The People's Guide To Mexico

Who Are We

Teresa A. Kendrick

Teresa A. Kendrick is a six-year resident of Mexico from Austin, Texas, with degrees in journalism and design. Her work in the museum world ignited a passion for Latin American art that led her to make Mexico 'home'. For the last 15 years Teresa has combined her skills to create organizations and publications to acquaint the English-speaking community with Mexico. She recently stepped away from a weekly arts column for the English-language newspaper, Guadalajara Colony Reporter to devote more time to writing.

Teresa Kendrick is the author of the recently published “Mexico’s lake Chapala and Ajijic: The Insiders Guide to the Northshore for International Travelers.” Highly detailed and up-to-date, the 208 page book boasts 143 color photographs, a well-organized table of contents and index, and information about nearly everything available on the Northshore of Lake Chapala for travelers and newcomers. The book is available with a full-color map of the Northshore for $26 U.S., plus shipping and handling. The book is available to purchase locally by calling 76-6-3163 or by ordering from her website: Teresa's email is

Mexico’s Lake Chapala and Ajijic: The Insider’s Guide

Mexico’s Lake Chapala and Ajijic: The Insider’s Guide” is quite a mouthful, but then so is this book. With contributions from experts in anthropology, natural history, language and culture, author and Ajijic resident Teresa Kendrick presents a description of Lake Chapala and its popular tourist and retirement communities that is broad in scope yet also quite detailed.... (Full Review) by Carl Franz

Buying Property in the Lake Chapala Area

In the last decade or so, it is estimated that more than 10,000 foreigners have purchased property on the Northshore of Lake Chapala. Long prized as a weekend retreat by wealthy Guadalajarans, the villages from Lake Chapala to Jocotepec now boast an expatriate community said to be the largest in the world. Ajijic has become the prime location for foreigners because of its infrastructure of services, such as internet access, and the existence of the Lake Chapala Society, an English-speaking resource for newcomers and residents.... (more) by Tony Harries & Teresa A. Kendrick

•Getting Used to Things

Traveling to Mexico is like having a fling, a stunning romance, a love affair so intense that everything becomes a romantic vision. Magic is rediscovered.... Moving to Mexico, however, is not unlike getting married. Once the honeymoon is over one begins to notice that the language and customs of our beloved are strikingly dissimilar to our own....The real work of compromise begins, as it does in all marriages, and it must be noted for the record, that divorce is a genuine Teresa Kendrick

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