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At Last–To Tibet!

2019-01-02T21:10:11-07:00September 3rd, 2017|Categories: China, Tibet|

Our little band of twelve was warned more than once by our Mountain Travel guide, Sanjay, that before departing for Tibet, we had to give up any guidebooks we might have on Tibet as well as any books or images of the Dalai Lama we might be carrying. We [...]

Bonnie Does Bhutan

2019-01-02T21:10:11-07:00May 6th, 2017|Categories: Bhutan|

  The photo above is of  Paro Dzong in Bhutan, a country I’ve dreamed of going to since it opened to tourism in 1974. It is geographically isolated, squeezed between India to the south and China to the north, and has long maintained a policy of strict isolationism [...]

Into Guatemala and Amazing Antigua

2019-01-02T21:10:21-07:00March 7th, 2013|Categories: Guatemala|

  Somewhere someone wrote that if you liked Chiapas you will love Guatemala, and that is exactly our experience.  We left San Cristobal, where we enjoyed about five more days with our friends there and prepared for the trek into Guatemala, and drove south for about four hours [...]

From Waves to Wind to Mayaland

2019-01-02T21:10:22-07:00February 13th, 2013|Categories: Mexico|

  We had pushed off a bit early heading for Puerto Escondido because we learned that our friends Patti and Denis were there taking a beach break from the rather chilly nights in San Miguel de Allende to the north.  They were staying at the Sunset Point Hotel [...]

Down The Deserted Coast

2019-01-02T21:10:22-07:00January 29th, 2013|Categories: Mexico|

  It has been almost a two weeks since our last entry, during which we have covered over 800 miles of the Mexican Pacific coast, through its most beautiful and isolated section to the hurly burly of Acapulco, its second largest and certainly most congested city. Here’s a [...]

Back to San Miguel de Allende

2019-01-02T21:10:22-07:00January 13th, 2013|Categories: Mexico|

  A couple of days short of Christmas we drove east around Guadalajara to San Miguel de Allende, the marvelous colonial town where we had lived for three extended periods up until about two and a half years ago.  San Miguel was initially the  stop for supplies and [...]

Nogales to Sayulita

2019-01-02T21:10:23-07:00January 10th, 2013|Categories: Mexico|

  We crossed the border into Mexico at Nogales early on a Sunday morning without incident, though the contrast between the two sides of the border is always both stunning and stupefying no matter where you cross.  Dan was cleared for temporary importation about 20 kilometers south of [...]

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