Nov 29, 2002, 7:51 AM
Post #6 of 31
Re: [Mabel] Please Tell My Why
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I beg to differ. He is comparing, and if he was willing to spend the money he spends, were ever he lives and looked around in Mexico or inform himself were he can find a place that would not have does things he mentions. I am sure he would find it, and may even have money to spare.
"From our experience in Mexico, we had most of the same complaints, but decided against moving there for other reasons."
Again, how hard have you looked for something different in Mexico?
"Of course, we have not made our homes in the slums , so we probably have missed out on that rich cultural experience. "
Thanks, for admitting you are comparing oranges with bananas, therefore, do you really know what you are talking about?
""Mex on $5 a day" books "
When was that book originally written, you could have a book saying US $5 a day if you are talking about the 30's. And things have changed a lot faster in Mexico, especially in the last years.
"nearly everyone I have met who moved to Mexico, has returned to their "home" in the US and Canada ,"
You have people in the US and Canada, who are doing the same, going back to places like Bangladesh and all parts of the world, most people have difficulty facing the fact, that they may die in a country other than where they were born. Others miss their family and roots, others want to help their people, etc... Just look, at how many Mexicans, come back to their families and/or to retire etc... Nothing new there.
"Even those who praise the IMSS medical seem, when given the chance, return to the US or Canada for their treatments........ (now who could I be talking about here (grin)??? )"
I doubt very much that those who do not have an expensive Medical Insurance are doing that.
On this, I can talk from experience, when in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, less than a mile from Bownsville, Texas, I had a pain in my abdomen and feared that it might be appendicitis, so I went to the red cross and see a doctor, which told me that it was appendicitis and that I could go to the hospital, but they probably would not operate me till the next day, because it did not appear to be an emergency. If I wanted to pay a little more, there was a private clinic there, that could operate, on me within a few hours, for 6,500 pesos that included a 3 day stay.
That was May 1997, 7 PM, and I was on my way back to Canada (Free medical care). I decided I wanted to be operated as soon as possible, by 9 PM I was in a private lab 1 block away, they took blood samples etc.. I then went to the clinic again within a block, and at 11:30PM I was rolled in the operating room, at 1:30AM, I was in my room, 2 days later I was out. And this is a Border town were everything is more expensive and more dangerous.