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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Transport to Morelia

Ride the Bus with Us!

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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With all the years we have lived in Chapala, Mexico, we have never made the trip to Morelia, the capital city of Mexico's state of Michoacan.

It was time to go.

From our Chapala apartment, we call an Uber driver who picks us up in about 4 minutes. Sweet. Off we go, chatting along nicely, when just outside of Tlaquepaque, Jose's car breaks down on the highway!


We pay Jose 200Pesos (about $11USD) and jump out of the car.

The four lane traffic is brisk and we now need a taxi. While several make the effort to stop, we can't make it with our luggage across the dashing traffic, so whatever taxi is going to get our business will have to come to us.


An ambitious taxi driver assesses the situation, backs up on the shoulder of the road and makes a 90 degree turn bee lining straight towards us!

For 70Pesos (or $4USD) he takes us to the New Bus Station and we queue for the ETN Bus counter with 15 minutes to spare.

We're going to Morelia! 

Very fine ETN First Class Buses

The price to ride First Class from Guadalajara to Morelia is 540Pesos or about $30USD per person.

We purchase our tickets and go outside to wait for our bus to arrive. Moments later we receive a beverage and a sandwich from the hostess and we get on board our double decker bus.

Air conditioned, individual entertainment centers, tilting seats

We are in seats #3 and #4 at the front of the bus so we have a great view of our trip.

Almost like riding in an airplane

Seats are large and comfortable, with foot rests that lean out from the seats. Luggage bins are above our heads and we have individual air conditioner openings to give us cool air if we choose.

We are the only ones on this trip riding on top.


Here we are, waiting for the bus to pull from the station

Another adventure! This time in great comfort.

Beaming with delight, I am showing our tickets

Comoda means comfortable in Spanish, and yes, I am!

Our unobstructed view

Since I tend to get motion sickness, this is my kind of road; Straight!

Mexico toll road

Over the last couple of decades, Mexico has invested a lot of money in its road infrastructure. This is the country's effort to connect the main towns and cities with safe, fast and reliable roads.

Generally these wonderful roads are four-lane highways and they make traveling from place-to-place so easy.

Bacon! follow that truck...

This little piggie went to market... as the rhyme goes.

As you can see, the road is fairly clear in both directions and very easy traveling. Roads are in good condition.

The beautiful, clean bus station in Morelia

3.5 hours later we arrive in Morelia, and go to a taxi kiosk inside the building to purchase a ticket to our hotel. For 65 Pesos, and 20P tip (about $5USD) we get our ticket and give it to the driver who takes us right to our hotel door.


Hotel San Juaninos to watch the sunset

 Later on, we make our way over to Hotel San Juaninos at their hotel bar and restaurant to watch the sunset. It has a terrific view of the Cathedral and the Boulevard below.

It's not the only rooftop bar/restaurant in town (there are many!) but the view is very nice from here.

Check it out!

Definitely put Morelia on your list of  places to visit.

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About the Authors

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

Retire Early Lifestyle appeals to a different kind of person – the person who prizes their independence, values their time, and who doesn’t want to mindlessly follow the crowd.

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