Why would anyone up and leave the US to run a bed and breakfast in Guanajuato, Mexico? In short, because it is a great lifestyle and time stands still. A gentle pace, a relaxed attitude, a healthy life and sun shine day in and day out. Meeting new people and experiencing a new culture, we have broader minds and a new international lifestyle.
If you build the place or renovate or take over an existing structure, make it your own and operate from your heart. Travelers love to step into the world of someone else and enjoy their creative spin on hospitality. It is very much the trend now around the world. Escaping the cookie-cutter hotels in the big cities, people in general are stressed and in overwhelm. The home-cooked meal, your flare and friendliness, this is how I view people when they respond to our bed and breakfast in Guanajuato.
"Where did you get these beautiful beds?" is a common question. And, "do you have more fresh scones to buy and take with us?" Bed and Breakfast, The beds are memorable and the food is the way to the hearts of many. The years that I tweaked and tweaked until everyone in the family can make scones in their sleep. They are the best. The flavors vary from cinnamon raisin, to organic blueberry currant, to ginger/cayenne (my favorite), to cranberry orange and even an occasional pizza or cheddar bacon variety.
Just because we live as Americans in Mexico does not mean we can not be ourselves. I find that many Mexican nationals are very curious and intrigued by an American family taking up international living in a small Mexican town in the Sierra Madres in the Wild West terrain. It, we, do stand out. We open our home and people have opened their hearts to us. I tell them we love it here and they are amazed to find us living, loving and working in their country. It is usually the other way around. Any how life and the new global economy are opening doors and creating opportunities.
Looking for Mexico real estate to diversify and change your life is no small task but it is a rewarding challenge. Central Mexico is my choice. I have always felt the center of any land mass is the heart and therefore safe, insulated and most of all, balanced. Quality of life first, location and architecture comes second. I pictured a life with little time in the car, got it. I was committed to my kids learning another culture and language, got it. And, I wanted sunshine and fresh air, got it. Our bed and breakfast Guanajuato has become our Wild West adventure full of stories and memories to talk about for generations.