I have combined the two books and the new title is, "When Given an Avocado Make Guacamole."The book is available as a Kindle & a paperback. You can order the Kindle version via this link to read on your Kindle, laptop or Iphone.
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There is a sample on Chapter 2 of this blog; of my most read Chapter in A Single Gringa in Mexico. Which is in the combined book as well.
These are videos made of our book signing March 20, 2016
Events in and information about Mexico in the biggest expat communities:
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Tijuana go to this link.
San Felipe go to this link:
Cabos San Lucas go to this link:
Second & Fourth Wednesdays in San Miguel de Allende.
Tamaulipas, September 24 to October 4
The entire state of Tamaulipas is in fiesta during this festival featuring a variety of cultural and artistic events including exhibits, plays, concerts and cinema. This year's special guests are Yucatan state and Uruguay.
Concerts, parades, and mechanical rides in celebration of the founding of Mexicali. This year's concert lineup includes Molotov, Banda el Recodo, Yuri and Belinda.
Fiestas del Sol
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, September 26 to October 4
This is an annual festival in honor of the city's patron, Saint Michael Archangel (feast day September 29). The event involves parades, dances, concerts and fireworks. Previously an important part of this festival was a running with the bulls similar to the yearly event in Pamplona, Spain, but this event was discontinued in 2007.
San Miguel de Allende Tourism Information | San Miguel Travel Guide
A month-long event with concerts, dances, cultural exhibits and food, attracting visitors and performers from all over the world. The inaugural parade will take place on October 2, and performances by Jesse & Joy, Elefante and Paquita La Del Barrio are on the program.
: Fiestas de Octubre
Rosarito, Baja California, September 30 to October 3
This annual festival is now in its sixth iteration. The festival includes student workshops as well as shows. All events will be held at the Rosarito Beach Hotel and proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Rosarito. The festival ends with the Extravaganza Concert on October 3rd which will feature performances by Mariachi Nueva Tecalitlan, Mariachi Divas and more.
Website: Rosarito Beach Mariachi Folklorico Festival
Opera returns to Santa Ana
By Benoit Jacquot
Friday September 30th, 4pm
Stars: Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Ruggero Raimondi
Benoit Jacquot reinvents the way we view opera in this magnificent production of Puccini's story of Tosca's love for the painter Cavaradossi and the intervention of Scarpia.
There's not so many things I can say about it. My favorite opera because of the dramatic and romantic story with the incredible romantic music of Puccini, three strong characters create a matchless atmosphere. Ruggero Raimondi is excellent with his performances on vocal and acting, Angela Gheorghiu have a "dolce" voice and she uses her face good enough but she uses her body some exaggerated in some parts, Raimondi and Gheorghiu are also very suitable physically for unmerciful Scarpia and beautiful Floria Tosca. Roberto Alagna's vocal performance is good. A movie good enough for who loves opera and Puccini, not a perfect directing but generally i liked the movie maybe because of the influence of Puccini's music with some memorable scenes like Scarpia's aria and praying at the end of the first act.
In Ajijic September 30
30 de Septiembre, 7.30pm
Bistro OCAMPO 71, Ajijic.
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, September 30 to October 4
A 5-day long festival featuring performances from some of the best comedians in Mexico and the United States. Along with these performances, there will be panel discussions with the participation of comedy writers, producers and cast members.
October 1 & 2 in San Miguel de Allende
October 1 in Leon
October 1 in San Felipe
Mexico City, October 5 to 9
This festival brings together the talent of world renowned chefs, the top sommeliers, the best wine cellars of Europe and the Americas and food and wine connoisseurs from around the world twice a year, in Mexico City and Cancun/Riviera Maya. Activities include conferences, wine and spirit tastings, cooking classes, and gala dinners.
October 6 in San Miguel de Allende
October 7 in San Miguel de Allende
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, October 8 to 15
The purpose of this festival is to provide a platform for the talents of seasoned filmmakers and emerging artists alike to premiere their work. The festival is also devoted to expanding the audience for independent film. The Oaxaca International Literature Contest will be held concurrently.
Oaxaca Film Fest | Film Festivals in Mexico
October 9 in the Valle de Guadalupe
Celebrated as "Columbus Day" in the United States, this day commemorates Columbus' arrival in the Americas.
Background on Día de la Raza
Tijuana, Baja California, October 12 to 16
This is Mexico's largest tequila festival and offers Mexican cuisine and a family atmosphere, with over 300 brands of Mexico's best tequilas available at special prices. Collections of tequilas are raffled among attendees every day. The Expo Tequila takes place in Tijuana on 7th Avenue between Calle Revolución and 8th, in front of the Jai Alai Palace.
Mérida, Yucatan, October 13 to 23
This annual festival celebrates Mayan culture through a wide variety of cultural events including concerts, dance performances, exhibits, conferences and workshops. The purpose of the festival is to entertain, as well as educate visitors about the Maya, offering the opportunity to explore the grandeur of what was and remains of this great culture. Events will take place in Mérida and in a few other locations in the state of Yucatan.
