You Know Someone Who Has Broken Free?
by Simon Black: The
Ultimate Self-Reliance Manual
President Felipe Calderon debates strategy over transnational crime
and narcotrafficking with Barack Obama in Washington, waves of North
American college students are beginning to descend upon the Yucatan
peninsula for Spring Break 11.
They must have
missed the memo from their home governments warning them that heinous
death and destruction will await south of the border
intrepid young minds exercised a bit of common sense and figured
their biggest risks are sun burns, gonorrhea, or a beer pong tournament
It goes to
show what little credibility the political establishment has, particularly
over anyone with an independent streak.
As much as
I admire independent thinking, though, crowded beaches full of drunk
college kids are not my thing, and Ive moved on to Merida,
one of Mexicos 16th century colonial towns.
is not a hub of tourism like Tulum or Cancun, there is a much more
authentic feel to the town, not to mention its much more reasonably
has a thriving expat scene, and as Ive discussed before, this
is one of the great pleasures of traveling constantly: meeting unique,
interesting people who have broken free of the standard rat race
and chosen to live life by their own rules.
who havent taken this step, but dream of doing so, I know
it can be difficult to imagine what do you do when youre
overseas? How do you earn money? How do you spend your time and
fit in with locals?
I come across
really fascinating examples all the time. Just here in Mexico Ive
met an Austrian who runs a gourmet restaurant, a woman from Singapore
who manages property rentals, a delightful young French girl who
sings at nightclubs, some Australians who opened a dive shop, etc.
Each made a
very simple, yet bold choice: Im not happy with where
I am and what Im doing, so Im going to change something.
who dream of making the move, its easy to fill oneself full
of doubt and excuses to not take action. These examples serve as
inspiring proof that it not only can be done, it is being done
by people just like you.
Man, we think these are important stories to tell, and weve
recently decided to fund a series of videos on the notion of breaking
free with our friends over at the Matador Network.
You can see
the demo video here, and even nominate someone with a great
story to be featured in the series.
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March 5, 2011
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