I’m not on the PR team for Ajijic, so I’m not limited to sharing only the positives. Here’s a negative: the mosquitoes.

Mosquito bitesMosquitoes breed in standing water and swamps, and Lake Chapala has plenty of that on its shores. Z seems to be particularly attractive to them—she counted 55 bites on her legs.

It’s cool enough to wear long pants, and probably even a long-sleeve shirt. But yesterday I did get bit on my back through my shirt, so these are clever little buggers.

Disease like malaria and yellow fever is not an issue here. It’s just uncomfortable.

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