Trips and Travels

The Guatemala that finally won me

The Guatemala that finally won me

I have been waiting to visit Guatemala for awhile now. In the traveling groups I badly try to keep up with, everybody raves about it, it is the favorite spot … Continue reading

Mexico’s magical villages – Pueblos Magicos

Mexico’s magical villages – Pueblos Magicos

Big cities, even in ‘developing’ countries, provide the expected.  But as they say, good things come in small packages, and in the case of travel, it often proves to be … Continue reading

 
Our time in San Cristobal de las Casas has come to an end

Our time in San Cristobal de las Casas has come to an end

After almost 6 weeks, we finally gathered our wits about us and left San Cris behind.
San Cristobal de las Casas is not Cancun or any other flashy place you may … Continue reading

Snails in Mexico look just like…snails

Snails in Mexico look just like…snails

Having a big yard and plentiful rains, daily, regularly, mercilessly keeping things wet and green results in a) surprisingly clean car; b) perpetually wet feet; and c) children knee deep … Continue reading

 
My 4th birthday on the road – Mexico

My 4th birthday on the road – Mexico

When we started I never would have thought that we would last this long. Never in my deeply and wonderfully disturbed dreams did I see myself taking a picture of … Continue reading

Spanish sabbatical in San Cristobal de las Casas

Spanish sabbatical in San Cristobal de las Casas

Welcome to our home for the next month.
Here is how it all happened – learn how experienced travelers make such important decisions. Or how not to do it.
We arrived in … Continue reading

 
Finding fun at the tourist madness of Xochimilco

Finding fun at the tourist madness of Xochimilco

Xochimilco – a quintessential tourist trap, in which a non-mexican will likely get lost in and pay dearly for each and every step around it.  It is crowdy, loud and … Continue reading

Guanajuato – one of Mexico’s most precious towns

Guanajuato – one of Mexico’s most precious towns

The Spanish discovered silver here. They needed a town. Guanajuato was born.
There was lots of silver through these mountains and the place was prosperous. The colonialists had lots of money … Continue reading

 
Sobering up away from the beaches of Mexico

Sobering up away from the beaches of Mexico

After a month of doing this:

randomly mixed in with a bit of this:

and on really lazy days a bit of this:

it is fair to say…. I was well and truly … Continue reading

Letting reality wash over me

Letting reality wash over me

I have fallen victim of Mexico’beach lifestyle. Help!
No! Stay away!
Get your clean hands off of me!
If you want to stay pass over the tacos and beer!
Mexico does have some pretty … Continue reading