Tag: Mexico

Nov 25 2018

Relaxing with Odin

We recently visited Villa Loohvana B&B in San Agustín, Etla, located about 20 km from Oaxaca central. We spent the day with the owner, and our friend, Michelle Tommi. Paul became best buds with one of Michelle’s dogs, her Great Dane, Odin.  

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Nov 25 2018

Oaxaca Day of the Dead Scenes 2018

If you are interested in learning more about our time in Oaxaca, visit our website, Retire in Oaxaca Mexico: and our Facebook page of the same name: Related Articles: Our 2018 Oaxaca, Mexico Trip in Pictures Retire in Oaxaca Mexico Retire in Oacaxa Mexico Facebook page  

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Nov 25 2018

So, a Ham and a Clown are on a Bus…

When we are in Mexico, we don’t have a car. Buses and cabs are plentiful and inexpensive. You never know what you will see on a bus — indigenous women with native dress and braided hair, a guy with a guitar playing and singing for tips, an evangelist preaching the gospel, or even a clown. …

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Aug 23 2017

Paul & Gloria in Mexico: Oaxaca’s Guelaguetza Extravaganza

If you’ve been reading our newsletter for a while, you know that we have been traveling to Mexico each year for the past several years. This is the first year we visited in July and were able to experience the month-long festival of the Guelaguetza, Oaxaca’s celebration of the culture, traditional dancing, crafts, and food …

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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 …

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Jul 10 2017

Retire for Less Goes to Mexico, Again

If you’ve been reading our newsletter for a while, you know that we have spent a month in Mexico every year for the past four years. This year, we are trying an experiment. We have rented a house in the city of Oaxaca, our favorite town in Mexico, for about five months. Every since Paul …

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Jan 22 2017

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 5

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rate we got. Last year when we visited Mexico, the U.S. dollar was worth just over 14 pesos. This year, it was up …

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Dec 14 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 4: Tours

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rate we got. Last year when we visited Mexico, the U.S. dollar was worth just over 14 pesos. This year, it was up …

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Dec 13 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 3: Food

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rate we got. Last year when we visited Mexico, the U.S. dollar was worth just over 14 pesos. This year, it was up …

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Dec 08 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 2: Hotels

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98 for our 30 day trip to Mexico. Of that, hotels accounted for almost $1,000 and airfare for both of us was $617.46. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rates …

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