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Small change(s)

24 August 2008

I’ve started updating my resources page.  Several Latin American websites, blogs have been added, and I removed one tourist resource (Mexonline.com) which still bills itself as “the oldest and most trusted on-line guide to Mexico”.  It may be the oldest, but it isn’t trustworthy.  Basic factual data (like the rules for importing your car) were completely wrong or out of date.  Stick to Rollybrook.com for this kind of information.  Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree Mexico Branch is has long been a good resource for more than just hippies and backpackers.  Even the well-heeled traveller will find it an informative and generally reliable source.

I also added a worthwhile Baja Real Estate blog, which deal more with the reality of foreigners living on the border (good and bad) than most foreign sites, and a damn site better than any of the real estate sites I’ve seen.  I’m adding a couple of immigration sites later on this afternoon.

Oh… and I found an on-line English translation of Mariano Azuela’s “The Underdogs” — probably the one novel everyone with even the slightest interest in the Mexican Revolution (or the futility of war) should read at least once in their life.

I still haven’t gotten around to updating my media sources.  I have two different lists, in different formats, and have to check the links — and get them into a single format — before I update them.

I received an e-mail this morning questioning how I could write about Mexico when I live in Texas.  Hey, I know guys who get paid big bucks to sit in Washington DC and talk about places they aren’t.  But, it’s a fair question.   I do live in Mexico, it’s just I never updated by “Who we are” page until this morning.

Maybe I should be in DC, where I might be paid big bucks, but I’m in Mexico, where I depend on the very small amount I make from writing and translations, and donations:

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris Mills permalink
    24 August 2008 8:31 pm

    I found that site for “The Underdogs”:

    http://clem.mscd.edu/~tayljeff/deNada/Azuela/azuelabio.html

    Thanks, I had not heard of the book before. I read it this afternoon and was blown away. I have to check it in Spanish!

  2. 26 August 2008 11:35 pm

    Richard, as soon as I win the lottery I’ll send you a check.

    (<;

  3. Sarah permalink
    27 January 2009 10:09 am

    Thank you! I read this book while studying abroad in Queretaro in 2002 and have been talking about it and looking for it ever since! I couldn’t remember the authors name. THANK YOU!!!

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