Showing posts with label Mexico. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mexico. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chilling out in Mexico

Mexico is a fantastic place to lay back, chill out and enjoy life. Why? I think it is the mixture of people’s attitudes, the culture as a whole, the warm temperatures, and the surroundings ... I can certainly attest to the chill out mode first hand as I haven’t even been writing blogs lately!

(Yes, that is me in the picture in Bacalar. What a life eh?) What day is it anyway? Actually I jest; I still have one son in school and I do have several life coaching clients so I do usually keep track of the days.

The point I have been pondering lately is how often do we allow ourselves to get caught up in one of life’s ever evolving dramas and then get all stressed out? Maybe none of the stress is necessary. It surely all works out in the end.

It is a choice. It is all a choice. It is much like my decision to move to Mexico in the first place. What I will always remember is that I moved to Mexico to enjoy a different way of life ... a different view of life ... and to embrace something new. No matter where we live, creating stress is optional.

The Mexican word mañana can be interpreted in many different ways. In my life it makes me remember that rarely is anything so important that I have to spoil my current moment to jump up and do it - later will be just fine. Mañana you say? Why argue with something that works? Embrace it. It’s a choice.

Only in Mexico you say?

Enjoy life's adventures!

With great love, Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My ebook: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

My husband's Playa del Carmen Real Estate office – http://www.onestopmc.com/.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lost in translation

We spent last weekend in Bacalar which is about 3 hours south of Playa del Carmen, here in Mexico. It is a tiny little town, much like I expect Playa del Carman was about 15 years ago.

I always enjoy spending time in Bacalar as I find it peaceful, tranquil and serene.

We visited Cenote Azul which is right in town this trip. There is a restaurant there and great swimming in what is said to be the largest and deepest open air cenote in the Yucatan.

You used to be able to dive off the roof of the restaurant into this beautiful blue cenote. However, it appears that has changed ... as you can see by the sign (click on the picture to enlarge)... no shoving is allowed either. I think they meant no diving ... but technically if I dove and didn’t shove would that be okay?

Only in Mexico you say?

Enjoy life's adventures!

With great love, Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My ebook: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

My husband's Playa del Carmen Real Estate office – http://www.onestopmc.com/.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Playa del Carmen is hot and humid!

Well it is summer and Playa del Carmen tends to get this way. After seven or eight years of living here it should not surprise me right?

So to love it or not?
I love it! Well at least I have found ways to love it.

I get to plan trips to air conditioned spots like the mall, the movie theatre, and friend’s houses!
I get to tell my husband ... I can’t work today, it is too hot. I must swim in the pool.
I get to tell my friends that we NEED to play at the beach.
I get to plan trips to Cenotes (fresh water swimming caves).
I get to drink lots of cold drinks with lots of ice in fun glasses.
I get to swim in the pool before bed.
I get to walk around fanning myself with pretty fans and feeling like royalty.
Not such a bad life all in all.

(This picture is my husband and a friend cooling off at a Cancun mall called La Isla ... now you see who inspires me)
What else should I do? I love new ideas. Especially wild and fun ones!


Enjoy life's adventures!

With great love, Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My ebook: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

My husband's Playa del Carmen Real Estate office – http://www.onestopmc.com/.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ek Balam ruins, Mexico

A few weeks ago we went to visit the Ek Balam ruins just outside of Valladolid in the state of the Yucatan, Mexico. It’s only a couple hours from Playa del Carmen.

You see our friends from Vernon, B.C. came to visit and we figured it would be a fun day trip. I’ll recount the fun for you incase you would like to repeat it with your friends.

First you borrow a Honda Pilot from your buddy so that all eight of you can squeeze into one vehicle. Now go pick up your friends from their resort at 8 AM and hit the road! First stop bank machine – teach all your friends how to read a Spanish bank machine and collect cards and PIN codes as you go (HeeHee). Also shuffle around so those that feel car sick can sit in the front instead of being squished in the back.

Next stop for gas … shuffle around again so those that feel squished can sit in different spots. I personally like the coziness of the furthest back corner.

Next stop in Valladolid for breakfast at Hotel El Meson de Marques, a tour of the square, some leather shopping and photo ops. Now on to Ek Balam! Bring water to drink.

