Close Encounters of the Best Kind

I have to admit, after my experience during my Scuba refresher class, I was a little hesitant, oh, hell, a LOT hesitant, to go on an actual dive. Especially since I was going with a small group of strangers, because Jeff wasn’t joining me. In  fact, I  cancelled the first … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Parade. Weird, Wild, and Wonderful

So it’s the Christmas holiday season here in Mexico, and it is so totally different from the holidays back “home”. In the US, Christmas (seems to) begins on Black Friday with crushing crowds congregating at local malls in order to “buy, buy, buy.” This consumerism continues until after the actual … Continue reading

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We Left Our Hearts in Mexico City

Have you ever arrived somewhere and known, within a minute, that you were meant to be there? It’s more than just “Ohhhh, I  like this place.” It’s more like  “YES! This is it. I could live here!” Well, that is how I felt when we arrived at our apartment in … Continue reading

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Oaxaca Highs and Lows

***As I was putting the finishing touches on this post,  the news broke that Mexico City and Puebla had been struck by a 7.1 mag. earthquake. Having just left Mexico City, and deciding that it was our favorite place in Mexico so far, we helplessly continue to watch the ongoing … Continue reading

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Moving on to Puebla

When Spanish school was over and done with, Jeff and I wasted no time moving on to our next destination, Puebla, Mexico. It was bittersweet saying adios to our friends, but we were brain-dead from six-weeks of nearly non-stop studying, and ready to explore more of this beautiful country that we … Continue reading

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Testing Jules

OK, so, we’ve been here in Taxco, Mexico for a little over a month now. As you may remember, 5 of us cruisers are sharing a house and have enrolled in Spanish language school at the local university.  Last week was our midterm exam (a week late, so it was really a … Continue reading

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The Sea of Cortez, Part One

El Gato has just returned to Pacific Mexico from a three-month journey to the Sea of Cortez. We’ve heard about the Sea for a long time, but mainly when we began our cruising adventures in Mexico last year. So, was it all that?  Well, it’s hard to explain. It was sort-of … Continue reading

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Art in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

El Gato has been in the Sea of Cortez for a few months now, cruising around and between the islands.  In that time, we have returned to La Paz several times in order to renew our 4-year Mexican citizenship and reprovision El Gato,  as pickins’ are slim in the islands. La … Continue reading

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