I have been planning on moving to somewhere south of the border when I retire for about 2 years now. It is now coming to a time when I must make a decision where to go come this December. About 3 months ago a grad student, Cristina Goletti, introduced me to this area of Mexico. As sometimes happens, when I began looking into it I immediately found much to like. I decided to rent a house here for a month in the coastal city of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca province. This will be a daily diary of what I find.