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  • Just chillin' Stayed up late last night. So I slept in a little: it's 8:05, and I don't feel like traipsing around the lake today. Read for a little while. Then I polished off another blog. Now Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Sep 8, 2015
  • Wasted day Rained, hard, from 5 to 6 am. Went back to sleep 'til 7:30. Took a shower. Hit the road about 8:30. Was going to try the other side of the lake Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Sep 9, 2015
  • Sick dayFirst bell: 7:30. I rolled over, but got up not long after. Spent about an hour on FB and email. Then I did some more research on Mexico and Guatemala. Caught another chill and a headache. Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Sep 10, 2015
  • Chapala boardwalk and park7:40 First bell. I shut the TV at midnight; thought I'd be nice to my neighbor. He didn't turn his off until 3 am! And at 2 am, he and his sweetie got it Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Sep 11, 2015
  • Lazy work dayWoke up and got up around 7:30. Fairly quiet night, so I slept well. Don't have anything on my agenda for today, and right now I don't feel like doing much. Working on the blog Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Sep 4, 2015
  • Horse parkingWanted to get a pic of the church, but just to the right of the entry there's a cab stand! Got there early, but the cabs were already there. The outstanding thing about this church is the space Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 25, 2015
  • Ajijic party SundayAwakened by bell at 6:30. Began to rain about ten minutes later. Bell rang again at 7:00 and 7:30. It's rained a couple more times too. Seems to rain for about ten minutes every half hour Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Sep 5, 2015
  • Quite the sandwhichMade another trip to Ajijic. Wanted to nail down where to get off the bus; didn't want to lug my backpack any more than I needed to. The bus doesn't necessarily make specific stops. If there is Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 27, 2015
  • Meatloaf and pizza?Awakened at 6:45 am by a guy running a leaf blower! Sunup isn't until 7:30. Got up at 6:55. Leaf blower quit at 7:15. Then the first bell ringer started: bell - pause - bell Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 31, 2015
  • Wanna buy a house? Got up at 7:30. Right after I started working on the blogs, the bell rang, about three different times. It's now 10:30 and I need a little break. I guess the rum and coke Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Sep 1, 2015
  • Last Day in TonaláOne last day at the Tianguis de Tonalá (Tonala market). Got a few more pics for you (will get more bold about getting in people's faces in the future). Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 22, 2015
  • DisappointedWell, what a day this has been. Woke up at 3:30, decided to do a little blog work and some internet research. Started getting a chill about 4:30, but decided to ignore it. Finally, about 5am, went Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Sep 2, 2015
  • Topside 360º Views of Ajijic Last night. Another one of those nights. The room right next to mine started out with the TV on; not loud, but loud enough that I could still hear it from the other side Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Sep 3, 2015
  • First look at Ajijic Typical start of day: first you sweep, then you wash it down. Got up this morning and went looking for an ATM and I needed to pick up my Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 26, 2015
  • Just looking aroundIt's Saturday and I'm kind of tired from all the walking around I've been doing the last couple days, so I'm just going to take it easy and slowly browse around, instead of continually pushing myself to cover all the Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 21, 2015
  • Good First Day in AjijicCheckout in Jocotepec and checkin in Ajijic are booth noon. So I worked on the blog for a while this morning (still waiting on feedback from blog tech, thus unable to complete previous blogs, but it's Saturday so I Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 28, 2015
  • Work dayWoke at 6:30 am. Did some computer work: having a little trouble with 'Photos' app. Still have a lot to learn about this Mac. At 9:00 am, went down to pay rent for a week on my Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 30, 2015
  • Bus stopsGot up late, about 8:30 am. Went walking around the west part of town, looking for another inexpensive room. This one is okay, except for being right next to a church where people go in for prayer and Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 29, 2015
  • Would you live here?I usually get up around sunup, which has been 7:30. Shops don't generally open until 9:00. I get out and start walking around at about 8:30. It's been overcast in the morning for about three hours, and Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 20, 2015
  • Arriving in TonalaTook a cab from the bus station to Tonala (ESE Guadalajara). Several cabbies got together to figure out where my hotel was (yeah, thought I was going to get shafted by another cabbie). Turns out my street begins Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 18, 2015
  • Exploring eastern JocotepecI wanted a close up view of Lake Chapala, so I set out south and east from midtown. You can't tell from a map where the views are. I'm a lake buff, and I can tell you from Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 24, 2015
  • From Tonala to JocotepecNot much to report. Checkout time is noon, so I spent the morning taking some pictures that I should have taken on other days. Everything seems to get done by hand; I haven't seen any heavy equipment or Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 23, 2015
  • One night is enoughBreakfast was a sandwich and drink bought at a rest stop. Arriving in Saltillo, saw my first armed soldier, at the bus depot. Don't know if he was protecting the passengers from the locals or the locals from Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 17, 2015
  • Road blocksFrom Saltillo to Tonala Three classes of buses in Mexico (and most of Latin America): A - luxury, B - call it business class, C - local. Long distance is handled by A and B class buses. Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 18, 2015
  • Tonala marketCame to Tonala specifically for the market days. It's one of the biggest in the country, with most of the handcrafts made locally. It covers about 3 miles of streets, with the average vendor frontage of 8 ft, Posted by raydesro in Ray's travels | Aug 19, 2015
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