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Hello and how are you? Can you please give me some advice on which of these three cities are better for friendliness and openess of the people, security and better opportunities for socialization? Guadalajara, Saltillo or Veracruz...? by the way, I am from the Caribbean...Thanks. Paul.

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Of the three, I think you'd be happiest in Guadalajara. But since you say you're from the Caribbean, I'm guessing that you'll be coming through Veracruz anyway.  Keep going, and take a look at Puebla, which is a lovely, relaxed city full of great food, fine candies and Talavara. Then pass the volcanoes and Mexico City, which is a wonderful place but like all major cities is a bit rushed, and stop in Morelia before you get to Guadalajara. The palace of the first viceroy, Mendoza, is a fine hotel there and Morelia is a lovely city that you might like better than Guadalajara.

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I have a degree in L.A. Affairs from the University of Texas (Austin) and have lived in Acapulco for almost 20 years. I go up to Mexico City and the surrounding area regularly. I have also visited Taxco, Puebla, Veracruz, Cholula, Cacaxtla, Oaxaca, Monte Albán, Palenque, Chiapa de Corso, Chichen Itzá, Cozumel, and Isla Mujeres, La Habana, Guatemala and Tikal. I'd be glad to try to answer questions about these areas.

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I first came to Acapulco as a child. I vacationed here regularly during the 60's and 70's, bought my present apartment in 1990 and moved here permanently in 1995. I was a Teaching Assistant in Spanish at the University of Texas before medical school and after I moved here I taught English as a second language for ten years at a private academy.

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The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Latin American Affairs The University of Texas Medical Branch, M.D. The University of Iowa Medical School Rotating Internship. The Scott & White Clinic, Temple, Texas Residency in Psychiatry

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