Mar 25, 2007, 5:42 PM
The advantage of living in La Paz is that you can return to San Diego relatively quickly.
Thatīs cute and a good example of why we all have to enjoy the give and take here with good humor.
Since, according to your profile, you, as we, are (or were) from Santa Rosa, California and yet, we would have put it a different way.
The advantage of Chiapas, and one reason we are moving there is that you cannot get to San Diego relatively quickly and, more importantly, Californians cannot get to Chiapas relatively quickly nor, thank God, do most of them want to do so.
We really donīt know what Dudley is after except for his mentioning that diving in the sea would be nice and, of course, for most the Caribbean is the best choice for that. It seems to me that anyone coming down here is best served by flying or busing down to selected areas and checking them out before setting off with all their earthly belongings in search of paradise. If coastal areas are a priority, then one can also check out the Gulf and isolated Pacific areas in the south before making a final decision. That would mean the diving would be less desirable or perhaps not even an attractive option but most of us have had to make some trade offs in where we settle.
For instance, what I really want is my home located on Jonnaīs Akumal beach with its crystal waters with the climate and gardens of Lake Chapala and the beautiful desert of Baja Sur surrounded by vineyards, olive trees, a variety of citrus fruits and all of this close to spectacular Chiapas and Yucatan Mayan ruins and sophisticated Mexico City but too far for them to commute to my paradise and ruin it. If any of you know a place that meets all those criteria, let me know, in the meantime I have to settle for the Lake Chapala and Chiapas parts. Darn!
(This post was edited by Bubba on Mar 25, 2007, 5:44 PM)