Gringos in Paradise is a humorous account of the year (2005) Barry and Thia Golson, traded in their New York City lifestyle, by selling their apartment in the city, packing up their SUV, and moving to a surfing and fishing village on Mexico's Pacific Coast. After a real estate broker showed the couple some properties, they bought a hilltop plot of land in Sayulita, on impulse. The couple did not even receive a deed to the property, just a promise that the land was theirs and everything would be fine.
The couple spent time learning the culture and about how things were done (or were not done in
). Through laughter and some tears for the couple, the outcome was a beautiful 5,000 square foot seaside home, where property taxes are $24.00 a year. Mexico
An entertaining memoir of sorts about a couple who decided to reinvent their lives, gives daring baby boomers, who are not afraid to start anew something to think about. If the idea of moving to another country to stretch your retirement dollars a bit further does not sound too kooky for you, you might find this book not only humorous, but informative as well.
RATING – 4/5 - COMPLETED –
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