What Did Your Kids Say.. When you Mentioned Lake Chapala?

June 5, 2013

How Do You Think About Mexico?

When some people hear the word Mexico they think of “Violence, Corruption, perhaps even Third World or Backward”.

Since you’re reading this article on www.ChapalaClub,com which is devoted to spreading the word about our little slice of paradise you don’t fit into this camp.

But, you likely have family, friends, or loved ones who think perhaps you’ve gone off the deep end to even talk about retiring anywhere in Mexico. That’s understandable given the bad press Mexico gets in the USA.

It may not surprise you that the USA get’s it share of “bad press” in Mexico as well.

The Bible passage “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”,comes to mind.

I’ve taken many videos of Lake Chapala, it’s towns, villages, and developments and look forward to bringing you more of these. Sometimes, I mention nearby Guadalajara, the Capital of our Mexican State of Jalsico, and home to about 5 million people.

I like Guadalajara, I lived there for about a year, and have Mexican family living there, but I greatly prefer life in a slower lane, so I have chosen to make my home at Lake Chapala.

But, it’s comforting to know that when I crave a bit of life in a faster lane, or need top notch state of the art medical care, or want to shop at a supersize mall, or attend a major theater production (Lake Chapala does have a nice Little Theatre Group) that Guadalajara is close by (45 minutes from my house).

Watch the below video to get a quick overview of both the old Colonial sections and the new upscale, up beat, and ultra modern Guadalajara. If your kids, family, or friends think you’re going to retire in some Violent Third World area of Mexico invite them to check out this video and see the new, modern and improved Mexico as evidenced by Guadalajara.

Siempre tu amigo, Sid

  • Mariposa

    Good video – I love Guadalajara – I would like it if the frames didn’t move as quickly so I could zoom in on some of the places

  • Fred

    Nice video, Sid! I’ll have to send the link to my family.

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Fred, Thanks. I’m always looking through YouTube for videos of interest to our club, Sid

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Mariposa, Yes, I agree, If I had edited it I would have slowed the pace of the frames down too, Thanks, Sid

Email for more information:
Sid@ChapalaClub.com

Featured Video

Latest Club Posts

Recent Club Comments

  • zach zachman: How did you like it Nigel?…
  • Lawrence Bogdon: Where can I get good Mezcal in San Juan Cosala???…
  • Arch Crane: A driver to the airport…
  • Rex Bear: Thanks for the reply. I was just in PV and thought about visiting but it seems like that would…
  • Eva-ventually: Not at all! We have a mix of every age, gender, marital status, sexual preference etc. Only way you might…
  • Mick Garrett: Hi Sid. Left an email address on the main (hadn't found this yet) I too am retired LEO and…
  • Mick Garrett: This email is for Sid: I just discovered a common kinship through his book ad on Amazon (...Caviar & Tuna…

Chapala Webboard

Chapala Club Archives

See all Chapala Club Posts

Chapala Club Topics


Friends of Chapala Club