Thanksgiving in Mexico

We went out to dinner in Cuernavaca, on Thanksgiving. There are enough folks from the USA living there to support the practice of restaurants offering a special dinner that covers the bases for our cravings. We also put together a family dinner in Tepoztlan on Sunday. We invited Alison’s in-laws and prepared a traditional feast. …

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Halloween and Castilla Pumpkin

Back in the U.S., Halloween is a favourite holiday for many of us, considering the affection we feel towards the Fall, leaves turning color etc. In Mexico, October 31st is just the start of a three day holiday called Dias de los Muertos. November 1st is dedicated to babies and children, and the 2nd of …

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Three Months into our Journey

We are coming up on three months, here, are have been considering how our viewpoint has changed. We are missing the convenience and ease of our life in the U.S. less, and appreciating the quality of life here, in other dimensions, more. For example, I love people watching, and that activity is so much more …

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Trip to Acapulco

The closest beach resort, to our home in Tepoztlan, is Acapulco. Bus travel, here. is excellent – with the quality of buses, themselves, and the 4 hour journey to Acapulco, from the bus terminal in Cuernavaca was fantastic. The scenery was amazing – beautiful mountains, valleys, and the highways are superbly built to offer maximum …

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Benefits of the Journey

We are meeting friends, here. We had looked forward to meeting expats, from around the world, along with folks, from the region — all of whom have fallen in love with Tepoztlan and Cuernavaca. We are catching their enthusiasm and that is huge. Our first priority was joining our daughter, Alison, son-in-law, Carlos, and grand-daughter, …

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Milestone reached – one month in Tepoztlan

We came for adventure – and we found it. It has not been easy. But if we wanted easy, we would have stayed in Orlando. “Easy” is tempting but holds only the illusion of happiness. For us, the move here was not only about moving to Mexico – it is also about recreating the extended …

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Winds of Change

July 23, 2014 – Here we are in Tepoztlan, Mexico. It is a beautiful small town (20 minutes from Cuernavaca – a major city in the state of Morelos) about one and a half hours from Mexico City. We are renting a villa for not much more than we paid for our 2 bedroom apartment …

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Tepoztlan Greets Us

So here we are, renting a house in Tepoztlan with our daughter, son in law and granddaughter.  It is quite an adjustment from the faster pace of life in the D.C. area, but that is one of the reasons we came, to enjoy life at a slower pace. My first impression as we walk around …

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