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    • Day8

      The Mahajua Beach

      January 8 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      The beach, which is about a five minute walk from the house is lovely . The sand is golden and sparkles. Very few people use it and it is full of sea-life. Sea turtles lay their eggs there and in the distance whales swim by. The pelicans dive continuously and little sandpipers skitter across the beach dueling with the approaching waves for their food.

      At one end of the beach, surfers come from all over to try out its challenging waves. We have heard of two good surfing spots, La Saladita and The Ranch, but we haven’t seen them yet.

      At the other end of the beach, there are gentle waves and people can walk in quite a ways as it is shallow. It is a great beach for walking along but at this time, we are not sure if it is a good swimming beach. There are hardly any people on it and no one seems to be swimming.
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      Traveler

      Plage déserte!

      1/9/22Reply
      Ladyandtramp

      No one…

      1/9/22Reply
      Traveler

      La Dolce Vita!

      1/9/22Reply
      Ladyandtramp

      ;)

      1/9/22Reply

      Where the hell are you? When did you leave ? Etc. [Mike & H-J]

      1/11/22Reply
      Ladyandtramp

      Hi guys, we are just north of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. Life is too short not to do what we love to do! We left a week ago Sunday. Our flight home in April was cancelled. Haha. We are not worried… How are you?

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    • Day742

      Das wunderschöne Taxco

      September 13, 2021 in Mexico ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

      Wenn dir drei Leute unabhängig von einander von einem wunderschönen Silberstädtchen in den Bergen erzählen, solltest du nicht lange überlegen, wie lange du eigentlich schon in Mexiko rumgammelst, oder das der Ort ja gar nicht auf deiner Reiseroute und zusätzlich im berüchtigten Staat Guerrero liegt, sondern ab in den nächsten Bus und hin da!

      Zugegeben wir hatten schon nettere Busfahrten, denn auch wenn unser Bus wirklich top war, so hatten wir uns am vorherigen Abend, dann doch ein wenig zu ausgiebig von CDMX verabschiedet und die hohe Passstraße mit zahlreichen Serpentinen, tat ihr übriges 🤢! Belohnt wurden wir aber mit unglaublichen Ausblicken und als Taxco dann in Mitten von steilen Berghängen in Sicht kam, waren wir direkt schockverliebt! OK, es erschien uns irgendwie absurd, wie man auf die Idee kommen kann, hier eine Stadt zu gründen, aber die winzig kleinen steilen Gassen, durch die haufenweise alte Käfer knattern, versprühen einen Charme wie kein anderer Ort!

      Angekommen schafften wir es nach einem kleinen Workout den lästigen Kater vom Vorabend loszuwerden und machten uns gespannt auf den Weg die Stadt zu erkunden. Nach einem unglaublich schlechten, aber unschlagbar günstigen Abendessen schlenderten wir noch ein wenig durch die Stadt und ließen uns an einem kleinen Platz mit einem köstlichen Cappuchino auf einer Bank nieder. Mein Plan war es eigentlich gewesen im Anschluss nach Hause zu gehen und heute mal einen Ruhigen zu machen, da merkten wir wie sich vor uns immer mehr ziemlich gut gelaunte Leute versammelten, die mit Ton-Pinnchen bewaffnet auf irgendetwas zu warten schienen. Auch wenn ich spürte, wie das nette Kerlchen 🐈 von gestern sich bereits schnurrend um meine Beine wand, fragte ich nach, was es mit den Pinnchen auf sich hatte. Ehe wir uns versahen waren wir Teil einer Mezcal Stadtführung. Mezcal ist das leckere Pendant zu Tequila, was hier sehr viel weiter verbreitet ist und im Gegensatz zu Tequila wirklich gut schmeckt! Nach dem es eine kurze Begrüßungsrunde begleitet vom ersten Mezcal gab, setzte sich auch schon der ganze Trupp in Bewegung. Vorne weg eine riesen Frida-Puppe (traditionelle mexikanische Figur mit Monobraue) und hinter uns eine mexikanische Mariachi-Band, die der ganzen Prozession die nötige musikalische Begleitung lieferte. Zugegeben wirklich viel haben wir nicht verstanden, aber nach den ersten paar Stops und zahlreichen Runden Mezcal kamen wir mit immer mehr Leuten ins Gespräch. Neben einem Paar aus Kolumbien, waren wir die einzigen Ausländer in der Truppe und als "Los Alemanes" ist man irgendwie immer das Highlight. Nach einigen "Bbbrrproost" Runden endete dann die Führung mit einem ziemlich geisteskranken Feuerwerk (max Abstand 2m) und der tanzenden Meute auf der Straße - Ein gelungener Start würde ich sagen!

