Your guide to Mexican shopping and destinations

Staying in Mexican homes

Sometimes guests need accommodation other than a regular hotel. I have helped some people to stay in Mexican homes which receive visitors from other countries. These homes have special rooms and provide meals for about $20.00 a day. Such arrangements work for a lot of students, as the homes are safe, clean, comfortable, and economical too.

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Buying a used car

Some of my clients who move to Mexico need a car. If they live on the coast, they might especially need help, for car choices are more abundant and economical in Guadalajara. Those living in areas like Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, San Pancho, Sayulita, Bucerias, Barra de Navidad, and Melaque — about four hours from the capital — need help.

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Information, please!

Typically, guests in Mexico need a lot of basic information — roads, climate, where to buy various items, places to visit, recommended restaurants and hotels. My own experience and that of many other clients puts me in a position to make solid recommendations, for we have sorted out the good from the bad and know where to send new clients so they’re not...

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Rental help

Among the services I offer, I can help individuals rent a place and set it up. Last year, for example, I helped an American girl who had come to Guadalajara to study medicine; she rented an apartment but needed furniture, so I helped her find everything she needed. After we found all the furniture I helped her get Internet service, a phone line, and cable TV. Plus,...

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Pre-op and post-op care

I’ve been in the tour guide business for some time, and there are a lot more things involved than just doing tours. Frequently I provide chauffeur service and translation. Last year, for example, I took care of a couple from Hawaii. The wife was going to have surgery in Guadalajara, which has several good hospitals catering to medical tourism. I picked the couple up...

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What you get

Come down to Mexico, and I, Pepé Orozco, will take you in hand. Fluent in English and Spanish, I’ll be your bilingual guide and get you around anywhere you want to go. Popular sites like Jalisco’s capital, Guadalajara Less traveled places like the pyramids of Guachimontones Factories for Mexican furniture and handicrafts, where I can negotiate discount...

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