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

U.S. Federal Benefit Programs

Benefits.gov (www.Benefits.gov) offers information on more than 1,200 Federal and state benefit programs. Simply complete the free and confidential Benefit Finder to receive a list of programs you may be eligible to receive.

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.
Mexico Insurance

From Baja California’s famous Guadalupe Valley

www.winesfrombaja.com

Carbonite

Carbonite is a secure way to back up your computer. It is also a big help if you have to migrate to Windows 10. It is even a bigger help if your computer gets stolen or your house burns down or you files are locked out by Ransomeware. Be safe for pennies a day! Click for Carbonite info.


My new $25 wardrobe

In Calexico, California, I had found what must be the best and cheapest shop in the entire universe! […]

Crossing from Calexico, California to Mexicali, Mexico

Crossing the border from Calexico, California to Mexicali, Mexico […]

The best of both worlds?

If you want medical assistance at Mexican prices, and if you don’t want to lose US benefits – if you want to stick your toe in the water before you leap into Mexico – try Calexico. […]

So much for health care in America!

The so called “free” health care in America costs a lot more than paid health care in Mexico. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christmas in Mexicali

A beautifully decorated Mexicai home

“Tis the season to be jolly.” Christmas is almost upon us. During our drives through the Mexicali nighttime streets, most of the homes are lit up with Christmas lights, and even some impressive nativity scenes.

Christmas for Mexicans, is the most important religious holiday of all.

Christmas is a […]

The smuggler’s tunnel

The Innocent-looking tunnel house

Mexicali is a border town, just right next to Calexico, California. As such, it’s a great place for smugglers to build underground tunnels to Calexico.

To do that, the houses where the tunnel originates in Mexicali have to be just directly across from Calexico. This makes it relatively easy for […]

Medicare Ripoff – at least for us…

Calexico's main street with McDonald's

Every so often, Jim and I take a short hop across the border to Calexico, California. It’s a short trip as Calexico is on one side of the border and we are on the other. Jim could throw a horseshoe from our back yard into Calexico, easy.

Usually, we […]

Cheap and Affordable Living…

Hello from Mexicali, Mexico! Jim and I are California retirees, living on our social security checks. We have been waiting for this day to come, and we figured that our only choice of a comfortable retirement had to be in Mexico. There had to be certain qualifications to our search for a place to retire. Here’s our story. […]