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Dia de Los Muertos… The Mexican Day of the Dead

By Linda Neil Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico and other Hispanic countries, has considerable religious significance and predates the conquest of Mexico by Hernando Cortez. The festive period begins on the night of October 31 and continues through All...

Top 5 Best Sellers at Allende Books

TBC Allende Books is coming up on its tenth anniversary. While it is a full-service bookstore – with fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, children’s books, maps, field guides, etc. – there are certain titles that have been perennial bestsellers over the years. Not surprisingly, those titles all...

Ahhhh La Paz, My Adopted Home – The Stories of Seven Expats in La Paz

By Susan Fogel Once, while waiting at the airport for a friend, a man came out of the arrival area, stopped, took a deep breath, and said, “Ahhhh, La Paz.” What a lovely thing to see and hear. He carried only a backpack and was...

The Great Roadrunner

By Tom Brown The Greater Roadrunner, Geococcyx, californianus, an iconic bird that is the symbol of many Native American, and Mexican legends. This speedy ground dwelling bird’s namesake has been used for a popular American car model, and without question, one of the all-time great...

Five Great Ways to Meet People in La Paz

By Heather Borquez Are you new to La Paz? Want to meet some of the cool and interesting characters who live here? Below are five great ways to meet people in La Paz. Hang out on the malecón! Sit on one of the benches on...

Noche Buena – Three Very Different Meanings

By Susan Fogel If you have lived in or visited Mexico regularly at the holidays, then you have heard or seen the words Noche Buena. Did you know that these two words, that literally translated, mean The Good Night, have three very different usages. Most...

What’s New with FANLAP?

By Judy Peterson Founded in 2000, Fundación Ayuda Niños La Paz, A.C. (FANLAP) is a Mexican philanthropic organization. Our mission is to provide basic support of food and education for children and adolescents from impoverished areas to give them the opportunity to complete their education...

Women Professionals in Real Estate In La Paz

By Susan A. Fogel Last Wednesday, I was honored to interview all but two of the women real estate agents profiled here. But I know all of them. I have worked with all of them over the years. They are a varied group. Their time...

Tales of Caution from the (Real Estate) Trenches!

By Heather Borquez There are many stories, some true, some exaggerated, of people buying property in Mexico and later finding out that they have high Capital Gains Tax bills to pay upon the sale of the property. Here are some of the most common dilemmas...

Ten Ways to Lose That Weight Gain in La Paz

Guilty of overeating during the holidays? Many of us have spent the past month overeating (and overdrinking?), and are now having a hard time getting into our favorite pants. Here are ten simple and fun ways to lose some of that holiday weight gain here...