Category: Mexico

Borderlands

January 25 – February 1, 2020. Here is a tale… Illegal activity was being conducted in the middle of the Rio Grande south of Langtry, TX in 1896. A sand bar had been converted into a small arena and Ruby…

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Mexico 2018/2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

November 28, 2018 – March 10, 2019. Ok – I was going to do a regular expenses blog for the months of February and March but then I started thinking about how much money we spent all the months of…

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3 1/2 Months in Mexico by the Numbers

The end of November 2018 through 10 days in March 2019. It is time to wrap up Mexico with numbers and count up all the facts and figures and some of the other things we left out of our other…

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The End of our Mexican “Vacation”

March 3 – 10, 2019. It was morning and we had already been planning to move on when we got a knock on the van. Greg slid open the side door to see two Policía with machine guns standing outside….

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Surreal Jungle

February 28 – March 2, 2019. After WWI artists and writers in the Surrealist movement sought to break with rationalism and unlock the powers of the unconscious mind. Their movement lasted until after WWII, influencing western thought and politics. Here…

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Into the Sierra Gorda

February 26 – 28, 2019. Sierra Gorda is a 95 square mile biosphere reserve spreading into four Mexican states. The terrain here is rugged. There are many waterfalls. And there are caves from which thousands of birds leave in the…

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Wandering to the Sierra Gorda

February 21 – 25, 2019. We didn’t have a plan after the city of Guanajuato except to head east before we started making our way back northwest to the US. I looked at my Mexico map and considered where we…

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Guanajuato

February 12 – 20, 2019. Mexico has a fascination with the dead. I was already familiar with the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico and the souvenir ceramic figurines of skeletons doing various jobs and dressed in different costumes…

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Morelia

February 9 – 11, 2019. It’s pronounced Mow-RAY-Lee-Aah instead of having the expected emphasis on the Lee syllable. Why, because it’s named for Mexico’s beloved revolutionary Morelos (Mow-RAY-lows). Remember when we climbed up into his fist? The birth home of…

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Butterflies, a Marina, and a Waterfall

February 4 – 8, 2019. Finding good camping in Mexico can be a bit of a challenge. Right now we are at a campground parked on an incline. We have boards under our front tires to level us up, but…

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