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Mexico = Paradise

Mexico = Paradise

Having been living in Ajijic, Lake Chapala now for almost 15 years I still ask myself the question “Where in the world would I rather be?”

Would I rather be in Iraq even with the “surge” being successful? No, I would not.

Would I rather be in Afghanistan where the Taliban are making a comeback? No, I would not.

Would I rather be in Pakistan where the Taliban are 60 miles outside the capital of Islamabad? Here the Taliban are pushing themselves forward as Robin Hood like figrues to protect the poor. Really? No, I would not.

Would I rather be in the United States hurricane belt which is approaching hurricane season? No, I would not.

Or California where your house can slip into the Pacific Ocean or burn to the ground in a wildfire? The same answer applies.

Or Louisiana where they are still trying to rebuild after Katrina? Even with their annual Jazz Festival tourism is still way down and help is slow to come.

What about my home of Canada? The taxes are too high and the climate is too cold.

Europe is very exciting but very expensive. London, a wonderful, city, has regular terrorist threats and is even more expensive than its counterparts on the continent.

Africa whose country of Kenya is said to rival our exquisite climate here has a rather bothersome political situation at the moment.