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Comparing Life in the US with Life in Mexico After Living in Mexico for Two Years

Elephant – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThey were big, open questions— the “elephant in the room,” the large, unavoidable thing I was a bit afraid to confront honestly and directly.
 
The background is that I was born and raised in the US, where I spent almost all of my 59 years before, two years ago, moving to Mexico.  The elephant was these series of questions: After these two years, how would I respond upon returning to the US to visit and retrieve our household goods to...

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The Six Sisters of Nayarit, Mexico: La Peñita, Guayabitos, Lo de Marcos, San Pancho, Sayulita and Punta Mita

Sayulita Beach with stored surf boardsWe wanted very much to visit the towns just to the north and south of Lo de Marcos, in the state of Nayarit. How could we not?  Lo de Marcos was beautiful, exotic and interesting, the people were friendly, the food was great, and we had never been anywhere else in the area.  We had only eight days in which to explore before our deadline to leave for the Central Mexican Highlands.
 
From side to side, Lo de Marcos is only about a half a mile wide,...

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The Quaint, Exotic and Tranquil Beauty of Park Eden in El Valle de Anton, Panama

Park Eden, El Valle de Anton – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIt was the extra toilet paper holder, a lace and chintz contraption hanging on the wall, that made us laugh.  The room in which we stayed was called Limonera, named for the lime tree in its private terrace, which was a separate studio around the back of the main house of Park Eden in El Valle de Anton, Panama.  If I were a detective, I would say it was originally the residence of someone who loved to read, for there were many books along the wall, and who loved Panama for the...

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