      Wie hätte es anders kommen können, verlief der nächste Morgen ähnlich schleppend, wie der vorherige, aber unser kleiner Freund ließ sich mit einer fetten Torta (= mit irgendetwas fleischigen belegtes Brötchen) besänftigen und wir wagten den Aufstieg zum Cristo de Taxco, einer riesengroßen Jesus Statue, die hoch über der Stadt auf einem Fels trohnt. Dort angekommen genossen wir einen wundervollen Ausblick und trotteten weiter vorbei an Wasserfällen und Felswänden, durch kleine Bergdörfchen zum Monte Taxco. Es ist einfach wunderschön hier und jedem, dem wir begegnen, können wir mit einem einfachen "Buenas Tardes" ein Lächeln ins Gesicht zaubern :) - Wir lieben México!

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      Traveler

      na so gut wie ihr will ich mit nem üblen Kater auch mal aussehen 🤪

      9/14/21Reply
      Janina Lampe

      Jahrelange Übung und ausreichend Schlaf! 🤣😜

      9/14/21Reply
      Traveler

      Profis 😎

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    • Day11

      The Little Village of Majahua

      January 11 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      Majahua can hardly be called a village. What’s smaller? A hamlet? It is tiny.

      We went for the 1.5 km walk from our house to the village to see if the lady who bakes bread, had fresh bread this morning. She didn’t but we were able to take some photos of the walk and the village itself.

      The road to town is a dirt road. At one point, we have to cross a small stream that runs across the road. A friendly burro lives on the other side of the stream and it may be nice to bring a carrot for him the next time we do this walk.

      Entering the village, one is greeted by lots of chickens and dogs. They all mind their own business and seem pretty friendly. You can tell that the dogs are mostly related. Haha.

      On one side of the road, there are little lanes that run to the ocean. Fishing boats with nets are parked there and there are a few little restaurants close by. Seabirds sit on the rocks waiting for their next meal. Houses are open to the sea breezes and as we passed them, we waved and said, hola. People here, in general, don’t speak English.

      We passed a two or three roomed school and a nursery school, both empty of kids. Kids can go online, if they have the money to afford to do this. I doubt if any elementary kids go online here.

      We think that there are 2 little variety stores but we have only see one that is open. The lady keeps it very clean and it has all the basics, including specialties like Magnum ice cream! Btw, they are much cheaper here.

      At the curve in the road, there is a condo development. We really don’t know anything about it but maybe later on we will visit it.

      At the end of the village, the dirt road changes to a paved road which goes to Troncones.

      We turned around and walked back to the house. When we got home, we realized that all of our power was out. Our handyman, Jaime, came to turn off the pool pump and we unplugged various appliances. Apparently, a line came down across the road in the area that we were just in. It was fixed by 5 p.m.
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      Traveler

      Nice TI Beckmann a nee Story in 2022.

      1/15/22Reply
      Traveler

      Nixe to become News in 2022 👍 😉 .

      1/15/22Reply
      Traveler

      Greetings Dein Marianne ans Hermann in Switzerland (Ossingen Nest a Naturreservat)

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    • Day28

      Expect the Unexpected

      January 28 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      Yesterday, we went to a highly recommended beach-side restaurant in Majahua called Un Pedacito de Ciel, a little piece of heaven. We had heard that their Red Snapper dish was delicious so that is what we ordered. The waitress also mentioned that a customer-favourite appetizer was the sashimi so we ordered that also, and two Coronas.

      The restaurant is close to the beach so it is breezy and it has a great view.

      Well, the food couldn’t have been better. It was presented beautifully and was delicious. The total bill for the two of us ended up being close to $50.

      It took a little while to get our bill but when the waitress gave it to us with an apology, she said that when you are in Mexico, you have to expect the unexpected. Now, how true is that! I wish I had known that expression earlier. It’s great!

