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Doctors, Dentists and General Healthcare in Chapala

It feels like I don’t do much until I go back and look at all the photos I have taken throughout the week. I guess if I were a bee I would have pollinated a lot of flowers with all my travels from one place to another. Since I don’t write on the Access blog every day, I sometimes forget all the things I have done. Fortunately I always have my camera with me and have a photographic record of the week. I...

A day trip around Lake Chapala to San Luis Soyatlan

I have lived here for almost four years and have only been around the lake once. It wasn’t much fun because in the first town the bus wasn’t coming for four hours. I had to pay a local person to drive me to the next town in order to get another bus. It was a long, exhausting trip. It took all day. So I had no desire to try it again until my friend suggested that we visit with her friend in San Luis...

Visit Across Lake Chapala to the Driscolls Jocotepec Raspberry Farm

I have done many interesting things since my last entry on the Access blog.  I have gone to the Wednesday outdoor market in Ajijic and taken photos. I have gone to Chapala for a dentist appointment. I have visited with friends at the Lake Chapala Society. But the most interesting thing I did all week was to take a day trip to a town around the lake, San Luis Soyatlan and on our way there we stopped by a...

Fun Activities in the Lake Chapala Community

I last wrote on January 7th.  Since then I have done many different things. I probably have a hundred photos to sort through. It is always difficult for me to choose my favorite photos because there are so many interesting people and places here.  This is a photographer’s paradise. Some of my favorite photos are taken at the Ajijic Wednesday market. Friends at the ajijic market Before I started...

Daily Living and Retirement in Lake Chapala

I am an older, single woman. I am not telling you my age but I am getting social security. I have been living at the lakeside area for several years now. I love it here. Sometimes friends write to me and ask what I do here all day. It is hard for people to imagine life in Mexico. There are lots of fears floating around in the world about the dangers of Mexico. I want to share what it is like for me to be...

The Lake Chapala Society, Center of Activity and Beauty

The Lake Chapala Society is located in the heart of Ajijic, on 16th of September St. #16-A. It is also the heart of the lives of most  expats here. It is the first place I was taken to visit when I arrived in Ajijic. I used the bulletin board to look for a rental. Every time I go there, I see what is new up on the boards. Salesmen at the Front Gate of the  Lake Chapala Society The grounds open a...

The Expat Community In The Lake Chapala Area

From the Dictionary: Expat, exile, expatriate, a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country. It is harder for me to write about the expats than the Mexicans. It is acceptable to claim ignorance of the Mexicans’ lives since I am an outsider. But I am an expat. I have no excuse for my meager knowledge of the expat society here. My only explanation is that I am an outsider, not a joiner. This...

My Observations On Mexican Families

My favorite photos are of people. I have seen many travel videos that showed beautiful scenery but no people. I remember a few years ago seeing one like that of San Blas. I was sitting in a rickety seat in a small movie theater watching a video of a place where I was living, and I didn’t recognize any of it.  They must have taken those shots so early in the morning that no one was up yet. Many of them...

El Parque, A Beautiful Gated Community In San Antonio

El Parque is located in San Antonio, right off the main street. It goes up at the stop light near Super Lake and Tony’s restaurant. As you go up the hill, it is about half a block and to the right. You will see the gate with the guards. Guards at El Parque You can’t come inside unless a resident has invited you. The guards always call the person you want to visit before they open the...

A Visit to the Wednesday Market in Ajijic

Wednesday is my favorite day of the week because it is market day. I love to shop at the outdoor market. I live just a couple of blocks from it. I buy all my food for the week there except milk, bacon and toilet paper. I also like to sometimes have breakfast at Salvador’s Restaurant with my friends. Salvador’s is busy all day on Wednesdays. Salvador's Restaurant Some of the sellers are what I...

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