Monthly Archives: May 2014

Jungle to Jungle, Exploring the Palenque Ruins.

Let it be known that I love exploring ruins. Climbing thousand year old steps, reaching mountainous lookouts, and peering over palace ledges that open up into breathtaking panorama views of whole city-states just feels amazing. The second of the ruins visited on this trip, and possibly the most ornate in detail, Palenque was a site to […]

Xalapa and Coatepec

The calm after the storm. We took a bus from Mexico City to Xalapa and caught up on the sleep we had missed since storming the country 5 days prior. In a way this was the opposite of D.F. and exactly what my soul needed, rest and rainforests. It was a peaceful place in sharp […]

Mexico City! Photo-Video Finale.

1. Angel Fountain, Alameda Central Park 2. Crawfish, at the market! 3. Palacio de Bellas Artes under construction, Mexico City. 4. Niña selling treats at the bus station. 5. Pretending to run from security, Pyramid of the Moon. 6. Oak trees in Teotihuacan. 7. Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Teotihuacan. 8. Typical day in the market. 9. Baby chicks! 10. Michelada, a Mexican […]

Teotihuacán, A Walk Down the Avenue of the Dead

Pyramids have been on my bucket list since before I can remember. Seeming otherworldly and mythical, the sheer sight of them instantly transports me to long gone eras. Without modern technology, earth movers or CAD software whole city’s were assembled to withstand the tests of time. Architectural masterpieces! With a name like “Avenue of the Dead” […]

Xochimilco, Palm Sunday Funday!

The tale of two cities, or so it felt. After the sailing portion of our Xochimilco tour concluded we took a few hours to walk the district and take in the Palm Sunday festivities. At one end of the square there were the deeply spiritual attending services and silently knotting fronds into crosses. Tranquil observers filled the cathedral with late-coming […]