- Week Three Week Three
The departure of the Frenchies was sad as they were such a lively bunch. I offered to help a friend go to Telcel and get a sim card for her ipad so now that I had no Posted by OhUiginn in Mexico 2015 | Jan 20, 2015
- Arriving is worth the journeyOur taxi/van driver to O'Hare had attitude. Funny, but lots of attitude. He was early—arrived just as I was saying, 'We should get ready soon since he might be early.' We didn't panic, just spent another five minutes getting everything Posted by SurfFromConst in Mexico 2015 | Jan 20, 2015
- Week 3 of the YucatanThe week started with a walk to the eco-reserve called El Corchito, just outside of Progreso. This reserve was started by four fishermen in 1990 and continues to be run by a fishing cooperative. They are in the process of Posted by hermanita in Winter 2015 | Jan 20, 2015
- Ek Balam & Sak'awa CenoteAfter spending the night in a traditionally built palm-roofed hut we headed to Ek Balam to explore the ruins there. These ruins are smaller than Chichen Itza but we could climb the pyramid and touch the stones as practically nothing Posted by Salsa Sojourns in Salsa Sojourns | Jan 19, 2015
- Six monthsTravel is more than an arbitrary change of scenery, its more than just going from here to there.
It is an experience; an adventure.
What is adventure, then?
Once I read Georg Simmel defining it as an experience so outside the normal routine, Posted by Zaspirucho in Thoughts from afar | Jan 18, 2015
- Hasta Luego, Sayulita[center][/center]
Four years ago, we took a three-month bus trip through Mexico, which began with five weeks in Sayulita. As we were leaving on the bus t Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Jan 18, 2015
- Rhymes with chicken pizza!We checked into the hotel on the grounds of Chichen Itza but the site was closed to visitors for the night. Instead we got to go swimming in the hotel pool. I was cool with that! The hotel was Posted by Salsa Sojourns in Salsa Sojourns | Jan 17, 2015
- Monarch Mariposa ReserveFor the past few years our kids have hatched butterflies at school and been fascinated with the Monarch butterflies, and their multigenerational migration from where we live in Canada down to Mexico and back again. So, right from the initial Posted by Salsa Sojourns in Salsa Sojourns | Jan 11, 2015
- Mowing the Lawn in JanuaryThe drive back to Tampico was uneventful. We drove endlessly along the pavement stretching from Putney to Brownsville, Texas, flinching every time we passed a reminder of the 60’s – “On Birmingham Sunday a noise hit the ground and Posted by Tampicoandlisa in Lisa in Tampico, Mexico | Jan 15, 2015
- Tacos, tamales and tomatillos; jamaica, cerveza and tequilaWe're starting our sixth week in Mexico, and surprisingly, it has taken this long to get around to writing about one of my favourite things - food and wine. There's not so much to report about wine - it Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Jan 15, 2015
- Mexico 2015 How time flies when you you are having fun and entertaining friends from France. But all good things must come to an end. Today is their departure from us to a hotel near the airport as they have Posted by OhUiginn in Mexico 2015 | Jan 14, 2015
- week 2 in the YucatanAndy and I made a quick trip into Merida this week to see our dentist, Dr. Ricardo Peniche, a great guy who is an implant specialist. He often travels to teach implant procedures in Columbia, Argentina and other latin or Posted by hermanita in Winter 2015 | Jan 13, 2015
- Reinvention is Serious Business
Finely-sifted sand like powder, that sticks to everything
I dig my toes into its cool softness
I feel a vibration of music thumping
as I try to listen to my Posted by woa in GandaTravel 2014-2015 | Jan 12, 2015
- The Doggy Days of TravelAt some point you knew I would have to write about some of the more difficult aspects of
long term travel.
I'd hate for you to think that all travel is romantic, rewarding and renewing. There are days
you wake up Posted by woa in GandaTravel 2014-2015 | Jan 12, 2015
- The City of Aguilars and Playa del Carmen
After leaving Merida, we bus it back to the center of the Yucatan to spend the
night in the town of Vallodolid, or as I now call it 'The Town of Aguilars'.
Vallodolid is home to several Posted by woa in GandaTravel 2014-2015 | Jan 12, 2015
- A Few of my Favourite ThingsICE CREAM:
Coco is one of my favourite flavours. It is what coconut is called in Mexico. Cappuccino is another one of the best. It is so yummy! We tried as many ice cream places as we could in Guanajuato. Posted by Salsa Sojourns in Salsa Sojourns | Jan 10, 2015
- We're Not Lost, We're Exploring[center][/center]
Driving around Mexico without getting lost is no small challenge, and one that , frankly, we don't expect to meet. We have no GPS, and we really have no reliable map (unless yo Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Jan 10, 2015
- Death in SayulitaWe've been having sunny, life-affirming experiences in Mexico, so death and dying are not top of mind. However, you cannot be in Mexico for very long before the spectre of death comes up. Beach vendors sell papier mache skulls Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Jan 6, 2015
- Leaving the cold & arriving in the warm arms of the YucatanWith a flight at 6 am, 3 am seems like getting up in the middle of the night...oh wait, it is!
After an uneventful flight we arrived in Cancun tired but ready for the beginning of this winter's adventure in the Posted by hermanita in Winter 2015 | Jan 6, 2015
- Etiquette?I clear my nostrils as well as possible in the mornings using shower water and then finishing with a good supply of kleenex.
Everybody picks their nose....but avoid it in public. My Canadian experience of this is that, if Posted by travelDIAS in The Travelling Dias' | Jan 5, 2015
- Spanish lessonsWithin a few days of arriving, I developed a strong desire to do a better job of speaking to the locals. TV is in Spanish or English with subtitles and there is a little learning going on here, Posted by travelDIAS in The Travelling Dias' | Jan 4, 2015
- City on the Edge of Forever
Okay, I know what you're thinking. "There he goes again with another Star Trek reference."
Well Gosh-Golly, this time I couldn't really help it. I tried to come up with an appropr Posted by woa in GandaTravel 2014-2015 | Jan 4, 2015
- La Familia in Sayulita[center]FELIZ ANO NUEVO[/center]
I've been trying to get this blog entry written for a few days, but our company has been way more entertaining and diverting. La Posted by millerburr in Leaving Ourselves Behind | Jan 1, 2015
- Nothing changes on New Years Day, or does it?(photo taken at Cozuma, in a horse-pulled cart on our way to cenotes, w/Jennifer, Jack, and Zoe)
Thank you 2014, and Chinese Year of the Horse for the leaps into new places.
Leaving be Posted by woa in GandaTravel 2014-2015 | Dec 31, 2014
- December 27thWell, today is our last full day “on the high seas.” And, speaking of high seas, the trip back has been fairly rough. We’ve encountered waves in excess of 7.5 feet, and wind gusts over 25 knots. Posted by dickmetz1 in First Cruise | Dec 27, 2014