Browsing Posts published in January, 2010

            I have some other things to post about Tlacotalpan but want to send this while it is fresh.  We decided to visit Oaxaca, about 170 miles away, and were advised to take the beautiful drive through the mountains.  It would take six or eight hours, depending on who told us.  Yesterday morning we left […]

I’ve never thought much about turtles but we had read about the Tecolutla Turtle Preservation Project in our Lonely Planet book.  The project is run out of a shack on the beach.  We walked past it several times before asking a local how to find it.  It was started 35 years ago by Fernando Manzano […]

            We entered the tiny barber shop with Hector a wizened 84 year old man who had become our self appointed “good friend”.  He introduced the gaunt elderly shop keeper to us as his bien amigo.  Two other men in the shop rose to shake hands and then we found ourselves being embraced by each […]

A 24 Hour Room

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           The end of our second day in Mexico; it was time to find a hotel.  We drove slowly through the town of Naranjha.  We passed a new, attractive complex with a huge Motel sign, there appeared to be an enclosed courtyard and a garden.  There were several other hotels but none looked nearly as […]

            Arriving in the south from New England is always a surprise.  Suddenly people everywhere are smiling and greeting me with, “How’re you-all?” and “nice day isn’t it?”             In the supermarket, I walk through the produce department with employees asking if there’s anything I’m looking for.  The deli person starts with, “Good morning, nice […]

A New Year

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A New Year             The holidays are over and New Year’s resolutions already broken.  Answer all the notes received in Christmas cards…. not done.  Maybe I can write Valentine greetings.  Lose the extra five pounds that December brought… not done.  I did have to eat the food in the fridge before leaving.  Sort the stuff […]