In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
Hot, freshly made tortillas,
a mainstay of every meal in Mexico, are nestled in a hand woven basket with hand
Juice bars, or liquado
stands, are popular family owned businesses. You custom design your liquado
anyway you want it. Check out those quail eggs in the front jar!
The Central Plaza in
any Mexican town is where it's happening, especially on Sundays. Musicians, food
vendors and those selling balloons or roasted beans and corn are a common site.
This plaza in Chapala is active throughout the day.
Lush vegetation grows easily
in the temperate climate. Hiking to the white cross on top of the hill (center)
is a favorite outdoor activity, and gives a panoramic view of the city of
A picturesque corner in
Chapala. The main church with its rebuilt second steeple, right next to the old
Braniff home, which is now a restaurant. All this is located right at Lake
One of the many ExPats and a
living legend in Chapala, Grady is a nice guy to boot! Does he have stories to
tell! If you think his hat is a fashion statement, you should see his custom
cowboy boots with a Royal Flush done in colored tanned leather!
The 'tortuga' or turtle bus
stops everywhere. It's a cheap local means of transport and an easy way to get a
very affordable tour of the area.
Bustling downtown Ajijic, a
The old church located on
Ajijic's plaza is done in the classic Mexican style.
Oh Baby! A Mexican cutie
Walking down the main street in Chapala.
At Monday Market,
walking through the stalls, Mother, daughters and cell phones of course!
Fresh honey, honeycomb
and bee pollen for sale at Monday Market, Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
Pozole with all the
traditional trimmings sold at a neighborhood Cenaduria. A must-try!
Ernesto makes his famous
churros - a deep fried and sugar coated donut. Tasty!
The Ancianos are on the
Plaza in Chapala daily selling their roasted corn and beans.
Another new restaurant
in Ajijic which is quite busy in the mornings.
Beautiful Lake Chapala.
The Lourdes church just
outside downtown Chapala. A favorite for first communions and quince de anos
On the way to Ajijic
from Chapala, the hills surround the lake road making for a pleasant ride.
Spectacular view from
our friends' house, just outside Jocotepec.
"La Oficina" where the
boys meet to discuss important matters over a few beers. This is where the
business of Chapala really gets done!
The main church in
Chapala, lit up at night.
About the Authors
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their
time, and who doesn’t want to mindlessly
follow the crowd.
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