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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...
Riding a  bike along the malecon in Lake Chapala – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
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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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Posted in  My Travels in Yucatan: Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Merida, etc, Mexico
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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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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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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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Posted in  My Travels in Yucatan: Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Merida, etc, Mexico
Editor's note: Denis Larsen has consistently been kind, generous and helpful answering questions from our readers, so it was with great interest that we sat down with Denis April 5, 2017, to find out exactly what path he took to live in Mexico, and how it was working out.  The result was unexpected,...
Denis Larsen with Family 1942 – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
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Posted in  My Life In Yucatan: Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Merida, etc, Mexico
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My new Mayan friend had a beautific smile.  Most likely in her 50s, I met her as she and her family were making and selling sandwiches from the very small porch in front of her home with the half wall she used as a built-in shelf.  On the street was...
Jet Metier in trici-taxi in Merida, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
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At each of the stops on our road trip through Mexico, there emerged a personal and unique theme for Jet and me. In Baja California Sur, it was the rugged beauty of the desert juxtaposed against the almost unimaginably blue and clear waters of the Sea of Cortez.  In the...
Veranda of Hacienda Nophat, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
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I came to San Miguel in 2011 to do a presentation to a group of dentists who belong to the local dental association and fell in love with the people (the indigenous Mexicans), so I returned to the USA and decided to retire and come back to live in San Miguel....
Indigenous Indian children, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
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