Jun 15, 2004, 2:09 PM
Post #9 of 26
Re: [mexicoanswers] Retiring in Yucatan
I asked about this on the thread I started about Merida &
noise. Now, I just reread this thread and thought you may be
able to answer my questions. I'm visiting Merida and Progresso in October and if I stay for the winter by myself, I'm wondering whether there are any organized social groups where I could easily meet other ex-pats in Merida. Right now, I'm thinking that I will want to live in the city; however, I've never been to the Yucatan, so I'm only guessing.
Also, do you know whether I can bring my laptop and get connected fairly easily in Merida. I notice that the ads for
rentals mention cable tv but not internet service, tho' I did
find a reasonably priced residential hotel that said internet
was available. I'm not sure whether that means in the room or in a cafe a block away?
Another question is whether cell phone service is good and whether it is any cheaper than phone cards. As you can tell
my concerns are about staying in touch with family and friends as well as making new ones. I'm 58 & have moved to
a new areas by myself before where I made new friends but never outside of the US. So, this will be a new adventure, yet I know I need to plan well because I don't want to feel
cut off from my support system.
I will appreciate any information you can give me.