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Friday, December 23, 2016

Now is The Time!

NOW IS THE TIME!

The amazing thing about the new year is chances; and how we get them every year. Take the time and set your positive goals and resolutions. Hang them where you can see and be excited for what you can achieve this 2017. Let bring this new year in with a bang - do what makes you HAPPY!
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Mexico's Revolution Day (Dia de la Revolucion)

Mexico's Revolution Day (Dia de la Revolucion) is a national public holiday that celebrates a 10-year revolution that began in 1910 to end the struggle against dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Diaz Mori. It is on the third Monday in November, near the official day on November 20.

History
The Mexican Revolution brought the overthrow of dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori after 35 years of rule. In 1920 General Álvaro Obregón became the new president.

Until 2006 and again from 2009 to 2013 the national celebrations were located at the Zocalo

San Felipe RV Parks and Camping

San Felipe RV Parks and Campgrounds:

La Palapa RV Camp
San Felípe, B.C.
01 686 577 0271 - WEBSITE

Playa De Laura RV Park
San Felípe, B.C.
01 686 577 1128 - WEBSITE

Kikis RV Camping Hotel
San Felípe, B.C.
01 686 577 2021 - WEBSITE

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Are You Protected from the Unexpected in Mexico?


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Are You Protected from the Unexpected in Mexico?
Baja Good Life Club International Group Medical Protection

Why Choose Best Doctors Insurance? 

Best Doctors Insurance is the leading international health insurance company in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. At Best Doctors Insurance we have a clear vision: to help our members connect with the very best healthcare, with access to the best-quality hospitals and specialized centers around the world. *Download the PDF version

Monday, November 14, 2016

Mexican Tourist Permit - FMM

Mexican tourist permits or a Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMMs) are required for all non-Mexican citizens entering Baja. The new law as of Sept 2015 - There is still the “free zone” for cars; they do not need to be bonded into Baja. When traveling to Mexico as a tourist, you must obtain an FMM tourist permit. You must show proof of citizenship (a valid passport, birth certificate and photo ID, or voter’s card and photo ID) to obtain a permit.

Everyone entering Mexico will need to obtain an FMM from immigration office as you enter the country. you will need your passport or passport card to obtain an FMM. You must have a valid tourist permit if you: • Remain within the border zone, the area within 20 to 30 kilometers (12 miles) of the U.S. border, for more than 72 hours or • Travel beyond the border zone


Permits issued at:
• Mexican consulates in the United States and Canada
• Immigration offices at official points of entry

Cost for a tourist permit is approximately $20 (U.S.) which must be
paid at a Mexican bank (see list on back of tourist permit form) or
through the bank window at the border. You are required to show the
“Fee Paid” stamp on your tourist permit when leaving Mexico.

Why Join the BGL Club?

Why Join the BGL Club?
  • Members DISCOUNTED Mexican Vehicle, Home, and Medical insurance at rates not available to the general public. The best Mexican Auto Insurance rates - Annual (12 month), 6 month, special annual 90 day, and Daily insurance policies.
  • Members receive DISCOUNTS of 10% to 30% off  at Baja restaurants, hotels/motels, camping/RV parks, tours, and many other services Baja wide.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Mexican Revolution Movement with Emiliano Zapata

Location: Ensenada, Baja California

  
“Si No Hay Justicia para el Pueblo, que no haya paz para el Gobierno.” If there is no Justice for the People, then there won’t be peace for the Government”.

Is it a commercial propaganda, a tourist attraction or a symbol of an anonymous revolutionary movement? Maybe a little of each…

A Revolutionary movement can be something arising from a need and causing a dramatic change.  The sculptor's first piece happens to be the ultimate image of Mexican revolution: Emiliano Zapata.  
In front of Ensenada’s famous Hot Fox Night Club is a heart and across the street are 2 Zapatas staring at its direction. Are they staring at the heart of the problem within the city? What is the artist depicting with these statues?

