Some Day At Lake Chapala – Ajijic

May 19, 2015

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Hi Everyone,  

I get to meet a lot of people from all over the world who come to visit our little slice of paradise. Then, they most leave with dreams of  “someday returning to live out their lives here in luxury or near luxury depending upon their retirement funds”.

They seem a bit jealous of my life here, I guess in a way that’s flattering, but I just say something like, “Well when you’re ready just let me know and I’ll do my best to help you make it happen.”  A few do and that’s great. I add to my growing list of ExPat friends here each year.

I’ve never liked “pushy sales types” and I don’t intend to become one now or ever.

If  you’ve been here before, great. Come back for another closer look. We still have the charm you remember, the plethora (that’s a bunch) of  great restaurants from Mom and Pop places to the very upscale places (but without the upscale prices of  the USA or Canada).

I made the decision to move here  in my mid 50′s. One of the very best decisions in my entire life. I’ve never regretted that decision and each year I live here confirms it was the right choice.

Thankfully, the North Americans who have moved here over the decades that North Americans have been coming, for the most part loved it from the git go, and never wanted to turn it into little North America.

Sure we have a big WalMart store here, but Wally World did not show up on our doorstep because Americans and Canadians wanted one here. They showed up as they do all over the world where there’s  market for their products.

They would go broke if they had to rely on North American retirees. A local grocery store called “Super Lake” is much more popular with Americans and Canadians and its’ owned by a local Mexican man. 

I usually begin my day with a fresh brewed cup of Mexican coffee laced with cocoa, whole milk, and a half teaspoon of cocca with two packets of Stevia.  

While sitting on my veranda I look over my lush garden (see the above photo) with banana trees, a pomegranate tree and too many flower varieties to name, on to the panoramic view of Lake Chapala and the mountains beyond….

I count the humming birds, the small parrot like birds that love my garden as much as I do and  I can’t imagine a better place to live.

Well, I think you get the idea. The unpredictable too hot or too cold days of my Texas home seem far away in another life but, via the magic of the internet and Voip  it’s easy to stay up to speed with family and friends there.

And with our nearby International Airport my Texas family and friends are a couple of hours plane ride away for in person visits.

Well, if you have as little as $1500 USD a month in a pension. One spouse qualifies and then sponsors the other you can live the good life here too …. full or part time.

There’s never been a better time (while the US dollar is strong against the Mexican Peso) to come for a check us out,  or a get to know us better trip. I look forward to sharing my dream lifestyle with you.

I highly recommend you fly into our local International Airport. The symbol is “GDL” and Lake Chapala is just  30 minutes to the South over the mountains to perpetual spring like weather at 5,000 feet above sea level.

Let me know if you’d like a private car pick up service to meet you as you enter the outer lobby after passing thru customs check.

I’m looking forward to meeting you at safe, beautiful and affordable Lake Chapala Mexico.

Simpre tu amigo, Sid 

  • Donna

    Sid – I always enjoy reading your posts. I totally agree with all you say about the Lake Chapala Area. I live part-time there – and always look forward to returning. Thank you for all the great info you give to other trying to decide if it is right for them!

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