A year ago my friend Shannon Pixley Sheppard left Mill Valley, California, to settle in Oaxaca. She took an early retirement from her career as a librarian and decided to make her way south where life is vibrant and a retirement income can stretch considerably. She volunteers at the Oaxaca Lending Library which is a cultural center for transplanted norteamericanos (canadienses and estadounidenses). The OLL also provides important educational support for community libraries that are dedicated to local populations.
I want to share this link with you. Shannon has just written about some upcoming events that showcase the vibrancy of social and cultural life in Oaxaca. If you are considering a vacation or an extended stay or even contemplating a move to Oaxaca, this is an excellent reference point for you.
Shannon lives perched on a hillside off Calle Crespo where she has annointed her apartment Casita Colibri. You can read her posts here!