Halloween Parade in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Post by Glenn Dixon.

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Burn Rate

Planning and goal-setting have never been our strong suits. The fact that we were able to get out of debt, sell all our stuff, get out of our house and save up a lot of money is almost miraculous given our track record. So I’m going to cut myself some slack when it comes to timing. The fact is that when we quit our jobs we didn’t have an income in place to pay for our travels.

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San Cristobal, Guatemala and … China?

A couple of weeks ago we reached a milestone, the end of our first six months in Mexico. We can’t believe it has been that long already! Six months is also the standard time limit for a tourist visa. In order to extend your stay, you have to spend at least seventy-two hours outside the country before re-entry, at which time you can renew your visa for another six months. So that is what we did.

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Scooter Ride to Las Grutas

Hey! Let’s take the scooters out and see the caves, Las Grutas! So Shelley, the owner of Croozy Scooters, got us – consisting of Dixie, Mandy, Shelley’s son Justin, his sweetie Sam, and Shelley – all fitted out with scooters and helmets, and away we went through the streets of San Cristobal and out to the highway out of town. Beautiful ride, once we left the city traffic, and we cruised on down the road, with Mandy in the lead since she knew where we were going.

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