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.

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Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

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Archive for the ‘Learn Spanish’ Category

April 13, 2007 — “How was your vacation?” I asked a 25-year-old worker who has been helping with the project of rebuilding our stone wall. For Semana Santa, the workers got paid their normal weekly wage but didn’t work after Wednesday. I asked him this in Spanish, and he replied, “De peluche!” I didn’t have […]

May 25, 2006 — This evening I came across a website which is terrific for improving your ear, once you are beyond the basic levels of Spanish. A woman who lives in Spain has recorded a number of short commentaries, and you can read the text while you follow the Spanish or you could just […]

April 13, 2006 — Recently a reader of my blog emailed this advice: Try to make learning Spanish a priority for yourselves. After all, Spanish is the primary language of Mexico. My experience is: (1) Spanish is an easy language to learn when compared with most other languages and (2) your relationships with locals will […]

Nov. 6, 2005 — Last night we had dinner with our friends here in Crestone, Bill and Chinle, and mutual friends Bruce and Tass, who were visiting from out of town. Here is a link to  Bruce’s account of their bicycling trip through Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Greece — a fascinating read. The four of […]

July 6, 2005 —  I was going to dig right into our Platiquemos Espanol CDs while getting the house ready to sell, but it isn’t happening… yet. Too much of that house-project work requires my full attention. I found the old college textbook I had for learning Spanish and I am reading its lessons as […]

July 26, 2005 — Yesterday I got back into working on my Spanish. It felt good! I have a new MP3 player, which I will no doubt blog about soon, and I put my Platiquemos Español lessons on it. So when I went out for a walk before dinner, it was easy to slip the […]

June 14, 2005 — I have to admit I have my pride. I am not fond of sounding like an idiot — in any language. I’m a perfectionist to a fault, too. I do think I’ve become a bit better about this gradually. Often perfectionism is a game that isn’t worth the candle. But I […]

June 9, 2005 — Now that we are back from our half-year in Mexico, we are already looking forward to when we can return. How soon will it be? Probably several months. It’s a great time to keep the Mexican momentum going by brushing up on Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and so on… I was speaking […]

January 2005 — Today I want to recommend a Spanish school I’ve never been to but know I would love, and talk about a couple we’ve met who do fine in Mexico without speaking Spanish. While websurfing one day recently I came across a site for Amiga’s Spanish Lesssons in Paradise, located in the charming […]

January 2005. — Just found out yesterday why Mexicans say “Bueno” when they answer the phone rather than a version of “hello” — when phones were getting started here many decades ago, people would say “Bueno” (which means “good”) to indicate that the connection was good. And it stuck! The Nova car never did well […]

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