In Oaxaca we decided to book a few tours. It was our way of resting and kicking back awhile. Having a guide explain the history of the sights was a bonus, but little did we expect it would be such an education in human behaviour and for so many strange reasons! We discovered that a … Continue reading Chance encounters
We met Saya at the University steps on our first Sunday morning in Guanajuato. We were accompanying her on a field visit to one of the sites where The Muskoka Foundation works its magic. As she hailed a taxi she told us not to jump in yet, saying she had to first ask the driver … Continue reading Magnificent Guanajuato!
Mexican hospitality can best be described by the words "mi casa tu casa" which means "my house is your house." The first time we heard these words were in Canada, on the very first day of our trip. We had left Vancouver that morning in the pouring rain and that afternoon sat sheltering in a … Continue reading Mi casa tu casa
Some things we lose are easy to replace, some are irreplaceable…I’m absolutely devastated to have lost our precious Tibetan prayer flags. They were part of our wedding ceremony and filled with messages from people who witnessed our marriage or met us along our journey through the Americas. Paul’s traffic camera captured them falling off my … Continue reading “If I had no fear, what would I just say yes to?”
You know when you pull candy floss apart and the ends are all wispy and translucent, little ‘diamonds’ of sugar caught in the wisps? That’s what I was thinking about at 3am as I lay next to a sleeping Paul, on the steel deck of the ship and looking up at the sky…a “candy floss … Continue reading G’day Mexico!
Having crossed the Baja Peninsula we reached La Paz, which is where we’ll catch the ferry to mainland Mexico today. We had two chores, which we needed to negotiate in Spanish - getting our temporary import permits for our bikes and tickets for the ferry. Although we’ve come a long way with respect to speaking … Continue reading Bye bye Baja
El Rosario is famous for two things: Mama Espinoza’s restaurant and the Baja 1000 check point. The Baja checkpoint is at Mama’s restaurant, so you could say it’s famous for one thing - Mama Espinoza! I have just read her autobiography and it’s a humble account of a truly remarkable life, a truly remarkable woman … Continue reading Today has been the best day ever…
Our time in the US was really incredible, the natural beauty of the West stunned us on every turn but the most incredible experience was the American people. We were simply blown away at the generosity of spirit of complete strangers… again and again and again. Stopping to ask for directions, information or help we … Continue reading Wonderful first few days in Mexico
“This looks like rattle snake country.” Paul said. “Please be careful…” I looked at the dry, hot, arid surround, scrub and rock… my bike parked at the side of road in the middle of nowhere…and then decided that I didn't need to pee that badly, after all. Leaving California, heading West for Death Valley, the … Continue reading Riding in 5 degrees Celsius, wearing only my bikini…
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” This quote by E.E. Cummings reflects the woman I have come to know, in spending time with my aunt Lynda at her home in California. I looked forward to reconnecting with people I know, who … Continue reading Bravely open to new experiences