San Juan Chamula y Zinacantan

We continue our adventure in Chiapas with a day trip to the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. Our driver Abel picked us up from the hotel and we drove for about an hour to the town of Zinacantan. The town was once full of these mud houses, but slowly they have been…

The Wildflowers

After looking at one Facebook post about a rare bloom of wildflowers in Lake Elsinore, we had to go see it! We had a very wet winter in Southern California that created  this scenery that was so stunning it  stopped  traffic. We started our day early, but not early enough to avoid the crowds that…

Sumidero Canyon

On the second day, our driver Abel picked us up at 4:00 am from our hotel to drive us for 2.5 hours to our first stop of the day, the Sima De Las Cotorras. This place is  a sinkhole located in the El Ocote Biosphere Reserve. It is one of a number of sinkholes in…

San Cristobal De Las Casas: Part 2

We continue our Chiapas adventure with the second part of San Cristobal De Las Casas Sightseeing. We had a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on our last day at this beautiful town. We walked to the main church in the town. The Guadalupe Church was built on top of the hill in 1834….

San Cristobal De Las Casas: Part 1

Hello our dear 3 readers,  we took a break from the blog but now we are back with full force ready to report on trips to Iceland, Mexico, and Nashville.  Let’s start with our most recent trip to the state of Chiapas in the south-east part of Mexico.  We needed to go to Mexico City…

NOLA – The Beginnings

We took a quick Uber to the pier to take the Creole Queen, a 1000 passenger paddlewheeler riverboat operating out of the Port Of New Orleans.  She is 190 feet (57 meters) long and 40 feet (12 meters) wide. She has three decks, two of which house three dining and banquet rooms and a third…

NOLA – Voodo and Bourbon

For most people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and a chance to say goodbye to the summer. But why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women; it honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made…

Albuquerque

Our last day in New Mexico was a quick one, partly because we did not have a lot of time until we needed to go to the airport, but mostly because there is nothing to do there anyway. Although it is the largest city in the state, Albuquerque is often overshadowed as a tourist destination…

Tent Rocks

When we travel to a city, we try to find a nice outdoors activity for a day.  This country offers so much beautiful natural landscapes, mostly unknown, that would be a shame to miss out. We drove a couple hours to the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. A remarkable outdoor laboratory, offering an opportunity to…

Oslo

We continued our day in Oslo with a visit to the very under-the-radar National Museum. But this museum houses no less than the second most famous painting after the Mona Lisa.  You know which one it is?? The Scream!! by Edvard Munch is here. The painting had a couple people looking at it, which was…