emily and tages

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emily and tages

We are currently not on the road. :( We are living, working and going to school in Chicago, IL.



North America » United States » Arizona » Phoenix March 4th 2010

it was interesting to see these familiar sights again that we usually take for granted but these are quite unique to the US. we didn't see most of these sights in any other country we went to. these pics were taken on our cross country roadtrip from arizona to ohio. ... read more
big yellow school busses
jack in the box
goodwill thrift store

North America » United States March 3rd 2010

After landing in the states, we traveled with tages' family across the west heading east to cleveland, ohio.... read more
Driving thru AZ
Rest Stop
Welcome to New Mexico

North America » United States » Arizona » Phoenix February 27th 2010

Leaving Mexico for Phoenix was not an equal exchange, but it had to be done. We knew our trip would eventually come to an end. We couldn't have prepared for it so Emily chose to stay in denial and I think she still is. It wasn't exactly thrilling to be back in the US but there was some stuff I did miss, like Session beer. Which I found my first day back to the states. We met my parents in Phoenix, where they vacation for the winter and then decided to ride back with them to Ohio and have a road trip through the west, since we didn't have enough money left to do our original idea of taking a road trip throughout the states. So here is Phoenix, AZ. We're back. but not ready to ... read more
welcome to phoenix
the tovars
tages and i in carefree, az

North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara February 27th 2010

saying goodbye is never easy....so much has happened in this amazing year. we quit our jobs march 20th of 2009, said goodbye to my family in minnesota and drove to ohio (making a quick stop in chicago to say goodbye to our bff sarah and a last meal at our fave vegan restaurant, chicago diner) and spent the next 2 weeks with tages's family. they drove us to new york city where i said goodbye to my bff jan and my aunt dorothy and we flew to london, england on april 15th. we spent the next 7 months exploring europe. during that time we backpacked across the netherlands, romania, hungary, serbia, bosnia, croatia, germany, poland, czech republic, austria, turkey and england. we flew back to new york mid-november for a short 4 day stay and then ... read more
saying goodbye to our corner tienda
saying goodbye to our street
saying goodbye to our favorite neveria

North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Puerto Vallarta February 14th 2010

Katrina, Elizabeth and I boarded a 5 hour bus to Puerto Vallarta at 9:40am on Valentine's Day. Tages hates the beach so she decided it was best for everyone if she stayed behind. The bus station in Puerto Vallarta is far from the city so we had to take a taxi to our hotel. At first glance, we were all a little nervous about Puerto Vallarta as we passed sparkly high rise hotels, lots of tourists and everything was a little Orlando looking. Not our scene. But once we got South of Rio Cuale, the scenery changed and looked a little more our style. We stayed at a cheap hotel near the beach and ate dinner at it's attached restaurant that night. I was really excited about going to Puerto Vallarta for 2 reasons, one being ... read more
hotel yasmin
dolphin bus
pueto vallarta

North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Tequila February 13th 2010

When heading to Mexico, my sister had told us about a little place called Tequila where tequila originated. We couldn't believe this and immediately thought "We need to go there!!" So here we are...we realized that in Guadalajara there is one of two remaining train lines that still function for people and it goes to Tequila, Jalisco. AMAZING! The price of the train to Tequila was 75$, but well worth every penny!! You arrive at the train station around 9:30 a.m. and enjoy music by the Tequila Express Mariachi band. Then at 10 a.m. you board the Tequila Express train and ride throughout the agave fields all the while enjoying as much tequila, mixed drinks and beer that you can muster. The train ride lasts about 2 hours and in that time you enjoy music from ... read more
Mariachi Band
Picture with Karen Diaz
Emily & Elizabeth gearing up for Tequila!

North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara January 29th 2010

We moved into our apartment at 1118 Juan Manuel on Friday the 29th. It's in Colonia Americana which is a great location within walking distance to Mercado Centenario, grocery stores, lavanderia, an organic bakery that sells home made veggie burgers and excellent Neveria's. and we're close to the bus stop. Our apartment is old and seems to have been abandoned for awhile but we are making the best of it. The guy we are renting it from, Jose, whom we found on Craigslist isn't the best landlord but he gave us some of his furniture so our apt is 1/3 furnished. Guadalajara has been an interesting last stop for us in Mexico. One of the best things about it (that we noticed right away) was the outness and openness of so many lesbians that we saw ... read more
our rooftop
dr caligari cafe
Dr Caligari cafe

North America » Mexico » Distrito Federal » Mexico City January 11th 2010

we pulled into mexico city at 11am on our overnight bus from palenque. i was so excited to be going to this massive city, i never in a million years thought we would be. with the population exceeding 8.8 million people, i always imagined total chaos when i pictured mexico city. and we were shocked to find that it was relatively calm and organized with fantastic public transportation and tons of things to do and see. we spent our days exploring the city, visiting museums and ruins and eating delicious street food. sadly, graham returned back to canada one week after we arrived. we had a fantastic 6 weeks together and were sad to see our traveling partner, history teacher, sarcastic jerk, jokester, michelada/coco loco amigo, espanol competitor, gay magnet, money bags, plastic stir stick sipper, ... read more
VW bugs are everywhere!
La Raza
downtown mexico city

North America » Mexico » Chiapas » Palenque January 9th 2010

we traveled along winding mountain roads by bus to palenque to see the ancient palenque ruins and also the lancandon jungle. it was raining most of the time but i guess that's what happens when you're in the jungle. neither tages nor i had ever been to a jungle before. you could hear howler monkeys in the distance and their defense mechanism sound was that of a tiger so it sounded like there were a bunch of tigers in the jungle. it was an experience never to be forgotten. we didn't stay in palenque long for a few reasons. we were all pretty undecided on where to go next and we needed to purchase bus tix asap before the busses filled up heading to our next destination. we decided this would be our eastern most destination, ... read more
our cabaña at el mono blanco
brushing our teeth in the jungle
jungle roadtrip!


We left San Cristóbal more informed people than when we arrived. We were motivated to go to San Cristóbal because we wanted to see the state of Chiapas and the obvious draw of the Zapatistas. We had also heard that San Cristóbal was an amazing town. It was everything we expected it to be and more. We stayed in the best hostel we had stayed at in all of Mexico. Le Gite Del Sol, Posada Bed and Breakfast was amazing! We arrived into town on an OCC overnite bus around 6:30am and the French Canadian owner was up and waiting for us at the hostel gate. A delicious home cooked breakfast every morning was included in the cost. During our brief stay in San Cristóbal we visited the Museum of Maya Medicine where we learned all ... read more
major change in temperature from the beach!
tages and emily at Le Gite Del Sol hostel
museum of mayan medicine




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