First, we’re back in Boston! We got back in early May and slowly readjusted (and continue to readjust) back to ours lives in the U.S. We were gone for almost exactly 3 months – about 13 weeks total. This is my 4th re-entry after a multi-month trip, yet the feelings of the transition still catch … More Reentry After a Long Time Away
One of the most challenging things about long term travel is the constant planning and decision-making that goes with it. Usually we book somewhere to stay at least a day before but last week when staying in Manuel Antonio, we went to bed without a plan for the next day. We slept too late and … More Shipping Container Heaven
Note: This entry was written on April 3 and published with a backdate. I’m writing this blog entry from the back of a bus, staring out the window at Mexico, on a 4.5 hour ride from the city of Guanajuato to Mexico City. The bus is a first class bus, with hardwood floors, individual TVs, … More Understanding Mexico
The city of Guanajuato (gwon-a-HWAH-toh) is the capital of the state of Guanajuato. It’s a 4.5 hour/$27 bus ride from Mexico City, or a 30 minute/$22 cab ride from Leon International Airport. It has a population of about 72,000 people and is considered a university town. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a … More A Travel Guide to Guanajuato
We were in Mexico City at the beginning of our trip and found ourselves back here for a few days on our way between Puerto Escondido and San Miguel de Allende. We intentionally timed our return to the city to coincide with Friday night Lucha Libre. You can see our last Lucha Libre bloggery here. … More Lucha Libre – Part 2!
Many people know that I have an irrational fear of sharks (thanks to watching Shark Week at my grandmother’s house as a kid) that sometimes prevents me from enjoying water activities. While David and other friends have gone surfing and I’ve tagged along, I’ve never actually tried it myself – until now! Puerto Escondido is … More Hangin’ Ten in Puerto Escondido
Hello there! Here’s an update for all our friends and family following along on our journey about where we are and what we’ve been doing. We’re still in Mexico. See below for more specifics. We left the Yucatan Peninsula (see last update) and ended up spending 15 nights in the city of Oaxaca (wuh-hah-kah), which … More Donde Estamos?
We are loving our time in the city of Oaxaca (wuh-HAH-kah), in a state by the same name. We’re down in the southwestern part of Mexico – the state borders the Pacific but we’re not near the ocean (yet!). Yesterday we went the famous petrified waterfalls of Hierve El Agua. This name literally translates to … More Hierve el Agua in Oaxaca
Our first full day in Valladolid (pronounced “vye-a-doh-leed”), was one of our busiest, and funnest days. First, we visited Casa de Los Venados, which is an 18,000 sq ft redone house museum in the historical center that is owned by an eccentric older couple from Chicago. Outside of being a gorgeous home architecturally, it houses … More A Busy Day in Valladolid
We’ve been a little lazy in the blogging department – sometimes it’s hard to write when there are so many things to do! When we have down time because we’re tired or it’s too hot to do anything else, we’ve found ourselves more likely to be reading a book, going swimming, or just laying around … More Where Are We & What’re We Doing?