Sunday, October 30, 2016

2016 Best of Baja Nominations OPEN


Best of Baja Nominations!! YOU ONLY HAVE 2 DAYS LEFT! The 10th Annual Best of Baja Nominations are OPEN! Cast your nominations for your Best of Baja 2016.
--- CAST YOUR NOMINATIONS ---http://www.bestofbajaawards.com/
*The top three candidates in a category have to receive a minimum of 5 nominations.
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Experience the Baja Blues Tour: Food, Music, Whales, and all

A road trip down Baja is a great excitement on its own. If you add some music and fun activities along with a chance to visit some exotic locales, it would be the perfect icing on the cake. Anyone would love to go on such an adventure. There are many amazing and unique places in the world. Some of them could be exhilarating, to say the least. The Baja Peninsula is one such locale.

Strategically located in Northwestern Mexico, the Baja Peninsula separates the Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of California. The peninsula is the land of vast deserts and mountains, untouched coastlines, volcanoes, both ancient and historic landmarks, and other exquisite scenic spots. The 2017 Baja Blues Tour can take you on an exotic trip right down the peninsula. In addition, Baja offers the only place in the world to experience the gray whales. When we say whales, you should know that last season there were 2700 whales in just one of the three large bays.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos


by Ladislao Loera
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated throughout Mexico and the Southwest States, and coincides with the Christian All Souls and All Saints Days. On November 1 and 2 people remember those who are deceased. November 1 is considered the Dia de los Angelitos—the day to remember children that have died, November 2 is the traditional Dia de los Muertos.


Pictures of the deceased are placed on Dia de los Muertos altars with their favorite food and drink. Candles to light their way home, and soap and water to freshen-up after their long trip back are also often placed on altars. Trinkets they were fond of, symbols they would understand and gifts are left to communicate to them that they are always in the hearts of those they left behind, and that they are still part of the family even though they aren't physically with us any longer.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Yetmail Immigration Serices

Yet Mail, Etc.
Offers MORE Than Just Mail Services

Yet Mail, Etc. would like to remind you that if you get your FM3’s at the Mexican Consulate, you only have 30 days after it is stamped at the border to open an FM3 file at the Immigration office in San Felipe, or you will have to start the process all over again.
For FM2 renewals, immigration in San Felipe is asking for the last three copies of your bank statements and a Bank letter with the amount of $2,500 for two people or $1,600 for one person. For your FM3 and FM2, you need proof of address in San Felipe (electric, water, phone bill or property tax receipt), but they have to be under your name. You need to start your FM3 renewal at least three weeks before expiration date; after the due date you will be fined.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Here To Help You!

The Baja Good Life Club is Here to Help You!
Contact us by Phone - Email - Live Chat
THE BAJA GOOD LIFE CLUB is a discount and social club dedicated to enhancing the lives of Expats residents of Baja California through savings, fun, food and friendship. We have been HERE helping you, publishing and promoting Baja since 2007. JOIN THE BGL CLUB TODAY

The Baja Good Life Club hosts monthly luncheons in Rosarito Beach and in San Felipe. This is an opportunity to get our members together, share information, get updated club information, get Home, Health and Auto insurance, and of course get the updated Baja Discounts. But even more fun we will bring guest speakers, have giveaways, special presentations and much more. The luncheons are free to all members and to the public - Come out and have a good time with us.

Go to the event page to find out when the next meetings will be held. - BGLC Monthly Meeting Calendar -

We are always here to help you, contact us:
* EMAIL: memberservices@bglclub.com
* PHONE:
Mexico Cell - 686-230-9933
US Skype - 760-618-2582
* LIVE CHAT: See to the bottom right,click and chat. If we are not available and we will get back to you very quickly.

