Monte Albán

Originally posted on The San Miguel Experience:
Monte Albán, about six kilometers from the city of Oaxaca, is one of the great discoveries of Mesoamerican history and its scale, its geometry and its crowds are all quite overwhelming. Max and I were up early and got to the site sometime near 8:30 a.m. while there were…

Oaxaca’s Pacific Coast: Puerto Escondido, Zipolite, and Mazunte

Originally posted on TheAdventuresOfDr:
Back to Puerto Escondido. Back to electricity, showers, flushing toilets, and contact with the outside world.  It was bittersweet to be in Puerto,  both good and bad to be back in the urbanized beach town. But I believe that lessons learned from living with surf bums for nine days will stick with us.  Surfers tend to have a good…

Guanajauto

Originally posted on TheAdventuresOfDr:
I feel that a short preface prior to this post is necessary, although it has nothing to do with the actual post itself.  Hence the following. I am astonished and completely floored by the attention that my last post received.  I never anticipated, although it has always been a goal for…

Don’t go to Salinas de Guaranda. You might not leave.

Originally posted on TheAdventuresOfDr:
Bus rides between destinations in the Andes carry an almost certain guarantee to have some of the most dramatic landscapes you’ll ever see.  After leaving Riobamba we enjoyed another long encounter with Chimborazo, specifically the southern face of the dormant volcano. I could easily get swept up into a myriad of…