Blogs from Nayarit, Mexico, North America - page 2


North America » Mexico » Nayarit » San Francisco August 22nd 2017

There are black-skinned, almost completely hairless dogs that live here. Many of them have a thin white mohawk and were selectively bred by the Aztecs as holy creatures centuries ago. They're called Xoloitzcuintli. Yeah, try to pronounce that one. At first glance, they appear demonic or alien. But the ones I've met have the most lovely personalities, fiercely affectionate once they get to know you, and generally very timid and docile. I'm having a conversation with Chuck Norris. He calls me by my last name, "Copas," which means "cups" in Spanish. I like the way Mexican people find a way to give you a nickname no matter what, even if it's just your last name. What's the fun in using your ordinary, mundane, shitty, boring first name? Also, whenever I use my first name, I have ... read more

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » San Francisco August 4th 2017

Mexico is built of very hard work, love and smiles. This is one thing I'm sure of. I've been here in San Pancho (short for San Francisco, which makes no sense to me) for a few weeks now. I do feel like this is the second place, after Malpasito, that has become a home for me in Mexico. By every definition of the word, this is fucking paradise. There is something in the air here. San Pancho has grown to represent a unique state of mind for me, a different latitude; it's like a Corona commercial. After sleeping in the car one night, I woke up to a flat tire; not very pleasant. I wasn't in a place that wasn't apparently close to a repair shop. But after sulking in the driver's seat for an hour ... read more

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » San Francisco July 22nd 2017

I've officially taken a shit and done yoga whilst snorkeling. How many of you can say you did that?? I took a day trip up to Lo De Marcos, a town with no foreigners. The snorkeling was good, I have several fish which don't live in the Atlantic that I need to identify. Perhaps I can put a camera in my ear and take pictures of my memory and send them to Google. Often when it rains in this tropical climate, our roads turn into rivers. There's nothing like dancing in the rain and swimming in the street when there's really nothing else you can do. Why try to stay dry when this opulence presents itself? There aren't many artificial lights around here, and the darkness at the beach at night is stifling. I've climbed the ... read more

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » San Francisco July 14th 2017

Neil here, reporting live (except for the time between I write this and the time I upload it, which will probably be weeks) on the rocks by the sea, slightly south of Sayulita in Playa Los Muertos. I chose a random dirt road to get here as I was leaving town. It went towards the ocean, so.. DUH.. I followed it. When I arrived at the ocean, near a palm frond hut thingy and a few other cars, the guy asked me for $20MX to park for 20 minutes or so. Then I walked out onto these very rocks upon which I sit to hang out briefly with a couple guys from up north who were on a bike trek. We smoked a little weed and talked about traveling and the beach. What else do you ... read more

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » San Francisco July 5th 2017

Well, free tequila on a plane: that's a thing. It completely makes up for having to run around the Mexico City airport for several hours trying to figure out where my backpack was. I wasn't allowed enough time between connecting flights, due to customs and such, and I had to ensure that my backpack would arrive with me in Puerto Vallarta. But here I am! Typing words into this magical machine, suspended above Mexico in the clouds by another magnificent machine. I'm so fucking excited to return. Yesterday, my last night in Ohio, filled me with such strange conflicting emotions. I was so eager to continue this adventure in a country I've rapidly grown to love so dearly. And simultaneously, I was so grateful that I was able to reconnect with my family and so many ... read more
san pancho town

North America » Mexico » Nayarit May 8th 2017

Geo: 21.066, -106.838Today we were up in time for breakfast in the dining room. I like it much better than the buffet, but they stop serving at 9:30 most days so we must hurry to make it.We spent a lot of time in the Cabaret Lounge watching shows. This morning they screened a video which was recorded during our Panama Canal transit and compiled and edited by members of the photography crew on board. We were back there in the afternoon to hear the choir composed of passengers on the ship. They did a fine job. After dinner, we returned for the music of Duncan Tuck, whom we heard a couple of days ago, and Kuba, a talented musician from Poland. Duncan Tuck's set was pretty much like his first show. Kuba had also performed before, ... read more

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » San Francisco November 11th 2015

In my past blog-entries, I have not included links to web-pages. I am using this blog-entry to experiment with adding links to my future blogs. If it works, this should provide a link to Roberto's Bungalows in San Francisco, Mexico, where we will be staying in February ... // read more

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » San Blas March 27th 2015

Travelled from Lo de Marcos to Chacala Beach. A short but beautiful drive to yet another fabulous beach, in a small bay with deep blue water white sandy warm coast line. A population of 1400 a small town catering to the tourists with small shops and lovely restaurants. Travelled by day to San Blas for a river cruise filled with crocadiles, numerous birds and lizards. Stopped at a fort built in 1694 when Christopher Columbus first came to North America used as a warehouse to store necessary supplies for exploration. Another adventure added to many this wonderful trip.... read more

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Lo de Marcos March 23rd 2015

The rain storm that led to washed out bridges and roads making it impossible to pass through Puerta Vallarta brought us to A beautiful bay of Blue , shallow, warm waters and white sand a small Mexican town Lo De Marcos. A population of 2500 increasing to 3500 in winter is a clean, cobble stone streets, quiet with the most tropical setting so far, flowers parrots and budgies flying about. Yesterday visited some out skirt towns Punta de Minta, Menzecule and manzanilla hope to see Sayulita today. Weather is great an average of 30 deg with a breeze from the ocean just cooling things nicely.... read more

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Rincon de Guayabitos January 7th 2015

I didn't mean to mislead...I didn't go home for Christmas I came to the beach ! I arrived here on Christmas Eve wearing a bright red shirt like Santa ! My brother picked me up at the airport in PV and I have been housesitting for a friend and spending time with Roger and Carole who live in/at the next cove/town . After all the clouds we had in December , and November for that matter , being in the sun has been great . So have the daily walks on the beach and the occasional dip in the ocean or in the pool . I have acquired more freckles and less red in my hair so it must be time to go home . I shall post some photos soon and would love to hear ... read more

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