Seeing With Different Eyes

15 Jul

When we first moved to Bacalar in 2013, everything was new and exciting and a bit unsettling (Can We Go Home Now?). I remember driving under the “Bienvenidos a Bacalar” sign after a five-day drive from Texas. We pulled a trailer with everything we owned and everything we thought we needed to start our new life in Mexico. Lisa and I were thrilled with every flower, mural and festival. In the beginning we lived in Bacalar proper, walking or riding our bikes to discover shops and people. (Explore Bacalar On Foot)

 

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New murals are popping up everywhere.

Once our house was built, the three mile ride along a busy highway to town got longer and more inconvenient. Our numerous utilitarian trips meant fewer for pleasure. Also our early to bed life means we participate very little in the day to day activities of Bacalar. (A Day In The Life)

 

This week we have Lisa’s brother and his partner visiting. We get to see our life through their eyes and fall in love with Bacalar all over again. It’s fun being tourists in our own village.

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Visiting the Cultural Museum in Chetumal.

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Learning about Mayan influence.

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From our visit to Kohunlich in February.

We have lots more activities planned for the upcoming week. There is a trip to the wonders of Kohunlich and Cenote Azul. When living in paradise, it’s good not to become jaded.

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5 Responses to “Seeing With Different Eyes”

  1. LJones July 15, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

    Another great blog article Alex! It is so true…new eyes, new perspective…hope to see you soon – with love to you all, L

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    • afish25 July 15, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

      Shhhh recovering from the World Cup. 😞😕😑😲

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  2. emilievardaman July 15, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

    I get that fresh eyes feeling if I’m gone for several weeks, it all looks so good when I come home. Unless, of course, I have been wandering Mexico. Then it’s a bit depressing coming home.

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    • afish25 July 15, 2018 at 7:56 pm #

      It’s easy not to appreciate the mundane. I do it all the time.

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  3. Jack Scott July 16, 2018 at 2:40 am #

    It’s too easy to take things for granted. What you have done is amazing.

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