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North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Puerto Angel April 16th 2015

For the past week we have been in the mountains of southern Oaxaca, working in a community called San Sebastian Rio Hondo (and not Puerto Angel as stated above, but that was the closest option on the list). We are staying and working with a British-born woman called Anisha undertaking tasks such as sowing, weeding, composting, helping to look after poorly animals, and soon a bit of construction too. E and I get on really well with Anish; she is funny, warm, and knows loads about all sorts too. We didn't get on so well with a couple of other volunteers that were here but they left this morning. The surroundings are very, very beautiful. The village is located on the sides of the mountains approximately 2700 metres above sea level, making it probably the highest ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun April 12th 2015

Olah, So, first step in elective- Cancun, probably the most unMexican City in Mexico, but nonetheless a great stopover in my adventure. So I arrived into Cancun on the Monday and got a shuttle bus to the bus station where my hostel was close by to. I was lucky to have met someone in the airport who was going to the same hostel so it worked out ideally. Stayed in this hostel called Hostel Ka'beh in downtown Canoun, which was a really great hostel- perfect for meeting people and really traveller friendly. The flight was long 11hours, GMT-6 so I hit the Hay a bit after tea. Cancun is separated into 2 areas- the tourist bit and the downtown area. The tourist bit is along the beach front and is made of resort after resort and ... read more

When Biran Tharpa described Couchsurfing as an economy of trusthe unwittingly unearthed a frame that has become increasingly apparent as our travels continued. The world is a big and there are many humans living their lives, both individually and collectively. It is no stretch of the imagination to accept that, from the mountains of Nepal to downtown San Francisco, most people are just trying to lead a happy existence. Yet during our travels there has been a single voice emanting from people across countries, a voice that transcends cultural and national boundaries yet is intimately tied to them, and that is the voice of distrust. Danger lurks just beyond the border. When explaining our onward plans to people we met and stayed with in the US, responses sometimes included warnings about the danger in Mexico. It's ... read more

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato April 4th 2015

We've travelled a fair few miles since our last blog post. Leaving Puerto Penasco by bus we headed to Hermosillo. According to wikipedia, there's not a lot going for Hermosillo. An industrial town in Sinaloa it sprawls across the desert and is a through-town. Indeed, when we arrived locals asked us bemusedly why we had stopped for longer than a night in the city. Well wikipedia, you haven't had the joy of staying with Miguel, an enthusiastic couchsurfing host who likes to share the secret gems of his city. This is what made our stay in Hermosillo; the nighttime bike ride through the city with 100+ locals, sound systems and chatting along the way. The concert of local music by school,university and local guitar players. The trip to San Pedro, seeing the culture of horse riding ... read more
Our first hitchhiking ride. I hope it made it home ok, it sounded quite sick...
standard Mazatlan beach action.
you know you're back on the road when you're eating tinned veg outside a supermarket at 11pm at night.

North America » Mexico » Sonora April 2nd 2015

The sad Day of the end of our grand journey. We celebrated the night before with a farewell diner then crossed the Border April 1st 2015.... read more

North America » Mexico » Sonora » Alamos March 29th 2015

Located in the south eastern part of Sonora 54kms from Navajoa and sadly 663kms to the Mexican US border bring us closer to our arrival back to Canada.In one corner of this city you can literly step into Chihuahua and Sinaloa state. It has a population of 25,000 and covers 6950 kms2. The town was founded in the late 17th century following the discouvery of silver in the area. Many writers and Actors settled here and he town maintains its colonial charm. It was at one time very Rich from silver but as times have depressed it supports itself with Agriculture, mainly beef having the Cortinez Resevoir that irrigates over 80,000 acres. The town is still very rich in its culture maintaining what was left to them by the rich in early times and in spirit ... read more
Agriculture inspection
Alamos haunted land
Alamos streets

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 » Baja California » Ensenada March 26th 2015

Los Angeles, California: End of an Amazing 8 Months of World Travel 5 days ago we docked in Los Angeles harbor. As was appropriate, the skies were crying with rain and clouds as our 8 months of traveling has come to an end (almost);-) also feels good to be "home". This double trip to Asia and South America, has taken us to the Aleutian Islands… Kushiro, Kanazawa, Fukuoka and Nagasaki, Japan… Incheon, Seoul, the DMZ and Jeju City, South Korea… Mainland China including Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Wuhan, Xingang… Hong Kong, Kowloon, Lantau and Macau Islands of Hong Kong… Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam… Penang and Langkawi, Malaysia… Phuket and Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore. Our 6 week interim travels took us to Utah, Nevada and California before taking off to Antigua, ... read more
3 Driving the Valle de Guadalupe
4 Driving in to L.A. Cetto
5 Entrance

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 » Jalisco » Puerto Vallarta March 18th 2015

What a welcome site this place is, probably very touristy, but so pretty! This ship company just don't get it right, only 8.00-3.30 here today, so much to see and such little time! We would definitely like to come back here, so relaxed, lots to do, great restaurants and bars. Took a private tour with two other couples, sooo good - our tour guide Hugo was such a gem and loves his city, even with all the changes over the years - he would have been at least 65 years old - so friendly and I bet he has a sore throat, didn't stop talking for 4-5 hours - took us to the newer parts of Puerto Vallarta, the old and into the rain forest and also to a Tequila Distillery, more samples!!! and margaritas as ... read more

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