Jul 16 2017

Paul and Gloria in Mexico – A First Look

If you’ve been reading our newsletter for a while, you know that we have been traveling to Mexico for about a month each year for the past several years. This year, we decided to try something different, spending a total of about five months in all. We are in Oaxaca, Mexico, now, where we have rented an apartment, and we are learning all the ins and outs of daily life here. This is the first time we are here as more than tourists. Living here is different from vacationing here, for sure. There is a lot to learn!

That’s not to say we aren’t enjoying the sights, the food, and the culture. Here are a just few pictures to give you an idea of why we love it here.

Paul at the Oaxaca sign outside of the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán

One of the many parades as the city gets ready for Guelaguetza 2017

One of the many lovely street in Oaxaca City

A street performer in the Benito Juarez Market

One of the many crafts peddlers in Oaxaca City

Eating tostadas at the tianguis in Parque Llano

As I mentioned earlier, on this trip we are exploring how to live day-to-day — renting an apartment instead of staying in hotels, buying groceries instead of eating every meal out, getting around town without a car, and figuring out just what it would cost to live here. If we like it, we may try to do it every year, keeping Costa Rica as our primary home, while living five or six months in Oaxaca. I will be writing more about daily living in upcoming newsletters, but here is a short video about one of the grocery stores we discovered in Colonia Los Volcanes in Oaxaca.

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