- Stock up at the Market and Off to the Dentist We Go . . Walked to Chapala for the Monday market today, between 6 and 7 km and returned by bus with all our goods.
At the Chapala market today . . . 5 kilos juicing oranges = $5 pesos. What a bargain!
What can Posted by cnmcgeehan in Charlie and Nellie | Mar 18, 2014
- 5km Road RaceI (Nellie) had inquired with our landlord about running groups in the area before coming down. I found out that Liz Veras (if you’ll remember, she picked us up from the Airport two weeks ago) is a runner herself and Posted by cnmcgeehan in Charlie and Nellie | Mar 18, 2014
- Markets and Mexican National Chili Cook-OffThis week we ventured east of Ajijic and visited the weekly Monday Market in Chapala. We’ve decided this is our favourite so far. Beautiful produce and fruit at even lower prices that Ajijic.
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- Cobblestones and DoorsOne of the first things you notice here are the cobblestone streets and sidewalks. They are beautiful to look at, destructive to the vehicles that drive on them, and challenging to walk on. We have heard a number of stories Posted by cnmcgeehan in Charlie and Nellie | Mar 18, 2014
- New Home Away from Home . . .After a good sleep we got up and explored the condo complex. There are 62 units here and the amenities include a pool, hot tub, fitness room, library and a meeting area, quaintly called the Bird’s Nest. It is mostly Posted by cnmcgeehan in Charlie and Nellie | Mar 18, 2014
- The adventure always begins with the Airlines:The plane taking us from Calgary to Salt Lake City was one that had two seats on each side of the aisle. However, our side (the right) had three oxygen masks and the other side (the left) had only two. Posted by cnmcgeehan in Charlie and Nellie | Mar 18, 2014
- Aaahh, Retirement !!We are sitting in the Calgary airport waiting for our flight to Salt Lake City and then onward to Guadalajara and thinking about the journey it’s been to get to this point in our lives. I was clearly ready to Posted by cnmcgeehan in Charlie and Nellie | Mar 18, 2014
- MEXICO - FOOD AND DRINKS- MARGARITAS AND MOJITOS. In the great Indian civilizations of the central highlands of Mexico, Pulque was served as a ritual intoxicant for priests-to increase their enthusiasm, for sacrificial victims-to ease their passing, and as a medicinal drink. Pulque was also served Posted by The Islander in Island Hopper's Travel Blog | Mar 17, 2014
- MEXICO - FOOD AND DRINKS. A DELIGHTFUL EXPERIENCEWhen I travel to a particular country, apart from its attractions, its people, of which I glean from travel guides, photos etc, the most important thing of which I think about, is food. Culinary delights, aroma & taste, subtle and Posted by The Islander in Island Hopper's Travel Blog | Mar 16, 2014
- MEXICO - MITLA -THE PLACE OF THE DEAD -( STATE OF OAXACA) About 45kms. from the city of Oaxaca are the famous prehistoric ruins of Mitla, which occupy the place of pride of Mexican archaeology of the Zapotec period in the history of Mexico. The pyramids are constructed, albeit with a smaller Posted by The Islander in Island Hopper's Travel Blog | Mar 7, 2014
- Traveling HomeAfter feeding us breakfast, Roberto gave us a ride to the airport outside Huatulco. We had a short flight to Mexico City where we got on a bus to Leon. Because we had flown into Leon, it was easier and Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Mar 6, 2014
- Leaving Caye Caulker, the Belize Zoo and San IgnacioWe packed up in the morning, had another delicious breakfast, and made our way down to the small ferry dock for our boat ride to Belize City. With bright blue skies and in glorious sunshine we were flying on top Posted by fredandgail in On the Road Again | Mar 5, 2014
- Caye CaulkerChange of latitude change of attitude!
Caye Caulker is a small limestone coral island off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean Sea measuring about 5 miles (8.0 km) (north to south) by less than 1 mile (1.6 km) Posted by fredandgail in On the Road Again | Mar 4, 2014
- MEXICO- MONTE ALBÁN (STATE OF OAXACA)The State of Oaxaca, adjoining State of Guerrero, its Valles Centrales (Central Valleys) are full of remarkable ruins of prehistoric sites of its people, these ruins of pyramids, terracsa and mountain walls, scattered upon its ridges and hill tops, at Posted by The Islander in Island Hopper's Travel Blog | Mar 4, 2014
- Tulum and a grounding on our way to Caye CaukerWell, the brochure said ‘Adventure Tour’ and today it lived up to it. We started out with breakfast at 7 a.m. in Playa del Carman, then onto the bus for the ride to Tulum. By 8 a.m. it Posted by fredandgail in On the Road Again | Mar 3, 2014
- Last Day in HuatulcoThis morning we went out for breakfast because Roberto and Bianca weren't up yet. He said he was hung over from the party last night. We found a nice breakfast buffet at a little Mexican hotel down the main street. Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Mar 3, 2014
- Carnaval Time in PlayaAs we prepare to head home to greet the spring, the Mexicans are celebrating Mardi Gras and the central squares of every city, town and village have been spruced up; the bunting hung; and the bands are practising for the Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Mar 3, 2014
- The Beach and the OscarsWe got up early to go to the beach with Roberto and Bianca and their dogs. The other Canadians staying here, Bernie, Valerie, and Jason, came along as well in their rental car. We drove along the coast to Copalita Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Mar 3, 2014
- Playa del CarmenAfter the tranquility of the old colonial towns up in the mountain, Playa del Carmen is a tourist driven, loud, noisy, congested, shopping and drinking party resort town and came as cultural shock.
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- Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik KalNote to self: when staying in a Mexican hotel with tile floors and walls and have to wait for the restaurant to open at 7 a.m. it’s probably a good idea to talk in a whisper or at least an Posted by fredandgail in On the Road Again | Mar 2, 2014
- A Day on the OceanWe had breakfast at our hotel, served by Roberto and Blanca. Then we walked over to the marina at Santa Crux to check out snorkeling trips. We were approached by one fellow, Able, who had his own boat and, apparently, Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Mar 2, 2014
- Travel to HuatulcoWe caught a collectivo to go to Pochutla and as we got partway along I realized I had left my purse in our room in Mazunte. I hadn't been carrying it at all because it was just to hot. So Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Mar 1, 2014
- Mérida and the start of the Yucatán PeninsulaWe arrived in Mirada in 5 a.m. and were picked up for the trip to the hotel. Two rooms had been booked for us to get cleaned up and off we went to find some breakfast. The highlight Posted by fredandgail in On the Road Again | Feb 28, 2014
- More MexicoFor the past few days we have been racing around some of the numerous Mayan ruins that are scattered throughout the Yucatan peninsula. First to Tulum – one of the most popular, expensive (and crowded) sites because of its proximity Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 28, 2014
- Visiting Beach TownsWe set out fairly early to go along the coast to visit some other beach towns. We caught a collectivo to Zipolite and then a taxi to Puerto Angel. Puerto Angel has a nice harbour with a narrow opening to Posted by katdill in Mexico 2014 | Feb 28, 2014