Where the Sky is Born: Living in the Land of the Maya

Where the Sky is Born: Living in the Land of the Maya


By (author) Jeanine Lee Kitchel

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  • Publisher: Enchanted Island Press
  • Format: Paperback | 217 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 18mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 22 September 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Haiku
  • ISBN 10: 0974483907
  • ISBN 13: 9780974483900

Product description

Imagine running away to the Mexican Caribbean and never coming back. That dream became a reality for author Jeanine Kitchel and her husband who traveled to the Yucatan in 1985 and a decade later, left their jobs in Silicon Valley to pursue a relaxed lifestyle in Puerto Morelos, a small fishing village on the Quintana Roo Coast south of Cancun. Chance links them with a contractor who offers to build them a beachfront house, and this is where the true story begins. After side-stepping disaster on several fronts, they build their home, settle into Mexico, and then travel deep into the heart of Yucatan to explore the Mayan ruins. Share their dreams, their heartaches, but most of all, see how they cope with buying land, building a house, and retiring in a foreign country. This evocative adventure is a cockeyed love letter to Mexico, thier adopted homeland.

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Author information

Jenine Lee Kitchel graduated from Ohio University in 1971 with a double major in Journalism and Comparitive Literature. Her travels took her to the West Coast where she worked in journalism, publishing, and sales in the San Francisco-Bay Area until 1997. Her ongoing love of Mexico led her to the Yucatan in 1984, and slightly more than a decade later, she left San Francisco for a relaxed lifestyle in Puerto Morelas, a small fishing village on the Quintana Roo coast. She is a contributor to The Miami Herald, Cancun Edition, and Mexico Files. she divides her time between Puerto Morelos, Mexico, and Haiku, Hawaii. This is her first book.