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...
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tonala Parking Area
Buses come in and park for the day in a giant parking lot and there are also many stalls there. It is like an enormous flea market. If you are resting in a bus, people come by to try to sell you stuff. My friend bought a guitar from the man in the above photo after he played it for her. It is exhausting. Just too much happening at once. I was so tired that I quit two hours before the bus was scheduled to leave. I just sat on the bus step and rested. It was too hot to sit inside the bus. But there was still plenty of action around the step. No place is quiet in Tonala.