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W. Jones-Jordan, MD


I have a degree in L.A. Affairs from the University of Texas (Austin) and have lived in Acapulco for almost 20 years. I go up to Mexico City and the surrounding area regularly. I have also visited Taxco, Puebla, Veracruz, Cholula, Cacaxtla, Oaxaca, Monte Albán, Palenque, Chiapa de Corso, Chichen Itzá, Cozumel, and Isla Mujeres, La Habana, Guatemala and Tikal. I'd be glad to try to answer questions about these areas.

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I first came to Acapulco as a child. I vacationed here regularly during the 60's and 70's, bought my present apartment in 1990 and moved here permanently in 1995. I was a Teaching Assistant in Spanish at the University of Texas before medical school and after I moved here I taught English as a second language for ten years at a private academy.


The Travis County Medical Society, Austin, Texas




The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Latin American Affairs The University of Texas Medical Branch, M.D. The University of Iowa Medical School Rotating Internship. The Scott & White Clinic, Temple, Texas Residency in Psychiatry

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I am not sure you have clear title to this property. You speak of 'fees' but this might mean the bank holds the property in trust (fideicomiso), that you are paying property tax (predial), or both.   

2014-09-03 driving to mexico:

I'm afraid this may be more difficult than it seems at first glance. Getting here is no problem, there is excellent bus service in México.     There are a couple of problems. First, you'll need a passport

2014-06-02 telephone numbers:

Sorry to take so long to answer--I forgot my password.    The information number for all México is 040    I'm not sure I know where you're calling from, but international access from the US is 011 and

2013-11-11 advice:

Of the three, I think you'd be happiest in Guadalajara. But since you say you're from the Caribbean, I'm guessing that you'll be coming through Veracruz anyway.  Keep going, and take a look at Puebla,

2013-01-21 Duty Free Alcohol into Mexico:

To be perfectly honest, the amount of tobacco and alcohol you bring may depend more on the customs agent at the airport than anything else. My guess is that you'll have trouble if you  try to bring as


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