Part Time Living in Ajijic. Mexico

July 13, 2013

Hi , The below post was originally submitted to as a comment to a recent article.  It was so well written, so sincere, and so on point that I wanted to be sure that our readers did not miss it. Not everyone reads the comments left by members and guests .
Pearl P (Guest):wrote to us recently the following comments:
"My experience has been first on a rental basis, then living part-time in Ajijic over the last 10 years. It is amazing how the area has progressed just in that short period in the way of improvements. There is a relatively new Walmart along with a new plaza and movie theater. I have been told that there is a new school being built and new condos under construction that overlook Lake Chapala. The Guadalajara airport is beautiful inside and out having new restaurants and stores open each time I go in and out of the country. The airport continues to improve its parking and all facilities. Taxi service is quickly available on your arrival and departures.
I find that people are friendly and helpful both the Mexican and the Ex-Pats always have open arms to visiting or sharing.
A person can be as involved as they want to be in organizations — or not –depending on your preference. I have found that there are many opportunities for volunteer work whether it be a few days a week or at an orphanage or helping serve food. I'm still exploring that avenue.
For those artistically inclined or really enjoy the arts, there are many opportunities to show your work or just admire.
There are close towns/cities for shopping with each one having their own "market day". It is wonderful to be able to buy the fresh produce and seafood. There's also a great new seafood/fish local market with lots of choices.
The boardwalks and parks both in the city of Ajijic and in the city of Chapala which are on Lake Chapala are just wonderful with small restaurants popping up everywhere. It is a delightful day to walk along the Lake, then have a long lunch and listen to the music usually played by a small band walking by. A glass of wine is also nice.
Your pace can be as fast or as slow as you'd like. When I arrive in Ajijic, I feel like "AHHHHHHH", I can be still."

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