After the trek up the pyramid at Ek Balam you will want to cool off so you can visit the cenote advertised right there like we did. It is several Kilometers further in the jungle so you can rent a bike or have a fellow bicycle you in on his trike (each trike takes two people – lucky driver). Try to get a young man as you will end up feeling really bad for the older fellows as they puff you along. Don’t forget to wave to your friends on bicycles as they speed past you.

The cenote will feel cool and delightful – I guarantee it. It is well worth putting that old fellow through the hassle of biking you in. I am sure he likes all his tips and his exercise.

Bike out and head for lunch at Genesis Eco Oasis which is owned and operated by Lee, a lady from Calgary, Canada. Don’t miss the tiny town of Ek Balam or you will miss seeing the most beautiful hammocks being made and the fun of counting all the dogs, pigs, chickens and roosters running loose on the street!

Now drive back for a couple hours to return your friends to their resort at about 8 PM.
A delightful day had by all. I am sure the cramp from being squished in the truck will pass. Go ahead and come try it yourself. Do you want our buddy’s number for the Honda Pilot?


(Pictures on FaceBook)

Enjoy life's adventures!

With great love, Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My ebook: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

My husband's Playa del Carmen Real Estate office – http://www.onestopmc.com/.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Uruapan National Park

My Mexican holiday continues with a visit to Uruapan National Park. It is actually known as "Lic. Eduardo Ruiz National Park".

We found water and more water everywhere. They have so much water flowing naturally through the park that they played with it everywhere. It went up and it went down and it went around and around!

Uruapan by the way is also famous for avocados, macadamia nuts and coffee.

What more could one need?

Enjoy life's adventures!

With great love, Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My ebook: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

Are you looking for a way to earn money so you can live in Mexico? Maybe these ideas can help.

My husband's Playa del Carmen Real Estate office – http://www.onestopmc.com/.

Friday, January 29, 2010

More Maroma Beach


Fifteen minutes drive from our house is one of the top 10 beaches in the world – Maroma beach.
I have written about it before but I have to mention it again. You see going back is part of my New Years resolution to spend a little more time on the beach.

We went again on a Sunday so that all the activities were not running and we could have some quiet time. Our plan worked perfectly as there was also quite a breeze happening so not many others decided to visit this beautiful beach at all.

We had the finest of sand blowing about hardly noticeable until you get home and shake out your bags, towels and clothes! It is a good thing we consider sand a symbol of living the good life because I think we still have some hanging around.

Enjoy the Adventure!

With great love, Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My ebook: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/

Are you looking for a way to earn money so you can live in Mexico? Maybe these ideas can help.

Would you like to own property in paradise for only $40,000? This is my husband's development in Bacalar, Mexico http://www.losflamboyanesbacalar.com/. We are planning a house there.

My husband's Playa del Carmen Real Estate office – http://www.onestopmc.com/

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I live in Mexico by choice

I can relate the following incident to my life in Mexico.

Over the holidays my computer crashed – several times. I would take it to be fixed and get it back and it would crash and I would have to send it to be fixed again.

It was the holidays – I didn’t really want to be on it anyway as all my family was home (our daughter goes to University in Michoacán, Mexico). However I did have some blogs to post for my ‘Live Your Dreams’ life coaching practice which I could not post as they were all trapped in my non functioning computer. I had to chill. Mexico often reminds me to chill.

Now I am sure I would have had the same computer challenges no matter where I lived but not having my computer brought me back to many of the reasons I moved to Mexico…

Enjoying the beach … enjoying my family … chilling out … to be more laid back … to stress less …
I did without my computer and life went on and I was still happy. There are many things I have chosen not to have in Mexico and I am still enjoying my life tremendously. I don’t have TV, I don’t have a clothes dryer, I don’t have a blow dryer, and I don’t have a dishwasher to name a few. We may have everything available to us but we can always choose what we put in our lives and how we spend our time.

I got my computer back yesterday and all seems well. I may not however spend as much time on it now. Mexico often calls me to focus on other things and I think I’ll choose to listen more.

Enjoy the Adventure!

With great love, Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My ebook: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/

Are you looking for a way to earn money so you can live in Mexico? Maybe these ideas can help.

Would you like to own property in paradise for only $40,000? This is my husband's development in Bacalar, Mexico http://www.losflamboyanesbacalar.com/. We are planning a house there.

