Saturday, June 30, 2012

Weekly song....

Albeit, not Spanish, but VERY popular south of the border.... )))

Do you like????

Friday, June 29, 2012

Cancun Realty - Boom or Bust?

So many people out there believe that owning a home in Cancun is a dream come true. For many it is, and for some not quite.... 

The Real Estate Market in Cancun is somewhat of a mystery to me. New developments are constantly under construction, people want new homes. In other areas it is not uncommon to see homes for (re)sale for years. I'm not kidding. Are they asking too much? Is the home a dump? I have no clue, and there are a LOT of them.... Ask any Cancunese. There are no shortage of homes for sale, or rent in this city. 

Hubby and I purchased land in Cancun about 5 years ago now. We haven't done anything with the property, and are waiting to see what develops around us. That part is also scary.... The last time we drove there, albeit one year ago.... It was not exactly an up and coming neighbourhood in our eyes. We have decided to hold onto it and sell it as land in the future. 

With Real Estate like this in Cancun, I have never met so many renters in my life. Hubby and I included. 

My in-laws own their home, and so does my sister in law. However, most of our friends rent. I think they all think it is just very risky to buy a home here, as who knows how long it will take to re-sell it? I hope I'm making sense..... 

Well, guess what we did? Hubby and I just purchased a small home here in Cancun, 3 bedrooms, and 2 full bath. We have no intention of living in it, and bought it strictly as a rental property. So although we live in a rental ourselves, we are now owners who rent. LOL. 

Okay, so call us crazy..... Would you ever want to get in the business of renting? 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Beauty and the Beast - Cancun Style

As many of you are well aware,  Cancun has had rain, rain and more rain.

Hubby sent me this pic, and video... I think it shows Cancuns beauty, and the beast that can be (sometimes)!! LOL!! I just told hubby that we MUST get an SUV or Truck asap....

This sweet video was taken in the Hotel Zone today...... Thanks hubby :))

This shot was provided by hubby as well, courtesy of the Beach Palace webcam; taken at 2:00 pm today JUST before the storm really hit!

What's the weather like where you are? Anything like the tropics?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A great song - Music in Spanish!

One of my favourite things about living in Mexico has got to be the music!!

Not all of the artists I love are Mexican, but they do sing in Spanish... Something I did not get to hear on the radio in Canada. Hubby actually can't believe how much I love the music. I like all of it. I don't get all hissy about the neighbours playing Norteno music all hours of the night. I must say I embrace those experiences.... Weird? Perhaps...

I've decided to try and post a weekly video of a song that I love. I hope you enjoy the posts, and perhaps you'll fall in the love with a song? You never know... I have to thank my good friend who's living in the Dominican for reminding me of this song today. I actually have the CD, but a video is always better ....

Do you enjoy the music when visiting a foreign country? Or can you not wait to hear good old top 4o?

I hope you enjoy :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

House Hunters International!

Sooo, like many of you out there, I am absolutely obsessed with watching the hit show International House Hunters. It makes the unimaginable, well...imaginable!!

Today I was watching and the couple were moving from Wisconsin to a small city in Paraguay. The couple reminded me so much of myself and hubby.  They share very similar reasoning as my own with regards to living in a foreign country....

I am harassed often questioned, why?

Why do you live in Mexico?

A. I like it

I'm not going to blog about all the reasons I love Mexico, and all the reasons I love Canada. Been there,  done that. I'm sure I'll do it again. Just not today.Instead, I am SERIOUSLY considering getting in touch with International House Hunters and applying to appear on their program!! Why didn't I think of this before? Hubby and I were house hunting last year around this time, and we must have seen a dozen or so places before we made a decision. Surely good enough for a bit of entertainment!!

Okay, so I'm going to do it!! I'll let you all know what I find out, or if I hear anything back from them.

Where was your most memorable location featured on the show?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Lobby pics - Hard Rock Cancun

Okay, so hubby snapped a few shots of the lobby for yours truly today!!!

Let me know what you think.... I'm pretty impressed.

Now hubby and I were just in San Diego, and we paid a  visit to the Hard Rock there.... Although nice, it doesn't compare to the one they are completing in Cancun!! WOW. I am so impressed.  I will keep posting more as the renos continue....

What do you all think?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hard Rock Cancun

Many of you know that hubby worked for the Palace Group of Resorts here in Cancun. You know, the same group of brothers that also own Chapur... For those of you not familiar, Chapur is Liverpools competition here in Cancun. Both fantastic department stores, but a bit pricey if you ask me.... No great deals like The Bay, or Nordstroms!

Well, sometime last year they announced that the brothers were splitting the business. I am not sure of the details, and to be honest, none of my business. However, hubby was working at the Cancun Palace and it was announced they were changing brands over to the Hard Rock chain....

At first we weren't sure if this was a good, or bad thing. What do we know about hotels anyways? Not sure what people are looking for. I loved the Cancun Palace, but I have to say this new venture seems very exciting. There seems to be a large demand for Hard Rock locations... Who knew?

Here's a little picture of the outside of the hotel taken yesterday, and a photo a few months ago...The transition begins!

Annnd a terrible before pic. Sorry. Just imagine, white and gorgeous clean lines...

Have you ever been to a Hard Rock?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

2012 - Update

Oh my goodness, I can hardly believe this is my first blog post for 2012. Where has the time gone?

I did want to provide a bit of an update as I have some big news. I have been travelling back and forth, between Calgary and Cancun for the last 8 months. Has it been a challenge? Yes. Hubby and I have never been apart for such a long period of time...However, it's been so wonderful as we see each other every 3 to 4 weeks, and soak up every second of time we have with one another.

Hubby and I are both in Calgary right now, he's been here for 4 weeks, but goes back to Cancun tomorrow. You know, that thing called work. I am headed there again in July for another visit for 15 days... Then happy to say I will be moving back permanently!! Yup, finally, back with hubby again.

I'm going to be putting my car up for sale here in Calgary asap, buy something cheaper and just leave it at our place here.  We are so excited, I can't hardly wait.

Okay, well we are busy watching the Euro Cup right now, but promise I will be posting again. YAY!