Morelia, Michoacan, October 21 to 30
This film festival's goal is to promote the talents of Mexican cinema and provide a forum for international exhibition. There are both theater and open-air screenings of films and the public is invited to attend conferences, round tables and exhibits where they can meet film industry personalities.
Mexico City, October 22
Organized by the Museo de Arte Popular (Popular Art Museum), this parade of giant fantastical creatures is now in its ninth year. It departs from the Zocalo at noon and continues along 5 de Mayo, Juárez and Reforma until it reaches the Ángel de la Independencia. Read more about alebrijes.
Museo de Arte Popular
Tulum, Quintana Roo, October 26 to 28
Held annually in Tulum, the Sea Turtle Festival is a free event which encourages participants to learn about sea turtles and familiarize themselves with the various organizations that are trying to protect them. Artistic, environmental and cultural activities are also a part of the festival. Find out how to get involved with sea turtle conservation in Mexico.
Festival Tortuga Marina
Cabo San Lucas, October 26 to 29
Luxury resort Pedregal will bring together master chefs for its annual wine and food festival, The Art of Taste. Spend four days sampling exquisite cuisine and taking part in educational gastronomical experiences. Activities will include cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese tastings, a 5-course dinner (each course expertly prepared by a different chef), parties on the beach with chef-prepared food stations, and more.
Website: The Art of Taste
October 29 in Rosarito
October 30 in San Miguel de Allende
Last Sunday of October (October 30, 2016)
In Mexico, Daylight Saving Time (called "el horario de verano" in Spanish) is observed from the first Sunday of April until the last Sunday in October. Clocks are set back one hour at 2 am on the last Sunday in October.
Daylight Saving Time in Mexico
Celebrated throughout Mexico, October 31st, November 1st and 2nd
Deceased relatives are remembered and honored in cemeteries and family homes in this unique cultural celebration. Festivities take place throughout the country, but celebrations are most colorful in Patzcuaro, Oaxaca, Chiapas and San Andres Mixquic (D.F.).
More info: Day of the Dead in Mexico | Where to celebrate Day of the Dead
November 5 in Salamanca
November 24 to 30 in Mexico City
BAJA WHALE TOUR February 19 y 21 2017 from San Felipe to Guerrero Negro.
Experience the magic of the Baja whales of Ojo de Liebre in Guerrero Negro & tour the Saltworks operation. This is a Car-a-van tour. Will you be Driving or Riding? Let us know; we will help pair riders up with drivers. Leaving Feb. 19 and returning to San Felipe Feb. 21. *Includes visit with Coco's Conner, Baja Sur spray fee, 2 nights stay, guided whale tour, tour the Saltworks operation, 2 sack lunches with 2 drinks, and private group dinner (alcohol is extra). *gas expenses shared when riding. http://
March 6 to 10 2017 in Rosarito
The best expat online magazine about traveling, investing and living in Mexico.
If driving to & within Mexico use this link which will give a complete travel plan with tolls, miles, how much gas you will use and other valuable information.
Senior Discounts on Mexican airlines regardless of destination:
Border crossing website for all borders along the US/MX borders.
My favorite hotel in Ajijic hotelnuevaposada-ajijic.com down the street from my favorite restaurant & club 4 www.number4.com.mx
I get asked all the time, where can I stay with my pets in hotels in Mexico, what papers do I need to bring my pet into Mexico or back to the US. This is a site that lists pet friendly hotels and all the questions and answers about traveling with your pet across either border.
Omnibus Mexicanos has international service from San Miguel de Allende to Laredo, San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Waco, Dallas & Garland call 415-152-3218
Planning a trip to Manzanillo here is a link to a hotel I have stayed in many times www.hotel-la-posada.info
A gay resort hotel in Acapulco that also accepts pets. www..gayacapulcoresort.com.
A hotel in Patzcuaro that accepts dogs www.mexonline.com/hosteria-sanfelipe.htm
;">Driving to the border via McAllen this is a great hotel to stay in www.druryhotels.com/properties/mcallen.cfm
If your shopping in Leon for cowboy boots and shoes and want to stay over this is a great dog friendly hotel www.hjleon.com/ingles.html
A great trip El Castillo http://www.junglegossip.com/castillo.html#ACCOMMODATIONS The setting couldn't be more spectacular ! El Castillo (The Castle) is located in the town of Xilitla (He-lit-la), in the state of San Luis Potosi. Xilitla is a lively village nestled into northern Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains, in a peaceful, semi-tropical mountain valley that is teaming with wildlife and magnificent sights. This little Shangri-la has been an inspiration to many who have happened upon it. The area offers everything from the excitement of market day in one of the many Indian villages to hiking the miles of scenic trails, ending your day relaxing by our pool as you enjoy a peaceful sunset over the breathtaking view of the surrounding Sierra Madres A reasonable hotel in the romantic zone of Puerto Vallarta around the corner from Andals Resturant & Bar www.playalosarcos.com
A link to a bus company that leaves Ensenada and will take you to the airport or border in TJ and stops in Rosarito to pick up as well. www.transportes-abc.com
the address is Londres 115, on the corner of Londres and Genova, Col. Cuauhtemoc, 06600 México DF. The hotel is in the Zona Rosa, very well located, steps away from the Angel de la Independencia.