Turtles Coming Ashore Near Puerto Escondido

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 […]

Circo Medina!

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’ […]


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 […]