My husband's Playa del Carmen Real Estate office – http://www.onestopmc.com/

Friday, October 30, 2009

A holiday out of Mexico

In a few days my husband and I are headed from our home in Mexico for a week’s holiday in Florida. We are going Christmas shopping at the discount outlet malls, going to see some live theatre and do some general exploring. Who really knows what mischief we will get into?
We needed Florida so we could still stay warm. We are so acclimatized to the heat now that we may freeze anywhere else!

Do you want how to details? Both of us can fly Spirit Air from Cancun to Ft. Lauderdale return for about $200 with one of the many specials they run. I also paid $60 on top of that to have three checked bags but after all we are going Christmas shopping and I can’t carry all my goodies home on my back! I still think that is such a great deal.

We booked a condo for part of our stay and since we wanted to travel around a bit this time we also have three night’s hotel. I booked the hotels through Hotwire and ended up with stays at 4 star hotels like the Hilton and the Westin for $65 a night taxes included.

It will also be really fun when we arrive back in Mexico and hit customs as they will undoubtedly need to go through our bags like last year and try to figure out what all the weird stuff we bought is. So much is available in Mexico now but you can’t beat the variety and prices in the US. It is even cheaper to shop there than in Canada. Plus I still bring in some baking supplies I cannot get here – Oreo cookie crumbs, graham crumbs, instant puddings, dream whip, and flavored chocolate chips.

I go with delight but I know that there is nothing like a holiday to make you appreciate home. Let’s chat later!

Enjoy the Adventure!

With great love, Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My ebook: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/

Are you looking for a way to earn money so you can live in Mexico? Maybe these ideas can help.

Would you like to own property in paradise for only $40,000? This is my husband's development in Bacalar, Mexico http://www.losflamboyanesbacalar.com/. We are planning a house there.

My husband's Playa del Carmen Real Estate office – http://www.onestopmc.com/

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mexico's High Wire Act


What to do on a not so lazy afternoon in Playa del Carmen Mexico?

Well if you work the cities electrical department you could grab yourself some electrical cable and shimmy 100’s of feet up to the top of a high tension power pole to string it!

Can you believe this? And no fall net was in evidence. Oh my!

I hope they got paid extra. Do you think they work part time for the circus?

Only in Mexico you say?

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My book: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/
Are you looking for a way to earn money so you can live in Mexico? Maybe these ideas can help.

Would you like to own property in paradise for only $40,000? This is my husband's development in Bacalar, Mexico http://www.losflamboyanesbacalar.com/. We are planning a house there.

My husband's Playa del Carmen Real Estate office – One Stop Real Estate, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mexico Memories

I have to share this beautiful picture with you today.

We have family that came to visit us in Playa del Carmen this last Christmas and one of the gifts we gave them were two hand painted (right here in Mexico) margarita glasses.
They just sent us a picture that let us know they not only arrived unbroken but they are being enjoyed in less than tropical conditions. (Just click on the picture to enlarge it).

What can I say? . . . . May the memories of tropical Mexico be with you as you enjoy your margaritas.

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My book: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Watching the Super Bowl in Mexico

Guess where I watched the Super Bowl last weekend?

My family and I spent the day at the all inclusive Bahia Principe Resort just south of Tulum. We got a dynamite rate because our son plays American football and they are a team supporter.

So Shawn and I chilled on hammocks by the ocean in the morning, had some lunch, and then lounged by the pool until game time. I thought of you all as I know many of you have cold and snow right now. But what could I do?

When Super Bowl game time came we headed to the lounge and met up with our son to watch the action on their huge screen. The Bahia Principe provided drinks, popcorn, hot dogs and hamburgers in the lounge so we never had to miss any action. What more could a football fan ask for?

Interestingly the commentary for the game was in English, but they gave us Mexican commercials so I missed the big US Super Bowl ads! Not to worry, I viewed most of them yesterday on the internet. Who would think I would want to purposefully watch ads? I know – but these are Super Bowl ads!

Chillin on the beach for Super Bowl - Yep, on the whole life in Mexico can be really good.

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My book: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Bacalar project presentation in Vernon

I just wanted to let you know that my husband, Shawn, will be venturing into the cold, cold north this month - yes, Vernon, B.C. Canada! He is going to do a presentation on our project in Bacalar, Mexico. Bill Hubbard, the owner of the Century 21 office in Vernon has arranged it.


