Street Art in San Miguel

2019-01-02T21:10:20-07:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Mexico|

  San Miguel is a combination of a number of carefully defined neighborhoods, each with its own character.  The Centro is commercial and the oldest residential area; Guadiana beyond the Parque Juarez and the site of the original Indian settlement, is filled with large houses and grounds as [...]

The Doors and Windows of San Miguel

2019-01-02T21:10:20-07:00February 24th, 2014|Categories: Mexico|

  We have been back in San Miguel since New Years Eve, and continue our love affair with this colonial delight of a town.  Things have changed here considerably since our visit last Spring, significantly driven we think by Conde Nast's readers poll making San Miguel the top [...]

Baja California and Beyond

2019-01-02T21:10:20-07:00January 5th, 2014|Categories: Mexico|

  There were a couple of things really pushing us to get to Mexico and specifically the Baja Peninsula.  One was to see and have some time with our really dear friends and ‘Travel Mentors’ Judie and Ken Kesson after almost three years at their lovely home outside [...]

San Miguel to Surfside

2019-01-02T21:10:21-07:00April 24th, 2013|Categories: Mexico|

  Its always wonderful to come back to San Miguel de Allende as it is a return to the familiar after so much that is new and unexplored.  Friends, streets and vistas and neighborhoods we love, the smells of the street food vendors, the tolling of the church [...]

The Gulf Coast of Mexico and on

2019-01-02T21:10:21-07:00April 4th, 2013|Categories: Mexico|

  With a combination of genuine regret, since the campground was so beautiful and the campers such an interesting European mix, and anticipation for what we knew lay ahead, we drove away from Chetumal and set out for the long trek to San Miguel de Allende where we [...]

Yaxchilan and the Rio Usumacinta

2019-01-02T21:10:21-07:00February 27th, 2013|Categories: Mexico|

  After the morning spent at Bonampak we went about twenty miles further down the highway that runs along the frontier with Guatemala (and through several military checkpoints) to the turnoff for Frontera Corozal on the Rio Usumacinta, the border between the two countries and the access to [...]


2019-01-02T21:10:22-07:00February 26th, 2013|Categories: Mexico|

  After a couple of days at Palenque we drove the 100 miles on to the ruins at Bonampak, until very recently accessible only by small plane as there was no road at all to the ruins.  Even its 'discovery' by Westerners is an interesting story.  It lay [...]


2019-01-02T21:10:22-07:00February 26th, 2013|Categories: Mexico|

  After another trip up the cascades (now with dark green water in the shade) and some breakfast we drove a little over an hour to get to Palenque, mostly a drop from about 5000 feet to about 1000 feet, the altitude at Palenque, but with major changes [...]

Through The Chiapas Mountains

2019-01-02T21:10:22-07:00February 26th, 2013|Categories: Mexico|

  Our final day in San Cristobal, rain soaked as it was, we spent at Na Bolom, now a museum but long the home and base for Frans and Gertrude Blom. From the 1930s Franz, Danish and trained at Harvard, and later Gertrude as well were the first [...]

Diana and Steven

2019-01-02T21:10:22-07:00February 15th, 2013|Categories: Mexico|

  Coming off the experience of putting a real website together for our blog, most attention and certainly all the credit should go to Diana Vermeij and Steven Zwerink, our newfound Dutch friends here in the campground in San Cristobal.  They did all the real work--the coding and [...]

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