is not a government or chamber of commerce site.
It is a personal hobby publication.

I do not make reservations, rent homes, support brujos or do homework.
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I am not Mexican nor "Estadounidiense" although my last passport says the latter.
Neither am I a "Don" nor a gringo, although locally I've been nicknamed
Gringo", because a local  pendejo called me "Hey gringo" and I told him to change
that to "Don" Gringo.

Born in Belgium and raised in Germany, I emigrated to the US in 1959. I first
arrived in Mexico from Florida in 1962 to attend
Mexico City College, which is
now the Universidad de las Americas

In 1966 I emigrated to Australia and later lived for at least 6 months in 20 cities, 8
countries and 4 continents.

In 1988 I received US citizenship and continued to spend time in Venezuela, Baja
California, Southern California, Nevada  and Miami. In 2002 I decided to move to
Los Tuxtlas, primarily because there are mountains on the coast, it is near to  
Florida and I liked the look of the Catemaco lake.

I would have left in 2003, but a Popoluca bewitched me.

of internet references. Since actually moving here, that list has expanded. This
web site is essentially a way for me to maintain a public file cabinet. When or if it
will be filled - ¿
quien sabe?

I like comments, additions, suggestions, and especially corrections.

Feb 16 2005
Phone: (294) 949 2970 (Telcel 044)  
Address: Malecón, corner of Dos de Abril, Catemaco
Personal Blog: Catemaco News
site history
web sites
Published various pages in Facebook and Twitter
Nov 09
merged into

Youtube - videos originally from Google Video 2005
Picasa 1 - photos of Catemaco, Picasa 2 - Los Tuxtlas
Apr 07
Spanish version of initiated.
Nov 06
Catemaco Noticias initiated (Spanish)
Jun 06
Various blog and groups changed to Catemaco News
Mar 06 touristic pages split off to
Feb 05
First  publication of (English) now merged with
Jun 03
First publication of Catemaco Google Group - now merged with Catemaco News.