Category Archives: Traveling

Flowers (and fish?) in Orange County

Continuing on the flower theme and even specifically orchids we visited Sherman Gardens a couple times near my parents’ house.

Posted in Traveling, United States | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Tijuana and San Diego (and how to use the Tijuana airport from the US?)

Tijuana’s airport is right on the US border. Here’s Ferda just across the street from the Tijuana airport with the US-Mexico border fence behind her. For years I’ve wondered why they don’t make it into a multinational (or whatever the … Continue reading

Posted in Mexico, Traveling, United States | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Tlaxcala, ¡sí existe!

Just before walking to the main square in the city of Tlaxcala, capital of the eponymous state, I told Ferda about how Mexicans make jokes about the tiny state of Tlaxcala not really existing except perhaps in fairy tales. How … Continue reading

Posted in Mexico, Traveling | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Veracruz: Tlacotalpan and Orizaba

Before a railroad was built across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Tlacotalpan, originally settled on an island in the Papaloapan River, was a thriving inland river port. Its importance declined, but the city managed to preserve its colonial layout well enough … Continue reading

Posted in Mexico, Traveling | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Bus adventures to/from Tabasco’s pueblo mágico Tapijulapa

Asking around at the mercado viejo in San Cristóbal de las Casas, we learned that it was probably possible to string together a series of shared taxis and colectivos to get from San Cristóbal to Tapijulapa. Would it be worth … Continue reading

Posted in Mexico, Traveling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment