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  1. Brooks Anderson at |

    I came to Saltillo 54 years ago as a young geology student, met a pretty senorita in the Alameda, married her, left and returned a couple of times with the ebb and flow of the economy and availability of teaching jobs. I finally “retired” here to teach people how to cope with recurring drought. Because of its 1 mi. altitude it has a moderate climate, seldom going below freezing or above 90F. Because of the outside-of-town clean industry factories, Saltillo is clearner, and more prosperous, than most Mexican cities, It has been ranked as the second best (Veracruze was 1st.) city in Mexico to live in. Its 3 to 4 hour super highway distance to Laredo, Texas makes it convenient to bank, have a mail box, and shop for that left hand widget not available here. I love it! (old gringo)

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    1. Jill
      Jill at |

      Brooks! So glad to “meet” you here! Saltillo has a larger retiree population then I ever would have thought! (To be honest, you´re about the third retiree I´ve come across.) But every few months, I get messages from others considering moving here.

      With your teaching, did you work with the Narro?

      If you get a chance, I´ve got a website (saltilloexpats.com) which aims to form community among the foreign population here in Saltillo. If you´d like to contribute, you´d be more than welcome! Feel free to email me at jilldouglas01@hotmail.com or saltilloexpats@gmail.com

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  2. tonya at |

    Hi! I’m trying to find info on purchasing the famous Saltillo Tiles in Saltillo. I thought to order them from an importer, but now thinking the road trip to go buy them would be fun. Do have any info that could assist in this mission?

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    1. Jill
      Jill at |

      Tonya–Absolutely! It´s pretty straightforward how to get here. They sell tiles off the side of the road near my house. (Conveniently close to the quiet Hotel Rancho El Morillo). You can buy Mexican car insurance in Laredo, and just head south!

      If you need more specific information, send me an email at jilldouglas01@hotmail.com

      (http://www.ranchoelmorillo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=3&lang=en)

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