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(We thank the wonderful people and our good friends at Nextavenue.org, where this article was originally published December 6, 2016)   As boomers, quite a few of us had the fantasy when we were in high school or college of getting in a VW van with our friends and hitting the road for...
Chuck Bolotin and Jet Metier in Ajijic, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
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From Puebla, it’s only about 80 miles to Mexico City, and there were plenty of signs encouraging us to visit.  However, with over 21 million people in the metro area and us being on a tight schedule on our way to Lake Chapala more than 420 miles away, we decided...
Jet Metier at Ajijic street with balloons
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Posted in  My Travels in Mexico
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We were looking forward to visiting Puebla again, so as one of our few extravagances while returning to Lake Chapala as quickly as possible, we booked two nights at the hotel in Puebla we had enjoyed so much.  Staying there an extra night would also make it possible for us...
Jet Metier on the sidewalk on downtown Puebla,Mexico
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Here was our situation: It was the middle of the Christmas High Season, when house rental prices are the highest and house rental vacancies are the lowest. (The euphemistic term for this is “Landlord’s Market.”) My wife, Jet, our two dogs and I we were in Chetumal, about as far...
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Chuck Bolotin: It’s mid-February 2017 and we have the privilege of chatting with Ben White, President of the Board of Directors of Lake Chapala Society (LCS), in Ajijic, Mexico, right here on their beautiful grounds.  One of the reasons why we’re so honored to talk with Ben is that in...
Ben White at Lake Chapala Society LCS and Chuck Bolotin
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Posted in  My Life In Chapala & Ajijic, Mexico
I live lakeside in Chapala. In all of Mexico, it’s the most picturesque, comfortable and enlightening place any Mexico-seeking expat could ever hope to find. It’s also quite common (living in paradise) you get drawn into like-minded social media groups.   I try to steer clear of “comment” sections. But...
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Almost on cue, just minutes after my wife Jet was finished with her massage on the beach in Mahahual, the wind picked up, and we and everyone else could notice that the squalls that earlier were further out and more separated were now consolidating and moving closer.  Evidently not strangers...
Bacalar Lake with piers
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When you envision someone in December packing their van in the middle of a driving rain, what pops into your mind?  Do you see a person in swimming trunks and sandals?  Probably not, unless you had the same experience as us, as we got ready to leave Akumal.  I just...
White and brown dogs on a pier in Mahahual, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
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Posted in  My Travels in Yucatan: Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Merida, etc, Mexico
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If you want to travel by any vehicle in the Riviera Maya (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum and everything in between), you’ll have to take the main highway.  As in every other place in Mexico we’ve been, this means driving amongst Mexicans who drive way too fast to be...
Tulum Beach with Jet Metier – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
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Posted in  My Travels in Yucatan: Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Merida, etc, Mexico
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To paraphrase, add to, modernize (and a little bit botch) Robert Burns: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry… so it is great to have the Internet for quick research and decision-making.” And that we did.  Upon leaving Merida, on very short notice, we had to...
Jet Metier in the surf at Hotel Tulum, Akumal – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
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