The presentation will be at the Schubert Center in Vernon at 7:00 on Thursday January 15th, 2009.

I will not be coming as it is winter you know! I send my love from here. Speaking of which please think warm weather thoughts so my hubby doesn't freeze too much!

This is the website for the project http://www.losflamboyanesbacalar.com/. Please let anyone you think might be interested in owning a piece of paradise in Mexico know about it. You are also welcome to come and say hi to Shawn.

Did I tell you that we will be building there? It reminds us so much of Kal Lake in Vernon - but what it must have been like maybe 30 years ago.

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My book: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Mexico Holiday - How to be a good house guest

Blend Christmas with high season and it means company will definitely be coming to our house in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Well the truth is I do love company so I am indeed happy - especially when the company knows how to be a great house guest.

How can you be great company for someone who lives in Mexico? Just bring lots of stuff that we still can’t get here. In my case it would be chocolate Oreo cookie crumbs, graham wafer crumbs, Dream Whip, instant puddings, large jars of crunchy peanut butter, and vitamin C caplets (I can only find horse size tablets here). You get the idea, so ask your hosts what they need.

When we still lived in Canada, we visited friend who were living in Thailand. They had a ton of stuff they wanted that they could not get there. We brought it all but did not really understand the pleasure of receiving it until we moved to Mexico.

Also, tell your hosts that you just came to chill and that we do not have to entertain you! Feel free to strike out on your own sometimes. Don’t ask a lot of questions about why they do things this way or anyway here as we don’t know either. Oh and bring a bottle of tequila back to the house with you now and then.

Enjoy your holidays! I know your friends or family that you are visiting will love your visit.

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My book: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

Friday, December 5, 2008

My road is paved!

Joy to the world! The road in front of my house here in Mexico is now paved.

That’s all my news for today. It is a perfect example of Mexican mañana time as it only took five years. I don’t care my road is paved – my road is paved – my road is paved.

I knew it would happen! I think ... maybe.

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My book: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Mexico and my paved road

I’m getting a paved road in front of my house!

Isn’t that cool? Funny that I would be excited about that isn’t it?
Do you have a paved road and take it for granted? I used to.

This is an odd and rambling story but in its way it does depict life sometimes in Mexico. It is a life I love by the way, often because of the fact that it is different.

If you have been reading my blog for awhile you will note that several times I have mentioned my road that used to be paved five years ago when we bought our house. Then you may have read my mentioning that four years ago they tore it up to put in underground sewer. That part was great but they never did repave it so the potholes grew and mini lakes formed in rainy season. It was all very adventurous!

What is my news now? Three weeks ago they graded it and compacted it. I must admit it is looking pretty good even with just that – it is certainly easier and more pleasurable to drive on.

The littlest glitch is that now my road workers have disappeared. My neighbors and I cannot find them. However, I know they will return – I am an optimist. So I am going to tell you my road is almost paved. It is so close that it is almost paved and that makes me happy.

Just another little glimpse of living in Mexico.

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My book: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bacalar, Mexico - want to own there?


Here’s a quick update for you on my husband’s Los Flamboyanes Bacalar project in case you are thinking of owning property in Mexico.

Have you seen the site http://www.losflamboyanesbacalar.com/ since they marked the Sold/reserved lots? Their office has been working with clients from all over the USA, Canada, and Mexico and it has been amazing to see the different points of view people have during this time.

Many people see this as a time of great opportunity; others get scared of the future and become paralyzed. I can totally understand how this can happen. We were recently in Florida and it was shocking the amount of bad news on the radio, TV, and bill boards, basically you were bombarded with the negative side of every possible situation – it can be hard to think differently.

Moving forward into the unknown future can be difficult but those who keep their focus are the winners. I know for sure tomorrow will come, and then the day will come that we will want to move or even retire and have an easy life in a beautiful location where we can afford to live a great lifestyle. We’ll be in Bacalar.

If we live life looking for the positive side wherever we can find it we will have a clear point of view that will ultimately lead us to the goal we are looking for. What is your goal? The actions we take today are going to ensure we achieve those goals tomorrow.

Have a look at the site. They have done a great job.

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My book: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Day of the Dead in Mexico


A friend sent me this and I thought you would enjoy it. I have never lived anywhere in Mexico where they actually practice this tradition, at least not that I was aware of . . . . . .


