Today is your last day to get in to Mexico for free. That's right,
starting July 1, most visitors to our southern amigo will
be shelling out an extra 150 pesos just to get into the country.
The fee, which is a first for Mexico, translates into roughly
$16. But to save you and your clients any inconvenience the money
will be included in the price of your plane tickets.
Our neighbor to the north takes a somewhat more hospitable
approach to visitors. Rather than soaking them at the border,
Canada offers rebates to visitors who pay taxes on goods and
services while on Canadian soil.
Now, if I had one neighbor who invited me to dinner and then
slapped me with a cover charge at the door, I'd think twice before
accepting future invites. Whereas, if I had another neighbor who
had me in for a meal and then sent me home with all the left over
scotch, why I'd hang out at their house any time. I feel a song
coming on. I think it's called "Oh Canada."