Tropical Delusion: Misadventures in Paradise

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What if you quit your job . . .
Sold everything . . .
and bought a small hotel on the beach . . .

South of Cancun, Mexico and down a long narrow road ending in turquoise blue water, you will find Soliman Bay. Here is where most peoples dreams are found, a small bay, white sand and palm trees, and a reef just offshore full of colorful fish. If you are visiting, the dream looks real, but if you intend on staying the locals have one bit of advice - guard your sanity.

Though it may not seem possible, this comedy you are about to read is 99% true. Names have been changed to protect the innocent.

May you laugh at our expense.

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About the author

Jeff Ashmead lived in Mexico for three years, overseeing the construction of two beach houses on the Caribbean. He currently lives in Oregon.

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Published on
Jun 28, 2012
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Pages
214
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ISBN
9781475921939
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Language
English
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Genres
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
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