November 2021 With an awesome rig completed we were ready to grab some friends and head to a beach in Mexico with Fat Amy. This gave us an opportunity to return to our favorite little Mexican town, Kino Bay. We made an overnight stop in Magdalena. While there we visited the iconic church in the … More Fat Amy goes to the beach
After the blockades, rough highways and jungle ruins of Chiapas, we were ready to head for the touristic coastline. We arrived into the still, humidity of the city of Villahermosa (located in the state of Villahermosa) late in the evening. Our campsite for the night was a museum parking lot. We planned to tour the … More Three more Mexican states: Villahermosa, Campeche and Yucatan
We waited out the roadblock in Ocosingo (see our previous post). It was an interesting experience and we never felt unsafe at all. When it cleared and we were done with coffee and granola we hit the highway again. This highway is called the Pan-American Highway according to our GPS. And a GPS is always … More Pan-American Highway to Palenque
Chiapas made us feel nervous. I will not lie about this fact. When we traveled across Mexico many years ago, Chiapas was the only state where we encountered a roadblock, a detour and a feeling of uneasiness back then. It is also the state that generated a lot of negative press when we were living … More Chiapas state- A few nights in the capital, Tuxtla!
Hogar means home. Infantil means children. Hogar Infantil is a children’s home with an excellent record of success. It is not really an orphanage, as many of the children have family elsewhere. But it is a place where they are safe, cared for, fed and can form a community that feels like family. Without exception, … More Visiting an “orphanage” in Mexico- Hogar Infantil
One of the highlights of Oaxaca City for most visitors is the ruins of the Monte Alban archeological site. This is huge area located on a mountain overlooking the city. There are crowds of visitors there, because it is easy to get to. But most of the structures are closed to climbing and all of … More Ancient ruins and water frozen in time! Oaxaca part two.
This city is in an ideal climate zone. It is surrounded by lush green mountains that send gentle breezes through. It blessed with a light afternoon rain almost daily and a torrential downpour occasionally. Although the valley can also become very warm, we found it to be pleasant during our time there. And there is … More Oaxaca City, Oaxaca.