Page 2 of calmecocan Travel Blog Posts casa con un gran árbol de mango en la corte My 2nd Costa Rican (tica) with a huge mango tree in the front yard... read more

Mi experiencia en el parque........ read more

Preparando comida - Empanadas / Cooking class - Empanadas... read more

Centro / centre Restaurantes La puesta del sol / sunset La casa de mi primera familia tica / house of my first Costa Rican host family... read more

pop. 2,000 y Manuel Antonio ... read more

North America » Mexico » Distrito Federal » Mexico City April 14th 2009

México as a country... population 107 mio 2 mio sq km area 10,000 km of coast half of its land is above the 1000m mark 10% of the people have no domestic water supply 15 mio people live without a drainage system México City conserves 2/3 of México's electricity Problems of faster growing cities throughout México water supply, sewage treatment, overcrowding, traffic pollution Best on travel Favorite places - Oaxaca, picturesque, colorful houses and ancient buildings all over the town San Cristóbal de las casas, laid-back atmosphere, picturesque streets, mountain villages Hotels / residences Mérida, Hotel Trinidad Galeria, with numerous artifacts, antiques, great pool and several good spots to just sit and relax Palenque, El Panchán jungle lodges Food - Burrito con verduras in a little family restaurant Playa ... read more

North America April 4th 2009

San Cristobal de las Casas pop. 142,000 , elevation 2160m This colonial town is the heart of one of the most deeply rooted indigenous areas in Mexico. Ancient customs coexist with modern luxuries. Highland valley surrounded by pine forest. Backpackers town Cobble-stoned streets LOCAL TOURS TO OUTLYING VILLAGES San Juan Chamula pop. 3000, elevation 2200m Main village of Tzotzil tribe practicing a mixture of traditional Catholicism and pre-Hispanic rituals Templo de San Juan Traditional dresses of Chamulans are white wool tunics Curanderos / curers practice their healing methods Graveyard black crosses - people who died old white crosses - people who died young blue crosses - others Market - Tzotzil people are mostly traders of various goods such as local vegetables, foods and arts Zinacantán (Tzotzil... read more

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca April 2nd 2009

pop. 268,000 , elevation 1550m Sierra Madre del Sur Comida / food Mole tradicional / meat dishes covered with a sauce made out of a manifold of different spices and chocolate - a local specialty Chapulines / grashoppers - yum! ;-) Tacos dorados con pollo y guacomole / Fried chicken tacos and guacamole Enchiladas de pollo con mojo verde / Chicken Enchiladas w/ green salsa Mezcal - distilled from agave plant, smoky flavor. "Tequila's brother" with the difference of Tequila only being made in the state of Jalisco. Zócalo de Oaxaca Mercado de arte / Artesan market Mercado Benito Juarez Parque Juárez VALLES CENTRALES Monte Álban ruinas sitio arqueológico de los Mixteces ... read more

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City March 31st 2009

PUEBLA 2160m, habitantes 1.5 mio Segundo sitio de la viaje Taquería Quesadillas secillas Tacos oriental Zócalo / Centro Histórico Catedral Cena - Mole poblano CHOLULA Una periferia de Puebla La Pirámide de Tepanapa - widest pyramid ever built Zona Arqueológica Santuario de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios ... read more

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