April 2013

Dealing with the Mexican Tax Man

by carbonboy on April 22, 2013

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A woman street vendor with her children after a long day’s work! I paid a New York City CPA Firm to do my USA taxes this year as I had all this income from Mexico. It cost me $650 but it was well worth it as my IRS and state taxes due were under $2400. Of […]


Fifteen Minutes in Union Square

by carbonboy on April 17, 2013

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The nightlife in the Union Square District is Simply Electric! This was a short and stressful trip. In San Francisco I had to get my Indian Visa – in one day! Make appointment prior to arrival online, drop off passport, birth certificate and driver’s license before 9:00 a.m. and (hopefully) pickup visa before 5:00 p.m. […]


Hotel Adagio

by carbonboy on April 14, 2013

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Thank God for Marriott Points. This “Autograph Hotel” is a place I’d never stay if I had to pay for it, as it is in the heart of Union Square, San Francisco’s premier shopping district. I don’t shop much these days. But the hotel opened in 1929 and was renovated by Marriott last year. Like […]


A Taste of Mideastern in Mexico

by carbonboy on April 7, 2013

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 The essense of food –  falafels, taboule and humus (and a bit more to make it glorious)! Life in Querétaro, Mexico is not all about tacos. Yet last night a departing coworker (Jessica) had a farewell party and catered a major taco creation event – and all was fabulous (the open bar helped). But one […]