Hike up a Mountain on the Opposite Side of the Valley

Carlos and I hiked a mountain the opposite side of the valley, here in Tepoztlan. The view from multiple vistas, on the ascent was exceptional – we could see the entire length of the valley. This is still the rainy season, so we could find intriguing prints of animals that had climbed the trail. We …

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Finally – we see a UFO

I viewed a television station posting to the Web, from just before our arrival in Tepoztlan, of UFO that were photographed and videotaped. What I saw were glowing orb-like shapes that flew in patterns dissimilar to aircraft flight patterns. So, last night, I glanced outside a window from the second floor of hour home – …

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Trip to Acapulco

The closest beach resort, to our home in Tepoztlan, is Acapulco. Bus travel, here. is excellent – with the quality of buses, themselves, and the 4 hour journey to Acapulco, from the bus terminal in Cuernavaca was fantastic. The scenery was amazing – beautiful mountains, valleys, and the highways are superbly built to offer maximum …

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Trip up the mountain

Yesterday, we took a hike up the mountain, near our house. Once, again, we were amazed by the surreal beauty. Mila likes to hike, now, too, and for 19 months, she is quite the climber. We arrived near the top of our climb, and the views across the valley were great. As we were walking …

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Cuernavaca

We live a half hour drive away from this major city. It is the capital of the state of Morelos and home to about 350,000. During our visits, we have visited beautiful gardens, wonderful shops, and dined at restaurants with delightful and varying cuisines. Having visited various cities in the Mediterranean during my days, as …

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You Never Know What to Expect

Like many properties, here, we have a gate, at the driveway, with a door (to walk through) as part of one of two large swinging doors – for vehicles to pass through. We have a bell, that is rung by a cord, hanging at the side of the gate, and that bell is for alerting …

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River Park in Tepoztlan

We took a peek, under a bridge, in Tepoztlan, over the major river that runs through town. No trolls were to be found, but what a marvelous little park. There was a small stream, coming down a bank, to join the river. The stream bed was carved into a shape of a snake. The trees, …

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Benefits of the Journey

We are meeting friends, here. We had looked forward to meeting expats, from around the world, along with folks, from the region — all of whom have fallen in love with Tepoztlan and Cuernavaca. We are catching their enthusiasm and that is huge. Our first priority was joining our daughter, Alison, son-in-law, Carlos, and grand-daughter, …

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Trip to Narnia

How does one describe a trip to an other-wordly place? Narnia came to mind as we returned to explore the park on the slope of the mountain near our home. We had seen Matte trees, earlier and they seemed almost magical. And we saw more of them as we climbed the winding paths carved out …

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Milestone reached – one month in Tepoztlan

We came for adventure – and we found it. It has not been easy. But if we wanted easy, we would have stayed in Orlando. “Easy” is tempting but holds only the illusion of happiness. For us, the move here was not only about moving to Mexico – it is also about recreating the extended …

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