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
We recently returned to Puerto Vallarta
beach in Mexico on a
quick getaway trip. It was so fun to be back at this popular tourist
things have been upgraded since our last visit. Take a look at our pictorial
of the malecon - a beach side walkway - below.
A panoramic shot of
Puerto Vallarta Beach Malecon
Here you see the beautiful
water of Puerto Vallarta, located on the
coast of Mexico.
What you see in the very
front is the concrete walkway that makes it easy and enjoyable to saunter coast
Bronze statues of a
traditional Mexican dance
These bronze statues
capture the elegance of a traditional Mexican dance, not that dissimilar to the
mating dance of birds in nature.
approach and retreat.
High quality artwork lines
the entire malecon.
A local enjoying his
morning by the sea
We enjoyed music everywhere
at Puerto Vallarta (also known as "PV.")
What a way to begin one's
morning! A cup of Joe, music and sea-gazing.
Delicious on every count!
To listen to some
captivating live music, click on this
short VIDEO here.
The grace and beauty of
these animals are captured in metal.
If you look closely, you
can see a small fountain of water coming up from the top of the head of the
Some of these intriguing
creatures were also chairs. One could sit and enjoy the view from various
It would be so fun to have
a cocktail party here, or some piece of theater.
A merman and a mermaid
More grace-filled beauty
here in bronze.
creatures fill tales of of the sea in ancient civilizations like Greece, China,
Finland, Portugal and even the Amazon River. In more modern times, mermen have
been depicted as handsome creatures, but the earliest tales describe them as
very unattractive. They would have seaweed for hair, scaly skin, slanted green
eyes and a red nose.
These two "merfolk" look
like they were made for each other.
Corner building on the
It was another beautiful
morning on our walk alongside the beach. You can see the gentle sunlight on the
side of this whitewashed building.
It was peace-filled and
easy going, with some people doing their morning jogs or walking their dogs.
Purchase your cigars
is big in the tropics. We have seen cigar shops in
Republic and various other locations in the southern climes. The first
cigars are thought to be invented by the
who wrapped tobacco in either palm or plantain leaves.
Columbus is generally credited with the introduction of tobacco to Europe. He
also brought coffee and chocolate! Can you imagine our world today without
A charming Mexican beauty
This lovely lady had such an attractive
personality. Not only was she physically beautiful, but was willing to play
along with our Spanish and our silliness.
She was selling very expensive
anti-aging creams and products. She was only about late twenties and of course
was wrinkle-free. But I would have been more impressed with her product had she
been 70 and looked like that!
Maybe I'm missing something, but if I'm going
to pay thousands of US Dollars for beauty products, I want to look 25 again!
Seafood restaurant setting up
We love going to the beach and eating
seafood. And while we ate it every day, sometimes twice a day, we never made it
to this cute little place.
I guess we'll have to return! Oh Darn!
Music was everywhere.
Listening to live musicians completely alters everything, whether it's a happy
hour, a meal, or a beer at the beach.
The Big House
La Casona means The
Big House. Puerto Vallarta still has some of the old Mexican and Colonial flavor
which is enchanting. There is no shortage of restaurants and bars!
A cute play on words for a
fishing boat excursion business.
Another beautiful white washed building
A lovely contrast is the white washed
building look against the magnificent blue skies. Always seems so fresh and
Here you can see a bit more
of the sea between buildings. The Romantic Zone in Puerto Vallarta is very
clean, and it's Old Style Vallarta.
A small lighthouse
I don't know if this lighthouse is actually
used today or if it is just a replica for effect. Maybe it's both. With the door
there, it seems this lighthouse is used for something.
The city of Puerto Vallarta
has done an excellent job of presenting and maintaining their malecon.
It's both attractive and inviting, with no broken sidewalk pieces or trash
strewn about. Patrons and locals enjoy, and as you can see, there is wheelchair
We saw some people in
wheelchairs hand peddling up and down the malecon. With such beauty
available it adds to one's daily routine of exercise.
Church with celestial
crown on top
This church is right across
the street from the previous photo. The little plaza is peaceful, with benches
and shady spots to sit and enjoy the sea breeze.
A store that sells liquors and beers
only made in one of the 5 designated Mexican states of Jalisco, Michoacan,
Nayarit, Guanajuato or Tamaulipas. Anything made from an agave plant
outside of these nationally approved and designated states must be called
something else, like Mezcal, which is made in
This sign is basically asking that you come
and browse, maybe even taste, but don't set up housekeeping here!
Not a statue at all, but
Many times in tourist
locations such as city center Plazas and here at this malecon, we'll find
talented mimes making money from donations. At first glance, one would not know
any different, except at some point the "statue" moves!
Sometimes you can even get
your photo taken with the mime for a keepsake.
Another whimsical statue, this time of a
couple sharing time on a bench by the shore.
It's graceful and captures an emotional
moment between two people. Nicely done!
Back at the turn of the
20th century, Catrinas were references to the native Mexicans who wanted
to replicate the aristocratic style of Europeans. Often these natives would wear
make up to make their faces look whiter, denying their indigenous past.
These days, the Catrina
is the face of the
Day of the Dead cultural celebration and is viewed much more lightheartedly,
not as an insult to the natives.
A place to park your
husband while you go shopping
Speaking of being light
hearted, we saw this sign outside a restaurant that was advertising 25Peso beers
and Margaritas all day. While the sign says only $1USD, at today's Dollar to
Peso exchange, the price is about $1.30+ which still isn't a bad deal.
One of the waiters was
explaining that they change the sign every other day, so tomorrow it will read
"Husband's Day Care Center."
It's a cute advertising
Billy in his element
Yes, that Billy is quite
the ladies' man! Sitting on a bench outside Senor Frog's Restaurant, Billy is
surrounded by babes!
Puerto Vallarta is a
wonderful place to visit. Friendly people, good food, lots of music and yes! Of
course! The beach.
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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 RetireEarlyLifestyle.com,
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
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