Category Archives: Indigenous Life

Comparing Panajachel, Guatemala to Oaxaca, Mexico as a Retirement Destination

If you had to choose, would you favor Panajachel over Oaxaca as a place to live? Continue reading

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Life Changing, Changing Lives

These beautiful women and children were living in various conditions, often with lots of family members in one room, many times without a flushing toilet, predictably with chickens, and a cow out back, and usually their small villages were far from grocery stores or medical help. Continue reading

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Giving Back in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Observations from a resident living in SMA

Our local Rotary club recognize a SMA “Citizen of the Year” every year. These average people are doing extraordinary things and loving their meaningful lives. Continue reading

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Comparing Various Latin American Cities and Towns for Retirement Living

If you absolutely couldn’t return to the States, where would you pick to settle? Continue reading

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Peace Corps After 50

Before Champa and I joined the Peace Corps at the age of 63, people asked us how we’d feel to be surrounded by volunteers younger than our two sons. Continue reading

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Magic Classroom Bringing Education to Rural Villages

In Guatemala 40% of children do not make it through 1st grade. Continue reading

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Banana Sheets

Then one day when we walked outside our residence, we saw a vendor cooking up waffles and banana sheets! What luck! Continue reading

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Specialty Papers

The rolls are slim and for the longest time, we never saw anyone purchase these papers. We wondered what they were for? Continue reading

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Flower Man

When the angle was right we could see that the flower show was being man-propelled. Continue reading

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That’s Life

Oh boy. Emotionally, I didn’t want to be here. I tried to have a light, friendly conversation on a safe topic and here I am, right in the middle of it. Continue reading

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