This is way off target, so my serious readers searching for good content on writing better ezines and blogs will have to forgive me.
I’ve just spent 10 days in Mexico, and there’s no way I can jump back into work mode without telling you about this. There’s just something so relaxing and magical when you are in the central parts of Mexico. It is really quite stimulating for the mind and rejuvenating for the body.
I’m not talking about the hot beaches of Puerto Vallarta. That’s another story. Actually the beaches are not my favorite at all. Too many vendors bothering you all the time, too many hotels, too much loud music and people drinking, yuck.
Ah, but if you go into the interior of Mexico, now that’s magic. We have a home in Ajijic, (pronounced "ahhh-hee-heek!"), on Lake Chapala about a half-hour out of Guadalajara. Up 5000 feet among pine trees mixed with palm trees, the little village has about the finest climate world-wide.
There’s a community of Americans and Canadians, with a few Europeans. Lots of artistic activities, tennis, charities, and little theatre provide plenty of action for retirees.
It’s perfect for reading, thinking, conversing…and writing. There’s a club for just about any hobby or activity. The Lake Chapala Society is an old homestead nestled in gardens to support the growing community of expatriates.
I didn’t blog while I was away, but I could have easily, with DSL and wireless connections available in several of the village cafes. Packet 8, Skype, and Vonage also make telecommunications easy.
So now, I am refreshed and ready to take care of my clients’ newsletter and blogging needs. But stay tuned, I shall soon be returning to Mexico and posting to you from there.