MAILING ADDRESS:
BGLC / Rachel Lawrence-Pack
P.O. Box 9019-460
Calexico, CA 92232

JOIN THE BGL CLUB - www.bajagoodlifeclub.com/join-us

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Monday, October 24, 2016

The Baja Walk 2012


The Baja Walk 2012
On May 12 of 2012, John and Rachel Pack embarked on the journey of their lives. The Baja Walk in 2012 was a great adventure that you never would expected. The rugged terrain, the harsh weather, the unexpected hardships – they all contributed to an outcome neither of them could have ever anticipated. The most astonishing occurrence was related to John’s health. Even though he had always been an avid hiker, he was caught by surprise when the injuries made by the car accident he had in his 20s came back to him. This was caused by his heavy 80 lbs. backpack which was later on replaced with a cart. See photos from start to finish...

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Baja Calendar / Calendario is Here!

ANNOUNCEMENT!!! 
We INVITE ALL to promote your event or activities in Baja anywhere from the Border to the Cape. Help build the biggest and BSET Baja Calendar called Calendario.

Click the link below and use the form to submit your event and get publishing access to the calendar. Request access to the Baja Calendar and have access over all your own event posts.

GET ACCESS HERE. - www.bajacalendars.com/p/submit-event.htm

Friday, October 21, 2016

911 in Mexico

Source: Mexico News Daily | Saturday, November 14, 2015

An emergency? 911 will be the number to call; one single number for all emergency calls was announced last November by President Enrique Peña Nieto as one of a series of measures in response to the Iguala-Ayotzinapa events of September 26 and 27. At the time it was to be 911. But last April the federal Chamber of Deputies approved legislation to make 066 the official number.

Now with using 911 as the Mexico's emergency number; the existing emergency numbers will be required to migrate to it.

New App Takes the Guesswork Out of Crossing

New App Takes the Guesswork Out of Crossing the Borders
Download now from the App Store or Google Play Store10% of profits will be donated to Tijuana orphanages.

Source: Baja Blund - July 2016

BorderTraffic.com’s one-of-a-kind mobile app gives travelers what no other source can – reliable, up-to-the-minute, comprehensive video coverage of the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry that lets them easily choose when and where to cross and which lane to use to save the most time. To help travelers less familiar with the crossings, video analytics are used to generate exclusive AccuWait time estimates in hours/minutes.

Over 300,000 people per month trust BorderTraffic.com as the only accurate source of 24/7 information about Tijuana’s two crossings. When they began clamoring for an app, company president, Greg Yova, determined to do things differently: “I get frustrated with apps that seem like they’re made to show off how clever the designers are rather than actually doing what the user needs. So we asked our site users to help create our app. Through multiple surveys, they told us what they want and then helped us refine it.”

The result is a robust app with simpler navigation to higher quality videos and more views. Useful features have been added like Time My Crossing and My Favorite Videos which allows travelers to compare two different crossing options in mere seconds. My Alerts automatically contacts users when their preprogrammed criteria is met, e.g., “Notify me when the San Ysidro Ready Lane wait is less than 15 minutes.”

2016 Best of Baja NOMINATIONS Start...


Best of Baja 2016
The 10th Annual Best of Baja Nominations Start - Oct 1, 2016
We ask everyone to cast their nominations for who you think should be in the running  for the Best of Baja 2016.


Past years we have received OVER 1800+ nominations. To become a candidate is very simple. 

The top three candidates in a category have to receive a minimum of 5 unsolicited nominations. The person/business with the most nominations will be listed a category of the 2016 BEST OF BAJA voting.

Ancient Historical Sites in Baja California



Ancient cave paintings and imposing 17th-century missions dot the north of the peninsula

Beyond the beaches, Baja California’s interior is home to a number of places that tell the long and rich story of the area: from the cave paintings in Cataviñá to the missions that span the peninsula.

El Vallecito is perhaps one of the best places for seeing these amazing vestiges of civilization. Here, the area contains rocks painted with figures that depict human beings and, hidden in a cave, a representation of a devil whose eyes are lit up by the sun during the winter solstice.

