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May 24, 2009 - Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Bacalar

Today I boarded a plane in Guadalajara headed for Cancun. I'll play innkeeper at a friend's 7-room guesthouse on Lake Bacalar for the month of June, Casita Carolina. go to www.casitacarolina.com It takes a long time to travel to Bacalar. First the flight to Cancun, then an airport shuttle to Playa del Carmen. I met CancunFrank, a guy I met on www.plentyoffish.com for lunch there and boarded the 3:30 bus for Bacalar. Five hours later I was relaxing with a cold beer on the patio of Casita Carolina.

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On the Road 2009

Jan 31, 2009 - Guadalajara & Tlaquepaque

Guadalajara & Tlaquepaque– Day 3 Short Version We see Orozco’s murals and brave the HUGE Mercado (bigger than a football field), then take a tour bus to Tlaquepaque to see the dancers and Mariachi Bands at El Parian, and have a memorable dinner at the Adobe Bistro where Victor sings with a trio who play Mariachi with a Jazz influence. Long Version It’s our last day here, so we’re going to try to do it all and hope we don’t pay for it later! We enjoyed a lovely breakfast at the hotel (pancakes…we felt like comfort food) then off to...

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Jan 30, 2009 - Guadalajara – Day 2

Guadalajara – Day 2 Since we are meeting our friend Maryloly at 1:30, we decided to get an early start and see some of the city. So off early to breakfast at Taqeueria Los Faroles where we, once again, order way too much food. We both have tacos and horchata (a sweet milk drink that is very good). Our first stop is the Regional Museum of Guadalajara (built in the late 17th-century) which houses a full Mammoth skeleton, an archaeological section with reproductions of burial tombs, and original pottery, carving and jewellery from...

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Jan 29, 2009 - Enroute & Arriving in Guadalajara

En route to Guadalajara After a final breakfast on the beach, our departure to Guadalajara is early (8:15). It’s difficult to say farewell to old and new friends who have made our stay a real pleasure. But away we must … Our first stop in La Peñita (it’s market day) to buy a few final items: coffee and peanut brittle for friends in Ajijic. We are, at last, on the road at 9:15. The road along the coast to Las Veras is easy, but we have forgotten how full of curves the road is to Compestela. However, there is no other way to get where we are...

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Jan 16, 2009 - TLAQUEPAQUE (say that after 2 drinks)

The B&B here was outstanding................even the bathroom was FABULOUS (yes, I have pictures), but they were full for the next night, so we had to move a few blocks away. Tlaquepaque is a MAJOR shopping area for furniture. So the galleries are outstanding. We met a couple from Calgary who just bought in Huatulco and were here to buy a whole house full of furniture. Many great sculptures line the streets, as do great restaurants. Met a great couple from San Francisco, he just retired in the education field and she has authored a Quilt...

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El Camino a Mexico

Jan 12, 2009 - Through the Sierra Madre

Left Mazatlan and drove about 30km. to Roserio to see our Lady of Roserio Church with the solid gold wall..................it is just a shock to see something like that, in a tiny town (but there was much mining done here, and at one time it was the richest in the area. It is also the home of famous Opera singer Lola Beltran, and her museum is here (no one there spoke English, but we did fine and really enjoyed the three people working there). Then on to the cemetery, through the creaking gate, as a rat ran passed...................needless...

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El Camino a Mexico

Dec 15, 2008 - Guadalajara Revisited

Anil and I decided we wanted to travel with Audrey back to Guadalajara to see her off on her flight. We welcomed the chance to see a little more of the city and to stay once again in the charming Casa Villasanta. This time, I managed to stay awake as we passed through the city of Colima with its towering volcano nearby. I had heard that there are two volcanoes, one regularly active and the other not. You can imagine my surprise when we spotted smoke just beginning to rise from the peak as I raised my camera to take a photo. I snapped dozens...

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Nov 9, 2008 - Guadalajara

The flight on Mexicana was a breeze. We passed through security with only the basic checks (no pats down this time); we found our seats occupied by a little Mexican grandmother and her esposo (husband). They were obviously from a rural part of Mexico. The grandfather had on a traditional hat, something like an American cowboy, but a more Mexican style. They were supposed to sit in the row behind us, but not together and I was pleased that a Mexican woman switched seats with them so they could keep each other company. The woman, Sophia, sat...

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Nov 2, 2008 - Moyahua, Zacetecas to Guadalajara, Jalisco

We had a good meal last night at the Burro Burrito resturant next to the motel. It is a 24 hour, cafeteria style place that serves only burritos or tacos. They must have 20 different fillings and what ever you point to it is quickly wrapped in a tortilla. It was quite interesting and very cheap. (We spent $80 pesos ($8.00 USD) including a beer and a coke. All of the buses stop here so they get big crowds for short periods. This morning we slept in a little and took it easy getting ready to ride to Guadalajara. It is only 107 km and supposed...

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Feb 19, 2008 - Guadalajara, Mexico

Today was an arduous drive to Guadlahara. We even took a wrong turn in ended up in an populated area of Guadlahara and we hardly had room to drive down the street. It took us 3 miles and 1 hour to get back on the proper route. Parking at the rv park was particularly difficult. We ended up being the last rig parked. There is no wifi here because of trees, so that is why any update to my web site is so late.

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Feb 2, 2008 - Guardalaraja (2)

Comme c'est notre dernière nuit dans cette super belle ville on décide d'essayer le nightlife, le vrai. On commence par trouver un bar ou la clientèle est un peu plus agée mais tellement belle à voir. C'est une sorte de club social. Des hommes et des femmes dansent la salsa sur de la musique cubaine live. Ils sont beaux et pour danser, ils dansent! Des monsieurs nous invitent mais nous sommes réticentes, sérieusement je lui aurait surement écraser les pieds tellement je ne sais pas danser! Ensuite, nous continuons vers un autre bar,...

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Jan 26, 2008 - Guardalajara

Guadalaraja,ce n'est pas facile de dire un nom de même hein! C'est à peine si les gens me comprennent quand j'essaie!:) Mais malgré la prononciation douteuse, la ville déborde de trésors coloniaux du Mexique. C'est en fait une des plus veilles villes du Mexique, elle de date de 1530 et aussi la deuxième en importance en terme de population. Le centre historique est incroyable. Il y a beaucoup d'églises de parcs et de fontaines, mais ce qui m'a sans aucun doute le plus impressionné c'est Cabanas. C'est un immanese musée comme je ne croyais...

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