A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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Expedia is my favorite place to book airfare, and they handle hotels, car rentals, cruises, etc. I like the organization of the site for figuring out what flights I want. Click on the suitcase to take a look.

I was very pleased to win an award for this blog! Even better for you: click through for lists of all sorts of award-winning travel blogs.

Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

Nov. 20, 2006 — I didn’t realize it at the time I bought this triptych, but it is painted by the same man who did the photos in the book on Colima pottery dogs: Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo. This was in the same shop in Colima where I got the book and pottery, and the owners of the shop spoke of this artist with great respect.

What I bought was a reproduction, mounted cleanly on three attached pieces of sturdy cardboard. Here’s the whole thing, its colors dimmed somewhat by my turning off my flash to get a picture of the whole thing. You can get an idea of the size by knowing the tiles on my floor are about a foot square.

It came with a page in English and Spanish, explaining the triptych. This bit describes the picture below it:

The tanned Virgin, the Virgin of Tonantzin, is surrounded by the excellent Indian offerings, fruits from these lands [of the Colima region]: guavas, pitahayas, white sapota fruits, tamarinds, tangerines, figs, oranges, coconutes, pineapples, papayas, mammee furit, melons, jicamas, pears, bananas, grapes, pomegranates, sweet limes, watermelon, mangoes, prickly pears, and avacadoes.

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