Other places of similar interest are Las Pintas, San Fernando Velicatá, Cataviñá, Montevideo and Las Tinajitas. Stone-preserved houses and colorful paintings representing flora, fauna, lines and figures can all be found here.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mexico’s Colima Volcano Eruption

By Hugo Delgado Granados
Thursday, October 13, 2016

On September 30, Mexico’s Colima volcano – the most active volcano in the country – became restless again, with lava spilling over the flanks of the mountain, numerous hot, small pyroclastic flows and sulphuric gases spewing from the crater.

In the days that followed, a plume of ash that rose 2,000 meters into the air could be seen from as far as 30 kilometers away. As a prevention measure, local authorities evacuated some 350 people from several villages west-northwest of the volcano, clearing out the path of its blowing ash trail.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Aeroméxico Receives Aztec God Quetzalcóatl

source: Radio Fórmula (sp), El Diario (sp) | Thursday, October 13, 2016

Aeroméxico receives Dreamliner 787-9, named for the Aztec god Quetzalcóatl
Mexico’s largest airline has taken delivery of its first Boeing Dreamliner 787-9, said to be the first in the history of aviation to bear a mural on its fuselage.

The aircraft, christened Quetzalcóatl after the Aztec god, touched down at the Mexico City airport where it will undergo preparations in readiness for serving Aeroméxico’s Mexico City-Madrid route. On arrival it was feted with a

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Baja Good Life Club Announces 10th Annual Best of Baja Awards


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Baja Good Life Club Announces 10th Annual Best of Baja Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for outstanding local businesses

OCTOBER 13, 2016 - The Baja Good Life Club is excited to announce that they are now accepting nominations for the 10th Annual Best of Baja Awards.

Nominations are being accepted from local individuals who want to see a business, person, or place recognized for offering outstanding experiences, services, and products. Nominations are being accepted in a wide range of categories, including bakery, dentists, hardware stores, real estate broker, restaurants, and more.

To become an official nominee, each entrant must receive at least 3 qualified nominations.

Last year, there were more than 1250 nominations and 11,000+ votes, and The Baja Good Life Club looks to have an even higher turnout for the 10th Annual Best of Baja Awards.


About The Baja Good Life Club

The Baja Good Life Club was launched in 2007 and continues to offer exclusive discounts, events, and activities for foreign residents of Baja California.

Contact

The Baja Good Life Club
Phone: 877-588-6391

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016 Winter Time Change

For Baja California on Nov 6, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Starts at 2:00:00 AM; turned your backwards an 1 hour...or before you go to bed turned your backwards 1 hour. There will be more light in the morning of Nov 6, 2016 than the day before. Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

For Baja California Sur on Oct. 30, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Starts at 2:00:00 AM; turned your backwards 1 hour...or before you go to bed turned your backwards 1 hour. There will be more light in the morning of Oct. 30, 2016 than the day before. Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mexican Independence Day!

Mexican Independence Day - 16 of September

Independence Day is celebrated in Mexico on 16th September. It commemorates the day, on 16th September 1810 in the small town of Dolores, in the province of Guanajuato in Mexico, when a handful of people were summoned by a parish priest to take up arms against the Spanish colonial government - the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Thus began the fight for independence that ended 350 years of Spanish rule. 

To this day, the church bell that was used to call people to revolt hangs in the National Palace in Mexico City and is rung on the eve of 16th September each year by the President of Mexico.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

World Tourism Day!


September 27 is World Tourism Day!
Get out there see and celebrate Tourism in Baja. Baja has a lot to offer and with your Baja Good Life Card you can have fun and SAVE at the same time. Get out and see Baja on Sept 27 or any day and make your day a Baja Good Life Day!

