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September | 2011 | We're Not There Yet

After yesterday’s long and exhausting ride, we turned the alarm clock off for the first time since the USA and slept in till 9:30.  We woke up and headed to the “town” in Zipolite, which is about 1.5 km away.  … Continue reading

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Dear Faithful Readers, I know that we’ve been kind of flaky when it comes to updating the blog, but this time it’s not our fault!!! We were burgled in Antigua, Guatemala and have a hell of a story to tell… … Continue reading

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Writing this blog post from the coast, and I’m doing my damnedest to prevent the sea air, and more likely my sweat, from getting into the laptop.  Oh…my……god, I can’t believe how hot it is again.  We started the day … Continue reading

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Today is my birthday! We had hoped to reach the coast by today so as to enjoy the ocean for the first time since Florida, but we had a mountain to climb and it looked doubtful that we’d be able … Continue reading

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After two weeks of almost no cycling at all, and all the hallmarks of a totally sedentary life (e.g. buying groceries) we took off this morning.  It has been an absolutely perfect day.We got up this morning a bit later … Continue reading

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When you think of Mexico, you automatically think of a pink and green polka dotted goat, right? Well, you should. The small town of Arrazola is home to a very unique style of woodcarvings that are called alebrijes. It’s a … Continue reading

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R has got this thing for markets. Don’t get me wrong; I like to shop as much as any other girl, but R has got some kind of radar for this stuff. Our apartment in NYC was full of beautiful … Continue reading

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We got real comfortable, real fast in Oaxaca. We took Spanish classes in the mornings, went to our ‘usual’ comida corrida place for the $3 set menu, then headed to the library for another hour or so of studying. We … Continue reading

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Hostel Girasoles, you are a minx! We moved into our new digs and we feel quite at home already- the location is great, the family that runs the place is super attentive, and the kitchen is delightfully free of cockroaches … Continue reading

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R had visited Oaxaca about 2 years ago without me and came back with armloads of adorable, brightly painted ceramics, intricately woven tapestries, and stories about how amazing he found the whole country of Mexico and Oaxaca, in particular. During … Continue reading

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