IMG_4217Living in the Alps was just too expensive. I looked at various options – Thailand, Croatia and other countries. I knew a bit of Spanish so Mexico was always on my radar screen. I tried San Miguel d’Allende for a brief period but it was just too ‘Beverly Hills’ for me and it lacked a body of water which is important for me. It was also too large and I needed higher mountains. I had read about Ajijic years before as one of the best places to retire.

I can clearly remember taking a taxi and crossing the mountain range into the Lake Chapala area.  When I saw the expansive lake and mountains I knew right then that this is where I wanted and needed to be.