The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

The Scented Hound Goes to Mexico…again!


Merida Mexico

The Scented Hound has finally returned from another trip to Mexico.  In our quest to solidify retirement havens, we have found that Merida, Mexico keeps calling us back.  This was our fourth visit and the one that solidified our resolve to turn our dreams into reality.  No, we’re not moving yet; we have a good year and a half before we make the plunge.  But we did decide this is the place for us.  To help us make up our minds, we rented a house for 2 weeks without a car so that we could see more realistically what living in the city would be like.  The visit included walks to the market, and the scouting of the various neighborhoods, as well as some house hunting to get an idea of what is available.  It was a great trip which included making some wonderful new friends.  Although it’s nice to be back home, we are looking forward to this coming new adventure in our lives.  I’ll be getting back into the perfume realm quickly, but in the meantime, here are some pics that help capture a little of the spirit of Merida.

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

16 thoughts on “The Scented Hound Goes to Mexico…again!

  1. Good to see you back! I was wondering where you were…

    It must be a relief to have made a firm decision about where you’d like to retire, and your posts about Merida have me intrigued. A year and a half sounds so soon! I have a few more years to go before I can retire, and I know how much thought and research and planning go into into the whole endeavor even before you actually travel and visit places of interest. So, I’m very happy that you have found your place and I hope that your transition will be a smooth one.


    • Thanks Holly. Yes, the time will come quickly and that’s a bit scary since we have so much to do in the meantime to prepare for our move…but as crazy as the next months will be…it’s a good kind of crazy! I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving…hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner now!


  2. Wow and wow and glad to see you back! That 18 months will be here in no time! Do you speak Spanish or will you be taking (continuing) an intensive language course or will you be learning it as you go? Moving to a new country for retirement feels fascinating and a little scary at the same time.


    • Haju…it’s good to be back, but I have to admit that it’s been a little hard to get back in the daily routine. We know very little Spanish but our plan is to take immersion classes once we get down there…which will be our new retirement job to start off with. It is exciting, but yes, a bit scary too. But sometimes you just have to spread your wings a bit and that’s what we plan to do!


  3. Great to see you back, S! What an exciting next step in your life! Beautiful flowers, do they scent wonderful as well? How is your Spanish ? Have a great weekend, Esperanza


    • E – our Spanish is next to nothing at present…but we will be working on fixing that in the next months. As for the tuberose, the flowers don’t last all that long, but they smell magnificent, especially early in the evening and first thing in the morning. Of course, a bunch is only a few dollars, so getting more is no problem 🙂


  4. Oh Houndy, it seems so far away. 😦
    I’m happy you finally found a place to make you happy. It looks lovely.


  5. Welcome back! I’m glad you found what you were looking for. And I hope that it will be a kind of a decision about which you’ll be able to change your mind later – if anything doesn’t work out the way you envisioned.


  6. Hi Hound. This place looks beautiful and a great place to make your next home.


  7. How fantastic! The place looks so lovely, I’m so glad you found somewhere you love! Moving to a new country is always a great fun, I bet you’ll enjoy it for sure. Estupendo!


  8. So cool S. It looks fabulous. I hardly know anything of Mexico, maybe it’s time to investigate?
    Portia xx


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