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Taking a New Look at Mazatlan

Taking a New Look at Mazatlan

If I’m being honest, Mazatlan has never been our favorite city. It is widely popular and does offer long, stunning beaches, but for a variety of reasons, we have never embraced this Pacific coastal town. However, after braving the Devil’s Backbone and...
Lake Tahoe und weiße Weihnachten

Lake Tahoe und weiße Weihnachten

Bei Monika und Gary von Turtle Expedition Nachdem wir endlich mit unserer neuen Heckstoßstange ausgestattet sind, wollten wir Grass Valley zügig verlassen. Die Gegend ist zwar wunderschön und es gäbe noch viel zu entdecken, doch in drei Tagen ist Weihnachten und dafür...
Oaxaca City, Oaxaca.

Oaxaca City, Oaxaca.

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...
Mountain village scenes (Veracruz and Oaxaca)

Mountain village scenes (Veracruz and Oaxaca)

Somewhere in the jungly mountains of Mexico lies the line between the states of Veracruz and  Oaxaca. I suppose there is a sign on a highway somewhere that marks that state-line. But we did not travel on a major highway. We drove smaller roads through villages...
Veracruz state- police encounters!

Veracruz state- police encounters!

Mexico has 31 States and one Federal District. Many of them are named the same as the capital city. Leaving the city of Puebla and driving through the state of Puebla we crossed into the state of Veracruz on our way to the city of Veracruz. In Estado Veracruz we had...
Ein kurzer Heimaturlaub

Ein kurzer Heimaturlaub

21. November 2016 – 8. Dezember 2016 Stockton Wichtiges Argument vor dem Buchen unseres Flugs war ein sicherer Stellplatz für unser Auto. Der Flughafen San Francisco ist für ein offensichtliches Overlander Auto nicht ganz so sicher, vor allem weil wir viele...
Itza-Popo: Volcano area, followed by silence!

Itza-Popo: Volcano area, followed by silence!

Outside of Mexico City lies a sleeping giant.  Volcán Popocatapetl lies waiting to cause destruction again.  Popo slept for centuries, but awoke in 1994 and has spewed ash, rocks and steam every few years since then.  Next to Popo lies Volcán Iztaccihuatl which is...
Catsitting

Catsitting

This is for the cat people in our lives. At the end of April, with plans to spend 6 weeks in Baja at our favorite remote kitesurfing/surfing beach, Punta San Carlos (PSC), we headed from Utah to California. On the way, we found a couple in Southern California looking...
Mexico City-  a huge city, full of fun.

Mexico City- a huge city, full of fun.

The fifth largest city in the world seemed a little intimidating to us.  But there were a few things there we wanted to see and do.  Yet there were a few things we were afraid of: traffic, crime, expenses, traffic and crime (yes, I meant to repeat that! HAHAHAH).  We...