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My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis: Heat Exhaustion (A Cautionary Tale)

By Carmen Poon When people who live in temperate climates come to Mexico it is often to escape the cold weather in their backyard. Many dream of returning to the office with that sun kissed skin that tells their coworkers, “I was in the tropics while you froze your tukhus off and had to work!”...

My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis: How I Got an Editor

By Carmen Poon Hi there. This month’s article is a bit different from the others I have written. The topic of this month’s contribution is writing. I remember a friend of mine who has a PHD once telling me that the writing process could be “almost painful”. She was right. Expressing oneself well in an...

I get smacked between the eyes by homesickness

By Carmen Poon Hi everybody, it’s been a while since I’ve written a new article for MMMMC. I caught a horrible case of writer’s block. Everything I wrote ranged from terrible to absolute crap! So, like a stereotypical creative type, I wrote to my contact at the Puerto Vallarta Daily News and said something along...

Bicycle rentals and tours bring more than just beachgoers to Puerto Vallarta

Hi there. I’m Carmen. Some of you might be familiar with my column in the Puerto Vallarta Daily News called My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis in which I share my experiences of moving to Puerto Vallarta from Western Canada. I have shared many things with you dear readers, but one thing you might not know...

You know that you are Latino (or Canadian) when…

By Carmen Poon Long before the ubiquitous (don’t you love that word?) presence of Facebook on the internet, I remember a joke email making its way around inboxes entitled: “You Know that You Are Latino When…” One of the points was “You know that you are Latino when people tell you to stop yelling and...

My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis: Mulling Over the Question of Prejudice

By Carmen Poon Hi everyone. After taking the summer off, I am officially back in the saddle again. (Gene Autry would be so proud of me. So will my dad, because I just managed to mention a country music icon!) Let’s get going shall we? Like many students, when I was in university I had...

My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis – Why I go to the beach

By Carmen Poon For me, going to the beach is a way to escape from my daily grind. After seeing some of my Facebook posts, many of my friends in Canada have joked that all I seem to do is go to the beach, but this isn’t true. I’m still in the midst of my...
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My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis goes to Guadalajara – PT2

Since my last article about our trip to Guadalajara, I have gotten many bits of advice and comments from people with more knowledge about the city. I’ve enjoyed reading people’s comments. One theme that got multiple comments was my experience with taxis. I have gotten mixed advice about how to get the best taxi prices....
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