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, July 28, 2011
A Day Spent at Home
I was sick again this morning so I spent the day just sitting around in my yard with Chico. I finished reading a book titled Kaffier Boy, The True Story of A Black Youth's coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa, by Mark Mathabane. If that wasn't depressing enough, in the evening I made the mistake of watching the DVD Midnight Express. What a dark movie. Had to take a little walk to the lake to try to get all those the awful images out of my head. It is shocking how many ways people can think of to be cruel to each other. I may have some nightmares tonight.
Not a good idea if you are sick and feeling depressed to read a book about growing up in a Black Ghetto in South Africa during Apartheid and then finish it off with a movie about being in a prison in Turkey for years and years. WHAT WAS I THINKING??? (By the way, that black spot in the photo is a bird flying around. I saw some birds this evening but not many.)