Jim & Carole's Mexico Adventure
A photojournal of our travels and adventures in Mexico's Western Highlands, and our life in Ajijic at Lake Chapala. Everything from fiestas to wildlife, ancient ruins to life in a Mexican village...and much more.
tags: Ancient ruins, Hiking, Mexican fiestas, Mexican village life, Spanish colonial cities
My wife and I decided to move to Mexico when I decided to retire early. It was basically an economic decision: we are health care refugees from the US. However, we both have wanted to travel and find adventure in other countries and Mexico seemed a relatively close and easy jump to make from Oregon. Mexico has exceeded all our expectations so far, and neither of us can find any good reason to go back to the US. Cost of living is about 1/2 of our US expenses, and health care is good to excellent and laughably cheap compared to the US. We love the people we have met, both expats and local Mexicans, and there are countless fascinating places to visit.
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Chiapas Part 1: San Cristóbal de las Casas and its... Posted on 03/05/2013
San Cristóbal's 18th Century Catedral occupies one side of the city's Zocalo. The Zocalo, also known as Plaza Mayor or Plaza 31 de Marzo, is filled with activity from the... Read more
Zihuatanejo: Part 7: Daily life along the ancient Costa... Posted on 07/04/2013
This beautiful bracelet of copper bells was crafted by the ancient people of the Costa Grande. Copper bells and other items of personal ornamentation were among the earliest uses of this... Read more
Zihuatanejo Part 6: Ancient Xihuacán as a Ceremonial... Posted on 26/03/2013
Statue of Huehueteotl, the "Old, Old Fire God," was found at Xihuacán. Huehueteotl is shown in his typical posture: seated, with the hunched shoulders and face of an old... Read more
Zihuatanejo Part 4: Barra Potosi, Ixtapa, & Playa Linda Posted on 28/02/2013
The seemingly endless beach at Barra de Potosi was almost empty when we visited. Barra de Potosi is a tiny fishing village at the south end of a long, gently curving bay. The northern tip... Read more
Zihuatanejo Part 1: Steep hills, rocky points, and crescent... Posted on 02/02/2013
View of Zihuatanejo looking northeast. After our stop at Patzcuaro to see the ancient Tarascan ruins at Ihuatzio (see previous posting), we continued on through Michoacan to the Pacific... Read more
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