The People's Guide To Mexico


Letters from the Home Page

•30 Years ago: Hitchhiked B.C. to Mexico with the PG stuffed in backpack

Dear Carl and Lorena,

I can hardly believe it was 30 years ago that I hitchhiked from B.C. to Mexico with your People's Guide To Mexico stuffed into my backpack. It was in the pages of that book that I first learned of a sleepy little village called Puerto Escondido. I ended up living there for several months, and it was one of the most memorable times of my life.

Life has kept me pretty busy since then, but now I'm thinking of leaving my log house in the wilds of central B.C. to retire in warmer climes. Imagine my surprise and joy when I began to do some research, and found not only an updated edition of your amazing book (which I immediately ordered - my old dog-eared copy having disintegrated from overuse many moons ago), but also your excellent website.

I am also a bit of a writer and have a website largely devoted to astronomy:

I'm glad to have this opportunity to thank-you for your truly inspiring and informative book that had such a big influence on my life. Maybe I'll run into you down there some time and we can raise a glass to Steve. I hope so.

Keep up the good work. Adios for now...

Richard Kerk-Hecker

Much Belated Letter

Carl and Lorena

About twenty years ago you appeared at some building or other at the University of Washington. Have read your books since the '72' edition (still have a couple three copies of that edition hanging around here someplace).

Anyway my wife to be and I were going to go to the central Mexican mountains and see the Monarch butterflies and be married amidst the glorious sunrise and butterfly poop.... (more)

•The Shear Pleasuring of Reading the Anecdotes

Read your books years ago and loved them, not only for the information content, but the sheer pleasure of reading the anecdotes. Somewhere in a move, I lost them, so was really pleased to see the reissue of PGTM. Have to see if I can scrounge up a used copy of "Camping, boating, and RVing".

Carl: You're an awesome writer and an inspiration.


By Golly, by Gum

Saludos Carl & Lorena!

I was taking a little break yesterday afternoon and surfin' the web when I fell into your site. By golly, by gum, you can't imagine how absolutely delighted I was to find access to couple of my ol heroes from the 70's!! I used to have the most beat up dog eared copy of "peoples guide" you could imagine. I swear, must of hauled it around until it was dust, loved that book!.... (more)

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