For the past month, I’ve been traveling across Mexico, hitting a few places I’ve never been. Riding on Mexican buses is one of my favorite pastimes of Mexico, particularly the “in country” buses. They defy all stereotypes of the Latin American “chicken bus.” Instead they are luxury buses with reclining seats, elevating footrests, AC power ports, seat-back video screens showing movies, documentaries, and video games. The one I rode yesterday was a giant double-decker with three seats across – one on the left and two on the right. It even had suede leather seats, cup holders, and wood grain accents. Less than thirty bucks will get you a ride between most cities, including a ham and cheese croissant and a coke. Continue reading
How do you spell fear? Me personally? I spell it “D.E.N.T.I.S.T!!”
Throughout all my travels to date, the scariest experience I have had was trying to color my hair in India. I can now update that to reflect “having a toothache in Mexico!” Continue reading
Imagine, if you will, lying on the most idyllic, secluded beach. Crescent in a shape reminiscent of the thumbnail of a new moon. Flanked on both sides by lush, verdant green cliffs.
You have an exclusive on the beach “swing bed,” a full size mattress covered in crisp clean white sheets and surrounded on all four sides by billowy white sheer curtains fluttering in the salty sea air. Continue reading
I made a fast, less than graceful exit from San Miguel….
We had decided to leave on the first available bus early Saturday morning in order to maximize my two weeks of vacation. The taxi would pick us up at 6:15am for the 7:00am bus bound for Oaxaca. Continue reading
I have often been accused of taking a very “Pollyanna” view of things when I write about my travels, but fact is, things typically run pretty smoothly for me. When the occasional hiccup does happen, I have no qualms about sharing those experiences as well. Such was the case in Patzcuaro. Continue reading
I have ridden many buses in Mexico, but the trip from Morelia to Patzcuaro offered an unexpected treat – a “doble piso,” or double decker bus! This was such a treat to sit on the front row of the upper deck and watch the mountains unfold in front of me! Continue reading
The three day weekend of Memorial Day offered just enough time for a quick weekend out of town getaway….”a vacation from our vacation.” Don had been studying up in his Lonely Planet, and found one of Mexico’s “Puebla Magicos,” or magic towns nearby, Patzcuaro. Situated on a lake in the mountains, it sounded like the perfect getaway. Continue reading
Okay, maybe not my thumb, but definitely my rear, on a twenty-two hour bus ride on Transportes de San Miguel, bound for San Miguel de Allende. Continue reading