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...
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
A Cold Morning in AJijic
I know this is Vino Blanco from the purple hooves. Looks like she has a JOB now. She loves people, so maybe she likes carting little children around. I recently read a book by Joe Queenan titled Balsamic Dreams. He makes fun of himself and all the other Baby Boomers. One section is on how the Baby Boomers like to make moral judgments on the world around them. How we are always giving moral lessons to our children and being outraged at one thing or another. As I was standing beside Vino Blanco, I saw this happen. Two Baby Boomers came by and became morally outraged at Vino Blanco being so mistreated. In angry voices, they told their child how morally wrong it was and not to look. You would think that Vino Blanco was being whipped! It made me laugh...I don't think Vino Blanco minded having something to do besides chasing after dogs. This is at the Lake Chapala Society. I took these photos yesterday morning. You can see how crowded it was and most people were wearing jackets. It is strange for me to see all these new people suddenly here and I don't know any of them. It takes some getting used to, living in a town that has so many people coming and going all the time. Just about the time I make a new friend, she is returning to the States. You have to be very flexible and open to live here all the time.