Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Working Online in Mexico

I work online in paradise every day right here with a gorgeous view of the beach from my patio. I found this place a long time ago and have been coming here every year for a couple of months to clear my head
and to write without interruption. When I am back in the states the phone ringing and people talking interrupt my train of thought. The only sounds that interrupt me here are the occasional coconut dropping off a palm tree, boats going by way out by the reef, workers picking up coconuts or chopping palm fronds off trees. The sound of mexican voices from the lots next door or from my room mate upstairs or if I am staying in the cottage - I don't hear anyone from the house at all. Sometimes they come out back and ask if I need anything from the store - which is nice because sometimes I need a mango, potato, onion or tortillas as these are things you use daily. I also cook with coconuts which are plentiful around here and drink coconut water. It is easy to learn how to husk and open a coconut yourself. Sometimes if I am energetic I will crack open some almonds that grow on the trees behind the cottage. I will be leaving soon and the cottage will be vacant so if you are interested in renting an oceanview cottage go to: Oceanview Cottage Rental

Monday, May 27, 2013

Living on the Beach in the Mexican Carribbean

I live in a house on the beach in the southernmost part of the Yucatan peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It has a gorgeous view of the turquoise blue waters of the Mexican caribbean, the area is also known as the Costa Maya. You can only do so much scuba diving, fishing and snorkeling so I also pass the time working online on my laptop. After you have lived here awhile you will find that you need something to occupy your time and it's also great if that something helps you to make money. I like to blog about many different topics and the Google ads that appear on my blogs help to make me money. I also teach people how to blog so they can do it for themselves too. I also post ads from different affiliate sites on my blogs and websites to help generate additional income. Yes writing does take time but I have found that even my older blogs still make a little money from time to time. It's nice to know that even after I die my writing will endure and maybe I can donate the funds my writing generates to a charity of my choice thru my estate. You can read more about making money online thru my affiliate marketing website.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Retire in Mexico on the Costa Maya

Enjoy the feathery leaves of the coconut palm trees swaying in the balmy breezes of the Mexican Caribean here at this Oceanfront Beach home overlooking the mexican caribbean ocean of the Costa Maya. Great scuba diving and snorkeling can be done right in front of this house with an amazing 90' dive on the other side of the reef called Chiminea that has you slowly descending to come up thru a chimney of coral. Watch giant sea turtles swim slowly by and a myriad of reef fish school in swarms in front of you.
Hire a guide and go out fishing out by the reef right in front of this ocean front beach house then get dropped off right in front of it so you can go inside and cook that fish you caught. Relax in the comfortable beach front lounge chairs while sipping on a coconut or cocktail. Life is good here at this waterfront paradise beach house which you can live in long term by checking out the ocean front beach house rental page.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Waterfront Beach House for Rent

Now is the time to plan ahead for that goal of living in an oceanfront paradise...I am looking for like minded people that want to share this oceanfront beachhouse with me. I have to fly back home every now and then so you would have it all to yourself while I am gone. I am looking for room mates that can stay at least 3 months or even longer if possible..the longer the better. My work is calling me back home so I must return there as soon as I can find suitable room mates that don't mind sharing this home with me. I do not own it but am managing it for a friend that does not have time to be here. And now I have to leave soon so am looking for a replacement for myself.                                                     
So if you think you might be able to get away for at least 3 months and work online from here or are retired and want to live overseas now is the opportunity you have been looking for. There is no work here so you would have to be able to work strictly online or have enough income to sustain you while here from savings or some time of regular monthly income.
If interested in renting all or part of this waterfront home for rent please click on the links in this post.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Waterfront Beachhouse for Rent

