Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
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.
Ride the Bus with Us!
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
With all the years we have lived in
Mexico, we have never made the
Morelia, the capital city of Mexico's state of Michoacan.
It was time to go.
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
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
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
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
We are the only ones on this trip riding
Here we are, waiting for the bus to
pull from the station
Another adventure! This time in great
Beaming with delight, I am showing our
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
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
The beautiful, clean bus station in
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
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.
For more stories and photos of Mexico,
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independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
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