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, August 29, 2010
Fly Away Home
Last night I saw a movie I had seen a few years ago. Fly Away Home. I enjoyed seeing it a second time. It is about Canadian Geese and a little girl. She and her family figure out a way to teach them how to fly to their winter nesting site. I loved the shots of the geese flying over lakes and beautiful trees. I am so looking forward to flying home myself. Wish I could do it without the help of an airplane. Wouldn't that be fun? Of course, then I would have to leave behind my three suitcases. Fifty pounds each. I am reminded of the 80 percent rule. Clutter's Last Stand. I don't remember the name of the author of that book but he says that 80 percent of what we own we don't use. The problem is knowing which 20 percent I would use.
I have been thinking about taking a trip to Guatemala. I will put it off for a few weeks. I want to be home for awhile. Today, a friend sent me a very interesting blog written by a man from Antigua. If you put in Phil's Travel Blog, you will find it. From what he says, I think Ajijic is a much easier place to live. Maybe not as interesting but easier.