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  • MEXICO-THE HISTORIC PLACES TO VISIT El Bosque de Chapultepec (Grasshopper Hill) is Mexico City’s largest oasis and one of the loveliest places. In many locations such as Chapultepec Park ( millions of grasshoppers rubbed their wings and made the chirping sound, which resonated throughou Posted by The Islander in Island Hopper's Travel Blog | Feb 9, 2014
  • Hot Sun and Hot MusicWe got settled into our home for this week and said goodbye to the couple from Pender Island that were leaving. This is definitely the nicest place we have stayed in so far on this trip. Beautiful view, swimming pool, Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 9, 2014
  • Mexico City to Puerto EscondidoWe did some exploring of historic downtown Mexico City this morning after breakfast. We walked past Diego Rivera's studio Museum, which was very close to our hotel. Unfortunately, Frida Kahlo's Museum is down in the south part of the city Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 7, 2014
  • Travel to Mexico CityWe got packed up and out of our place in San Miguel about 10 am. We got a taxi to the bus depot and within 10 minutes we were on the bus to Queretaro, where we had to pick up Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 6, 2014
  • Last Day in San MiguelFirst thing when we went out today, we went back to the metal workshop which we can see from the roof of our house. We had stopped in there yesterday and seen what they were working on, but I forgot Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 5, 2014
  • Visitors from home...This week we were joined by Mike and Cathy Halliwushka who are visiting from Ottawa to see what this area of the Yucatan is like. This gives us the excuse to do a few more of the "touristy" things and on Posted by hermanita in Hermanita | Feb 5, 2014
  • Chocolate, chocolate everywhereWe started out the day by walking to the pawn shop over by the bus depot to buy a replacement camera for Don. We found a Nikon, which doesn't have all the features his old one did, but it will Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 4, 2014
  • Hill Climbing AgainWe had lunch today at El Pegaso, which seems to be known for its desserts. Dianna, I know you will like this picture. We shared a little pecan tart for our dessert and it was delicious! [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/450549/DSC06066.jpg caption=E Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 3, 2014
  • Mexico - The Yucatan Peninsula ===Impressions of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico=== The Yucatan Peninsula is actually made up of 3 states: Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Campeche. We traveled through all of these as we Posted by janejoe in Panama,CostaRica,El Salvador,Mexico,Cuba | Feb 3, 2014
  • Guadalupe Open Studio WalkWe started off the day by meeting one of our neighbours, who is an artist. Unfortunately he can't make a living from his art, although he did previously. We had a nice chat with him. It turns out he is Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 2, 2014
  • Visiting the MonarchsWe started our trip just after 7:00 am in a 10 passenger van. We had 5 Canadians, 1 American, the travel agent and her 13 year old daughter, and Edwardo, the driver. We had been told it would be a Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 2, 2014
  • Benito Juarez ParkWe had a visitor this morning. Miguel came over to tell us about the phone call he had from the Sony people. He wanted to make sure he had everything straight so he called them back. Don had emailed them Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Jan 31, 2014
  • MEXICO-EL ZOCALO AND THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL. El Zocalo, the city centre is also built upon subsoil, and has sunk more than 12 meters in the last 100 years or so. So has the Catedral Metropolitana, as has El Palacio de Bellas Artes and other ancient Posted by The Islander in Island Hopper's Travel Blog | Jan 31, 2014
  • MEXICO- The Aztec Empire and its destruction It was not until the arrival of the Aztecs, a mysterious tribe of people who came in from the north, that the area acquired its importance.The Aztecs migrated following an ancient legend that prophesied that they would find the Posted by The Islander in Island Hopper's Travel Blog | Jan 31, 2014
  • Botanical GardenWe left the house around noon and walked down to the travel agency that is conducting a tour to see the Monarch butterflies. It's been a bit touch and go with the tour, because we needed a minimum of 6 Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Jan 30, 2014
  • Fabrica La AuroraAfter doing some grocery shopping in the neighbourhood and taking it all home to put away, we walked over to the Fabrica La Aurora. [[http://fabricalaaurora.com/]] This is a wonderful collection of art galleries and shops. It is located in an Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Jan 29, 2014
  • Near home and over to the other coastI'll start this week with a mini lesson in the Mayan language, which is still spoken by many in the Yucatan. The letter "X" in Mayan is pronounced as "SH", so...Chicxulub is pronounced as "Chic-shoe-lube". That being said, many of Posted by hermanita in Hermanita | Jan 29, 2014
  • Traveling to the Big CityWe were awoken by a big bang this morning. And the power went off, so maybe it was a transformer going. After an 1 1/2 hour the power came back, but it did make getting breakfast more of a challenge Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Jan 28, 2014
  • Searching for Digital Camera HelpWe set out a little later today, because Don was trying to figure out where we should go to get his camera fixed. He has contact with an American man here who has been very helpful with information about San Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Jan 27, 2014
  • MEXICO-II Mexico, Lanscape, Mexico travel, people, mountains, Mexico monuments, Mexico pyramids, Mexico rainforest, forests, Mexico ancient cites, Mexico ancient monuments, Mexico history, Mexico cuture. Mexicans men and women, are of short stature, men s Posted by The Islander in Island Hopper's Travel Blog | Jan 27, 2014
  • House and Garden TourThis morning we walked over to the Biblioteca (library) to join a House and Garden Tour. We were taken in a van to a gated community about 5 miles outside San Miguel called Los Labradores (because the fellow that developed Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Jan 26, 2014
  • Markets, Organic and OtherwiseWe set off this morning to walk to the organic market. We took a slightly different route and walked for a couple of blocks on a cobblestone street. Boy, they are so hard to walk on. They actually have a Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Jan 25, 2014
  • Friday Night ConcertWe spent most of the day just hanging out around downtown. We checked with one travel company about doing a tour to see the Monarch butterflies. We left them our email in the hopes that enough other people sign up Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Jan 25, 2014
  • Moving to San Miguel de AllendeWe left Guanajuato this morning on the bus. The buses are so nice, clean, modern, video screens, foot rests - much more comfortable than an airplane. And you get to see the country you are traveling thru. Mind you it Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Jan 23, 2014
  • Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de BarreraOur adventure for today started with climbing on a city bus to go to Marfil, a suburb of the city. It's very cheap to ride the bus, only 5 pesos each. We passed thru some different neighbourhoods on our way, Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Jan 22, 2014
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