Tag: mexico

The final countdown

We are going home TOMORROW! I’ve thought about home so much as a mental escape that it has become hard to believe it is a real place, far away, where we will be transported overnight through the magic of aviation.…

Seven months in Mexico

After seven months, I figured we’d be in the process of shipping the van across the Darien Gap into Colombia, but we are several countries short of that. Other than the much-slower-than-anticipated pace, the trip seems to be progressing more…

Pozole days

I love to cook. Living out of a van, though, means that cooking is limited by a few things— 1—what we can buy and store (meat only if we’re going to consume it that day) 2—what we can fit in…

Semana Santa

Semana Santa was a relatively quiet affair for us, since we are now entering our fifth week in San Cristóbal, absorbing as much solitude (and curry) as possible. For such a big deal, there was surprisingly little fanfare. Usually we…

The Highlands

One of the coolest parts about being stationed in San Cristóbal are being a short drive from a lot of different small towns. The indigenous people are more highly visible here than in other parts of Mexico, and when you…

Six months in

Today is our six-month mark of entering Mexico. I wanted to write something significant on this day, something that would say something more than a typical post about a town we visited, a festival we happened upon, or some challenge…

We need your help

The Oaxaca Children Grassroots is a non profit in the US, that funds the Centro de Esperanza infantil, in Oaxaca. This is where we did the little photo workshop last month. The center sponsors the education of kids from poor…