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Tips for Moving to MĂ©xico

Are you one of the 10,000 baby boomers reaching retirement age every day? Yes, every day for the next 18 years 10,000 people in the US turn 65. Even if only 1% of those people consider MĂ©xico, that is 36,500 people per year. Are you one of them? Paul and I decided on MĂ©xico for retirement for a lot of reasons. We wanted an adventure. We wanted to learn a new language, learn about a different culture, and experience life...

A Weekend in MĂ©rida, Mexico

We recently flew to MĂ©rida for a long weekend – our excuse was to attend the Latin American blogger conference, but we were both just in the mood to get away. It had been more than two years since our last visit, which is just too long!  Jonna and Mimi invited us to stay with them, so once we arranged for all our critters to be cared for we were ready to go! Of course their dogs patiently waited for...

MĂ©xico from A to Z

    La Llorona – is the story of the crying woman who killed her children to be with the man she loves – and was subsequently rejected by him. She is doomed to search for her children for all eternity, and is constantly weeping.  (the verb llorar is to cry)  In the video below, the late Lhasa de Sela performs the song.                                  ...

It’s like a country & western song

…He loved me and I left him and now he don’t love me no more… When I was in San Francisco last month I stayed with my best friend Jeannie.  When we were planning our move to Mexico we asked her if she’d mind taking care of our yellow shouldered Amazon, Tiko, for a couple of weeks until we got settled in our new house.  I planned to fly up and bring him down on the plane with me. FAIL!...

Rainy day parade

Paul and I headed out in the drizzly morning to watch the Independence Day parade.  We got a little bit of a late start as we waited for our housekeeper to arrive…which meant that we missed the horses at the beginning, but here’s a bit of what we saw.  Above, you see schoolgirls marching with a flag.  Pretty much every school in MazatlĂĄn was represented, some with the Mexican flag, some with their school flag, and some with banners. There...