New Book Offers Survival Tips in the Land of Frogs

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GUANAJUATO, MÉXICO: Your Expat, Study Abroad, and Vacation Survival Manual in the Land of Frogs will provide for potential expats, students, retirees and even vacationers the information that they would get from a large gringo-expat support community in other regions of Mexico. Careful consideration is given to what exactly you need to know in moving to this Central Mexican town: how to get water, gas, your clothes washed, how to shop for food, how to get a telephone, internet, and most importantly, how to obtain rental housing and how not to get ripped off by Mexican landlords.

According to the 2000 Statistical Yearbook of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, published by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service, an estimated 300,000 Americans would expatriate to other countries each year between 2000 and 2005. Some estimates predict the number will continue to increase each year after 2005. Americans are leaving the country in droves, most of whom settle in Mexico. The authors of The Plain Truth about Living in Mexico have written a new book targeting a specific area of Mexico where Americans are moving as expatriates, study abroad students, or retirees. This new book is titled, GUANAJUATO, MÉXICO: Your Expat, Study Abroad, and Vacation Survival Manual in the Land of Frogs.

Drawing on their more than three years of pre-expat research, three years of living in Guanajuato, and their previous book research, the Bowers identify the most practical, daily, how-to activities one needs to survive in an area of Mexico that is not exactly “Gringo friendly”. They go to great pains to point out that in an area where gringos have not traditionally lived, like Puerto Vallarta and San Miguel de Allende, why you are “on your own” in Guanajuato—there simply is not a large gringo population to provide support.

Number of Pages: 327

ISBN: 1581129289

Publisher: Universal Publishers

Year: 2006

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Doug and Cindi Bower

Cindi Bower has been a teacher of English as a Second Language at three private schools in Guanajuato, GTO. She has a degree from the University of Kansas in Secondary Education. Her first professional writing credit appeared in the AAA Go! Magazine in November 2005. She has also published articles with Transitions Abroad, The Front Porch Syndicate, and Associated Content.

Doug Bower is a freelance writer, Syndicated Columnist, and book author. His most recent writing credits include The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Houston Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Front Porch Syndicate, International Living, and Transitions Abroad. He is a columnist with California Chronicle and more than 21 additional online magazines. He lives with his wife in Guanajuato, Mexico.

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