FREEDOM 

Freedom. The definition for me is being without attachment. Sounds simple but, it isn't. It took me 70 years to get it. My childhood was very simple. I was a spoiled, an only child. We didn't have very much, but I was doted on by my parents. I was totally protected, and they loved me... Continue Reading →

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND ALL THE BEST FOR 2023 

Next year I will be doing a series of essays on the experience of travel, and what it feels like to be a Nomadic Intern! Topics will include: Freedom, Relationships, Safety, Airlines & Airports, Adventure, Culture of Aging, Travelling Alone, and Planning of Itineraries. Enjoy and be safe! Betty

THE STATE OF THE WORLD!

Well, I have hung up my travelling boots, and it was absolutely the right decision for me. I am very happy in Mexico in my tiny space; my friends, my projects, and never a dull moment. I have been asked since I spent the last ten years, and many years before travelling, what do I... Continue Reading →

DAY OF THE DEAD

The Day of the Dead is my favorite holiday anywhere in the world! It is a wonderful celebration of lost ones in Mexico which recognizes the beauty of, and deep respect for, each life.Altars are built in front of houses, and celebrations are held in cemeteries. There is dancing, costumes, makeup…and a wall of skulls—each... Continue Reading →

NOT MY MOUNTAIN TOP, BUT MY TREEHOUSE!!

I arrived in Ajijic in the middle of September. I had a reservation to visit Namaste, the spiritual community I had visited twice before, but certainly no intention of staying there. But the apartment I had always liked became free the day after I arrived; the previous tenant had just moved out. The apartment needed a lot of work but the staff at Namaste repainted and fixed everything. So here I was with a dilemma: do I... Continue Reading →

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