Just east of here in Puerto Escondido, about a 30 minute ride, Sea Turtles have been coming ashore in droves since mid-August. An unusual number this year and it is continuing. Mexico has the largest numbers of protected turtles in the world now, since 1985 they have been closely guarded. Whole communities who used to […]
The teachers take the summer off.
Going off to the ‘mountains’ is not that difficult here, and Ixtlán is about 60 km northeast.
We didn’t see any wild geese, but we were hot on their trail!
It is said that this tree is the largest living thing in the world.
Here is the bakery where we rent an apartment.
A nice place to get away from it all.
San Augustin de Etla and Villa de Etla, all in one day!
A few pictures of our new surroundings, and an awesome sunrise.
While riding in a taxi to move to our new apartment, we had to make our way through a circus caravan traveling into the city from the north. The elephants, horses, and ponies were plodding along with the other traffic. I later went to one of their performances. I think I was the only ‘gringo’ […]
As Steve likes to say, “We’re not in Kansas anymore.”
The writing’s on the wall.
In the city of Oaxaca it is alive and well.
An oasis of plants in the middle of town. At times we felt as if we could be on a different planet!
The first week of March was filled with dancing. Various troups from all over performed at the side of the church around sunset or later at the botanical gardens. We didn’t ever make the hike 10 blocks south to get the tickets for the limited seating in the gardens, but we caught a few of […]
Monte Alban is one of the most impressive of the ancient ruin sites in Mexico. During it’s peak, from the fourth to the eighth century, the city was inhabited by over 25,000 people. By 1000 A.D. it was abandoned. The grand plaza and tombs cover about one square mile atop a mountain that is situated […]