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  • MEXICO - OAXACA02/10/2008: The whole morning after a breakfast of fresh fruit and fruit juice an rajas, we roamed the city centre and visited its markets, there are flea markets where you will find nothing but junk, and others selling handicrafts, Posted by The Islander in Island Hopper's Travel Blog | Feb 21, 2014
  • Birds, Birds, BirdsWe got up early this morning and were picked up at 6:30 am by Eve, a young guide with Lalo Ecotours. He drove us out to Manialtepec Lagoon, which is the same one Don and Rob went kayaking on last Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 20, 2014
  • Floating gardens of XochimilcoWe had plans for today and asked for a 7:15am wake up call that came at 5:45am. We are aware that Mexico time usually is slower that the rest of North America but not sooner. Maybe they wanted to Posted by fredandgail in On the Road Again | Feb 19, 2014
  • Chapultepec Park and Museo Nacional de Antropologia A free day. Breakfast on the roof is lovely…well, not the food so much but sitting in the morning sun with a view over the square and someone filling one’s cup with coffee (that Gail likes and Fred doesn’t). Posted by fredandgail in On the Road Again | Feb 19, 2014
  • Walking around the centre of Mexico CityPrior to the conquest, the area that the Mexico City Zócalo (town square) occupies was open space, in the center of the Aztec capital Tenochitlan. A European-style plaza was not part of the conquered Aztec Tenochtitlan; the old city had Posted by fredandgail in On the Road Again | Feb 19, 2014
  • Leaving VictoriaIt was an early morning at 4:00am when we woke up to start our trip. We drove ourselves to the airport through pelting down rain and wind. Glad that our friends who had offered to give us rides didn't have Posted by fredandgail in On the Road Again | Feb 19, 2014
  • Back to MexicoYou may be asking yourself, aren't these two sick of Mexico?! If you are, you probably haven't been to the beautiful beachside community of Tulum or lounged away a week at the Encantada Hotel. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/452269/large_IMG_340 Posted by jeremyandannie in Private Idaho, Drop and Give Me 20 | Feb 19, 2014
  • WED FEB 19 - Back To Manialpetec LagoonAN EARLY RISE We get up at 5:45 and at 6:30 our guide Eve meets us across the street, cause no one seems to know how to find where we live. By 7:00 we are back out on Manialtepec Lagoon, this Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 19, 2014
  • MON FEB17 - TUES FEB 18 - Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of SummerTHE JELLY FISH STING They got us,even though we were warned. The water was calm and relaxing, each swim stroke like slicing through warm shimmering radiance. At first one little sting, then another, and suddenly it felt like swimming through Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 18, 2014
  • SUN FEB 16 - Let The Good Times RollSUNDAY WEDDING BLISS HANGOVER The music stopped at 3:30 am. Luckily for us is was quite mellow and not too loud. Lots of accordion music and waltzes in between salsa and Mexicana. Slept in late and spent the entire day lazing Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 16, 2014
  • Lazing around Puerto EscondidoWe have had a very relaxed couple of days. The heat of the day promotes lots of shade sitting and cold drinks. Yesterday morning Don and I both went for walks about town, while it was cool. But because I Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 18, 2014
  • Cultural ActivitiesWe seem to have moved into a rhythm of 1 day hanging out around El Tule, the next off to explore. Getting into the city is an easy 6 peso (50 cent) bus ride that depending on traffic can Posted by Carole and Rod in Peru Perusars & Oaxaca and Beyond! | Feb 18, 2014
  • MEXICO -THE AZTEC RELIGION AND HUMAN SACRIFICE The Aztec/Mexica believed that sacrifice to the gods was necessary to ensure the continuity of the world and the balance of the universe. They distinguished between two types of sacrifice: those involving humans and those involving animals or other offe Posted by The Islander in Island Hopper's Travel Blog | Feb 18, 2014
  • 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
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