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It Starts with a Dream

It Starts with a Dream

We ended up meeting Arturo by chance. While we had previously come through the pueblo magico town of Cuitzeo, we had been in motion, eager to get to SMA. Heading south, it seemed like a perfect pitstop during a long drive. Little did we know we were about to meet one...

Fighting for Freedom

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 10 10 days of blogging daily. An admirable goal, and a challenging one since I had three days of travel within that 10 day period. Here, one day late, is my final post to Natalie’s...
Luxury

Luxury

Overland travel is all about staying in the roughest, most unforgiving environments. Ignoring personal comfort. Shunning the trappings of a tourism. Seeking out discomfort and… no! Wait! Screw it. Today it is all about luxury. We had spent a less than ideal night at...

Choose Your Adventure

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 8 Well, this is an easy one, since our life is generally one big adventure these days! Today, we pack up camp after nearly three weeks in Oaxaca. We say goodbye to new friends, and...
Mexico City and around

Mexico City and around

March 31 – April 11, 2016 After a wonderful week in San Miguel de Allende, we headed South to San Juan Teotihuacan located about an hours drive before Mexico City, to visit the Mayan Pyramids of the Sun and of the Moon. We then left our rig securely parked at...
Guanajuato…not

Guanajuato…not

I had been anticipating our arrival in Guanajuato for what seemed like forever. The years spent preparing often meant hours, generally in my cubicle (shhh) poring over others trips. Hours reading of others adventures, beyond anxious for the time when I would be the...
Mexico, Guanajuato

Mexico, Guanajuato

March 20-31,2016. Our next stop after the state of Jalisco, was the state of Guanajuato where we spent time in the town of Guanajuato (same name as the state), a brief stop in Dolores Hidalgo and a week in San Miguel de Allende where we visited a friend. Guanajuato...

The Productivity Plan

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 5 Today our blogging challenge is to simply list how our day would look if we are in our most productive state. The main point I really want to embrace, is an idea Natalie talks about in...
Downpour

Downpour

The air was thick with humidity, it was like breathing tepid soup. The roads glistened with moisture in the last of the fading light that was filtering between the rolling banks thunderclouds. We had started the day high in the mountains of Oaxaca, bundled up for...

My Superpowers

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 4 Doesn’t everyone wish they had a superpower? I know, I do. Today, my fondest desire would have been the ability to make the internet magically work during the 4-5 hours it was...
Alto de las Piedras

Alto de las Piedras

Three is the number when it comes to archaeological sites visited around San Agustin and Ismos. The third site, Alto de las Piedras is basically a small site with eight outdoor exhibits only, but still interesting enough to spend some time around. Here as well there...
Escape

Escape

This is the one. This is the post where we finally extract ourselves from the seemingly inescapable vortex of Santa María del Tule. Don’t get too excited. We only drove a few kilometres down the road. Conveniently, there were some pretty amazing things just a...
Passing Time in Patzcuaro

Passing Time in Patzcuaro

I listened to the rain pattering on the roof, and took another sip of wine. We had planned to stay a couple of days. But, Patzcuaro proved to be pure magic. Yes, the town is literally one of Mexico’s pueblo magicos, but more importantly, the vibe is right. That...
Deja vu

Deja vu

Oh no!—We’re approaching the event horizon of Overlander Oasis. It’s too late to escape. Deploy the rooftop tent. Crack a beer and open up the deck chairs. We may be some time. After a brief excursion to Tlaxcala and Puebla. It was time to head south again. We would...
Dusty old books

Dusty old books

Biblioteca Palafoxiana is quite possibly the oldest public library in North America. It looks like something out of Harry Potter. Located in Puebla, it was only by luck that we happened to stumble across this impressive collection. We found ourselves back in the state...
Night of myths and legends

Night of myths and legends

This is Mike…Oddly enough, it was just last week when I thought Granada would be taking a breather from the constant partying and relax for a while. Though the weekdays were tranquil and one could actually get an uninterrupted night of sleep, the celebrating...
Finding Magic

Finding Magic

A “Magical Village” is a place with symbolism, legends, history, important events, day-to-day life – in other words, “magic” in its social and cultural manifestations, with great opportunities for tourism We have long been fascinated by the...