      So … to prove that that statement is true, a funny thing happened this morning. In our kitchen, there is a burlap shopping bag with a few bags inside of it. I wanted to take a few beer cans to Andrea the baker, so I reached into the bag to get a plastic bag to put them into. I happened to look inside and I noticed the big boy that you will see in the photo below. Well, Chris, my hero, came to the rescue again. I did want a photo. Haha. He took the bag and tried to shake the critter out but he/she didn’t want to come out. And it looked like he was getting ready to jump. Chris finally got it out, took the photo and it ran away. Apparently, they can run fast!

      Expect the unexpected.

      A few minutes later, I saw a praying mantis on the handle of my pot, a moth/ butterfly on a spoon in my dish rack and another lime green moth/butterfly on the countertop. Chris scooped out a drowned chameleon from the pool and a bloated frog. And then we sat and watched a couple of large iguanas interact in the front yard.

      Yes, in Mexico, expect the unexpected.
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      Traveler

      Viva la Corona!

      1/28/22Reply
      Traveler

      Miam! Miam!!!

      1/28/22Reply
      Traveler

      Mante religieuse!

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    • Day25

      $12 (Cdn) Chicken Dinner

      January 25 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      Yesterday, our housekeeper asked us if we had a favourite Mexican food. I told her that we always loved buying the roast chicken that we have seen cooking on the streets, either on a wood bbq or on a rotating grill. Because we are staying in a coastal town, the main foods that we see here are seafoods.

      Sara told us that there is a good place in Zihua to buy chicken and she could pick it up for us when she goes.

      Well, we were pleasantly surprised when Sara and her husband dropped by in the early evening with a bag full of roast chicken and condiments. How nice was that!

      The photos show what was in the bag - a whole chicken cooked and cut up, rice, cole slaw and a special salsa for the chicken.
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      Traveler

      Sounds great!

      1/25/22Reply

      It was great! [C]

      1/25/22Reply

      Lucky you! [Donna McCaw]

      1/25/22Reply

      Looks tasty ! [Ginny]

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    • Day7

      A Walk to the Beach

      January 7 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      Today is Friday. We arrived 5 days ago and really haven’t left our house except to go food shopping and checking out Troncones and Majahua (not much to check out). We felt that we should self isolate for a few days while we get the lay of the land.

      We learned that garbage is collected on Mondays and Fridays here so we walked down the driveway and left our little bit of garbage across the street. People here don’t have the huge amount of packaging that we have at home so there was only a small bag of it even after grocery shopping. We love that you don’t have to buy huge quantities of anything.

      Well, once we deposited the garbage, we saw the trail that Jeremy had mentioned that we would take to get to the beach. It is wide and well taken care of. After walking around a gate, a little pack of dogs on La Princesa del Mar BnB property either heard or saw us and sounded the alarm. We thought that they were behind a fence, but no. The five or was it six dogs found a way through the fence (?) and surrounded us. Big and small, and a mix of breeds. Haha. All bark and no bite. The lady, who is our closest neighbour came out and introduced herself as Reina (queen). She said that if we needed anything, to let her or her husband know.

      We have met several people who live here now and we are pleasantly surprised that we understand them clearly. And, we are recalling our Spanish and no difficulty communicating with them. Mind you, I feel that they are speaking a little slower and enunciating well. They are thrilled to find out that we speak Spanish.

      The walk to the beach was short and when the jungle opened up we were rewarded with a lovely view - a big bay with golden-coloured sand and only 1 person on it for as far as we could see. Immediately in front of the trail, there are some large rocks on the shore but beyond that the beach is sandy with big waves. Pelicans were diving into the water and a type of sandpiper running along the edge of the waves. Very peaceful.

      We walked a little bit but the sun was intense and we hadn’t really planned on going so we weren’t prepared with a proper hat or sunscreen. We returned home and went for a cooling swim.
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      Awww [Amy]

      1/8/22Reply
      Traveler

      OMG the house is spectacular! No wonder you said you had found paradise. Sure you are going to be very comfy.

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    • Day10

      Sara and the Iguana

      January 10 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

      There are big, medium and small iguanas here. The smaller ones move too fast to take a photo of them. The medium ones are pretty fast too but the big ones are slow and lazy.

      Today, was our first day with Sara, our housekeeper, even though, Chris and I are pretty tidy people. We really appreciate the help we get in Mexico. Things are done differently here and it is great to give hard working and dependable people work. Sara is that type of person. She knows how to clean thoroughly and she does it with a smile.

