Aug 16, 2009, 5:03 PM
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I am new to the forums and would like to hear from people who have experience or live in Chiapas. My boyfriend of 6 years grew up in Motozintla. I visited Mexico for 3 months in 2006-07. We flew from NC to San Diego, then went from Tijuana to Guadalajara, DF, lived in Chalco, went to Chiapas for 2 weeks. I am 58 and he is 66. We met here on the OBX of NC but he has purchased land in Comitan and is planning to return in the next few months. (He says he wants to die in his country). He would like me to go with him to live, and I am seriously considering it. I have a pretty good idea of what my life would be like, probably raising chickens and growing tomatoes in the mountains. I have worked hard, was married for 18 years and have 4 grown children (who all have their own lives, and I don't see much). My biggest problem is figuring out what to do with my stuff and how to get to Mexico. I've been reading a lot about the immigration laws etc on the forums, so I am wondering what the best way to do this would be. I don't have much money (can't meet the income requirements). So I would probably go on a tourist visa. I've seen Mexican roads and drivers (scary), and even though I've driven trucks and can drive standard, I am leery of driving into Mexico. Also, my 80 year old mother would love to have me go back to NJ with her! So this is my dilemma!
I work for Coca Cola and Timoteo & I maintain 17 yards on the week ends, so I am trying to save money for Mexico. I drive a pick up with a 12 foot trailer when we do lawn care. We have been doing this together for five years. I would of course have to quit my job, so I would not have any income once I do that. I guess I could get rid of everything and go, and if it doesn't work out I could always come back. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks, Maritsa