After having lived in Mexico for several years I could attest to the fact that much of the unpleasant hype written elsewhere about this country was unwarranted, untrue, or greatly exaggerated. That awareness was the inspiration behind the start of writing this blog from the perspective of someone who is not a journalist, a celebrity, or has any agenda, political, or otherwise. Whether you are considering visiting, thinking of relocating, or just like to live vicariously, here you will discover lots of practical information, numerous descriptions (that include pics) of fun activities, and a fair amount of, to put it simply, “the day in the life of an expat.” Now, you can find my blog on your own by searching the name “mexcelia.” Other ways to check it out would be to click on Cozumel 4 You, which is a great Facebook site where, besides finding my works, questions can be both asked and answered by long time residents, or look for The Cozumel Sun, which is a local paper that is also on FB (electronic, online, and interactive) that can keep you up to date on the local news and discussions are welcomed. Both administrators have graciously decided to include my stories in their online sites. Finally, for further information about the island, there is also the forum Cozumel my Cozumel, which is online as well, and is another great resource for asking and answering questions pertaining to the island. Oh, and if you decide you absolutely enjoy the blog and simply must read more, just click on the “follow” button on the main blog page, that will assure that they will go to your email box and no searching will be necessary. At this time, however, I would like to point out that, although I mention many restaurants, beach resorts, businesses, and volunteer organizations by name, I never receive compensation. That’s what keeps me honest. ¡Salud!