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Vine and Wine Museum

An Adventure into History
By Martina / Baja Bound

Baja Wine Museum
A gleaming state of the art structure in the heart of the sun-drenched Guadalupe Valley is a traveler's dream destination. The beauty of the architecture stands out against the backdrop of granite mountains, fertile soil and lush graceful vines, now showing their fall colors. Just northeast of Ensenada the Vine and Wine Museum was inaugurated August 6, 2012. The museum is a

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Take a trip to La Cava de Marcelo (The Cheese Factory)

San Felipe take a trip with the Baja Good Life Club to experience La Cava de Marcelo (The Cheese Factory). Follow us on Jan. 20, 2017  to taste cheese, wine and enjoy the tour of the Ramonetti family Cheese Factory at The Rancho La Campana in Oso Negro.

Tour Includes: A map to La Cava de Marcelo (The Cheese Factory), tour of the cheese making process, tasting of 6 cheeses, butter, and glass of wine. We will be staying for Lunch ($8 - $25 dlls extra) and you can buy all the cheeses. butter and wine you want.
Book your seat for the tour - 

Friday, September 9, 2016

The International Mariachi & Folkloric Festival Is Oct. 12-15

The International Mariachi & Folkloric Festival Is Oct. 12-15 at Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort 7th annual edition will be grander than ever ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---The 7th Annual International Mariachi and Folkloric Festival, one of the largest of its kind in the world, will be held from Oct. 12 to Oct. 15 in the oceanfront gardens of the Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort. From its inception, the event which attracts thousands of global performers, competitors and audiences also has been one of the primary fundraisers for the Rosarito Boys & Girls Club, which receives all profits.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Music Lovers Trip of a Lifetime Down the Baja



The 2017 Baja winter season from January until May is going to be Bluestastic! We are hosting a Baja and Blues Musical Adventure. A caravan of blues musicians and blues music fans will travel down the Baja from Rosarito to Cabo San Lucas. It is a 14 day tour that includes 9 concerts, four 300 year old Spanish Missions, the famous Baja whale watching (last year there were over 2500 whales in the bay - life changing experience), the Tin Church built by French architect Gustave Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame, incredible natural landscapes, unbelievable bays and so much more.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Santiago Zoo

Santiago Zoo 2328.747'N ~ 109 42.748'W

Elevation: 120 mWeather: 31°C, Wind N at 14 km/h, 52% Humidity
Local time: Wednesday 2:27 PM
Population: 752 (2010)
For those traveling Highway 1, it can be easy to pass by the small rural town of Santiago unless you are looking to find it. If you head south on Highway 1 from Los Barriles 15 miles (24km), then veer west (right) just about a half mile (2 km.), you will find yourself rolling right into the town square area of this quaint, if not frozen in time, village.

Snakes of Baja

Baja California rattlesnake
(
Crotalus enyo enyo)
by Karri Moser

Snakes, like most people, know Baja is a great place to be and they certainly have no reason to leave. With these serpents still roaming the land, they are bound to cross paths with us at certain times. Luckily in most cases, an actual snake bite almost never results in serious harm or death. In fact, in the United States over 45,000 people are bit each year. Only 8,000 of those bites are poisonous and only 9 to 15 of those cause death. Despite the low chance of ever being bit or dying from a bite, the thought does strike fear in the hearts of even the toughest traveler or Baja resident. It is lucky for us humans that the old adagethey are more afraid us than we are of themproves to be true.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Benefits of Tequila and Lime



We must not forget the little ceremony either. A dash of salt, a slice of lime, banging the empty glass down on the table after you’ve slammed one – tequila truly is a unique drink, there’s nothing else quite like it. 

But for all you tequila fans, did you know that your favorite liquor is actually very good for you as well? The health benefits of tequila and lime are pretty far reaching, so the next time someone complains about your drinking, hit them up with these hard facts:



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Baja Good Life Club Global Medical Protection


Protected: Best Doctors Insurance – Baja Good Life Group International Medical Protection
Are You Protected from the Unexpected in Mexico?
Baja Good Life Club International Group Medical Protection

Why Choose Best Doctors Insurance? 

