Road trip’s last leg: Puebla to Lake Chapala, a place worthy of return   

The writer's wife on Ajijic street. (PHOTO: Chuck Bolotin)

We conclude our Mexico road trip series with Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs wrap their tour through Mexico in a large, white van. Chuck invites us on the last leg of his and his wife’s 7-month road trip through Mexico, which extended from Mexicali in the north, all the way to Chetumal, next to Belize in the south. He describes what it was like circling back about midway, from Puebla, and ending at Lake Chapala.

From Puebla, it’s only about 80 miles to Mexico City, and there were plenty of signs encouraging us to visit.  However, with over 21 million people in the metro area and us being on a tight schedule on our way to Lake Chapala more than 420 miles away, we decided it would be better to see Mexico City some other time, and instead pointed our van to the Northern Arc, which, true to its name, curves around the fourth most populous city in the world.

The scenery to each side of the Northern Arc is filled with…

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The writer’s wife on Ajijic street. (PHOTO: Chuck Bolotin)


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