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Day 42 - Jewellery School

Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | Views [230]

Today we were at Jewellery School with Arturo & a few Italian jewellery students for a good 6-8 hours. All of us were crammed into a small workshop behind Arturo's shop - Joyeria Maria De Jesus at the top end of the city in San Cristobal. We ... Read more >

Day 41 - San Cristobal

Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | Views [193]

Arriving early in San Cristobal grateful to be off that horrendous bus we found nobody was quite awake yet at our hostel. It was before 8am & well it's Mexico- not much happens before 9.30 so we were at least able to dump our bags & wander around ... Read more >

Day 39 - Oaxaca

Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | Views [218]

Started the day with a run - hardly doing much to counter all the tasty food & Oaxacan hot chocolates I've been having but it was something right? We met Jodie for breakfast Tamales & hot chocolates at a local food market & then went on ... Read more >

Day 40 - Monte Alban

Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | Views [206]

We set out early for another run & then headed to Monte Alban to see the ruins of the largest pre-Hispanic city in Oaxaca. It was incredible walking around the ruins which were only as recently as 1987 declared a World Heritage site. Monte ... Read more >

Day 38 - Oaxaca, Teotitlan & Santo Domingo Tomaltepec

Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | Views [256]

Lindy & I seem to have scored the squeakiest bunks in our mixed dorm room & were both up super early. We decided to do our own morning walking tour before breakfast and scope out more of the city. We discovered some amazing street art &... Read more >

Day 37 - Oaxaca

Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | Views [239]

After a nice dinner with Claire last night & another friend Andrew we said goodbye to our very comfortable second home in Mexico City & started our journey to Oaxaca. Apart from Lindy's near death experience at the bus station* we made it ... Read more >

Day 35 & 36 - Mexico City

Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | Views [216]

We cabbed from Vinales back to Havana & then flew back into Mexico City to catch up with Claire, clear the email backlog, wash our clothes & get ready to keep moving.  Life admin complete & slighlty scarred by our experience with ... Read more >

Days 17-20 Futbal, Pyramids & the Mexican Ballet

Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | Views [254]

Our last day of spanish school ended with us drinking jugs of Mexican dark ale with our classmates & teacher. It was a great way to wrap up a pretty difficult two weeks & an excellent warm up to the Australia v Chile match we were due to watch ... Read more >

Day 16 - La Copa Mundial

Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | Views [320]

It's been another full on week at Spanish School but I think we've turned a corner & hopefully know enough about verb conjugation & periphrastics to be half understood!  Tomorrow is our last day of class so we had a farewell lunch with ... Read more >

Day 12 - A Slow, Stormy Sunday

Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | Views [205]

After our Oaxacan feast & salsa debut we were set for a slow Sunday.  We managed a run (well Lindy smashed out 15kms, I did about 7kms) and then lazed about the house having a slow brunch.  With storm clouds lingering & thunder ... Read more >

Day 11- Markets, Martinis, Grasshoppers & Salsa Dancing

Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | Views [170]

After our standard morning park routine we ventured back to the Mercardo el Merced for some cheap fruit & veggies for the week.  It was actually reassuring to see our spanish has improved quite a bit really - well since our last trip to Merced ... Read more >

Day 10 - Margaritas & Mexican Wrestling

Sunday, 8 Jun 2014 | Views [208]

It has been a pretty full on week at the Freda Spanish School & while we have markedly improved our understanding of spanish and pronunciation we have a long way to go before we have a competent, grammatically correct conversation. Thankfully we ... Read more >

Day 7 - Escuelar Española

Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | Views [186]

Hoy nostrotos somos empezado la escuela española.  Today Lindy and I started Spanish School. After we were unable to complete the comprehension test we were channeled into the standard beginners clases at the Freda Spanish School in Condesa, ... Read more >

Day 5 & 6 - Mexico City

Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | Views [191]

After a slow Sunday taking in the last few sites around Morelia and sampling Gaspachos - the local delicassy of a sweet, spicy, salty fruit salad with onion & cheese, we caught the bus back to México City and ended up at a BBQ with a heap ... Read more >

Day 4 - More of Morelia

Sunday, 1 Jun 2014 | Views [183]

Today's focus was more of Morelia - lots of walking & eating & much less drinking!  Our Spanglish is definitely getting better as we managed to order both lunch & dinner with relative ease! it's the small wins we are celebrating on ... Read more >

Day 3 - Morelia

Sunday, 1 Jun 2014 | Views [225]

After a smooth 4.5hr bus ride from Mexico City we arrived in the picturesque heritage town of Morelia late on Friday afternoon. Located in the Michoacan region, Morelia was the first Spanish city founded in Mexico. The whole town has been a world ... Read more >

Day 2 - Centro Historico & Coyoacan

Friday, 30 May 2014 | Views [217]

I started this blog entry and then managed to spill water all over my new MacBook Air :( I'm hoping it dries out but it's recommended you wait 72 hours before using it & assessing damage. For now, I've pulled together this entry via the iphone ... Read more >

Photos: Mexico

Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Photo Gallery

A visual feast to capture some of the amazing food, people and places around Mexico
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Day 1 - Polanco

Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Views [218]

The Mexican Adventure (take 2 following our 2009 junket) has begun. We arrived after an epic 32 hours in transit to take refuge in Claire's fantastic apartment. Kept company by her very cute ginger cat Chulo and her colleague Andrew who has just moved ... Read more >



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