Category: Travel

  • 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 […]

  • Day of the Dead parade Morelia, Mexico

    We even found the shop where you can buy the meringues!  

  • The Plan

    Bon voyage! These are the locations for the 2017 Plan. We are flying directly into San Luis Potosi from Houston which is 2 hours north of our first apartment in San Miguel de Allende – and we spend 3 nights there enjoying the pre- Easter celebrations before catching the bus to San Miguel where we […]

  • Travel Preparation – the intrepid duo prepares for a mighty trip…

    Travel Preparation – the intrepid duo prepares for a mighty trip…

      Lola and Ms Pacifica are about to embark on an epic trip back to Mexico two and  a half years since their last tour together, although Lola has ‘snuck back’ on her own to the archeological museum in Mexico City to keep exploring. This time, LIFE is being put on hold, properties rented, work […]

  • Nothing better… than waking up in a new town

    And what a town this is. The benefit of walking up all those stairs to the “Brownie” (Chocolate Hotel, Brownie Room… get it?) become obvious in the morning. We can look out over the most marvellous kaleidoscope of colour and hue with a bit of cool morning light enlivening the blues and greens. We have […]

  • Mexico City to Guanajuato – highs and lows

    Mexico City to Guanajuato – highs and lows

    On Mondays most museums in Mexico City are closed and so Lola decided that this was a great shopping day. We headed to Palanco to a department store called Liverpool and spent a few hours. They even had a good upmarket foodcourt where we ate tapas and a glass of wine at the bar. It […]

  • Sunday in Mexico City

    Sunday in Mexico City

    Sunday is cycling Day in Mexico City! Many streets are closed off to cars. Many families are out riding. Many people believe that Mexico is a dangerous place, full of drug lords and kidnappings. The reality in Mexico City is that the locals are getting on with their lives – just like everywhere else in […]

  • A couple of gringas in Mexico City

    A couple of gringas in Mexico City

      1.Is it safe? 2.Why? 3. Are you going on a  tour? We had had all of these responses when we announced to our colleagues, family and friends that we were going to Mexico, and the answers were: 1: Relatively 2: It’s amazing; warm friendly colourful, delicious, cultural, cheap…. what’s not to like? 3: Absolutely […]

  • Get off the Sofa! – 10 good reasons to ‘go it alone’ as an independent traveller.

    Get off the Sofa! – 10 good reasons to ‘go it alone’ as an independent traveller.

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