This is the story of my experiences living as an ex-pat in Mexico since 2003. It's to culminate in a published book. With your help, I'll be editing, selecting a title, and cover art. This is a participatory project.

Don Karp

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June 26, 2017

Get Lost!

Is getting lost an entirely bad thing? It’s disorienting, disturbing, and problematic. But I think there can be upsides.

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Letters

Letters from

Mexico

July 29, 2017              

Myths About Mexico

First, I am piggy-backing off of the last letter, Get Lost! And 'll describe some of the logistics of living and traveling in Mexico after.

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Aug. 26, 2017

Mexico's

Click and Clack Culture

I’m walking along one of the main streets in the center of Tepoztlan where I live.     I bump into a friend. CLICK!

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Sept. 30, 2017

Fiasco with the Federales

At three AM the red-eye bus going home from the coast ends at a service control stop.

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Oct. 28, 2017

Beaches of Mexico

Not long after I moved to Mexico (2003), I spent two weeks in Tulum. It’s the best for swimming I’ve visited.

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Nov. 25, 2017

Mexico Is Fiesta!

Fiestas were the major reason I moved to Mexico. I love this part of the culture! The music and dance, costumes, foods, parades, and ceremonies—different for every occasion.

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December 30, 2017

My Daily Life in Mexico: Tepoztlan, Morelos

What’s daily life like living in Mexico? I’ll share experiences of what I do.

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January 27, 2018

Becoming Mexicanized--

Living in Mexico on a LowBudget

When you live in another country don’t expect it to be the same as yours. It’s an adaptation requiring patience. This is what I call “becoming Mexicanized.”

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February 24, 2018

Acapulco--

More Than Beaches and Banana Boats

When Mexicans and international visitors think of Acapulco, beaches, water sports, and the famous cliff divers come to mind. Less seemly images are narco trafficking and high homicide rates.

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March 24, 2018

This Letter features murals feeding the eye and soul the colorful nourishment of the Latino culture.

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Murals of Tepoztlan

April 28, 2018

Fiestas of Tepoztlan

The major factor that drew me to move to Mexico was experiencing it's fiestas. They are loud and colorful, a feast for the senses, with nothing like them in the US.

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May 26, 2018

Sounds of Tepoztlan

Tepoztlan, in Central Mexico, is a "magic city." It is tourist oriented and the streets are crowded on weekends. During the week there are many fiestas.In a prior blog, I wrote of how noisy Tepoztlan is, and how one acclimates to the noise in time. What kinds of sounds are there?

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June 30, 2018

Water In Mexico

Mexico is a dry country. Then how does it deal with water? In this blog, I'll be introducing a local organization, in Tepoztlan, state of Morelos, that develops and educates on different aspects of water sustainability.

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July 28, 201

Watery Places

In this blog, I’ll introduce you to two places where water runs year round. These places have been “spiritual sites” since antiquity.

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August 25, 2018

Jose of Tepoztlan

I interviewed Jose Rodriguez, an expat from the US with relatives in Mexico. He’s an excellent filmmaker/photographer.

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September 29, 2018

Healers and Healing

From the regular mainstream practitioners to far out forms of alternative healing and traditional indigenous medicine--you'll find it all, side by side, in Mexico.

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October 27, 2018

Sacred Plant Medicine

In Mexico, where law enforcement is more relaxed than elsewhere, one finds numerous ceremonies using psychoactive plants.

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November 24, 2018

Guadalajara

Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico. Only an hour away is Mexico’s largest fresh-water lake, Lake Chapala.

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December 29, 2018

Christmas In Tepoztlan

In Mexico, the holiday is celebrated differently than in the US or other parts of the world.

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