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Meet the Expats

Meet the Expat: Bonnie Supan of Mia’s Boutique

Lake Chapala Reporter: Everyone knows Mia’s Boutique on the Carretera in Ajijic, but not everyone knows the woman behind it. How did you get here? Where did you come from? Bonnie Supan: I came from right outside of Denver, Colorado. My partner Bill and I had decided to go to Puerto Vallarta for a three-week… Keep Reading

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Meet the Expat: Kenn Quinn

Kenn1So, you’re from Canada?
Yes, I’m a good Canadian boy. I was born in Ottowa, the capital. But I’ve also lived in the Toronto area.

How did you end up down here?

I came down in 1998 for a visit with my family and friends. I had been searching the internet about where to go to escape the cold, and Ajijic kept coming up.

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Meet the Expat: Lynda Brown

LyndaHow long have you been here?

As of October 2nd, I’ve been here one year. But, I feel like I’ve been here four or five. I’m from Toronto - a place called The Beaches. I had come for a holiday a year ago this past February to visit a friend. I was here for 10 days, went back home, and thought to myself, “I don’t know what I’m doing here.”

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Meet Paul Jackson

What do you do here at Lakeside? Are you retired? I guess you could say I am sort of retired. I sold my business three years ago before I left the US. But, I don’t play golf, and I’m not really a group guy. I go to the gym every morning, and ride my bike, but… Keep Reading

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Meet Stephen and Jamie Kaye

Is it lunch time?S: No, actually, we’re going down to the lake to feed Vino Blanco, the white burro. We brought some apples for her today.J: He also buys carrots for his horse.S: We rent a horse named Rambo in Mirasol, and we’ve become buddies. The place is down near the end of Calle Constitución,… Keep Reading

Cate Howell
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Meet Cate Howell

Where did you come from?My husband Frank and I came here about 4-1/2 years ago from Bellingham, Washington. We owned a pottery shop called Mud in Your Eye. It was pretty well known, even nationally, back in the 70’s and 80’s. Back in the early 90’s, we vacationed in the Puerto Vallarta area. And then,… Keep Reading

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Meet Michael and Carolyn Cothran

You look younger than many of the expats here. Is there’s a new generation coming to Lake Chapala? M: That’s what everyone keeps telling us. There are lots of people in their forties living here with their kids. I’ve seen that on the web board. People want to know what schools are available. Keep Reading

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