For anyone who didn’t know, I spent the month of July traveling through Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. It was another excellent adventure and I’ll get around to writing more about it as soon as I have a chance.
But at the moment, I’m living in paradise! I’m in the small village of Sayulita, right on the west coast of Mexico, in the state of Nayarit. I’ve been here for 10 days so far and I have no intention of leaving any time soon.
1. The town is small (about 1500 residents) and super-friendly, making it a great place to improve my Spanish.
2. The atmosphere is about as laid-back as it gets and I never have to wear shoes or a shirt.
3. The beaches are perfect – long, beautiful stretches of sand set under a backdrop of jungle and palm trees.
4. It’s cheap – the monthly rent for my modern apartment with huge balcony and a swimming pool is about the same as 3 nights in a hotel in the USA (and I’m only a 5 minute walk to the beach).
So, what do I do all day? I go to the beach and I swim in the ocean. And then I swim in the pool at my apartment, eat a cup of esquite (corn mixed with sour cream, cheese, lime juice and chili) from a street stall, walk up and down the beach at sunset and then go to sleep by 9pm. And I also manage to find a little time to work on my websites and writing in between.
Life is simple here yet it is oh so good!
And, starting tomorrow I will be surfing every day…or at least learning to surf every day. It’s always been one of my goals and now it’s time to make it happen.
So, that’s a brief summary of where I’m at the moment. And now I’m off to the beach!