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!


Visit Expedia…

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

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 here… “No va” [does not go] did not inspire confidence.
Comment made by a reader on the old blog: I’ve heard that the Nova story is an old wives’ tales, since most Mexicans probably know that Nova means “new” like their words nueva, novedad, novedosa so the similarity to “no va” is just a curiosity, not taken literally. In fact, I seem to remember a type of Mexican gasoline called Nova years ago.

And I said: Old wives tale?? Oh well, it made a nice story…

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