The first Christian worship service in Mexico was in
1519 in La Antigua, Veracruz. Four years later the first chapel in the Americas was built by Hernán Cortés and is named the Chapel of the Ro... Read more
As we left the tropical splendor of the Ajijic area and drove generally east, it didn’t take long to be surrounded by farmland. Gently rolling hills dotted with trees reminiscent of Northern California chaparral l... Read more
In early 2014 my partner Vanessa and I sold almost everything we owned. Vanessa sold her house in the UK, and I sold my small island home in Panama.
NOTE: You can read more about this in my previous "Best Places... Read more
Are you unhappy with your life? Miserable at work? Don't like the area you live in?
Or maybe you are yearning for adventure, excitement and new challenges?
The reasons for dec... Read more
Making new friends in Mexico is EASY!
It seems that everything I do gives me opportunities for new friendships. Even on my first trip to Mexico, as a high school student, I made friends. I would... Read more
A Perfect Day in Paradise
The sun is barely peeking over the horizon as I grab a cup of coffee and step into my yard. There are a few clouds and as the sun catches them they light ... Read more
A group of ladies met for brunch this morning. There were eight or nine of us. Topics varied as we enjoyed coffee or tea with breakfast treats of quiches, bread, fresh fruit, even some excellent brownies. We... Read more
If you’re like me, you’ve got a song in your head pretty much all the time. Sometimes, you know why it’s there, and sometimes, you don’t. Sometimes, you don’t even know where you heard the song... Read more
Editor's note: Written in response to Is an Expat Living Abroad a True American?
1. In my view, being an American is more than the happy accident of how the geography of your birth bestowed upon... Read more
Wouldn’t it have been nice if, when you were growing up, you had an aunt who was always there when you needed her, who understood you, who always seemed to know what you needed and gave it to you, but who didn’t a... Read more
From an interview by Jet Metier of Bill Edsell, Baja California Sur pioneer, in Jul, 2016. In this interview, Bill talks about the odd history of a local beach and a great place to explore from the sea.
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Not even Goldilocks would have a problem with Ajijic. It’s “just right” and in the middle: not too cold, and not too hot. Ajijic is not too crowded, but with enough residents to have services: there’s ... Read more