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  • The girls are home alone!!The weekend was hot and quiet....lounging by the pool/beach and early morning walks down the beach to get fresh squeezed orange juice at the Chicxulub market.. On Sunday, I had created a lovely raw beet, carrot and jicama salad, which Posted by hermanita in Hermanita | Feb 17, 2014
  • Quiet DayI think the big day yesterday wore everyone out. As well, there was a Mexican wedding happening at a facility next to us, so there was loud music until late in the night. Nice music and amazingly it didn't keep Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 16, 2014
  • Moving to the GardenWe got packed up and caught a cab over to our new place, Casa Azul. This is one of about 6 or 7 casitas in a walled garden in a Mexican neighbourhood. It is a lovely spot, with the swimming Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 16, 2014
  • MEXICO -THE AZTEC RELIGION AND THEIR GODSFrom time immemorial, man has erected shrines, temples, monuments, to honour his gods and from ancient times, these have been built in mountain caves, on mountain peaks. Perhaps man believes that one feels more near to his gods on a Posted by The Islander in Island Hopper's Travel Blog | Feb 16, 2014
  • SAT FEB 15 - Moving DayOUR NEW DIGS We say goodbye to Ken early, pack, and check out of our rather posh home in the gringo section of town, and move into Casa Azul, a decidedly Mexican enclave. The unit is charming, with thatched roof and Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 14, 2014
  • FRI FEB 14 - Happy ValentinesTHE CHILA RODEO After our usual morning swim and snorkel in the Pacific and with great expectations we head out to the Chila Rodeo and the much heralded horseracing event. Chila is the first village North of Puerto Escondido, No problemo, Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 13, 2014
  • PYRAMIDS OF TEOTIHUACAN- THE ABODE OF GODS. MEXICO 1/10/2008. The day was bright and warm and we decided to visit the pyramids of Teotihuacan. But first we we had to have something to eat, Alex had no solid food for the last three days. A short distance from Posted by The Islander in Island Hopper's Travel Blog | Feb 15, 2014
  • A country raceAfter our typical quiet morning, with me sitting ocean and bird watch, and the guys swimming and snorkeling, we had an adventurous afternoon. We walked up to the highway and caught a collectivo out to a town where there was Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 14, 2014
  • THUR FEB 13 - ManialtepecTURTLE SWIM OK I cheated. I did the blog for Wed 12 on Tuesday assuming it would be a day just like any other day. The only thing I didn't count on was going snorkelling and running into turtles in the Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 13, 2014
  • Kayaking on Coastal LagoonEarly in the morning, like 6:00 am, Don, Rob and Ken got up to go kayaking in a coastal lagoon called Laguna de Manialtepec, located about 18 km west of Puerto Escondido. The lagoon's name means Place of the Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 13, 2014
  • Cooling it in Puerto EscondidoTwo days of sitting on the deck watching the ocean, having birds drop in for a visit, swimming in the pool. Quite a quiet time. I've done a little walking around the neighbourhood in the morning, before the heat really Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 12, 2014
  • SUN FEB 9 - WED FEB 12 - Swim Sun EatOUR NEW ROUTINE We quickly establish a daily routine. It goes almost precisely like this. Get up around 7 or so. check out the water below, make breakfast of granola, yoghurt and fruit (especially mangoes, papaya, and bananas), take off for Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 11, 2014
  • SAT FEB 8 - Puerto EscondidoAN EARLY START Up at 6:30 in plenty of time to catch an 8:50 am Viva Aerobus flight to Puerto Escondido. Viva Aerobus is Mexico's answer to Ryan Air, a cheap service airline that was impossible to book on line. In Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 7, 2014
  • Walking Around BacochoWe got up early this morning and went out walking before it got so hot. We walked around a neighbourhood we are close to, Bacocho, and enjoyed the different plants and architecture. [img= caption=Kisk Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 11, 2014
  • WhalesA very low key day today. The men went down to the beach for a swim in the morning while I sat on the deck and watched the ocean. We watched some of the Olympics with Spanish commentary. Later in Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 9, 2014
  • Puebla & Onwards to OaxacaWe finally boarded our flight from San Francisco to Mexico City at 1130 pm, the dreaded "red eye". As expected, neither of us were able to sleep for more than half an hour at a time but at least Posted by Carole and Rod in Peru Perusars & Oaxaca and Beyond! | Feb 9, 2014
  • Mexico RevisitedWe finally did it … following years of torment from our friend Catherine we flung caution to the wind and braved the frigid North Pacific for a true Canadian Polar Bear swim on New Year’s Day. Here we are enjoying Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 9, 2014
  • 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= caption=E Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 3, 2014
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