Younger People Visiting Little Baja Town
April 7, 2016
and Susan came down to Mexico from Colorado where he worked
as an Events Coordinator and she owned a Bed and Breakfast.
They planned to get married here next month and said that
150 of their friends would be coming down for the wedding.
are just two of the growing number of younger Americans
coming down to Mexico for not only a week or two —
but several months.
live in a beach community on Mex. 1 in southern Baja California,
and our community has become a favorite stop over for motorcycle
riders, heading south and north. These are not retired people,
however, they have jobs which allow them to take off for
extended periods of time.
the case of one young motorcycle family, they have actually
set up an online business which caters to motorcycle riders;
providing an assortment of gear for touring bikes. They
do all their business online from here in Mexico.
Internet has opened up a whole new window of opportunity
for younger people to continue to make a living in the United
States and spend their winters in Mexico.
other major factor is that in our area, people feel safe.
Tourists are welcomed with open arms, and communities like
Mulege and Loreto cater to those who come down to enjoy
the sun and the fun.
the winters in Baja are like living in paradise. Normally
it is sunny from morning to night and the temperature in
January is usually in the 70s with other months in the 80s
are free or almost free. Many have a caretaker who is responsible
for keeping the beach area clean, and he gets paid about
$7 a day. Tourists can enjoy a "leanto" with a
palm roof and three walls which shelters them from the winds
which sometimes can be a problem.
is cheap, if one does not want to eat like an American.
young couple, who we mentioned earlier, were set up with
a camper on back of their pickup. They were beach hopping
from southern Baja heading north. This was their third year
down here, and it would not be their last unless something
drastically happened to their life style.
border issues, which are such a big deal on the American
side of the border, are seldom discussed down here. It is
rare for a Mexican to say that they wanted to go to America.
Why should they? They have the best of everything right
a wall at the border would probably affect those Mexicans
who work in the border towns, but for most of the rest of
Mexico, there would be little difference. One would think,
from the U.S. news , that there is a big army of Mexicans
waiting at the border just ready to charge across if ever
there were an opening.
is crazy. The real hardship would be for the increasing
number of Americans who want to spend more time in Mexico,
but for one reason or another, cannot manage it.
the criminal element, there will always be a way to cross
the border. It seems like such a waste of money to build
fences and walls.
we learn anything from the Berlin Wall?