On November 1st we celebrate day of the dead in Mexico, a tradition that seems to be mostly lost or modernized in the big cities of Mexico. Lucky for me though, there are many, many tiny towns where old traditions and even prehispanic languages are still preserved. So on Saturday night I went with a couple friends to a town called Cucuchucho (yes that is spelled right...) near Morelia, to see the real tradition.


We went to the graveyard where the families had decorated the tombs of their deceased family members with a traditional orange flower called Zempazuchil and candles. They leave food offering so that the souls will have food and candles so they have light to guide them. They put up wooden frames and cover them with the orange flowers (some even have creative shapes) which are believed to be the door for the soul to come though at midnight and the whole family stays by the grave all night (even the kids) chatting and eating.


It was a beautiful thing to experience, there was such a different energy there then one would imagine for a grave yard. There were kids running around asking for money to buy a sugar skull (which is a Mexican version of trick or treating, but now with the north American influence they are happy if you give them candy too). So we went to the town and found an open store to buy some candy to give them.


On the way back we went to the main town square and had corundas for dinner (a Mexican food that is like a corn bread wrapped in banana leaves and served with cream and salsa verde). The girl that served us told us all about the traditions and the town festivals, she said they had a party for something or another almost every week so we should go back there as often as we can to see their different customs.


Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne


Suzanne Marie Bandick

Live your Dreams Life Coach


P.S. My book: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.


Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mexico Sunshine


Well after about three weeks of rain the sun seems to be back out in Playa del Carmen! I don’t remember seeing much sunshine at all during those weeks.

I found something interesting out when the sun returned. My spirits lifted and I felt even better then my usual cheerful self. Now, you think I would have remembered this effect as I grew up in and around Vancouver, B.C. and there can be quite a few raining days there. People would get really depressed with the lack of sunshine for so many days in a row. Even I would spend every day I was home with the light on in my house to counter balance the lack of sun. I called it artificial sunshine.

Now I live in this beautiful tropical climate where the majority of my days are sunny and I had not even thought of that for a long time. It is interesting the difference the sun can make in our moods. I bet everyone in Playa starts to have better days now.

What’s another bonus to the sunshine being back? I can now do my laundry and hang it out on the line to dry without the experience of natures second rinse cycle on it.

Also, the heavy humidity seems to be gone. No wonder they say this is the start of high season.

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My book: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mexico credit and the economy

My husband recently wrote about this and I wanted to share it with you as I too, as a foreigner living in Mexico, get many questions on this.

From: Shawn Bandick, One Stop Real Estate

Many people think because of the shifting in the market in the USA that the Mexican Real Estate market must also be flat. This is not so. They also assume if there’s a credit melt down in their area it will happen in Mexico as well. That’s not going to happen either. How can I be so sure? It’s easy, Mexico is not a credit driven economy. Most Mexicans don’t have a credit card, at best they have a debit card, and this way they are only spending the money they have.

Currently most Mexicans don’t have mortgages on their homes. Yes it might be a modest home but they built it as they had the income and they never paid the huge mortgage payments. Only in the last few years have mortgages been available and only if you could put about 20 to 30% down. That’s a very healthy no risk position for the bank. In a nut shell credit is so new to Mexico that the economy doesn’t rely upon it; therefore you will not find a credit crunch in Mexico.

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My book: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mexico and movie theatres

I love going to the movies in Mexico! Yes, we can even see them in English. In fact, most of the movies are in English with Spanish subtitles as they usually only dub the kids movies. It is funny though to go to a kid’s movie and hear characters you know well speak in a different language with a different voice.

The theaters in Mexico are excellent and the seating is well tiered so no one ever has their head in your way. It costs about the equivalent of $4.50 US and you get in for only $3.00 on weekends before 3:00 and one day of the week the price is reduced all day.

Even popcorn and snacks seem reasonable. You can get regular popcorn, enchilada popcorn, caramel popcorn and in some cinemas, light popcorn. You can even mix up the popcorn! Plus where else can you get red salsa to top off your popcorn?

So the next time you are in Mexico – where are you going to go? The Movies! I knew it. It is a worthwhile treat. It is also a great air conditioned place to hang out when it is hot. There are just so many benefits to living in Mexico .....

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My book: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

Would you like help to visit or live in Mexico? Visit http://www.liveyourdreamscoaching.com/.