Posts Tagged ‘Nuevo Progresso’

Visit to Mexico (sort of)

February 12, 2013 Leave a comment

For the last several years, we have been having our dental work done in Progresso, Mexico.  This town is right across the border, and is very popular with “winter Texans”.  The dentist we use is US trained and certified, the staff speaks English, and bottled water is used.  And, since the costs are very low — about 1/5th of USA costs —  they are very popular.

We went today to accompany our friends Les and Ida.  Les was having some pretty major work done, so we offered some support and company.  We went further into Mexico than normal, and shopped at some of the tourist traps.  Here are some pictures.

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Romola at the entrance to the city Nuevo Progresso

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Lots of chance for tourists to spend some money

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You can improve your image at many storefront surgery places

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Pedicure, anyone?

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Or maybe a drink to build dental courage?

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Lots of jewelry to choose from

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Colorful pinatas

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Plenty of liquor, too

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Whatever pottery you may want

To the (Mexican) dentist

January 28, 2012 2 comments

While much of the USA/Mexican border is a dangerous place, the crossing at Nuevo Progresso is still safe and secure.  It caters to us old folks with medical issues.  Cross the border, you’ll find dentists, doctors, pharmacies, and of course liquor stores.  Hawkers on the street try to lure you in for a quick cleaning or whatever.

This is our third year to head down there for our cleaning and checkup.  There is a dentist, right on the border, that is US trained and has all the latest equipment.  The office help speaks English, and the facilities are clean.  Water is purified.

So we had our teeth cleaned and checked.  In my case, cleaning, full set of X-Rays, and a dentist checkup cost $90.  Hey, it’s one way to make that small SS pension work!

On the bridge into Mexico

There are still many poor people in Mexico, looking for a handout

Looking down the main street of Nuevo Progresso

Our dentist office. Yes, you cn get Margaritas in the courtyard and sit under the gazebo to calm those pains

The view from my dentist chair. We're RIGHT on the border, that is the Mexican border crossing you see