Iglesia de Santa Domingo

Chiapas

Chiapas

I fell in love with Chiapas when we entered San Cristobal De Las Casas. Chiapas boasts great coffee, great chocolate, colonial Spanish towns, cloud forests and Mayan ruins.

Our Glimpse of Chiapas

Canon Del Sumidero

Highlights At each stop I reached down and put my hand in the cool river, until we reached the crocodile stop. Kenzo said “Mum don’t

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Chiapas

I fell in love with Chiapas when we entered San Cristobal De Las Casas. Chiapas boasts great coffee, great chocolate, colonial Spanish towns, cloud forests

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Take Your Family To Mexico

Mexico often gets bad media attention and many people are hesitant to visit there, let alone take their kids there. And I’ll be honest, we were scared of those stories about your children being kidnapped. But after spending three months there, if you’re wondering if you should take the family to Mexico, we would say “Take your family to Mexico!”

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Rural Mexico has a lot of old Volkswagen Beetles

Vehicles in San Cristobal

Vehicles in San Cristobal

08/12/2018

Police Vehicles

We have seen many police Utes, police motorbikes and police cars. They are the same as what we saw in Isla Mujeres and Cancun. But one thing we have seen here in San Cristobal are police bicycles. The streets can be very narrow and there are three main pedestrian streets where it is much easier for police to patrol using a bike rather than a motorised vehicle. And we did see one pink police car.

 Rescue Vehicles

The ambulances seem to vary in colour and we have not yet seen a fire truck.

Trucks

When there is a festival, people decorate their trucks. For the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe there were many big and small trucks that had Her picture with flowers on the sides, front and back of the truck. 

There are many armoured trucks manned by men carrying guns.

We also saw their rubbish trucks which do not have automatic bin emptiers, they need people to empty the bins into them.

Tourist Buses

There are lots of different tourist buses here in San Cristobal because there are lots of tourists here  🙂

Motorbikes

Many people use motorbikes to travel. Here are some of the interesting varieties we saw. 

Volkswagon Beetle

In New Zealand it’s more commonly known as the VDub but here it’s a common form of transport. There used to be a VW plant that produced the beetle so there are many still floating around.

Other Vehicles

We don’t see many construction vehicles here. A lot of construction sites have people doing the labour instead of engines. We have seen a few floats as part of a parade though.

playa-norte

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a tiny island off the coast of Cancun, Mexico where we spent the first long term stay of our family sabbatical. 

Our Glimpse of Isla Mujeres

Wildlife in Isla Mujeres

I’ve often found knowing less about a place before arriving creates lots of wonderful surprises. In Isla Mujeres, one of these surprises is the wildlife.

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Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a tiny island off the coast of Cancun, Mexico where we spent the first long term stay of our family sabbatical.  Our

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Take Your Family To Mexico

Mexico often gets bad media attention and many people are hesitant to visit there, let alone take their kids there. And I’ll be honest, we were scared of those stories about your children being kidnapped. But after spending three months there, if you’re wondering if you should take the family to Mexico, we would say “Take your family to Mexico!”

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Baby gator on board the swamp tour

Wildlife in New Orleans

Wildlife in New Orleans

22/10/2018

The Bayou

The Bayou is where the ocean meets fresh water rivers and lakes, much like Auckland’s estuaries, where the tide creates a current in and out. It tends to be low lying areas with lots of sheltered areas for water plants to take root. This type of environment allows all sorts of wildlife to flourish (assuming that it’s not over-fished or over-hunted).  When we went to a Louisiana Bayou we saw birds, turtles, fish and a baby alligator.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

This aquarium had sea creatures from all over the world as well as a special Mississippi River feature that included it’s bird life.

Our Glimpse of Wildlife Around The World

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Southwest Region

Southwest Region

Exploring parts of Nevada, Utah and Arizona.

Our Glimpse of the South West Region of America

Las Vegas

Our experience of Las Vegas was not the party life that tourists usually seek when visiting. Instead we stuck to sight seeing the strip, and

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Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is a river set amongst a Navaho red rock canyon that has a hairpin turn shaped like a horseshoe, hence the name. It’s

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Antelope Canyon

Everyone asks “Why Antelope Canyon?” So perhaps I’ll start there. And then I’ll get into what it was like to view this stunning place (or

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Zion National Park

Beyond heading to Antelope canyon we hadn’t planned much more than this. So when we found we had a free day our hosts suggested Zion

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Vehicles

Vehicles

This page is dedicated to Raylan, who loves all kinds of vehicles as much as our little ones do 🙂

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