Page 2 of Barthelows Head South Travel Blog Posts


North America » Mexico September 25th 2010

-Bob- Getting ready to go on a trip is a hassle. All that crap you have been putting off now has a real, unnegotiable due date. Renew a rental, Repair the other one, House repairs, replace the vineyard, build an irrigation system.... it doesn't seem to have an end. But it will end on 9 October. And it will be out of reach and hopefully forgotten for two wonderful months. We will probably be in Mexico City until Thursday the 14th when we move on to Guanajuato for the Festival Internactional Cerventino. Then who knows? We end up in Oaxaca where we have rented an apartment for a month. Finish the trip with a couple weeks checking out the Mayan antiquities and we will be home in time for Christmas. We are taking my new ... read more

North America » Mexico September 25th 2010

Two weeks to go! And what a job it is just planning for our trip. I’m a list kind of person and derive great satisfaction from making lists and checking things off when they’re done. So, of course, I’ve been working on my lists - where we’re going, what we need to take, what we need to get done before the trip, what we need to pack, what brother Pat needs to know and do while we’re gone, what the Mexico bus schedules are, and it goes on and on. Kind of fun in a perverse way. Our first setback happened yesterday. I tried getting on-line to Aeromexico’s web site to check our seat assignments and such. It simply wasn’t happening. So, Bob took his netbook and sat next to our hard-connected phone for 45 minutes ... read more

North America » Mexico September 25th 2010

On this, our third trip into mainland Mexico, Bob and I will revisit several places in addition to venturing to a few new ones. We’ll fly on Aeromexico out of San Francisco to Mexico City on October 10, 2010 and will spend our first few days in the city getting used to the high altitude and revisiting the most wonderful anthropology museum. Then we’ll catch a first class bus north. Guanajuato has seen us twice already, but draws us back again for its International Cervantes Festival. This festival features artistic performances and art exhibitions. We don’t really know what to expect, but plan to have a great time. We don’t know where we’ll go in between, but will start our month-long stay in an apartment in Oaxaca on October 25. Last time we were there, the ... read more




Tot: 2.282s; Tpl: 0.027s; cc: 4; qc: 42; dbt: 0.0324s; 2; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb