Okay – we are actually here in Puebla now – but I need to tell you about the drive to Oaxaca first and show you some of the amazing sights en route. If you can see the photo of the map it shows you where we are are – we have driven 2,900 kilometeres across […]More
I'm Leza, I started this blog 11 years ago as a travel diary for me and my husband when we backpacked around the world for 15 months. I love travel photography, art and music. I've lived in East Africa and visited 55 countries. Back-packed, flash-packed, got married to my Englishman way out in the Ugandan Bush. I want to share the knowledge of independent travel and the great cultural riches it delivers. From beach huts, boutique hotels to 5 star. Incredible capital cities to jungle. UNESCO World Heritage Sites to quirky alternative world wonders. I've seen jaw-dropping palaces in Rajasthan, heard the groaning of glaciers in Argentina and met the Viet Cong in Vietnam. If I can help anyone to see more of this great planet we live on... then this blog has been worth it.
Happy Birthday to me – Happy Birthday to me! Thanks to all my mates and family who have been sending texts and emails and phoning – it’s fab! Here’s one of my birthday email photos from Stu,Mary, Cal and Finn – the Woodgrange posse in Ealing! I miss you so much 😦 And a photo […]More
After 2 nights in San Cristobal we said goodbye to Zuzy and Peter; the shock of the cold nights in San Cristobal detoured us down to the southern coast to the fishing town of Puerto Angel. We checked in to a great place called La Buena Vista where we met Evelyn and Paul (come on […]More
Still no wi-fi access from here in our hotel in Oaxaca….so again I am lagging behind. Remember that you can post comments on the blog – let me know how we are doing so far with the words and pictures! Message for Kate – honest – Dave has changed T-shirts – though from the photos […]More
Dec 2007: Bouncing chicken off a Coba crocodile’s head. 1 month on. Cenotes, Merida, Celestun, road relays, Valladolid, Chichen Itza, El Panchan, Palenque…and a new niece.
We have got to that point where we can’t remember what day it is never mind the date. We added another week and stayed on the beach – supposed to check out this Friday and have just added another week so we will have been here a month when we do leave Shambala Petit Hotel! […]More
Not that we want to make all our mates and family totally JEALOUS or anything but we are now dossing on the most perfect white beach you have ever seen – which is practically deserted, stunningly beautiful, and our current accommodation is a wood and glass box on stilts standing right on this stretch of […]More
November 2007: The Big Year – quit and go travelling. Real(ly?) men, Sophisticated White Van Man…and Mehico!
The adventure begins! Dave (listening to Radio Four in a white van): Leaving work (EMI Records) should be the hard part but that was a breeze compared to leaving the house – wednesday was quite hard, was dreading the leaving do but ended up being fun, especially the presents! even the speech wasn’t that bad. […]More