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The (real) Adventure begins

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Which way to Mexico? After dropping the kids at the airport we find ourselves a campground where we stay for 4 nights. The sites are minuscule but the internet works well and the spa is hot. We’re happy. We’ve been…

Mexico 4 – Tehuacan, the cactus forests of the Reserva de la Biosfera de Tehuacan – Cuicatlan and on to San Miguel de Allende.

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20th March – After 6 days in Oaxaca, we are ready to move on now towards Tehuacan and Puebla, skirting around the eastern side of Mexico City.  Huge skies and a dry and rocky landscape, local farmers scratching an existence…

Baja family reunion

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Minnie First, a quick update on Minnie’s state of health. I’m glad to say she is now doing much better. It’s pretty incredible how fast she has recovered from her near death experience. Only the areas where she was shaved…

Icarus Complex

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Fun is a relative term. That’s why some people’s favourite roads are what others would call “bad”. The road, to use the term loosely, to Batopilas from Urique is one of those roads I think everyone can agree is bad,…

Trouble in Baja.

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That’s cruel. Back in San Felipe, we camped at Playa Bonita campground where we had stayed before on our ATV ride. Seemed like a good idea as the place is in town, on the beach and has wi-fi access for…

That’s Baja!

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Baja field trip After spending a few days relaxing and enjoying the company, we feel the itch to move again. Plus, we don’t want to over-indulge into Jim and Carens’ hospitality; or the trip might end right here… We begin…

Mexico 2.0: Back in Paradise

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Me and Maya in the backseat as we head to Mexico!If you read my last entry, you already know how super duper excited I was to return to Mexico. As we drove to the border, I could smell that…

México es muy differente

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Mexico Everything’s different in Mexico. Everything. Although some things may look similar, they are not quite the same. It’s almost like all of your standards, all that you think is normal, all that you know and are accustomed to, all…

RESPECT IS A BEAUTIFULLY FITTED TYRE

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 The road sweeps left beneath the intersection for Veracruz. At the apex of the bend we flash past a motorcyclist hunched over his machine. His luggage and various paraphernalia stand abandoned in the grass verge. ‘Maybe he needs help’,…

Fresh Fruit; Fresh Tequila

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Even though our border crossing experience was very easy, we were both a little nervous about driving in Mexico. After all, we had spent the past 2 weeks spending time with our very concerned families, and getting looks from people…

THE CRY OF DOLORES

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THE MEXICANS LOVE NOTHING BETTER THAN CROWNING THEIR HEADS WITH A ‘TORITO‘ WRAPPED IN A KILO OR TWO OF EXPLOSIVES…..AND THEN STRIKING A MATCH! (PHOTO BY CALVIN, WWW.OVERLANDEROASIS.COM)Father Hidalgo was never going to be your run-of-the-mill Mexican priest. As…

Crossing into Mexico

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We decided to cross the border at Laredo, TX based on some recommendations we found online. We arrived in mid-afternoon, got our oil changed, did some errands, and planned to spend that night sleeping in a Walmart parking lot. That…

Mexico 3 – One of Oaxaca’s best kept secrets…….Hierve El Agua in the Central Valleys.

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17th March – If it hadn’t been for another fellow traveller telling us about Hierve El Agua, we may not have discovered this unique and amazing place hidden in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca. Our journey there takes us through…

Mexico 2 – Oaxaca State, The ancient Zapotec Capital of Monte Alban.

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15th March – Brilliant civilisations such as the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Mayas, Toltecs and Aztecs, have all left their marks on Mexico’s landscape.  The most ancient civilisation was that of the Olmecs, whose hieroglyphs were possibly the first writings in…

Mexico 1 – The States of Chiapas and Oaxaca.

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  MEXICO Capital – Mexico City                  Currency – Mexican pesos                      Language – Spanish and Maya languages   10th March – We are through the Guatemala border town of La Mesilla very quickly and a short drive brings us to the…

MEXICO – EARLY DAYS

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WELCOME TO MEXICO, AMIGO!19th August: I’ve never liked snakes at the best of times, and this one’s looking particularly menacing. It’s not yet nine o’clock in the morning and here I am, balancing a mug of tea whilst leafing…