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Puebla, Tezopitlan, TAXCO in Mexico

Traveling to Mexico from Dec 23-31

602888_101..963671628_n.jpgI am always in the look for cheap tickets to any destination. I have found tickets to Mexico for about $300 a person via volaris website.
We took our flight via Volaris airlines to Puebla. This city is about 2 hours from Mexico city and very charming and quiet place
compare to the capital Mexico D.F. As usual we don't do any reservation in any hotel in advance....we just go with the flow. We took Taxi from the airport
that cost about 150 Pesos which is $12 USD. In small towns usually we ask the taxi drivers to take us to hotels that they are familiar with. We checked in Hotel called El- Senorial which cost about 600 Pesos which is about $47 USD it is walking distance to the famous Puebla Market and the Artist quarter.
You could spend 2 days in Puebla in order to complete the whole town. For us it was great to meet Roberto local couch-host who showed us around and took us to different places around the city.
The next day we went to Tezpoitlan in Curanvaca. This place is famous for the Pyramid on the top of the mountain. The hike to the Pyramid is about 1hour and half. It is steep mountain with many steps. Traveling with kids, they are going to complain, cry and fuss...we went through all this however once we arrived in the top it was worth it....There we stay in someone's house for about 500pesos about $39. The next day we packed and took taxi that took about 2 hours staright to TAXCO...the taxi cost 1000Pesos about $78USD. TAXCO is known as the Silver town for its famous silver mining. Taxco is in State called Guerrerro. It is very narrow town and its church is seen from all over the town. I think one day is enough to explore the whole town.

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Driving to Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

So much fun driving to Ensenada

Driving South across the border is such an adventure in itself.
From Los Angeles to San Diego it took us about 2 hours with stopping for breakfast which was Hummus and pita bread in a resting area.
Then heading to Tijuana. The minute you cross the boarder you already feel you are in different culture and that is great b/c just 2 hours and half from Los Angeles and you are in Mexico. There are two streets one called "Couta" that means toll highway (which we took) you need to pay $2.30. Between Tijuana to Ensenada there are 3 of these station. You end up paying $6.60. The other alternative is the old street where it goes through the small towns and you don't have to pay.
We stopped in Down-town Ensenada for Lunch...Eating Taco "el-pastor"...the kids are so happy when food is coming to the table...and it is great not to cook during vacation. We continue to our destination which is "LA Canada" which is camping ground that have all the facilities that a family needs.
The kids swum in the pools, ate fish tacos, and had ice-creams. Yury and I did Canopy. It was great experience for both of us.
In this trip, we discovered the old route of wines...It appears that Baja California has more than 60 wineries.
We went to one of the Winery names Santo Tomas. We had wine tasting, cheese, bread. Bader, my husband bought some wine to take with us home. I didn't know that Mexico has good quality wine and for cheaper price.

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Traveling To Chaipas, Tabasco, Vercruz

April 2012 Vacation

Our passion for travel took this time to place that we fall in love with 2 years ago.
So meeting Monica, a couch-surfer from Chiapas and taking us to her home was such a neat experience.
Landed in Chiapas and went for dinner in the center of the city where we had a local Chiapasan food
that has rice, beans, pork, however with different flavors that we are used it to it here in Los Angeles.
One night in Chiapas then we moved the next morning to Tabasco. In Tabasco we walked around the city
and looked for hand made Jewels. We had Lunch Taco El Bastor and Ice-cream....We found a park next to the river
where the kids enjoyed it very well. Vilahrmosa city is nice with its colorful buildings. In the evening we met Alejandro who
took us to his home and enjoyed the night relaxing while the kids slept so peacefully. In this town that is 20 minutes away from Vilahrmosa
we discovered ancient Pyramids. After 20 minutes wondering around the Temples in the Nice Jungle. We headed to the bus station to go to Veracruz.
We arrived in Small town Called Catemeco where it is Big lake that connected to the Gulf of Mexico. There we enjoyed relaxing days at the shore of the lake.
Public Transportation is great way to go around Mexico. The people were very helpful and nice.

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Flying to Denver, Colorado

Snow, Storm, and Sun

Took 4 day weekend vacation to catch up with a friend that moved to Colorado.
I took the kids with me and took a direct flight to Colorado. At the airport the flight was delayed due to Snow storm.
I packed just one back bag since I an visiting a family so I don't need much to carry thing with me.
The children were great on the flight although Yuliya 2 years old won't sit still on her seat....She didn't like the idea of fasten her
seat belt. Yury enjoyed looking from the window all the time. I was happy it is just 2 hour flight....no complaints....
At Denver Airport, there were not a great sign to get out of the airport....somehow you need to walk downstairs and again up stairs to exist...
so strange.....Anyway asking people was very helpful.....Finally we got out of the airport and Brenda was waiting for us....YAY.....
The first thing you see is Snow, Huge space....took us 30 minutes to arrive to Brenda's house in Louisville....
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Hiking, biking, snowboarding are some of the activities that most of the people are engaged in here.
Boulder was just 10 minutes away from Louisville.....

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Driving and Camping in Baja California, Mexico

Going South to Mexico


As family tradition every year we travel around the holidays to any place that we can find cheap airline tickets
or place that we really want to explore. This year we decided to go camping to Mexico. I know that many peoples
are afraid of going South b/c of all the drug war and the dangerous associated with it. We just don't like the fear to hold us
down. So we packed our Hybrid Honda Civic car and went to Baja California. The same route was made by our Couch-surfers from Germany a month earlier
though with their own bikes. We crossed the borders and went to Ensenada where we camped for the night. The campground is Called La Canada that is always packed during the summer but empty during the winter. The next morning after having Crepes and coffee we continued down to San Thomas. We stopped in the way and had some snacks and Mexican Food. We drove south until we stopped at San Quantin. It is such a small place but is not that developed. This night we decided to stay at Hotel...which cost just $51 for clean and big room. The Villa hotel was recommended by 2 Canadian that were
traveling from Alberta to Mexico with their motorcycle. After a sightseeing in the town...we found Molino Vijeo that took us forever to find.....

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