30
March
2013

Buying Real Estate in Mexico – the Experience

Coco's Cabanas Jungle Path, Riviera Maya Mexico Resort

We loved the weather and the beach vacations we have taken to the Riviera Maya Mexico so much we decided to come back and look at a place to buy so that we can come for longer relaxing vacations. We have been looking online for weeks and talking with real estate agents from different areas of Mexico. We have decided to focus on Cancun, the Riviera Maya and on the beach areas outside of Merida Mexico.

Buying in a foreign country can sound exciting and scary. With all the shows like “International House Hunters” it can seem very glamorous as well.

We have learned that you need to learn the rules and laws involved before you set out so that you know the true costs and legal implications involved.

If you are buying near the beach (in the restricted zone) you can’t own the property. You will buy it in a trust through a bank called a “fideicomisos.” I also believe that you should always use a local attorney to check everything out on your behalf.

The first property that we are going to look at is a small boutique hotel/resort with a restaurant and bar. It is called Coco’s Cabanas. http://www.cocoscabanas.com Retire steps from the beach with a great income too. Sounds intriguing.

We are excited about this adventure. I will continue to blog about it.

25
March
2013

TSA Spills Formula in Suitcase

Martha Suitcase

Our kids flew in to visit us. When Martha opened her suitcase there was baby formula everywhere. There was a form that the TSA puts into bags that it has inspected. I have no problem with inspections but this was just plain unacceptable. They had spilled the formula all over in the suitcase. It seemed like it was done on purpose. The formula not only made a sticky mess all over everything but it is very expensive. This was a lot of money for this young couple to lose. I think they should have compensated them or at the very least apologized.

20
March
2013

Africa Wine Country Tour; Cape Town Day Tour [Boomer and Senior Travel TV #69]

Taking a tour of the wine land area is a great day trip from Cape Town South Africa. It is both beautiful and informative. We stopped at the Fairview Winery. This was my favorite winery tours. We did wine tasting (for our group grape juices) tasted a variety of their cheese flavors, watched and photographed the sheep on the Sheep Tower and sat by the koi fish pond.

Show Notes:
Episode: #69
Host: Debbie Gerber
Show: Boomer and Senior Travel TV
What: South Africa Wine Country Tour; Cape Town Day Tour [Boomer and Senior Travel TV #69]
Where: South Africa
Contents: Episode #69 Video Podcast WebTV travel show brought to you by Debbie Gerber is a virtual vacation of a Day trip from Cape Town South Africa to the Fairview Winery. This tour should definitely be on you must do itinerary travel destinations. Wine tasting, goat viewing, cheese tasting and shopping.

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