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Photos: Mexico

MEXICO | Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

the coast and inland
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After rain comes sunshine, right?

MEXICO | Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | Views [715]

After thunder comes lighting, rain and SUNSHINE: Tuesday the 24rd - a town called Zacatecas!! And what a town it is! Surprise - don't I know, that things just don't stay the same? This town is simply AMAZING, with it's European feel, the ... Read more >


feeling low -simply a low point....

MEXICO | Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | Views [661] | Comments [1]

Sombrerete on a Sunday. The local police, your friendly helper: We rolled into the centro, talked to the local police (that seem to be the way to do it, even though they are heavily armed and there is this strange phenomena or conflict in me if ... Read more >


Nombre De Dios

MEXICO | Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | Views [552]

Saturday the 21st - left town weak and weary, but the sun was out and the short ride to Nombre De Dios easy. It was good to be on the bike again and stop feeling sorry for myself - thunder in the distance, thunder in my body. Shit, how uncomfortable.... Read more >


Durango and beyond - rolling with Thunder

MEXICO | Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | Views [600]

Durango and beyond - rolling with Thunder  As planned we left  Thursday morning  the 19th of July and as it turned out it was 100km to Durango with Nivea riding comfortably on James' back ALL THE WAY!! Now we think she might be a HE and in ... Read more >


Nivea

MEXICO | Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | Views [771]

It's  Wednesday the 18th , I am sitting in our tent while it's raining. A white kitty named Nivea is making this whole experience even more sweet and cozy for now......here is the story: After a hearty breakfast we left (I can't figure out what that ... Read more >


On our way to Durango - Friday the 13th

MEXICO | Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | Views [1419]

We left Mazatlan and with it the Pacific Coast, the heat, the humidity, life by the water. The mountains greeted us with an abundance of lime colored almost florescent yellow butterflies. The humidity increased for a while and the little shops selling ... Read more >


The ferrry story and then Mazatlan

MEXICO | Saturday, 14 Jul 2012 | Views [498]

Friday the 13th - really? Mazatlan - the ferry trip was first fun and I was excited as a little kid going to the fair, after dinner, the beautiful sunset, the escape from the lounging room onto the cooler deck for sleeping, the sweet rocking of the ... Read more >


Al Paz and a few days before taking the ferry to Mazatlan

MEXICO | Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | Views [647]

Today is the 10th of July and we are sitting in Pichilingue waiting for the ferry to take us to Mazatlan  tonight  (they only run over night) with a nice cold lime lemonade in a pretty fancy restaurant.  After spending 3 days in La Paz, we were ready ... Read more >


La Paz, July 5th

MEXICO | Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | Views [486]

We left our sweet little place as late as  9:30am  with a head wind and the desert as flat as "piss on a plate" as James would say. Pretty boring and slow with that head wind, but actually not that hot. The Pacific is near.... Just one ... Read more >


Sailboat and beyond...

MEXICO | Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | Views [554]

Thursday the 28th of June. James and I left the little beach Playa Requeson a beach  at 6:30am  and counted down the kilometer at the "mile"markers starting at 95 . Though feeling pretty grungy,  when the cool early wind sweeps through ... Read more >


Wednesday in La Paz

MEXICO | Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | Views [531]

We left our sweet little place as late as  9:30am  with a head wind and the desert as flat as "piss on a plate" as James would say. Pretty boring and slow with that head wind, but actually not that hot. The Pacific is near.... Just one pedal ... Read more >


Half Moon Bay

MEXICO | Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | Views [632]

Cold night but sweet view of the ocean in the tent - ditched the campground payment, which helps when one is on a $16 a day budget. Got into Santa Cruz early and wrote a bunch of mother day cards (yes, I actually write a few...) Sweet dinner with ... Read more >


Leaving home on May 6th 2012

MEXICO | Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | Views [624]

Leaving the Bay Area in perfect weather. OUr friends have gathered at the Fairfax Java Hu to wave, but some bicycled with us to the bridge......drove us away, rode us out of town.... After days of preparations we are finally on our way.. Our t-... Read more >


Photos: Mexico, Baja

MEXICO | Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

SR to TDF
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Baja, Mexico

MEXICO | Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | Views [465]

New trip: San Rafael to Tierra del Fuego - Just testing if this works with my ipad - photos have to be added later....


So Kho Phi Phi

THAILAND | Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | Views [788]

I actually skipped to describe Kho Lanta, which was an isolated experience in terms of Thai people trying to rip us off. The place was beautiful though, the beach beautiful, but by check out time they tried to charge us for food we never ate, drinks ... Read more >

Tags: our little beach hut with the kayaks in front


More from Paradise..

THAILAND | Saturday, 10 Apr 2010 | Views [700]

Now, the south end of Kho Jum is even better............unbelievable!! They shot the movie "the beach" around these islands and it looks every bit like this. There are no paved roads- most transports are done over the water way and - of course-... Read more >


Into fresh air..

THAILAND | Saturday, 10 Apr 2010 | Views [571]

You never know how bad the air in Bangkok is until you get out of there. Kho Jum is one of the least developed islands in Thailand. A good place to recover from the hustle and buzle of the big city. Krabi was the jump off place and now it's just hopping ... Read more >


Out of Bangkok

THAILAND | Saturday, 10 Apr 2010 | Views [515]

Leaving Bangkok in a few hours. Got an overpriced Lonely Planet guide for the southern beaches/ area of Thailand - turned out to be a bad copy -oh, well... I expected to get a lot more harassed by vendors, like it was the case in India - pleased to ... Read more >


April fools is over..

THAILAND | Friday, 2 Apr 2010 | Views [954]

Today is the 2nd of April - I am still in Bangkok, where is sweat is running like a waterfall off of every foreign (fa(r)lang as they say here) Spent the first night in a prison like cell: Cheap Guest House. It was almost impossible to sleep in this ... Read more >

Tags: the 5.5 ton solid golden buddha


biking and motorcycling

THAILAND | Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | Views [748]

Getting a "taste" for this country: Love the language, the food, the people. It seems all clean enough not to get sick (ok, it's only been -not even- 2 weeks since I left home - though it seems MUCH longer, but I am hopeful) Was tempted today ... Read more >

Tags: on the bridge over the river kwai


Traveling south.

THAILAND | Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | Views [580]

From Chiang Mai to Ayuthaya with the night train (you would never know it was 2nd class with all the clean sheets and the friendly service). With a local bus from Ayuthaya to Kanchanaburi the town on the river Kwai. All together it keeps getting ... Read more >

Tags: this guy was sitting in the museum of world war 2


Still in Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | Views [565]

Don’t think I ever traveled through that many time zones. No jetlag – who would have thought? No jetlag at all……sleeping through the noises of the jungle, the heat, the humidity – the hot flashes…… Good to learn that Thailand seems to be cleaner ... Read more >

Tags: eating with the family


In Thailand for the first time.

THAILAND | Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | Views [700]

The journey was a long one: 35 hour from door (Marin county, Forest Knolls, CA) to door (Matz’s house in Chiang Mai, Thailand), changing planes twice with a lay over of 8 hours in Taipei – well worth it!! We left March 17 th and arrived March 19 th ... Read more >

Tags: matz and his wife


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