartels and ISIS

Shootout at U.S. Consulate Part of ISIS Terrorist Attack Plan for Inauguration

“Let me read you part of this here Judicial Watch report,” said Jim.

“Well OK,” I replied, not knowing what Jim was gonna read.

“Get this,” said Jim.

“Islamic terrorists are finding common ground with narcotics traffickers. A deadly shootout at the […]

Son of El Chapo Kidnapped

According to CNN, shortly before 1 a.m. on Monday, seven armed men stormed into a trendy restaurant on the main drag of Mexican beach resort Puerto Vallarta.

They interrupted a group of revelers in the white-walled restaurant, separating the men from the women, and left with a high-value captive, according to Mexican authorities. Jesus […]

Mexicali Drug Tunnel to U.S. Found!

Calexico Drug Tunnel House

U.S. authorities on Wednesday seized a cross-border tunnel that ran the length of four football fields from a restaurant in Mexicali, Mexico, to a newly-built house in Calexico, California, following an investigation that netted more than a ton of marijuana and resulted in four arrests.

The drug raid has started […]

Brad Pitt’s film “Dr. Q” Tells the True Story of an Illegal Immigrant Turned Famous Neurosurgeon

Brad Pitt’s film “Dr. Q” Tells the True Story of an Illegal Immigrant Turned Famous Neurosurgeon. […]

Cartels Killing Mexico’s Mayors

Cartels Killing Mexico’s Mayors. […]