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  • A town Day6:30 a.m. 32 plus 1 bells. 6:45 a.m. 33 plus 2 bells. 7 ish 35 and still counting bells plus 3. Googled bell ringing but it appears to be a very complicated subject so am just Posted by backtomexico in Back to Mexico | Jan 25, 2016
  • Be happy travellingHi eveyone! Good morning from Mexico: My name is Lupita Catalan, I love travel, Im 26 years old (I'm getting older, I know, but It doesn't matter) I live in the south part of Mexico, a lovely and cheap country, but when Posted by LupitaC in How to survive in EUA | Jan 25, 2016
  • The Crazy House TourWoke up to the church bells. Have not figured them out. They’re coming from at least 2 different places. The first ones are usually about 6:30 a.m. I’m told that there’s 32 clangs. I haven’t Posted by backtomexico in Back to Mexico | Jan 24, 2016
  • The 2,000-year-old tree...Living to the ripe old age of 2,000 years is no small thing. Neither is the El Tule cypress tree, reputed to be one of the oldest and largest trees in the world. According to Wikipedia, El Tule " has Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Jan 24, 2016
  • CBC in San MiguelWhen up at El Charco the other day Fred noticed a talk on wildflowers scheduled for today. On closer inspection, the speaker was David Tarrant, who had been host of CBC’s Canadian Gardening out of the UBC Botanical garden Posted by backtomexico in Back to Mexico | Jan 23, 2016
  • A Bit of CultureArmed with the guidebook, we headed out early to get out of the way of the maid. Today’s plan was to go check out the artisan areas. First stop was to get coffee in a warm place. Posted by backtomexico in Back to Mexico | Jan 22, 2016
  • FinallyA visit to [i]El Charco del Ingenio (pond with an ingenious devise i.e. a waterwheel) For months Gail has been planning a visit to El Charco del Ingenio, a botanical garden and nature preserve (170 acres) at the edge of Posted by backtomexico in Back to Mexico | Jan 21, 2016
  • ExtremesOff to a slow start this a.m. after a fix of the VCR and delivery of a toaster. The plan was to visit the much talked about Parque Juarez and then follow the guidebook walking tour in a circle Posted by backtomexico in Back to Mexico | Jan 20, 2016
  • Fast track to heaven...[center]Walk around Oaxaca for 15 minutes, and you will be entertained. There is so much rich material here, you don't even need to visit a museum or cathedral. The street will provide.[/center] [b][center]Assuming this rather New-Agey image Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Jan 19, 2016
  • Two Sides of the Same Coin Briefly missed the roosters waking us up, something that we're so used to in Mexico.  Seems SM has it's own alarm system.  At somewhere around first light, 7 a.m. the church bells harken us to prayer.  Since that didn't work, Posted by backtomexico in Back to Mexico | Jan 19, 2016
  • Week three in the YucatanWell, we have added yet another animal to the menagerie. A very tiny kitten that seems to be all alone...she is quite cute and meows at us in a plaintiff voice...pulling at our heart strings. We started out offering Posted by hermanita in Winter 2015-16 | Jan 19, 2016
  • Week threeThis week our focus was on the foodbank. Dara ventured for the first time to help with the filling of the bags as I was back in Merida for another dental visit! On the 14th of the month Posted by OhUiginn in Mexico 2016 | Jan 19, 2016
  • ArrivingOnly a good buddy or an insomniac would offer to drive you to the airport at 4:30 a.m. Salut! to Alan Guilbualt, not the latter. Arrived in Seattle at 6:40 a.m. only to find we needed to get Posted by backtomexico in Back to Mexico | Jan 18, 2016
  • ACCIDENTE! [center][/center] We did a foolish thing yesterday, and we can't say we weren't warned. According to all the travel books and online forums, a minor accident in Me Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Jan 15, 2016
  • San Miguel de Allende & Bahias de Huatulco We will be leaving shortly for Mexico for a month. We will split our time between San Miguel de Allende and Bahias de Huatulco. We have written a bit of background on both places as they are very different. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/799051 Posted by backtomexico in Back to Mexico | Jan 14, 2016
  • Week Two Another week here in our winter home. It is so nice to be where the weather is warmer than home. I have decided to avoid winters at home as much as possible and return when the weather is Posted by OhUiginn in Mexico 2016 | Jan 12, 2016
  • Second week in the YucatanWe took a fast trip into Merida at the beginning of the week to visit our dentist Dr. Ricardo Peniche who is setting up an appointment with an oral surgeon friend of his to have my broken root extracted. They Posted by hermanita in Winter 2015-16 | Jan 12, 2016
  • On the road to OaxacaThis is one of the many, many breathtaking views we enjoyed on our drive from Taxco to Oaxaca. This is also a toll road, and worth every peso it cost to travel almost eight hours (about $40). Most toll roads, Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Jan 10, 2016
  • Taxco -there's silver in them thar hillsTaxco is a city that makes you work to get there, and as a result, the majority of tourists are Mexican, many from Mexico City, which is about 2 - 2 1/2 hours north. It's not really near anywhere else, Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Jan 6, 2016
  • Humanity in Morelia and Getting Lost in Toluca[center][/center]After we had driven 4100 kilometres from Gabriola to Sayulita, and then parked on a dusty street for two weeks, our car was indescribably filthy. It looked like this: [center][img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/723883/large_IMG_042 Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Jan 5, 2016
  • Late December prep and our arrival...The few weeks before leaving were a whirl-wind of preparations...baking of cookies, jams and packing....wonder I I'll fit into my shorts...may take lots and lots of beach walks! Teased by emails from friends already in Progreso enjoying the heat and Posted by hermanita in Winter 2015-16 | Jan 5, 2016
  • Another Year in Paradise Begins! Here we go again on another winter in the Yucatan, Welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy reading about my stay. It started with a 6 hour delay out of Ottawa due to weather; I am so glad we found Posted by OhUiginn in Mexico 2016 | Jan 5, 2016
  • Horseback riding is harder than it looks...Some random thoughts this time around - ghosts of Christmas' past, ghosts of Sayulita's past, the joy of hanging out with your family, and the things I will remember most about Sayulita. It is unlikely we will be here again Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Dec 30, 2015
  • Horseback riding is harder than it looks...Some random thoughts this time around - ghosts of Christmas' past, ghosts of Sayulita's past, the joy of hanging out with your family, and the things I will remember most about Sayulita. It is unlikely we will be here again Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Dec 29, 2015
  • SayulitaWe have our friends Joy and Oscar to thank for introducing us to Sayulita - they discovered it over a decade ago when their son and daughter-in-law were married here. About eight years ago when Stephen and I were wondering Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Dec 22, 2015
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