Where the Sky Is Born: Living in the Land of the Maya

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Imagine running away to the Mexican Caribbean and never coming back. That dream became a reality for author Jeanine Kitchel and her husband who traveled to the Yucatan in 1985 and a decade later, left their jobs in Silicon Valley to pursue a relaxed lifestyle in Puerto Morelos, a small fishing village on the Quintana Roo Coast south of Cancun. Chance links them with a contractor who offers to build them a beachfront house, and this is where the true story begins. After side-stepping disaster on several fronts, ...

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Imagine running away to the Mexican Caribbean and never coming back. That dream became a reality for author Jeanine Kitchel and her husband who traveled to the Yucatan in 1985 and a decade later, left their jobs in Silicon Valley to pursue a relaxed lifestyle in Puerto Morelos, a small fishing village on the Quintana Roo Coast south of Cancun. Chance links them with a contractor who offers to build them a beachfront house, and this is where the true story begins. After side-stepping disaster on several fronts, they build their home, settle into Mexico, and then travel deep into the heart of Yucatan to explore the Mayan ruins. Share their dreams, their heartaches, but most of all, see how they cope with buying land, building a house, and retiring in a foreign country. This evocative adventure is a cockeyed love letter to Mexico, thier adopted homeland.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780974483900
  • Publisher: Enchanted Island Pr
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 217
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Jenine Lee Kitchel graduated from Ohio University in 1971 with a double major in Journalism and Comparitive Literature. Her travels took her to the West Coast where she worked in journalism, publishing, and sales in the San Francisco-Bay Area until 1997. Her ongoing love of Mexico led her to the Yucatan in 1984, and slightly more than a decade later, she left San Francisco for a relaxed lifestyle in Puerto Morelas, a small fishing village on the Quintana Roo coast. She is a contributor to The Miami Herald, Cancun Edition, and Mexico Files. she divides her time between Puerto Morelos, Mexico, and Haiku, Hawaii. This is her first book.

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Table of Contents

1 The Umbrella 1
2 The Land Deal 6
3 The Waiting Game 16
4 What's Going On? 27
5 You Can't Always Get What You Want 35
6 El Huracan 41
7 Aftermath 53
8 Deja Vu 72
9 Walking On Sunshine 85
10 Construction 103
11 Local Color 111
12 So Far From God 122
13 Tales from the Yucatan 128
14 Passionate Pilgrim 135
15 Almost There 143
16 La Mordida 150
17 Day Tripping 158
18 Of Rulers and Kings 169
19 On the Road 173
20 Mexican Shuffle 190
21 Borderline Belize 201
22 El Fin 210
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