Q&A with a Reader
Greetings from Iowa!
Am rereading one of your books I have purchased and have a couple of questions.
1: Am thinking about buying your “4” pack of books an am wondering when you wrote those and if the information has changed much?
2: Regarding all the restaurants/local food places that you eat at, I wonder if the ole digestive system ever gets affected? I’m showing my wife all your pictures and she laughs and says, “Can your stomach handle that unboxed food”? haha
Craig and Lori
Hi Craig and Lori,
Thank you for taking the time to write. We enjoy your questions and appreciate your keeping in touch.
In regards to the books written on Mexico, those books were written when the Peso was 12 to the Dollar, and currently the Mexican Peso is 18 to the Dollar. Any inflation that might have happened since the books were written would be covered by the better exchange rate. Right now, it’s a great time to be visiting Mexico.
As for the food in Mexico, take a look at our piece, Is Eating Street Food Safe?
If you want to eat at a food stall and there is no one in line, pass it by. If there are people waiting to be served, chances are the food is good, and is turning over rapidly.
Not every dish in Mexico is spicy. There is a wide range of flavors and sauces including mole from Oaxaca and chicken Tinga from the coast. If you eat fresh food at all at home in Iowa, you should be fine in digesting the food in Mexico. Stay away from the fried stuff if that bothers you… but even then, you’ll have lots to choose from. The fruits are fabulous!
Learn a few survival phrases (those listed at the back of our books should help you get started) and you are on your way.
Be sure you have a debit card that works with the Plus or Cirrus systems and works overseas. In this way you are able to get local currency at the ATMs.
Let us know if you have any other questions. We’d be happy to answer them.
Take care, the both of you.