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.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Legend has it that there is an alleyway in
Morelia filled with romance.
If you and your lover want to seal your
relationship forever, engrave a lock with your names on it and place it on
the wrought iron display at the entrance.
Come take a look at this tiny,
picturesque callejon in central Mexico!
Sign at the entrance to the
Callejon del Romance
One of the most popular tourist spots in
Morelia, visitors and locals alike are inspired by the love stories related
to this little lane.
Created in the 19th century, it was a
small pathway for vendors who brought milk and coal to sell in the city.
Beasts of burden and the men who drove them both slept in this alleyway.
Beautiful renovated alleyway using the
pink stone of the nearby quarry
Walking along this pathway you can read verses from
the poem " Romance de mi Ciudad " by local poet Don Lucas Ortiz.
This poem is the reason this small backstreet was given the name of
Callejon del Romance.
However, in the "old days" the original appearance of the
dirt path was different. At the entrance there was a soap factory, the only
property in this area of the city with water and electricity services. The houses were made of adobe
with earthen floors, a gabled roof with beams, shingle and tile. This
is where the
workers of the factory lived.
Fountains were put in at the time of
1965, this passageway received a complete remodeling in which pink stones
from the nearby quarry were placed on the walls, the planters were
installed, public lighting was wired up and the fountains put in.
When the flowers and
bougainvillea are in bloom, this walkway is stunning.
Sharing a little love ourselves
Beautiful windows, wrought iron doorways,
and the pink quarry stone make a great background for this photo.
Today you can find 19 homes including some restaurants and cafes that
promise to stop time. A wonderful place to enjoy with your partner.
Take your time walking through this very
short byway that connects two busy streets, Luis Mota and Madero. Be sure to
take some photographs - and if you are alone, take a book to read!
Callejon del Romance offers some
simplicity, peace and quiet in the big city.
Wrought iron display with engraved
locks of lovers
Legend has it that if
you want to seal your love together forever, then you must remember to bring
a lock with your names engraved on it and close the lock on any of its
walls or on this particular display.
If you do that, then
you will never be separated and this will bind your love together.
Lovers are everywhere
Every day is a good day for romance!
The Aqueduct and outdoor restaurants
at the entrance to Callejon del Romance
Located between the streets of Luis Mota
and Madero, the Aqueduct is on one end of this famous callejon. This
is where the water came from for the soap factory in the previous time.
You can sit and have a
meal at one of these restaurants or go down inside the lane and eat at one
of the choices there.
On the other side of this Aqueduct is the
de las Tarascas) also worth seeing.
Make a morning of it!
The Callejon del Romance is open
every day and every night. The installed lighting along the pathway gives
off a warm golden glow, perfect to instill the romantic mood!
For more stories and photos of Mexico,
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independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.
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