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...
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday Market in Ajijic Just Before Christmas
Taking a break from all the activity at the market
The two photos just above are the entrance to the market. It was too crowded for me to even attempt to walk in there but a few hours later it thinned out and I walked up through it for the first time since my accident. It was nice to see people I hadn't seen for almost three months but my ankle hurt after that walk. The day I came to the house sitting job, the shortest day of the year, the 21st, was the day that an electricity pole fell down and we had no electricity for a day and a night and half the next day. I took photos of the repair men and the truck. No electricity means no running water. I am glad there were a lot of candles here. You never know when the electricity will go out here. I bought coffee beans from the young man in a purple t shirt. Good coffee but I didn't have it ground....so no coffee the next day. He has an old fashioned meat grinder that he uses to grind his coffee. No electricity. No problem.