San Andrés Fiesta :: Party on the Plaza!

San Andrés  Fiesta

One of the things that Kai & I love about Mexico is that people here are always celebrating something. It seems like a week doesn’t go by without an event on the plaza or a parade marching through town. The San Andrés Fiesta, celebrated each year in November by the pueblo of Ajijic, is a great example.

Each year at the end of November the town of Ajijic celebrates their [Read More…]

From Where We Left Off

Lost Post

After an extended break from blogging, I’m sure some of you are wondering where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing, maybe even if we’re alright.

The last time we checked in with you we were renting a place in Ajijic, Jalisco, in order to take a break from cycling. We thought we would only be staying for [Read More…]

El Día de los Muertos :: The Day of the Dead

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Day of the Dead, Chapala, Jalisco, MX

El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd is a ritual rooted in indigenous beliefs of an afterlife and in a belief that death is simply a continuance of life on another plane of existence – nothing [Read More…]

Chapala's Tianguis :: Monday Market

One of my favorites at the market :: sweet potato in syrup.  YUM-MY!

One of my favorites at the market :: candied sweet potatoes. YUMMMMMY!

If there’s one thing Kai & I love, it’s good food. And we can find plenty of it around Lake Chapala.

We found an organic vegetable market just down the street from us that happens every Tuesday and that’s become our go-to market every week but when we first arrived we rode the 7 km to Chapala [Read More…]

Guadalajara (Part 2) :: For the Love of a Livable City!

Cyclists of all ages come out to take over the streets of Guadalajara every Sunday.  Long Live Via RecreActiva!

Cyclists of all ages come out to take over the streets of Guadalajara every Sunday. Long Live Via RecreActiva!

One of the things we especially loved about Guadalajara was the Via RecreActiva, an event that began back in 2004 and that occurs every Sunday.

Via RecreActiva is a Car-Free Sunday event where the city blocks off over 65 km of city streets to motor traffic for six [Read More…]

Nayarit :: Rain forests, Volcanoes & Lessons Learned

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Riding the “mole hills” out of Tepic.

August 2 – 10th, 2012, Nayarit, Mexico We leave Tepic with our eyes set on the town of Jala, a little over 72 kilometers away (~44 miles). Now that we are 3000 feet above sea level, the weather is bearable. But it doesn’t take us long to realize that we’ve traded insufferable heat and flat roads in for some climbing and heavy [Read More…]

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