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Apr 23, 2019 - Huatulco, Mexico

Huatulco is popular for its pristine bays. We visited a textile shop where everything was hand made. They didn't allow pictures but they started the demonstration by hand carding the wool and spinning their own yarn by hand. They do the same with cotton. The yarn is then hand-dyed. Hanging in the store were large paddles of prickly pear cactus with growths on them that looked like barnacles. The man said that these were insects used to die the yarn. He pulled one off and crushed it in his hand to produce a bright red color. Then he added...

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Jan 28, 2019 - Jan 28 Huatulco, Mexico

Monday, January 28 This morning we were at sea, plowing through the waves to Huatulco. The winds were pretty high and the sea had more movement than we usually see. The wind was blowing spray off the top of the waves and little rainbows would flash for a second before the spray dispersed. Someone said that the promenade was closed because the wind was too strong. The morning was lazy with reading, the cooking demo and relaxing in the library. Then it was lunch before we docked at 1:00. Huatulco is one of a series of little bays/beaches on...

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Panama Canal Cruise

Dec 13, 2018 - Sea Day

Sea Day 86 degrees sunny, humid, and nice breeze Dolphins! Today while we did our walk on the Promenade Deck we could see much dolphin activity at all points off the ship. Guest were lined up along the rail so I would stop here and there to peer out at the dolphins. After our walks we met up at the port bow and watched for awhile. (Ann and I start our walk at the same time then I just let her go. After she laps me we meet up a little bit later). The little dolphin show went on for about an hour and then just stopped. Ann and I did see more...

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Our 5 week adventure

Dec 12, 2018 - Huatulco, Mexico

Huatulco 85 sunny clear and warm First time to Huatulco and it is a beautiful place. We think we’d like to come back and stay awhile. Cruise ships will visit this port only 36 times a year. They do rely much on the tourism industry. Huatulco is a fairly new resort town in Mexico. It would be a shame to have it grow to a Cancun or Playa type spot. Beautiful beaches, very clean and very safe. Our tour today took us back into some rural towns where we did see much poverty but the locals rely on tourism now for their livelihood. The garden we...

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Our 5 week adventure

Oct 1, 2018 - Huatulco, Mexico

We had an enjoyable dinner and show on the ship-at-sea with our new British mate, John (Boy) Walton. He’s been a lot of fun to talk to. In fact, he’s about the only reason we “dine” in the formal dining room versus the Buffet Line – we don’t want to leave him to dine alone ;-) The show was a lot of singing and dancing with a theme of “New Orleans”. This cast of folks works very hard to please us and I have to give it to them. I enjoyed their shows more than I have some “professional” shows in big cities. Our next stop is Huatulco. I was a...

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Feb 26, 2018 - Huatulco, Mexico

Huatulco, Mexico Feb. 26 We got in around sunset on Feb. 25 after 2 days at sea. The next day we took the ship’s land discovery tour - a scenic drive along the coast where many luxury hotels have sprouted up in this long forgotten area. Tangolubda and Conejos bays are perfect settings for these resorts. Next we entered the town of La Crucesita where the church has the largest painting of ”The Lady of Guadalupe.” Anne was particularly interested in the Oaxacan Arts & Crafts Museum where a demonstration of fabric and rug making took place....

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Feb 1, 2017 - Huatulco, Mexico & Archeological Site & A Day at Sea

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 Huatulco, Mexico & Archeological Site & a day at sea The bus took us along the developing coast of what promises to be a big resort area. With only 6,000 hotel rooms now, the projection is nearly six time this current figure. We could see many construction sites of raw concrete structures along the way. But because of earthquake danger, the highest building can only be five floors. Our goal today was to see the newly discovered (just 25 years ago) archeological dig of Copalita. While we had hoped to see actual...

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Jan 15, 2016 - Oaxaca bound

Oaxaca (wah-HA-kah) bound - Jan 6 - 15 From San Cristóbal, it's a two- or three-day drive south and west, then north and west to get to Oaxaca. Part of the trip is a tad challenging if the winds are heavy. The road travels close to the Gulf of Tehuantepec (Pacific side) which crosses the narrowest portion of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. It was clear that there must sometimes be very high winds when we saw the hundreds and hundreds of wind generators along the highway. Fortunately, we had very low to no winds whereas other travellers we...

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Nov 22, 2015 - Puerto Escondido

A very windy but well driven 11 hours later and we could see the sea (I say we because Carole the really nice french girl came too!) we sleepily got off the bus and trekked the few metres up the road to our hostel only to be told they wouldn't let us check in till 2pm (and it was 8am 𯘞). So we stashed out stuff in lockers, changed into some clean clothes and went in hunt of breakfast and the beach! We found both and they were amazing - fruit salad minus papaya for once, woop woop and an idyllic beach that was practically empty. Some how we...

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Mexico 2015

Nov 21, 2015 - Mmmmm queso Oaxaca ...

After a very comfy ride to Oaxaca through cacti fields and mountain ranges I arrived and took a local bus to the hostel that had been recommended to me - Casa Angel. I had not booked because on hostelworld it showed as fully booked, so it was fingers crossed! After getting off the bus at the wrong stop and having to walk back up the street I was pleased to find they had availability and not just in any form but the LUXURY dorm! It is very cool, the room has 6 beds all within there own cubby hole, with power point, light, shelf and curtain!...

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Mexico 2015

Mar 1, 2015 - Tehuantepec

Saturday 2/28 We got an early start from Oaxaca to see a few more things in the area. First stop was the Tule Tree, the largest tree in Mexico. I wouldn’t disagree! Our guide said it took 30 people holding hands to reach around it, and that looked about right to me. Next we went to a distillery to see how mescal is made. This is the true ‘Mexican Gold’, so they say. It is made from the fruit of the agave plant, a large, fibrous ‘pineapple’ in the middle of a very prickly cactus. The fruit is roasted underground for six days, then crushed...

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Feb 28, 2015 - Oaxaca

Thursday 2/26 We set off from Puebla across the high valley on our way to Oaxaca (Wa-ha’-ca), about a four hour drive. There were mountains in the distance, and lots of cactus, and some interesting trees with yellow flowers. Oaxaca is in the mountains, and we had a nice hotel in the old center. As soon as we got settled, we headed off walking to the Zocalo and the market. We passed lots of vendors in market stalls along the way. We went for a local lunch at the market (along the way, the guide purchased a local snack, dried spiced...

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