Category: Mexico

  • Our Trip to Xilitla…

    Our Trip to Xilitla…

    As promised…. our trip report. We headed away on Tuesday at 6.45am! with Pablo, our lovely young local guide for a 3-day adventure into the Sierras on the Route of the Jaguars! It was a door-to-door service, (which is basically how he convinced us to go – the morning after our nightmare bus ride home […]

  • What you have been waiting for….

      A little Mezcal, a Burro, a field of Cactus,  a Crown of Thorns bread-roll, a Sombrero and a Mariachi band! A proposal on horseback! This is the Mexico you have been waiting for…     On Saturday night after dinner we went for a wander up to the main square (the Jardin) there were […]

  • Down the mine

    There are no end to the dangers and indignities that Lola and Ms Pacifica will go for you armchair travel pleasure. We donned WHITE HAIRNETS and Cascaras (helmets) and got into a little train and descended deep into the darkness of La Mina Eden in Zacatecas. Then we got on a double decker tram for […]

  • Would you come and stay here?

    If we bought this one… would you come and stay? We stumbled upon this beautiful casa on the hills above San Miguel. Doesn’t look too bad eh? Actually this one is not for sale – it was a stop on our house and garden tour today. So – we’re still looking.

  • In the neighbourhood

    We have been wandering around our neighbourhood taking a few photos of the colourful facades.

  • Now this is an Easter Celebration

    How do Mexicans and Expat US citizens celebrate Easter Sunday? They burn a bunch of effigies of undesirables and Judas figures…. and for the finale they exploded this figure in a blue suit with bouffant hair. The sign says: DONALD, pero no el pato (but not the duck). There was no doubt and the many […]

  • Up close and Personal…

    Up close and personal with some very weird sh*t! In the town of San Luis Potosi on Good Friday, the thing to do is to get yourself a ticket to the Procession in Silence. And so we did. We purchased two of  ‘el mejor locacion que es posible… por favor” (the best location possible… please) […]

  • Architecture and Proposals

    Whilst Ms Pacifica gets out her trusty camera (remember them) Lola meets a very drunk American Restauranteur, who proposes to her.  Not marriage you understand… as he didn’t divorce the last wife… as an insurance policy so that he cannot marry again. Propped up at a bar table of a not-yet-opened restaurant we somehow manage […]

  • San Luis Potosí: reminiscent of Buenos Aires

    We have arrived in the city of San Luis Potosí (SLP), Mexico after an uneventful trip on AirNZ to Houston, the usual horrific airport transit (avoiding the dunkin donuts shops) and a short two hour trip along the Mexican gulf on a tiny 60 seater plane. After some recent bad publicity our only United Airlines […]