What am I still doing in Cancun?

The adventures of an American single mommy working and playing in paradise.

December 9, 2011
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Moving to Cancun E-mail Number 19 – Legal again!

When we last left our heroine she had just been deported from Mexico! Hi everyone, Barbie´s Adventures in Mexico…what do you think of that for a book title? (People in Chicago used to call me “Ghetto Barbie”. I’ll explain someday.)   … Continue reading

September 22, 2011
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Moving to Cancun E-mail Number 18…Deported from Mexico!

The subject line of his e-mail was “On Being Deported…” Oops! Yes, you heard right. But first, let me say sorry for taking so long to write you all back, and sorry to everyone I haven’t written back. I definitely had a … Continue reading

August 3, 2011
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Moving to Cancun E-mail Number 16

When we last left our heroine she was getting ready for some visitors… Well, I had a great time this past weekend. Not only did the Chicago Boys come to visit, but they also brought another friend as a surprise … Continue reading

July 6, 2011
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How to Get a Job in Cancun

A lot of people helped me in one way or another to get a job when I moved here. Some online before I arrived (My current boss answered my questions about living here online 11 years ago!) and some after … Continue reading

March 28, 2011
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Our Day at the Ocean Spa Hotel in Cancun

So sometimes living and working in “paradise” has it’s perks. This weekend work gave me day passes to the Ocean Spa Hotel for my little family. We arrived at about 10:30 am, just in time for the breakfast buffet. Of course … Continue reading

March 25, 2011
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Everybody’s Working on the Weekend

So last weekend (I dunno why I love to start sentences with “so”) I had to work on the weekend. I have recently been put in charge of the Facebook page for one of the company’s smaller hotels (Ocean Spa … Continue reading

February 4, 2011
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I Don’t Have Time to Write My Own Blog!

Why? Because I got a job! It all happened so fast. On Wednesday January 19th a friend told me about an open position she knew about. On Friday, January 21st I interviewed for it and I started on Wednesday, January … Continue reading

January 19, 2011
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Moving to Cancun E-mail Number 10

I felt so much better once I was working. I settled into a routine and started to live the Cancun lifestyle…I really need a scanner, I have pictures of all of this stuff!!! Hi! Well, as you have probably noticed. … Continue reading

January 18, 2011
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Looking for a Job in Cancun

     So, looking for a job. I have always hated looking for a job. And I should be immersed in some important career anyway, so looking for a “job” is just plain depressing. You may remember me looking for my first … Continue reading

January 5, 2011
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$hitcanned again…

and this time it hurts.      I guess I was a seasonal employee at the Ritz Carlton, only nobody ever bothered to tell me. Thanks. I feel kind of like I was chewed-up and then spit-out. “Thanks, we’re done with … Continue reading