Friday, October 1, 2010


Tourists seek the peace and quiet of a typical Mexican village ~ but EXPATS know and will tell you that living in Ajijic, Chapala, or Loreto has it's own white noise. We do not hear the humm of a freeway, we do not hear jets flying above, but we do have other sounds to get used to. A shot of tequilla or a icy margarita is not the choice drink at dinner for an expat. We grow accustomed to the crowing of roosters at all hours of the day and night, the clacking of weavers’ looms on rooftops and the sound of horse’s hooves on cobblestone streets. The song of church bells, the city band practicing the same three songs repeatedly and out of key, and the excited screeching of little kids in the nursery school next door. The EXPAT alarm clock is the sound of the garbage truck just after dawn and the concert of birds at sunrise. The LIGHT of TRUTH is GOOD!

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  1. Barb..if you haven't already had this tea (hot or cold), be sure to try it when you are in Chapala. It's called Jamaica Flower Tea. It's made from the dried blossoms of the habiscus sabdariffa bush. We drink it 3-4 times daily. It is used as a diuretic, laxative, digestive and can also be used to stabilize high blood pressure and and is an artery and kidney purifer. Very healthy. We buy the dried blossoms at the store or farmers market and make it here at home. You will like it.....BESOS, Jilly Bean