Friday, April 20, 2007

Photos Part 3

Doorways and Tiles in Campeche





Magnificent, awe-inspiring Palenque



Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Favourite photos Part 2



House of Tiles
Mexico city



This one is teeny tiny and amazing!


What do you think Bec? Next project?

Monday, April 16, 2007

Some random favourite photos...Part 1





Monte Alban ruins, The
Museum of Anthropology in
Mexico City and our hotel in
Oaxaca.





Saturday, April 14, 2007

HOME!


Phew! After over 40 hours flying across the world we are finally home, and what a lovely place home is too. My bed seems spectacularly comfortable- perhaps the best bed in the whole world?

Who knew.


After our 24 hour bus trip back to Mexico City from Tulum via Villahermosa, we spent a week discovering bits we'd missed the first time round, like beautiful Frida Kahlo's house and San Angel, and then Easter hit and everything just closed up. Mexicans head out of town at Easter so town closes down, although it seemed like every hotel was booked up.. go figure? That's when we decided it might be time to come home, and changed our flights to return a few days early. As it turns out, this was a very good idea because my sister told me Mexico had a 6.3 earthquake yesterday morning just North of Acapulco which knocked out electricity in Mexico City! So far no casualties thank goodness.

So now we're home and unpacking and sorting and just generally recovering.

I'll start putting up my favourite photos over the next few weeks but here's one to start which was taken as we were coming in to land at Mexico City ..a very familiar view to me now, I can tell you.

Thanks to the lovely people who left messages, they were so nice to see when I was finally able to find a computer to check them from!

Monday, April 2, 2007

Tulum

Hola! Well here we are in Tulum on the Caribbean coast down the road from Cancun. We are swimming every day in ridiculously aqua waters (with even a teeny bit of surf occasionally) right next to Mayan ruins. Ben likes to say to me when we´re bobbing in the water- ¨hey look over there, aren´t they Mayan ruins?¨What a comic genius he is.
Palenque was absolutely spectacular too, and we stayed in a thatched cabana in the forest and were able to lie in bed and listen to howler monkeys in the trees nearby. That was pretty fine- plus we could sit outside and watch humming birds visit the banana flowers in the afternoon.
After the jungle we headed North to the large flat peninsula of the Yucatan and stayed at Campeche, a multi-coloured walled town thats history is dominated by pirate attacks, then went on to Merida. That´s where we took our very first (and LAST) tour to the ruins at Chichen Itza. Wow what a circus that was, and there were many, many Americans...many. The ruins were amazing but you felt a lot more distance from them than at Palenque- more like a theme park I guess.
We decided to give ourselves a little beach holiday after that and came here to Tulum. It´s been lovely but we´re off on a huge trip back to Mexico City tomorrow. We thought it best to be back there before Easter in case travel gets harder over that time.
So..only a couple more weeks till we come home!
Adios amigos and amigas!