DrFumblefinger's love of adventure started with books; in this essay, he follows in the footsteps of John Steinbeck's "Log from the Sea of Cortez."
Marilyn Jones makes a shore visit to Mexico's Yucatan coast city of Merida a family affair with her granddaughter.
On a journey to Baja California, DrFumblefinger has opportunities for close-up encounters with gray whales wintering in Mexico.
A load of horses in the cargo hold forces a plane to return to Europe rather than use an alternate airport in the Americas; the horses lacked proper papers.
Baja California Sur is going directly to tourists as they arrive to collect a new tax intended to benefit infrastructure.
A change of plans takes PortMoresby down the mountain to explore one more town before heading home from Chiapas.
Images of the Zapatista Movement in the far south of Mexico are everywhere, constantly reminding PortMoresby of the ongoing struggle for rights and equality.
On the pedestrian street in Centro that seems to be on the way to everywhere, PortMoresby enjoys a walk along San Cristóbal’s Real de Guadalupe and on to the white church watching from its hill.
The Templo de Santo Domingo was closed for earthquake repairs but the 2 museums in the adjacent ex-convento were open, including the Maya textile museum, much to PortMoresby’s delight.
After a lively morning in Chamula on Day of the Dead, PortMoresby has a shopping opportunity along with a sobering education in the geology of southern Mexico.
Though PortMoresby had seen decorated cemeteries in the wake of Day of the Dead before, the experience on the day, November 1st, was new and quite unlike any other.
Just what it says, a multi-chapter look at Chiapas in the far south of Mexico.
PortMoresby's experience of Day of the Dead in Chiapas, Mexico will go down as one of the most memorable in over half a century of travel.
With a month to enjoy herself in southern Mexico and tidy kitchens available in her accommodations, PortMoresby sets out to buy groceries.
A high priority during a month in Chiapas, Mexico, PortMoresby visits the San Cristóbal de las Casas museum dedicated to the work & lives of an exceptional couple, Gertrude Duby & Frans Blom.