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Different, very different

Sunday, 5 Apr 2009 | Views [756]

Ocosingo, Chiapas.  More than any other region in Mexico, it is here in the densely-wooded hills of Chiapas that I feel like a guest.  We're pretty much the only gringos, gueros, white guys.  Here, I feel as though I am being allowed to visit.  I am welcomed, ... Read more >

Tags: chiapas, laguna miramar, ocosingo, zapatistas


Gallery: Guanajuato and Beyond

Saturday, 28 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

wanderings
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Photos

Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | Views [360]

If you haven´t checked out my photo galleries, you should do it.  The toad will be worth it.  Pete and I aren´t the best photo documentarians, and the pictures that we do have we can´t yet upload.  We´ll just have to turn the pictures into slides so ... Read more >


How About Guanajuato?

Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | Views [380] | Comments [1]

Pete and I had planned on heading south all the way to Chiapas, but after a maldestined couple days in La Manzanilla, a sleepy fishing-turned...surprise... tourist town, we woke up in the morning both quite ready to make a break for the mountains.  ... Read more >

Tags: guanajuato, klezmer, shoehorned, spanish school


Palapas, Boobies, and Snatam

Saturday, 7 Mar 2009 | Views [610] | Comments [2]

After the otherworldly landscape of the Baja, Pedro and I took an 18 hour ferry ride across the Sea of Cortez to Mazatlan, where we had a two hour break before we took a seven hour bus ride to Puerto Vallarta.  Two nights and a day of travel brought ... Read more >

Tags: boobies, humpbacks, snatam kaur, yelapa


Gallery: Yelapa

Saturday, 7 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

Hammocks, Boobies, and Palapas
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¿Como estamos aqui?

Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | Views [543] | Comments [1]

Well, I hope everyone took it as a good sign that I haven´t updated my blog for some time now.  I never imagined that living this itinerant lifestyle would be so demanding!  Every part of the day demands my attention and admiration: in Oaxaca, it was ... Read more >

Tags: baja, cerulean


¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | Views [800] | Comments [4]

I celebrated the warmest birthday of my life on Sunday.  For our first weekend off of school, we decided to travel to Benito Juarez, a small pueblo literally on top of a 9000 foot mountain.  What a difference four thousand feet make!  Large, shady, verdant ... Read more >

Tags: benito juarez, tiraleza


Gallery: Benito Juarez

Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

mountains!
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Gallery: Toda Oaxaca

Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

random
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La Principia Semana

Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | Views [575] | Comments [1]

Classes at Amigos del Sol are wonderful.  Four hours a day, the four of us are studying español, talking, learning tenses, and laughing a lot.  The school is outside of town and the director, Rogelio, is about the nicest guy on Earth.  Our maestros, ... Read more >

Tags: language school, oaxaca


El Mercado

Monday, 19 Jan 2009 | Views [659]

We´ve definitely had some growing pains as we´ve learned how to live like the Oaxaqueños.  The day after we found our apartment was a Sunday, and we decided to take a colectivo, a red and white taxi that is invariably an early nineties nissan, to Tlocolula, ... Read more >


25 hours to Oaxaca

Sunday, 18 Jan 2009 | Views [388]

After 25 hours on a single bus, we arrived in Oaxaca at 11 en la noche.  The bus, like all first class buses in latin america, inexplicably played a variety of bad, bad American movies, either subtitled or dubbed in Spanish.  The second one Ben Stiller ... Read more >

Tags: oaxaca

 

 

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