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Mexico: St. Anthony's Chapel to celebrate 100 years - Los Angeles Times

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Mexico: St. Anthony's Chapel to celebrate 100 years
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The 5,000-acre property is two hours from Manzanillo and includes a 19th century casa set on 470 acres.
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Puerto Vallarta: My First Taste of Mexico - Go Backpacking

Puerto Vallarta: My First Taste of Mexico - Go Backpacking | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Puerto Vallarta is a beach resort town on Mexico's Pacific Coast. Not only is it popular amongst tourists, but many expats choose to live there too.

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Chichen Itza, Mexico Wonder Travel Guide on Travel Einstein

Chichen Itza, Mexico Wonder Travel Guide on Travel Einstein | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Chichen Itza, Mexico wonder travel guide which includes information on how to reach there, best time to visit this place etc. on TravelEinstein
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Día Mundial del Payaso (World Clown Day) in Morelia

Día Mundial del Payaso (World Clown Day) in Morelia | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Mexico Cooks! is repeating this post (originally published in January 2010) because World Clown Day's 2013 festival, recently celebrated again in Morelia, is such a lot of fun! Enjoy. Morelia's...
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Cocinar Mexicano food writing and Mexican cooking workshop

Cocinar Mexicano food writing and Mexican cooking workshop | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Itching to write about food but don't know where to start?
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Mexican Chocolatier Chosen for Prestigious International Chocolate Guide | Mexico Current News and Mexico Current Events, all the Latest News on Mexico Today

Mexican Chocolatier Chosen for Prestigious International Chocolate Guide | Mexico Current News and Mexico Current Events, all the Latest News on Mexico Today | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

For the very first time, a Mexican chef and his chocolate have been selected for the most prestigious international chocolate guide, “Club des Croqueurs Chocolat! "

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The Elements of Adventure in the Mexican Caribbean

The Elements of Adventure in the Mexican Caribbean | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

The Mexican Caribbean, known for its pristine beaches and tropical weather, is the destination of choice for millions of travelers each year. From the big city of Cancun and the cosmopolitan streets of Playa del Carmen to the laid back vibes of Tulum and Akumal, the Riviera Maya attracts visitors from around the world seeking relaxation and adventure. For those who know the region well, it’s easy to see why: it offers all the elements necessary for the journey of your dreams.

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Mexico Becomes Destination for World's Foodies

Mexico Becomes Destination for World's Foodies | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

Christopher Kostow foraged in the open stalls of the Mercado San Juan, the most gourmet of Mexico City's crumbling, pungent public markets, as vendors hawked: "This way, this way! What can we offer you?"

 

Kostow, whose Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa Valley has three Michelin stars, wanted to sample the diversity of the country's fresh ingredients: gray oysters from Baja California, lychee-like hairy rambutan from southern Chiapas, and bags of red flying ants from Oaxaca.

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Mexico: Guests help baby sea turtles at Puerto Vallarta resort

Mexico: Guests help baby sea turtles at Puerto Vallarta resort | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

Please do touch the sea turtles....That's the word at one beach-front hotel in Puerto Vallarta where 30% of sea turtles in the Mexcian resort town come to lay their eggs in the sand. Because a beach full of tourists isn't a safe place for turtle eggs, the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort collects the nests, incubates them in an on-site nursery and counts on guests and their children to release hatchlings into Banderas Bay.

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Hacienda Mosaico Artist Retreat - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 2012/2013

Hacienda Mosaico Artist Retreat - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 2012/2013 | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Hacienda Mosaico is a B&B artist retreat located in Puerto Vallarta offers art, mosaic, papier mache classes with famous international art teachers...
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Benefiting from Medical Tourism Health And Wellness

Benefiting from Medical Tourism Health And Wellness | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

There are numerous reasons that expats and pensioners alike choose to live in Mexico and other countries, and it’s not always just the cost of living that makes these countries so lucrative. Medical tourism is another major draw for the intelligent 21st century adult, because when you look at a country such as Mexico you can have access to a universal system that only costs around $250 per year, yet you have no limits, no deductibles, free medicine, free X-rays, free dental work, free eyeglasses and more, with a quality of care that is just as good as it is in the United States considering the doctors at the major clinics in Mexico studied in the United States and the European Union.

