So looking forward to our stay in Casa Estana. In a few days, this rooftop view will be ours!
We have been contemplating a permanent move to Mexico for a few months now.
At first, it was a passionate “yes!” and we quickly began creating a mental list of all that would have to be done. But as time moved on, our urgency subsided. Continue reading Mental preparation for a cultural change
Something about this photo makes me smile. A couple enjoying a tranquil moment on a quiet square… looking out over Lake Chapala.
Mexico is filled with deep penetrating colors, sparkly lights and glowing candles. A rich watercolor for the senses.
But one of the warmest characteristics of the culture is the bond of family.
As I anticipate our stay in San Miguel, I find myself thinking back on the times when we lived in Mexico many years ago.
It was amazing on so many levels.
We went there not knowing what to expect, and were prepared to adapt to our vision of the worse case scenario: two gringos never quite fitting in to the culture around us, and relying only on each other, as we left our friends and family behind.
We are one of those rare couples who doesn’t seem to enjoy the beach. Or resorts. Or the kind of tropical vacations that most people dream of.
We’d prefer to dive into a new culture than in an infinity pool any day.
All of us receive advice at one time or another. Sometimes we take it and sometimes we choose to ignore it.
I can happily say that I have no regrets about my choices in life so far. Well, except that I didn’t take this one piece of advice…