Category Archives: Travel

Mexico – My Different Life

When I come to Mexico, I’m always ready to broaden my scope of what is normal. Things here can be very different from my Pacific Northwest culture. Most of them don’t strike me as strange anymore, but still, I notice. *** … Continue reading

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Do you really love Mexico?

Going to Petatlán will give you some answers to the question. Petatlán is equally as accessible to my village as Zijuatenejo. But being there is completely different experience from visiting the familiar tourist city. If you like to soak up the culture you … Continue reading

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Another Trip to Petatlán

Each year I make the trek to this classic Mexican town. You may get tired of me writing about it, but I don’t get tired of going there.   Since I need to pay the taxes on my property, I … Continue reading

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Coming Home (Away from Home)

I’m back in my beloved Barra de Potosi. And, as usual, in the last days before I left home and the first few days here, I am wondering. In spite of the warm welcome, I feel displaced. Why do I … Continue reading

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Everything Changes…sort of…

There is always change in the village and I don’t tend to like change unless it is my idea.  But, maybe there’s some sort of balance… I like the new cenaduria on the third street. She has wonderful posole on … Continue reading

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The Foodie Experience

A few years ago a good friend was on a cruise ship that docked about an hour away from my little village. Bringing a traveling companion along, she made a great effort, took a questionable cab, and spent a couple … Continue reading

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First Night

I don’t usually write my first night in Mexico. Well, I don’t usually write my first night away from home in any country, but Mexico has its own set of issues. First nights catch me off guard. I have forgotten … Continue reading

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A Village in Mexico

Life in this village is always a discussion among those of us who love it.  These discussions usually happen around the residents, not with them.  Those of us who visit see it from our own perspective. Here it is: a … Continue reading

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La Laguna

Sometimes I forget to talk about the lagoon. And yet it is everything to this village, even lending its name.  It is a recognized treasure. “In three years of field research, the Metropolitan Autonomous University, has identified in Barra de … Continue reading

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The Price We Pay

Extended travel extracts a price. Simultaneous to the joy, the glamour, the excitement may come the sorrow of separation and the inability to be where you want to be and who you want to be at any given moment. Such … Continue reading

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