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...
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
My Birthday in AJijic with Friends. Las Mananitas
Anita and our waiter. Anita took me out to lunch for my birthday at Las Telares. It is a beautiful place. It is in Ajijic on Colon St. The waiters knew it was my birthday so they treated me extra special. After lunch a Mariachi singer strolled into the restaurant and Anita paid to have him sing to us. His name is Onofre Guitierrez. He went back to his car and brought us each a CD of his songs. Then as he was leaving he tried to get Anita's telephone number. A sweet man. Anita had Ternado Provencal. It is a Veal dish. I had Pollo Tres Colores. Chicken with three different sauces representing the colors of the Mexican flag. It was delicious! The cook came over to see how we liked the food. Anita also ordered us a delicious salad with fresh beets and fresh grapefruit slices. At seven thirty this morning Anita showed up at my door with the four Mariachi singers. It is called Las Mananitas when they show up and play for people early in the morning for special occasions. What a surprise! My favorite Mariachi Singers in my yard. This is a birthday I will never forget!!! Ilene on my bed, trying to calm Chico down. He was not happy. These photos were taken in my casita and my yard. Thank you Anita for making this the best birthday in my life, and that is saying a lot. I have had a long life so far.