Jocotepec, on the shores of Lake Chapala: Beauty, free enterprise, and some cupcakes (Road Trip Part XVII)


We continue our Mexico road trip series with Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van.  This story provides the truth about what it’s like to live in Jocotepec, a mostly Mexican town on the shores of the famous expat location of Lake Chapala.

If you’re like me, with typical middle-class US suburban experiences and sensibilities, when you first arrive at Jocotepec, you are confronted with several things that just don’t seem right.

For starters (and this is not unusual for Mexico), what was to be our home for the next 10 days did not have…

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Home in Jocotepec. (PHOTO: Chuck Bolotin)
Home in Jocotepec. (PHOTO: Chuck Bolotin)

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