Due to the growing popularity of the blog, people often recognize us when we’re out in public and come over to meet us. We don’t mind these impromptu meetings at all because people are always so friendly and complimentary. To tell you the truth, it makes us feel good to know that people find value in our articles and Spanish lessons.
If we have time, we’ll spend a few minutes talking to them and that’s when the majority of them will ask the same question: “What do you do all day?”
This is a difficult question to answer because although we stay very busy, we aren’t doing the same things every day. We left the world of boring daily routines behind when we moved to Mexico.
For that reason, I decided to break down our normal activities into categories. Hopefully, this will give you some idea how we stay busy here in the Riviera Maya.
This one takes up the majority of our time and we actually had to create a calendar to avoid scheduling conflicts. By the way, this doesn’t have anything to do with the blog. We were fortunate enough to move to an area with a significant English-speaking expat population made up of super friendly people. There is always something to do or some place to go.
Many of our friends are part time residents and when they come down, they are determined to pack the most fun into their limited time in Mexico. It’s like being on vacation ourselves and we’re usually worn out by the time they head home.
In addition to the friends that we’ve made down here, we have had a steady stream of visitors from the U.S. that visit us. Some of them love this area so much that they visit us a few times a year.
The low cost of living in Mexico means that we have more disposable income to dedicate to fun activities like traveling. Linda’s knack at finding discounts means that our money goes even further and we average one or two trips a month.
Enjoying the Riviera Maya
We enjoy living in a tourist area because it means that I have several activities to choose from within driving distance of our home. At a moment’s notice, we can be ziplining through the jungle or cooling off in a refreshing cenote.
If the weather is perfect, we drop everything we have planned for the day and we head to one of our favorite beach spots. Nothing beats the warm turquoise water of the Caribbean.
It’s not all fun and games here in the Riviera Maya. Sometimes we have to take time to go grocery shopping or wash clothes. We call these our administrative duties and we try to only do them on rainy days.
The blog has been a fun hobby and we spend a few hours in the morning working on articles or answering emails from readers.
Let’s Wrap This Up
When we moved to Mexico, we were excited about our new adventure but in the back of our minds there was a small concern that we would get bored after awhile. It turned out that we didn’t have anything to worry about and boredom has never been an issue for us.
Nowadays, we actually look forward to those rare days when we don’t have anything scheduled. It’s nice to just spend the day watching movies, reading a book or just doing nothing at all.
Now that we’ve answered the #1 question, I wonder what people will ask us when they meet us — I’ll let you know.
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