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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

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HI Hotel Impala - Queretaro, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Mexico has so many places to visit, and Queretaro is a Colonial City we had not seen before. Over the years, many people recommended for us to go see this fine place, and finally, we put it all together.

Outdoor seating at Restaurant and Cantina Suite 18 Suite18 Restaurant - Cantina Hotel Impala, Queretaro, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

When we purchased our reservations online at for our stay at Hotel Impala in Queretaro, we opted for the breakfast that was included in the price. This was a wise decision!

Closer look at special menu, Bistro Chez Julien, Queretaro, Mexico Bistro Chez Julien
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Billy and I were in the Spanish Colonial city of Queretaro, Mexico. We met up with friends, and since we are known for wanting to frequent fine eateries, our friends suggested this little French Bistro.




Medallions of beef in red wine sauce, Fiume 37, Queretaro, Mexico Restaurant Fiume 37 - Queretaro, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

A fine Colonial city, Queretaro is, with an international restaurant presence. Oooooh. We like that.

Santa Rosa de Viterbo Church, Queretaro, Mexico The Streets of Santiago de Queretaro Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Queretaro is one of Mexico's smallest states. But boy, it's packed with wonder, culture, history, diverse ecosystems and good food.

Swimming pool at Hacienda La Labrocilla, Queretaro City, Mexico Hacienda la Laborcilla Restaurant Extraordinaire Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

After we strolled through a neighborhood park, where a man was walking his duck, we struck up a conversation with a Father and his young daughter. We enjoy asking the locals why they like living in their location - and, oh by the way, what are your favorite restaurants?

Indoor and outdoor seating at Hanks Queretaro City, Mexico Hank's New Orleans Cafe and Oyster Bar - Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

We stumbled upon Hanks just out of good luck. We arrived in Santiago de Queretaro after a long 5.5 hour bus ride on ETNs First Class Double Decker Bus. After taking a taxi from the bus station to our hotel for 130Pesos (about $6.50USD), and checking in, it was about 4pm, and time to eat.


Chalkboard listing of beers available Hercules Cerveceria, Queretaro City, Mexico

Hercules Cerveceria - Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Today, Mexico is among the world's top beer producers but it wasn't always so. It took a war of independence from Spain (and their heavy regulation and high taxes placed on local production of beers and wines) along with a late 19th century influx of German immigrants to push Mexico into world class beer making.

Sign of La Birria del 99, Santiago de Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico La Birria del 99 Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico

I can't believe it took us so long. We've been running around Latin America since 1993. We finally found a birria place and it was GREAT!

Chef cutting ribeye for customer's meal, La Bocha, Queretaro, Mexico La Bocha Queretaro, Mexico

So there we were, strolling through a neighborhood park where a man was walking his duck. We came upon a Father and his young daughter and struck up a conversation with them. Billy likes to speak with locals, probing why they like where they live, and then asking them if they know any good restaurants that we should try. Without hesitation, this Father said "La Bocha."

Picanha cut of beer, Rucula, Queretaro City, Mexico Rucula Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico

Rucula offers brochettes, a must-have cut of meat called Vacio, baby pig called Lechon, chicken, goat, various other prime cuts of beef, salads and pasta. Main courses of meats run from $13USD for brochettes to $73USD for a kilo Porter House steak.



Cruising on a Double Decker ETN Bus, Queretaro – Guadalajara

We are on an ETN First-Class Double Decker bus sitting on the top level in the front seats. Driving through the countryside, seeing farmland and tequila fincas, we go through toll booths, see cyclists making a long haul, and make our way through 3 Mexican States.

Closer Look at the Aqueduct in Queretaro, Mexico

Riding home in a yellow cab in the center of the capitol city of Queretaro, Mexico, we pass by dozens of the arches of this ancient Aqueduct. Built in the beginning of the 17th century, this Aqueduct brought water to 12 fountains in the city. Be sure to look for the sculptures between the arches!

Walk through a Typical Mexican Bus Station, Queretaro, Mexico - CLEAN!

To many people, when we say "We're going to travel there by bus" they have a horror picture in mind. Not so with Mexican first class buses! Take a short walk through CLEAN and MODERN bus station in Queretaro, Mexico.




A Man Walks his DUCK in Queretaro Park, Mexico

Billy walks through a park in an upscale neighborhood. There he finds a man walking his DUCK. Clean, safe, park with friendly people. An area for exercising, for children to play, and a dog walk. Check it out!

LIVE Pop and Robo-Dancing in Queretaro, Mexico

Billy films a young woman doing Pop and Robo-Dancing in a local plaza in Queretaro, Mexico. She's a bit shy but finally gets her groove on! Check it out. FUN!

The Aqueduct of Queretaro, Mexico, LIVE MUSIC

We're at the Mirador in Queretaro, Mexico, a UNESCO site. We see the historical engineering feat of the Aqueduct built in the 18th century. This Aqueduct is 1,280 meters long with 74 arches!

Queretaro, Mexico - Tourist Site with City's Name in HUGE Letters

A popular visitor site in Mexican cities is to have your photo taken by the HUGE letters that spell out the city's name. Here in Queretaro, it's no different. Banda music plays in the background as Billy shows you the large letters of this capital town.

Strolling the Streets of Queretaro, Mexico on a Sunday Morning

Billy walks around side streets and outdoor cafes on a Sunday morning in Queretaro, Mexico. Friendly people in this capital city! We're on our way to the mirador to see the Aqueduct, a tourist attraction.

The Italian Café in Queretaro, Mexico

Sitting this morning at the Italian Cafe in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico. Across the street from one of the many manicured parks in the city, Billy shows you the view from our window table.

The Fresh Market in Queretaro, Mexico     

Billy takes you through sections of the Fresh Market in the Colonial City of Queretaro, Mexico. You'll see red octopus, mounds of fresh fish and shellfish, and piles of pork and beef. Take a look!

La Alameda Park, Queretaro, Mexico

Billy saunters through a lush public park in the Colonial City of Queretaro, Mexico. In the center is a monument dedicated in gratitude to the Revolutionary, and patriotic Founder, Father Hidalgo. Lush, manicured gardens.


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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

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