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Wrap up of 5 amazing weeks: advice on traveling in Mexico

MEXICO | Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | Views [743] | Comments [3]

So this is it.  I should be in Mexico City today (although I've started calling it DF like everyone else) but at 7:00 AM this morning in the Zocalo, watching the world come to life around me, it was hard to remember why. I have to pick up my bag.  I'd ... Read more >

Tags: travel advice


Photos: Huatulco

MEXICO | Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

Snorkeling, Tortugas, & Crocs.
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Huatulco: Snorkeling, Beaches, Tortugas, y Crocodilos!

MEXICO | Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | Views [1979] | Comments [5]

So I'm inspired to write tonight because of three things:   The trip is rolling down - I leave for Mexico City tomorrow, for a Sunday departure to Canada. I finally learned to snorkel! I saw today the funniest menu translation I've ever seen. ... Read more >

Tags: beaches


The end of Puebla, and the beginning of Hautulco.

MEXICO | Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | Views [842] | Comments [5]

I know that there are bad things going on in the world.  Haiti, and more recently Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail.  With that said, it is hard to describe how good I feel, and how much I appreciate this adventure. Yesterday was not a good day.  The ... Read more >


Photos: Mexico City & Teotihuacan

MEXICO | Sunday, 24 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery


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El fin de semana: Puebla, Week 3

CANADA | Sunday, 24 Jan 2010 | Views [543] | Comments [2]

It seems that I am caught in a very strange time warp.  First, I can't believe I have only been here three weeks - it feels like a lot longer than that.  Not that I am bored - anything but - it's just that I am very comfortable in my routine, meet and ... Read more >


El fin de semana: Puebla, Week 2

MEXICO | Sunday, 17 Jan 2010 | Views [633] | Comments [1]

For anyone interested, this style of travel really is interesting.  Maybe I'm a little slow, but it only started to sink in last night that I am not really on a holiday - I am actually living in Mexico, with a schedule to keep, with work to do, fully ... Read more >


Photos: Nutcracker and Las Luchas

MEXICO | Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

Quite the mix of culture!
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Nutcracker, Las Luchas and an unexpected (and undesired) day off.

MEXICO | Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | Views [528] | Comments [1]

Well, it had to happen eventually. After 13 days on the road, with different food than I'm used to, with fairly constant stress living in a different culture and operating in a different language, and with a daily struggle to stay warm, my body finally ... Read more >


Puebla Week 1: El dia de Tres Reyes, Churches, and Pyramids

MEXICO | Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | Views [887] | Comments [3]

Ok, ok, it's been a little while since an update, and then all I managed to do yesterday was upload a bunch of pictures with no explanation.  My bad...I'll catch up the best I can now.  (There is an address at the bottom of this that anyone not on Facebook ... Read more >


Photos: Pyramids and churches

MEXICO | Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Sipuebla - El instituto espanol

MEXICO | Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | Views [1816] | Comments [2]

The Spanish institute I'm attending for the next four weeks is an easy walk from the house of my host family - less than a 10 minute walk if I take my time.   Check in at the school was as expected - orientation, and the requisite signed pledge to ... Read more >


A weekend in Puebla

CANADA | Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | Views [510] | Comments [2]

My first night in Puebla, I arrived after dark, and wasn't really interested in doing much exploring after 36 hours of travel. So a beer in the rooftop bar at the NH was in order. After a nap, a little dinner in the restaurant, which was outstanding.... Read more >


Photos: Sunday in Puebla

MEXICO | Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

Sites around the Historic section
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40 days and nights: beginning in Puebla, Mexico

CANADA | Sunday, 3 Jan 2010 | Views [688] | Comments [2]

So first, as always, a geography lesson.  Puebla, Mexico is about 2 hours by a very comfortable bus trip south east of Mexico City, between Mexico City and Veracruz.  The city of Puebla is the 4th largest city in Mexico, and sits at an elevation of about ... Read more >


Jazz Festival ... Ballet ... Ice Cream (But first an important disclosure)

CANADA | Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | Views [477] | Comments [2]

I am forced by ethical and editorial guidelines (especially in these difficult economic times) to make the following disclosure: I am at home. In Vancouver. Using high speed internet. For free. See, I intended to maintain a real time journal.... Read more >


Group travel in Cuba

CANADA | Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | Views [886] | Comments [4]

Since Sunday night, I've been part of a tour organized by ZunZun Educational Tours, a Cuban/Canadian company based in Vancouver.  Not having been part of an organized and excorted tour before (at least not for more than 1 - 2 days), I really had no idea ... Read more >


Travel without a net

CANADA | Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | Views [606] | Comments [3]

I like the shock of arriving somewhere new with few if any plans, and little if any idea of what will happen next.  The routine is always the same:  For the first 24 hours hours, recover from the travel, try to find something to eat or at least a decent ... Read more >


New Adventure: Cuba International Jazz Festival

CANADA | Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | Views [726] | Comments [1]

Well here we go again!  It has been way too long since I've had a chance to reflect, write a bit, and travel somewhere new.  I've been a few places since Argentina.  Interesting places.  I drove across Canada in Casey the Camper for Canada Day in Ottawa, ... Read more >

Tags: and exicted!, stage 1: waiting at the airport


Wild Winnipeg

CANADA | Sunday, 24 Jun 2007 | Views [735] | Comments [3]

Winnipeg!  Home of Alice and Bill, my incredibly cool cousins, and where my Dad grew up (and saw the construction of the Hudson's Bay downtown in the early 1900's).  But how did I get here.....(insert wavey lines and music to go back a bit, like Bob ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


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