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Day 26 - Santiago de Cuba

CUBA | Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | Views [298]

Following breakfast on the rooftop of our casa with our new Korean housemate - a really sweet young journalist from Seoul our friend Ilona came to collect us for the days adventure. We spent the morning wandering around the city & ended up at ... Read more >

Day 25 - Trinidad to Santiago de Cuba

CUBA | Saturday, 21 Jun 2014 | Views [320]

Today was another transit day. Not particularly significant, just 12-13 hrs on a bus & 650 or do kms. On the plus side we made friends with a Dutch girl taking a similar route to us & have plans to venture around Santiago together.  ... Read more >

Day 24 - Playa Ancon & Trinidad

CUBA | Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | Views [419]

We rode for about 40 minutes in the hot Cuban sun to Playa Ancon. It wasn't exactly the beach day we had longed for... The beach was pretty average, dirty sand & murky water but hey it's still the Caribbean right? We lazed for a while getting ... Read more >

Day 23 - La Habana to Trinidad

CUBA | Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | Views [474]

We set off early to the bus station going to get to Playa Larga & then go snorkeling in the bay of pigs. Nothing quite seems to go according to plan at the moment & we got to the transit stop to discover the bus wasn't for another 4 hrs. We rejigged ... Read more >

Day 22 - Centro Habana, Habana Veija & surrounds

CUBA | Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | Views [258]

We both slept terribly & bailed on our morning plans to run the Malecon hitting snooze until breakfast. We had an assortment of interesting fare on offer from the Casa kitchen- eggs, spam, cheese, jam, sweet bread & fruit. We avoided the spam ... Read more >

Day 21- La Habana

CUBA | Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | Views [210]

Despite getting dropped off & waiting at interjet's domestic terminal in Mexico City we made it to the Interjet international check in counter & then to Havana! Landing late afternoon we hopped in our dark green Chevrolet taxi and headed towards ... Read more >

Days 17-20 Futbal, Pyramids & the Mexican Ballet

MEXICO | Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | Views [235]

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

MEXICO | Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | Views [300]

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

MEXICO | Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | Views [186]

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

MEXICO | Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | Views [149]

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

MEXICO | Sunday, 8 Jun 2014 | Views [187]

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

MEXICO | Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | Views [169]

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

MEXICO | Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | Views [181]

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

MEXICO | Sunday, 1 Jun 2014 | Views [164]

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

MEXICO | Sunday, 1 Jun 2014 | Views [205]

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

MEXICO | Friday, 30 May 2014 | Views [197]

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

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

MEXICO | Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Views [200]

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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