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Pedrin's comment, August 1, 2012 9:46 AM
I'm not sure which "universal system" you are talking about, but if it's IMSS or ISSSTE, the two large social security medical systems in Mexico, I could not disagree more strongly as to the quality of care, unless you are talking about the specialty services and hospitals. I am a healthcare provider and have family and friends living in Mexico. I spend more than a month a year there, and the care at the general "social security" clinics and hospitals is almost uniformly terrible. I have seen incidence after example of medical malpractice in those overburdened and understaffed institutions. If you are going to live in Mexico, you want major medical insurance that will pay for a good, private (but expensive) hospital, and pay a private physician out of pocket for routine problems. If you are traveling, always carry a credit card and an insurance card, so that you can be taken to a good hospital in case of emergency.
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I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. I've had emergency care twice in the last 5 months, once on Christmas Day in a private hospital, and again, today for a scorpion sting in a Securo Popular clinic where the poor are typically treated. What can I tell you. I have always gotten excellent care in Mexico and the prices are phenomenally good. My visit at Christmas was about $35 dollars. Today, the antidote I was given would have cost me $12,000 in the USA. A private clinic here in Mexico would have charged about $100. I walked out of the clinic today having paid nothing. I got a quality of care that was comparable to anything I'd have gotten in the USA, particularly since this was in a very small village in the middle of nowhere. While it must be nice to be able to afford major medical insurance, there are plenty of expats, retirees and medical tourists who are in Mexico precisely because the US medical system is broken and quality treatment isn't affordable. Frankly, if I'd been stung by the scorpion in the USA I'd be SOL and probably in debt for the rest of my life.
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Mexican archaeologists find 2,500-year-old altar

Mexican archaeologists find 2,500-year-old altar | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
An altar and a stela estimated to date from as early as 800 B.C. were found at the Chalcatzingo archaeological site in the central state of Morelos, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said.
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Mexicali pushing medical tourism

Mexicali pushing medical tourism | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
MEXICALI — Those heading south of the border for medical resources don’t have to worry about waiting as long to cross back into...
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Healing at the Casa Holística Sol | Roads Less Traveled

Healing at the Casa Holística Sol | Roads Less Traveled | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
BARRA DE NAVIDAD, Jalisco, Mexico - A pair of roosters herald the dawn as I curl among the blankets in the Universe Room of the Casa Holistica Sol. The
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Learn more about holistic healing Mexico style.

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Guide to Medical Health Care in Mexico

Guide to Medical Health Care in Mexico | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Guide to Medical Care in Mexico - Complete up-to-date guide about how to access affordable medical care and health services in Mexico.
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Tepoztlan: A Mexican market town, packed with flavor

Tepoztlan: A Mexican market town, packed with flavor | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Tepoztlan, an ancient mountain town a little more than an hour south of the Mexico City airport, it’s a place too remarkable to miss, particularly in the early part of the year, when the streets are bursting with festivals, the churches are...
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La Maiztra

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For Mexicans, maíz (corn) is both so closely connected to the culture and is the essential staple of the diet that introduction of genetically modified corn is unthinkable. This video, featuring a song by "la maiztra," Toña Luisa Osher, tells of its importance here. Caption: "Toña Luisa Osher "la maiztra" lucha desde su trinchera en contra de la imposición del maíz transgénico en México."

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Taxco urban downhill mountain bike race filmed on headcam – video

In this footage filmed from a camera mounted on a rider's helmet we see race winner Brendan Fairclough's hair-raising descent through the narrow streets of Taxco in Mexico...
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Statues on Puerto Vallarta's Malecon

Statues on Puerto Vallarta's Malecon | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Read about the different statues and landmarks along the Puerto Vallarta Malecon, photos, map location, artists, history and more.

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Experiencia Authentic Vacation Program, Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico

Experiencia Authentic Vacation Program, Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Vacation Experiencia in Tepoztlan Morelos Mexico is a vacation integrated with basic spanish suited to retirees and culture lovers that want to visit real Mexico...
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Mexican cuisine sizzles on global gourmet stage

Mexican cuisine sizzles on global gourmet stage | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Mexico in the last few years has begrudgingly earned the respect of an Italy or France as a destination for the world's foodies.
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Casa del Encanto character gypsy caravan in Ajijic Mexico

Casa del Encanto character gypsy caravan in Ajijic Mexico | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Casa del Encanto Mexico gypsy caravan private secure rental in ex-pat artist community of Ajijic Mexico romantic weekend...
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Hot Fun in Summertime - Sly & the Family Stone - Baja California Sur

Hot Fun in Summertime - Sly & the Family Stone - Baja California Sur | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Jim Donahoe is licensed real estate broker for 30+ years, consulting in Western Mexico for last 9 years and a full time Paceno for 3 years.
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First Woman in the World to Sail Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean Ready for Next Trip

First Woman in the World to Sail Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean Ready for Next Trip | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

Mexican-born Galia Moss, the first female Mexican and Latin American sailor to travel across the Atlantic Ocean alone is ready for her next sailing solo adventure. Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1fXoy)

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Robert Redford Talks About his Love of Mexico

Robert Redford Talks About his Love of Mexico | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

Acclaimed American actor, director and environmentalist Robert Redford, an invited guest of the World Travel & Tourism Council Americas Summit, brought a touch of Hollywood glamour to Thursday morning’s sessions, entertaining the audience with stories of growing up as a rebellious kid in a working-class Los Angeles neighborhood, his rise to superstardom and his longstanding connection to Mexico.

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