Have you ever considered retiring in Mexico? Have you wondered about daily living in a foreign country where you don't speak the language? What about hotels, hospitals, doctors, restaurants, banks, real estate and cultural activities? This is a diary of my daily life in Lake Chapala and other areas of Mexico. I don't speak Spanish. I am a single retired woman. I hope this blog will give you an idea of what to expect if you decide to make the move.
This morning I received an e mail from a friend saying she is moving out of here. I wonder how many other expats are going to make that same...
Sunday, July 5, 2009
No Alcohol in the Restaurants
Today, July 5th. is election day in Mexico. Yesterday and today no one is allowed to serve alcohol in the restaurants. I guess they want to make sure that all voters are clear headed. Someone told me it was because in the past the voters were bribed with drinks. It was very different last night at La Bodega. Last week the restaurant was overflowing with people and the dance floor was packed. Last night there was plenty of room on the floor and there were maybe half the customers. It must have been hard on the wallets of the waiters and the owners. I heard a rumor that one major hotel restaurant got caught serving booze and was shut down. There is a huge fine for doing that. There were many house parties last night. Rockets were going off in the night. July 4th is celebrated here too. The rockets may have been for the election. I never know why the rockets are being shot off. There are so many celebrations here and they love the loud noises. The dogs don't quite understand that either. Why so much noise? Don't ever come to Mexico thinking that you are going to have a quiet vacation. It won't happen.