Best Doctors Insurance is the leading international health insurance company in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. At Best Doctors Insurance we have a clear vision: to help our members connect with the very best healthcare, with access to the best-quality hospitals and specialized centers around the world. *Download the PDF version

Monday, August 8, 2016

Tropical Cyclone Javier - Aug 2016

Tropical Cyclone Javier is forecast to make landfall along the southern most portions of Baja California Sur over the next 48hrs. TS Javier is currently forecast to remain a Tropical Storm as it moves along the Pacific coast of the southern state through Thursday. Persons with interest in the southernn portions of Baja California Sur should rush storm preparations to completion this morning.

TS Javier is NOT

Monday, August 1, 2016

Baja Jellyfish


The warm waters off the soft sandy beaches of Baja are as inviting as any shore around the world. It may impossible for anyone to not be lured into the waters off Baja. While it may look like paradise on earth, there are dangers lurking in the blue green waters, mostly off shore but sometimes right along the surf. The danger comes in the form or a transparent, flowing, and uniquely odd looking creature call the jellyfish.

Jellyfish can be almost hypnotic in the way they float and dangle in the waters. Some can very small in size from a few inches long while others can reach three feet in diameter. The tentacles of jellyfish can be three times longer than the size of their bodies. This is where the danger lies. The tentacles of jellyfish have protein based venom that can cause quite a reaction when they sting and release

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Help The Vaquita!

Indifference to what happens around us is the biggest problem we have in México. Please let us not be indifferent to the Vaquita. There are only 60 left! Yes, you read it right, 60, worldwide! And every day its population is reduced. Would you like to know why? Do you want to know how to help? Check out the video and help

Thursday, July 21, 2016

6 Great Coffee Cafe's in Ensenada

6 of Best Places to Drink Coffee in and near Ensenada

Just like craft beers and artisanal wines have entered the scene at this coastal city so have coffee houses and coffee carts.  I’ve put together a list of my top places.  For me, service has to be as good as what they are serving.  So the places I picked are based on service attitude, cleanliness, and a really well poured Café Misto (half coffee [not espresso] and half regular milk [usually steamed] and 2 regular sugars). 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Spiders of Baja


Spiders of Baja
Karri Moser - July 2010 and UPDATED by BGLC July2016

With such a unique landscape, Baja is naturally home to many creepy and crawly critters. Spiders are undoubtedly a common sight indoors and out. Between the beaches, sand dunes, plains, mountains and desert landscape, you are bound to stumble across a number of varieties. 

It is important to be able to identify certain spiders and to do your best to not get bitten by them. Typically, spiders will not even bother to bite unless they feel cornered, threatened or are injured. It is also important to know that regardless of toxicity, each person reacts differently to being bitten. However, the majority of spider bites are not very painful. 

Baja Wine Country

The wine producing regions of Baja, like wine itself, have gotten better with age. In the past few years there has been an explosion of creative juices flowing south of the border as new and exciting wineries and wines are popping up seemingly overnight. Some have called it the 'renaissance of Baja's wine country' and the excitement is growing.

The Guadalupe Valley just northeast of Ensenada is at the forefront of the Baja wine movement and has over 80 wineries - artisan, boutique, and commercial, both large and small who are producing some remarkable wines. Our guide features an in-depth look at 40 of the wineries. The people of the region are fascinating and they love to share their passion with visitors. So dive in and and discover the magical wine destinations the Guadalupe Valley has to offer!

VALLE DE GUADALUPE MAP
Baja wine country map available from the Secretary of Tourism.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Deciding Which Visa Option is Best For You

Retiring in Mexico
Deciding Which Visa Option is Best For You

This article addresses visa options for retirees from the U.S. or Canada who do not plan to work in Mexico. If your goal is to work here, whether in your own business or for someone else, there will be additional requirements.

Retirees with Income from Outside of Mexico
The majority of the expats that I know fall into this category. This group includes people living on income from investments, pensions, savings, and/or Social Security.

