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, October 13, 2009
Monday in Chapala
The Lirios plants are taking over the lake in the Chapala area too. I took the above photo in the area where the stalls are by the lake in Chapala. You can see how crowded it was over the week end. Some kind of three day holiday. I can't keep up with all the holidays here. One young girl was brave, or foolish, enough to swim among all the Lirios. They are trying to get rid of the Lirios by shoveling it into a truck. Seems like a losing occupation. There are so many plants and they grow rapidly. One week there are no plants and the next week the lake is full of them. Someone told me that the plant was imported here by a man from England. He thought it was beautiful. Too bad the plant just took over. I bet those poor men shoveling up with all the plants would curse that man if he were were still alive and around to see what he started. I had a good time in Chapala on Monday. It was like one huge party. Many families were out, enjoying their three day week end. The weather was beautiful. I took a lot of photos.