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, November 22, 2009
Revolution Day Parade (Children's Parade)
Children dressed up like Pancho Villa.
Dancing horses. My friend was very upset when she saw spurs on the cowboy's boots. I don't know if that is one way they get the horses to dance or not. She also said she saw spurs under the saddle. I didn't see that. I once watched a man whipping his horse's legs to get him to dance. He did it for several hours. It was sad to watch. After the parade, I walked to the plaza. It was so crowded I could hardly get through. Taco stands were set up on the street. There were many booths and carnival rides. It is a very noisy time here and fortunately I am now house sitting just out of town. It is peaceful where I am living and I have a heated pool. I can barely hear the loud rockets that they shoot off day and night.