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One of the hazards of traveling with me is that you are always waiting. Why? Because I am always stopping to take pictures. Most of these pictures don't make it into our trip reports because they don't specifically apply to the activities we were doing or what I happen to be writing about. These may not necessarily be the best shots but sometimes they end up being the ones that really show you what a place it like...how it feels to actually be there. Read More...
Today, I woke up early and ran out to Oxxo (yup, they're everywhere) to grab another bag off coffee. Read More...
Today, we hired a driver to take us around to some of the outlying areas surrounding Guanajuato City Read More...
Today was the first day that everyone really felt 100%. Read More...
Today was kind of a bust as Rob woke up to find his back out. Read More...
With just one day in town, already we could see that this is an area in Mexico that is truly flourishing. Read More...
It's that time of year again! Time to drag my husband kicking and screaming out of Playa del Carmen in a futile attempt to get him to wind down a bit and relax! Read More...
It seems more and more people are finding their way to our Riviera Maya Events Calendar since we first rolled it out on our website in October of 2011. While getting off to a slow start, traffic to the calendar has quadrupled in the past year and we are getting really good feedback from people....lots of nice compliments and some good constructive criticism, which I am hoping to address with this update. Read More...
This Expat Interview features Arielle Newman. Arielle moved to Playa del Carmen 12 years ago after traveling to the Riviera Maya organizing yoga retreats. She has made a fantastic life for herself here in Playa del Carmen and owns one of the area's most reputable and best loved yoga studios, Yoga by the Sea. Read More...
The second stop on our tour was the village of San Antonio Arrazola, famous for its fantastic alebrijes, the fanciful painted woodcarvings now ubiquitous to Oaxaca. Read More...
Our first stop was to see the archaeological site of Mont Alban. Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of peoples...Olmecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs..the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Albán were literally carved out of the mountain and are the symbols of a sacred topography. Read More...
One of the sticky things we deal with every year around this time is Cole's birthday. Every year, it falls during our road trip forcing us to host the expected birthday party with all of his friends often weeks in advance of the actual birthday AND find something fun to do (kid fun, not grown-up fun) on the actual day. This year we decided to check out one of Oaxaca's most famous natural landmarks, Hierve el Agua. Read More...
One of the handcrafts we most wanted to find while we were in Oaxaca was its colorful textiles. Oaxaca is renowned for its intricately embroidered fabrics and woven rugs are we were certainly not going to return home without an armful. Read More...
Here's something else you might now know about my DH. He loves to shop. Mind you, it is possible he has never seen the inside of a grocery store and all of his clothes shopping is done online but when we go on vacation, Mr. Kinnon gets his shop ON! He is crazy for art and textiles and will spend hours and hours looking for just the right pieces to buy to bring home from our adventures. Read More...
Our first day in Oaxaca City was all about relaxation...and food! We all slept in and spent a leisurely morning at Casa Palomita (named for the bird not the movie snack) before going for a stroll into town. A working vacation for Rob, he had hours of emails to attend to and I took that time to acquaint myself with a city map and pin down some restaurants to check out. Oaxaca is known for its cuisine and the city is home to many fine Chefs. Read More...
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