The destination for our first full day of hiking/exploration was Hanging Rock State Park. We hiked the 1 mile Lower Cascades falls trail and the 7 mile Hanging Rock, Wolf Rock, and Cooks Wall trails. The scenery was beautiful! We … Continue reading
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Road trip to North Carolina and West Virginia
My friend and I departed Monday from Northern Kentucky and drove to Pilot Mountain State Park in North Carolina. We hiked a 1 mile loop trail and did some tree hugging 😊 The Airbnb I reserved was located 30 minutes … Continue reading
My last day in Mexico City
This morning I went to Starbucks and purchased a croissant sandwich along with some sweets to go. I found a bench to sit on to people/dog watch. Some were in a hurry, some taking a leisurely stroll. There were solitary walkers and couples. Most had dogs.
I’m tired of Mexican food. Yesterday I went to a restaurant that a blogger recommended and it had been 6 hours since I’d eaten breakfast. They brought some chips and three different varieties of salsas. They were all spicy but one in particular was very oily and had large chunks of something in it. I began to feel ill. They brought my food, a salad and I’m not sure what the other dish was. I asked them to box it up to go, went to the restroom and vomited. On the walk home I was sweaty and vomited a few more times. Once home, I felt back to normal.
Although I have seen beautiful places and had some amazing experiences, I’m not cut out for city life. When you’re gone from home in a foreign country for extended periods, you become more grateful for what you have at home. I miss taking a shower that doesn’t run out of hot water. I miss being able to brush my teeth with regular tap water. I miss my cat, and I know he misses me. I purchased some cameras so that I could check on him while I’m gone. I didn’t realize that when I clicked on one of the buttons that he could hear me. I thought it would be comforting for him but it just confused him.
I miss my patio, my dishwasher, and the ability to hop in my car and go somewhere. I miss being understood… not having to use Google translate. I miss the quiet.
Hiking in Iztaccihuatl – Popocatepetl National Park
This morning, I walked less than 10 minutes from my Airbnb to meet the tour I signed up for through Airbnb Experiences, to hike at Iztaccihuatl – Popocatepetl National Park. The drive there took about an hour and a half, … Continue reading
Last few days in Mexico City
The last couple of days here in Mexico City have been pretty uneventful. I went for a 3 mi walk yesterday to a shopping mall to look around. A few photos of what I saw on the way. I watched Netflix … Continue reading
Guillermo Tovar de Teresa Museum and Skulls & Art Exhibition in Mexico City
On my quest to see as many museums as possible (within reason-there are 150) here in Mexico City, a few days ago I cycled one mile to the Guillermo Tovar de Teresa Museum. It’s very small, but the entry is … Continue reading
Two nights in Puebla City
I planned a two night trip from Mexico City to Puebla City, located 2 hours south of Mexico City, via bus. I arrived at noon, ubered 3 miles to my Airbnb, dropped my bags and went out to explore. I … Continue reading
Museo Nacional De Arte (MUNAL)
The third museum I visited today was Museo Nacional De Arte (MUNAL). The architecture of the building itself is amazing! It’s a large museum and I kept getting lost, haha. I love color, and these were some of my favorite … Continue reading
Museo Franz Mayer
I visited three museums today, and enjoyed all of them. Museo Franz Mayer was my third favorite, but it was still very interesting and worthwhile. There’s a pretty courtyard at the museum. I’m really impressed with all of the museums … Continue reading
Cycling in Mexico City on Sundays and Museo Kaluz
Many of the streets in Mexico City are closed on Sundays, so it’s a great day to bicycle! It was chilly at 8:00 a.m. when I began, but it warmed up to 77°. I rode for about 35 minutes and … Continue reading
Another day in Mexico City
I woke up this morning lonely and low, wanting to go home. I shook it off and made a plan. I ubered to another section of the Bosque Chapultepec to see the two lakes there. I had a cup of … Continue reading
A few hours exploring Coyoacan
This morning I ubered 6 miles (25 minutes) to an area of Mexico City called Coyoacan. My first destination was a park called Viveros de Coyoacán. There were lots of people jogging and doing yoga. This man had a way with squirrels.
Jardín Centenario and Jardín Hidalgo are right next to each other and are the center of town.
The interior of the church in the park was gorgeous!
I hadn’t eaten breakfast so I went to Pepe Coyotes Coyoacán, a place I had read about on a blog. I was the only gringo there. I ordered the same thing someone else had because it looked good.
The Coyoacan Market filled an entire city block.
The Plaza de la Conchita is pretty.
The Frida Kahlo Park was the highlight for me. First I videotaped a group dancing and then I took photos around the park. I ended up back by them. I showed them a dance I knew and we were dancing together and laughing!
I wanted to go to the Frida Museum but after checking a couple of days ago, there were no tickets for a while.
San Miguel de Allende 2nd day itinerary
I Left my Airbnb at 8:30 a.m., headed to a nearby restaurant for breakfast. Although their opening time was listed as 8:00 a.m., when I arrived they said not until 9:15 a.m. so I walked a few minutes to a … Continue reading
Spectacular Airbnb in San Miguel de Allende
The Airbnb I chose for my two night day in San Miguel de Allende is the most unusual place I have reserved. It’s above a cafe and the ceilings are 20 ft tall. It almost feels like I’m in a museum. I love the decor, it’s very artsy and colorful.
After my exploration of the town, I ordered a salad from the cafe below and they brought it up to me. I had purchased a bottle of wine and had a couple of glasses. The terrace is my favorite space. It’s huge and the views are amazing.
As night fell, I enjoyed being away from the crowds below and the sunset was pretty.
This morning, I plan on hiking up to a Mirador for a beautiful view at sunrise.
Vacay from my vacay in San Miguel de Allende
A few days ago I decided to book a two night trip to San Miguel de Allende. This morning I took an Uber from my Airbnb in Mexico City to the Norte bus depot and boarded a bus that left … Continue reading