More La Paz

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 in La Paz | 1 comment

After the rainy start to our trip, the weather turned back to normal and we were able to wrap up our time with lots of digging on the beach and shell collecting.

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La Paz

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in La Paz | 0 comments

Over the Presidents’ Day weekend, we traveled with two other families to La Paz, on the Baja peninsula, about two hours north of Cabo.  Cheap flights on Volaris make this a great alternative as La Paz is the less touristy and less expensive option to Cabo.

We weren’t all able to stay in same place, so we were in a development just outside of the city that had it’s own beach/country club as well as a marina.  The other families were in a development across the harbor.  Our first full day the weather turned strangely wet and windy for that time of year, but we were able to get in a little beach time before we had to head inside.



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Chapultepec Castle

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in Mexico City | 1 comment

After our time around the Zocalo, we headed to see Chapultepec Castle to wrap up our day of sightseeing.  We arrived with 30 minutes to spare, which meant we got in for free, but didn’t have a lot of time to take in all the sights.


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Palacio National

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 in Mexico City | 0 comments

The Palacio National is home to the offices of the president of Mexico and the National Treasury. It is best known as home to the nine Diego Rivera murals that depict the history Mexican civilization.

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Mexico City and the Zocalo

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in Mexico City | 0 comments

When we found out that DiploMom’s third tour was also going to be in Guadalajara, we decided that we needed to buy another car, so the days of being a one-car household would come to an end. We arranged to buy a car from an Australian diplomat that was departing Mexico City, so at the end of January, we flew over to pick up the car to drive back to Guadalajara.

We had one night in Mexico City, so after arriving on a Saturday morning, we crammed in a full day of sightseeing, starting in the historic center of the city, known as the Zocalo, home to the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace and the Aztec ruins of the Templo Mayor.

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Mundo Cuervo

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 in Tequila | 1 comment

Some friends had told us that the Jose Cuervo tour at Mundo Cuervo in Tequila was the most polished and well run of the various distillery tours that one can take.  So, when my parents were in for a visit in December, I decided this was the one to do. It was the best tour I have done so far.  A great tour guide and an extensive tasting really made for a great experience.

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