If you are thinking about retiring to Mexico, you will have to decide whether or not to apply for a resident visa or to simply live here under a tourist visa. I will go through each option and discuss the advantages, disadvantages and costs.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mexico Expects A Water Crisis

Mexico expect water crisis in just 10 years
Mexico News Daily | July 2016 * Source: am.com (sp), Reforma (sp), Quadratín Querétaro (sp)

In just 10 years’ time Mexico could be suffering a widespread water crisis, warns the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA).

The warning came in a recent presentation on water vulnerability in Mexico in the face of climate change by  Mario López; IMTA’s coordinator of hydrology,

It revealed that expected temperature increases will negatively impact the amount of water that feeds underground aquifers.

SPANISH - Spanish Word of the Day


Spanish Word of the Day
Submitted by bajakat

verb: aconsejar: to advise; to recommend
yo - aconsejo
tú - aconsejas
nosotros - aconsejamos
vosotros - aconsejáis
él - aconseja
ellos - aconsejan
Giving or asking for advice is something we all regularly need to do.
Aconsejar, to advise, is a key word here. It can be followed by a verb

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

President Peña Nieto Signs New Anti-corruption Laws

President signs new anti-corruption laws
Mexico News Daily | Source: Milenio (sp), VICE News (en)

President Enrique Peña Nieto yesterday promulgated the secondary laws of the National Anti-Corruption System, making it a day that “will be remembered as the beginning of a new era for democracy and the rule of law.”

Peña Nieto said that Mexicans are offended by corruption, which was why his administration set in motion the creation of measures to combat corruption and promote transparency. “I am more than committed to combat corruption, hence the importance of the system,” he said.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

La Vaquita Awareness Day!

This is a day JULY 9th; is the day to grow awareness to the plight of the Vaquita.

 - There are only 60 left in the world -

Indigent to Mexico the Vaquita live in the northern waters of the Sea of Cortez. They are innocent victims of poachers who use gill-netting to catch the Totoaba, a fish whose bladder is sold on the black market for upwards of $10,000US. Totoaba bladders are used by the Chinese as a treatment for fertility.

“What’s driving the extinction of the Vaquita is the same thing driving the extinctions of so many other endangered creatures: Chinese hunger for the organs of rare animals alleged to possess magical powers, most frequently, as with the horn of the rhinoceros and the penis of the tiger, those alleged to restore virility to aging Asian wangs.”    Read this

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Pemex Rebranding Begins

Pemex signs are coming down but not so fuel prices
Mexico News Daily | Thursday, July 7, 2016

Rebranding of gas stations operated by the Mexican multinational firm Femsa has begun in Nuevo León, where 50 stations will see the Pemex sign replaced with that of Oxxo Gas by the end of the year.

Most of those are in the Monterrey metropolitan area, said Oxxo Gas general manager Rolando Vázquez. The company is spending between 400,000 and 800,000 pesos (US $21,000-$42,000) on each station to change the signs and introduce other modifications as well. First of the re-branded gas stations was in the municipality of San Pedro Garza García.

The First Rosarito Beach "Baja Good Life Luncheon" was a wonderful success

THANK YOU FROM Craig Klein


Thanks to John Sixx Pack and Rachel Pack for speaking about the Baja Good Life Club and for enrolling all who attended... They are the publishers of our Rosarito Calendario. 

Mucho thanks to Aldo Santini and the Bottega Santini Wine Bar in Rosarito Beach for hosting us today at the very first Baja Good Life Rosarito networking luncheon. Aldo let everyone know exactly what he has planned for after his Grand Opening; from Thursdays with Film Noir to Fridays with Wine Classes and Blending, and Saturdays with Jazz Nights. Also the soon-to-be-completed Coffee and Chocolate Shop.

Also to Victor Loza for getting us all up to speed regarding the BajaSand 2016 event and related activities, and to Baja Karina for briefing us on her new business venture, Baja Mail Services, Etc... also located at km40, which even offers home delivery of your mail, and a physical address in