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MEXICO’S MERIDA MESMERISES, AND TEQUILA CONQUERS ALL.

OR, MEXICO STEALS MY HEART.

Arriba, arriba, arrrrrribbbba!

I was in a very weary state when I arrived. I’d said goodbye to my pal in Antigua and stayed a night in a Guatemala City Airport hotel (very good btw the In and Out, magnificent gardens and beautiful clean simple modern rooms, free shuttle two minutes from airport.) Then I flew to Cancun and stayed in another airport hotel for my initiation night in Mexico prepping for the following days flight to Merida. (Comfort Inn which also was great and I snagged the empty roof terrace as my own!).

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FABULOUS BEACH LIFE IN MEXICO’S PUERTO ESCONDIDO.

OR AT LAST I HIT THE LA PLAYA!

I’ve been an industrious solo traveller, searching out pyramid complexes, museums, art galleries and general things of wonder across Mexico, so now is time for a little rest and a swim, little snorkel and a little sunbathe and a little good food and wine. My last beach had been Belize for the snorkelling, so I was due siesta days. This is the time to try and rest my foot (yeah that’ll never happen) and luxuriate in the beautiful Puerto Escondido, the surfers paradise.

Playa Carrizalillo in Puerto Escondido.
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OLD BIRD PHOTO ALBUM ON THE FREE PLANET.

LIFE ON THE WONDERFUL EDGE! ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO MY LOVELY OLD BIRDS AND ALL YOU TRAVELLERS OUT THERE! I was going to go back to Russia beginning of this year but I’ve just got in touch with my beautiful serviced apartments in Mexico City and the lovely owner so…….what you reckon?

These pics are for you to whet your whistle for this year…

Alert: This is a reminder that life is short so just GO FOR IT THIS YEAR!!

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FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD. Farmers MARKETS. ORGANIC, AND OPEN.

OR, I DIDN’T REALISE ALL THIS TIME I COULD BE OUT THERE SUPPORTING THEM.

Well blow me over with a feather. I have been a bit of a thicko. Every Sunday the Marylebone Farmers Market is open where you can buy organic and free range. It is a thing of wonder, supporting our chaps and having cheerful companionship while shopping. I mean you and all the folk there have food in common! What better than to chew the fat with foodies and get your seasonal untainted goodies.