My favorite time of day to lay in the hammock on the balcony overlooking the Mexican Riviera is late afternoon as the sun is on the other side of the house so the balcony is in the shade then. Sometimes the sun is so bright coming in the balcony window I have to drop the shades so I can see my computer.
Today is one of those bright sunshine days but luckily the carribean trade winds are still blowing steadily so it is not really hot. I helped bring in the water bottles from the SUV this morning. We get all our drinking water in town in water cooler type bottles. The water for washing is cistern water which is from rainwater that falls on the roof and goes down into a cistern under the house. It is then pumped up to the roof to gravity feeds into all the faucets. It is not purified so we do not drink the cistern water - it is only used for showering and washing dishes, etc. Bottled water is so cheap - only $1 for 5 gallons so it is a not an issue. We also bring gas here for the generator in 5 gallon containers. It seldom has to be used because the solar panels on the roof provide enough power. Usually the generator is only used when there is not enough sun on very rainy days.

So there is some work involved in living here in an "off the grid" environment here at the oceanfront beachhouse. You sometimes have to fill up the generator and start it on very overcast days. I don't mind and can do that myself as I am in quite good shape for my age. I used to do more yard work but now we have a yardman come once a week so I think I am getting fat from not enough outdoor activity. Time to get back to exercising - something I used to do regularly but have gotten quite lazy these last few months. I also blame my room mates great cooking for the extra pounds but I have yet to turn down a meal.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Living and Working in the Costa Maya

I have been having one of the local guys come here to this oceanfront beachhouse to cut down the palm fronds and coconuts out of the highest palm trees.
 It is best to do this at least once a year so that coconuts don't fall on peoples heads when they walk under them.  It also lessens the debris that you have to pick up after a storm.
Every morning I go out and pick up fallen palm fronds and coconuts and put them
into the burn pile - storms have a tendency to clean out the trees so some days
there is nothing to pick up. I don't mind doing it as it gives me some exercise while staying here at this oceanfront beachhouse and a reason for this computer tweeb to go outdoors. I do lay out in the lounge chair to tan on the beach every now and then but not as often as I used to because I am already quite tan. I am also at the age where having a tan is not as important as it used to be as I no longer consider myself to be a beach bunny.
Alot of people email me here while I am staying at this oceanfront beachhouse and ask me if it is safe here in mexico. From where I sit upstairs overlooking the costa maya caribean ocean I would say yes it is safe right here where I am now. I have no problem driving
into the local village or into the cruise ship port of Mahahual one hour away and shopping for groceries or even driving all the way to Chetumal which is two and one half hours away by myself.
 While in Chetumal I shop at the local big box stores there such as Sams Club, Walmart, Chedrai and Bodega. Since I don't go to Chetumal very often I stock up on enough to last me a month. So yes to me it is quite safe here as long as you don't do stupid things. Like leave your wallet on the front seat of your car with your windows down and walk away from your car ...I actually have talked to people that did that and they wondered why they got their wallet stolen in the US. Some people do not use common sense while traveling so for people like that the world will never be safe enough.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Oceanfront Beach House Fishing in Mexico

Some people have asked if I ever go out fishing and diving here in front of this oceanfront beach house and the truth is I have gone out diving quite a bit here and snorkeling in the past.
I have seen all there is to see here in the many years I have been coming  here
so I don't go out diving and snorkeling that much any more. I am content to sit and watch the
palms sway in the ocean breezes and the waves breaking on the reef
from my upstairs window while working online. I have done all the tourist
things there are to do in this area and now I am comfortable to just live and work
here. Fishing is for the guys when they first come down and run around
like chickens trying to take in all there is to do. 
Yes bonefishing and flyfishing is popular right in front of this oceanfront beach house and all around this area as well as being famous for it's diving. There is a well known shallow diving
and snorkeling spot right in front of this waterfront house out by the reef.
You can have a boat come and pick you up in front of the house to take
you out diving or just email them the day before to let
them know what time to pick you up the next day. I have also seen snook
hiding in the mangroves so you could bring your own fishing pole and tackle
and try to catch them from shore. If you want to go out in a boat fishing
it is best to email or go visit one of the local fishing guides to come and pick you
up to take you fishing.