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Thanks, sraplayas!  Our trip to MX went really, really well, but, yes, we only went to my ILs in Guerrero.  The trip involves 14 hours of travel and I was alone with my 2 y/o and 5 y/o--once we got to the pueblo, I wasn't going anywhere!  If I do any "scouting" trips to MX in the future, I feel like I really have to do them w/o the kids in tow...

 

QiMom, yes, in my experience, there tends to be a general lack of awareness about toxins (at least in Gro).  For me, personally, this can be quite maddening.  I've watched small kids play in bags of fertilizer, I've watched only slightly older kids wearing the "pesticide backpack" out into the fields... For that matter, I've watched my in-laws burning plastic and batteries(!) with babies and kids nearby...  When I brought DS1 down to MX for his first visit (he was 1), my SIL sprayed Raid almost directly into his face--I was mortified!  Anyhow, this is a reality I face every time I visit my ILs--on the one hand everything--the air, the water, the food--feels so pure, so natural.  It's a lot like going camping.  But there's always this awareness that we're actually exposing ourselves to an elevated level of toxins.  We really want to find a home in MX where we don't feel like this is the case...


Edited by ihathi - 3/12/11 at 8:58pm
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re: QiMom's post: Yuck. Really interesting but terribly discouraging info about the natural farming. Wish I had had someone with your insider view to inform me when I was asking questions about farming in Mexico, I think I'll have to pass your information on to my MX friends who  think they are eating old-fashioned fruits and veggies.

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Joining the thread a bit late and it seems to have gone off on an interesting tangent re organic foods and farming in mx.

 

But... HI! hola.gifDH and I are Canadian expats- we're living in the middle east now and we lived for a few years in Asia.

We are planning a move to Mexico in the next couple of years. We'd like this move to be kind of permanent- we'd like to buy a house instead of renting and settle into a community. We have both travelled extensively in central america but not so much mexico and we speak spanish in a mediocre way but plan to improve!

I would probably be living with DS alone on and off while DH continues to work abroad for a while.

We are not sure where we want to move but we are sure we want to be in a smaller city or town (or the country) and definitely by the water. We are going to spend the next couple of summers in Mexico feeling our way around and scouting out places where we'd like to settle.

 

I'll be following this thread and the others in the Mexico forum. Glad to have found you all!

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