|It rained last night. These horses were in my yard and the street by my house.|
I love to meet people here. I welcome you with my friendship but I just don't have the time to walk around town looking for rentals for people. And also, what if you don't like this place or the rentals? I don't want to ever feel responsible for misleading anyone. I write on my blog almost every day. Everything I know can be found on it if you take the time to scroll back and read it. Here is another rental agency: Rental Locaters firstname.lastname@example.org Toll Free 866-775-9389 or U.S. phone 512 704 6831.
I live a very simple lifestyle. Most people wouldn't like to live the way I do. So any advice is based on my experiences and it may not suit you. One thing that the speaker, David Truly, talked about at Open Circle on Sunday was the kinds of people who make a success of moving to a foreign Country. Several surveys were done and this is the result.
It has nothing to do with MONEY..... Number 1. Education. People with higher educations are more likely to move to another Country to live. Number 2. People who have moved around a lot. Only twenty percent of Americans move further than fifty miles from where they live when they decide to retire. It is the restless ones who move away. And number 3. People who don't like to follow the crowd. They take off the beaten track vacations. They don't like packaged tours or cruises..... I thought those were interesting statistics. I fit into all of them. I am an over educated rambler and I hate anything prepacked or preplanned by anyone but me. I can't stand anyone telling me what to do or how to live. I always thought of these as liabilities but now I see they are assets for the life I have chosen.
David also said that about forty percent of people who move here move back to the States or Canada within a year or two. He blames the real estate agents for bringing in people and not showing them the realities of living here. This is not the United States or Canada or any other first world Country. You have to be very flexible to live here. You have to put up with many inconveniences.
When I come back here, it is always hard for me to get used to putting the toilet paper in the bag by the toilet and not being able to drink the water. And the frequent loss of electricity can be bothersome too. I am just getting used to sharing my space with giant cockroaches and sometimes scorpions. Frequent large holes in the sidewalks and streets can be dangerous. No insurance here to pay you off. You are on your own. Mexicans love loud music. Many times it goes on all night along with barking dogs and fireworks. If you love a certain food only found in markets in the States or Canada, you will pay a fortune for that food in the grocery stores here, if you are lucky enough to find it. But I quickly adjust to all these things because I am in love with Mexico. Love is blind. So I am not an objective observer.
There was a lot to think about at that lecture. I always say, come here first and stay a few weeks or months before you decide to move here. You may not like it. What I love, you may hate. Don't burn all your bridges right away. And always remember that the biggest piece of this puzzle is YOU. You bring yourself with you and you see the world through your eyes. Remember that saying, No matter where you go, there you are....... So again, please don't ask me to provide the answers for you. I can only show you MY answers. You have to come here and see things for yourself. Find your own answers. Then you will know they are the right ones----FOR YOU.......