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Like an aspiring knight in a medieval fairytale who had been told to bring back the egg of a fire-breathing dragon or a nascent American Indian brave who had been given the task of producing a specific feather from a fearsome bird on some faraway mountaintop, I now had my...
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Posted in  My Life In Chapala & Ajijic, Mexico
They 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. ...
Elephant – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
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Posted in  Lessons About Moving To Mexico
Lest you be skeptical of that “Best City in the World” designation in the title, dear readers, let me begin by saying that Travel + Leisure magazine in 2017 bestowed that very designation on San Miguel de Allende, as had Condé Nast Traveler magazine in 2013. And many other publications have granted...
San Miguel de Allende with parroquia lit at night – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
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Posted in  My Life In San Miguel de Allende
Picture this: you’ve gone to meet your wife after her facial and pedicure at a local boutique hotel.  Leaving the bright sunshine outside, you open the thick, wooden doors and are welcomed into the cloistered anteroom.  Around you is subdued lighting, ornate furniture, and a smiling, perfectly groomed young female...
Jet Metier and Chuck Bolotin with expat friends at restaurant in Ajijic
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Posted in  Best Things About Moving To Mexico
(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 with 3 dogs at beach in Baja California Sur, Mexico
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Posted in  Lessons About Moving To Mexico
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...
Dog looks at fish in a tank at aquaculture restaurant in Veracruz, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
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Posted in  My Travels in Mexico
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