      Our house has 2 bedrooms at the front and 2 bedrooms at the back. Sara was cleaning one of the back bedrooms when she was surprised by a medium sized iguana. He quickly hid and the two of us armed with brooms tried to shoo him outside. But he kept running and hiding, under the beds and behind a bedside table. When Sara moved a table, the iguana got caught and his tail broke off! The tail was about 15” long and it started to wiggle like crazy for at least 15 minutes. Ugh.

      Who knew where the lizard went. I called for Chris to come and help so he grabbed another broom while the tailless lizard scurried around frantically and we shouted, “There he is. There!”, in Spanish, English and sign language. At one point, Sara jumped up on the bed when it ran towards her. Chris followed! Haha. What a sight we were!

      Finally he was swept out and went scurrying away.. And the wiggling wormlike tail? Sara bravely picked it up and threw it as far as she could, into the bush. Apparently, shedding a tail is a lizard’s defence mechanism that enables them to escape the clutches of a predator. The tail will grow back.

      I didn’t get a photo of our encounter, but we certainly would have looked funny!

      A little later in the day, I got a photo of a bigger iguana seen while we were eating lunch in Troncones. Still not the biggest one we have seen.
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      Traveler

      Est-ce qu’il y a des portes?🦎

      1/11/22Reply
      Ladyandtramp

      In the main living area of the house, no. In the bedrooms, there are screen doors and windows. but there are spaces under the doors. It is like camping or glamping...

      1/11/22Reply
      Traveler

      Ohhhhh!😳🙀

      1/11/22Reply
      Traveler

      Après ton texte, il est écrit: Voir la traduction…. Alors, c’est parfait. 👌

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    • Day38

      Die Höhle unterm Erdnussfeld

      January 11 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      Eine echt große Höhle ist das, diese Gruta de Cacahuamilpa (Atzek. „Cacahuatl“ Erdnuss, „milli“ Saatfeld). Man klettert hinein und denkt sich, „boom, dafür hast sich der Eintritt ja gelohnt!“ Dann läuft man bis ans Ende der Halle, die etwa hoch 20-80m ist, guckt ums Eck, und man erlebt das gleiche Gefühl nochmal. Insgesamt guckt man 2km Höhle an. Nichts im Vergleich zur Tropfsteinhöhle bei Gummersbach, wo man als Kind durch ist. In Kölner Doms konvertiert sind das bis dahin 13 Stück! Dessen Mittelschiff ist 43m hoch und außen gemessen ist er 144m lang. Mindestens weitere 3 km würden noch gehen, aber der Höhlenmeister sagt nein, da „der Sauerstoff nicht ausreicht.“ Mhmm, na gut😪
      Ansonsten gibts natürlich alles andere auch, was eine vernünftige Höhle zu bieten haben muss: Fledermäuse, ein Grab eines englischen Höhlenforschers, eine Opferstätte von Ureinwohner, muffigen Geruch und zig Jungfrau Marienbilder, die der Höhlenmeister in irgendwelchen Stalaktiten zu sehen meint.
      Kletter man wieder raus, steht ein Schild „rechts zum Fluss der zwei Münde“ (Rio Dos Bocas). Klingt gut, muss ich mir anschauen. Tausend Treppenstufen später steht man unten vor zwei weiteren riesigen Höhleneingänge, aus denen der Fluss rausströmt. Toll!
      Mit dem T2 gehts dann wieder zurück nach Taxco :)
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      Michi, der

      Uff, die Maske ganz schön gesättigt mit Fledermaus-Guano.

      1/19/22Reply
      Traveler

      Das wirkt sehr gut düngend! ☝️🤓

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    • Day37

      Blaue Brunnen

      January 10 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      Fahr‘ unbedingt zu den Pozos Azules, haben sie gesagt. Musst du dir unbedingt anschauen, haben sie gesagt. Fangen wir mit dem Guten: das Wasser ist schön frisch und schön blau. Und die Fahrt im Colectivo (eine echte Nissan Vanette) raus ins ländliche Guerrero war erfrischend. Ansonsten: will man bis ans Wasser, kostet Geld, will man reinspringen, muss man den Bademeister überreden, dass eine Schwimmweste nicht notwendig ist, mag man sich an einen der Tische setzen, kostet Geld, muss man aufs Klo, kostet Geld. 😅Read more

      Michi, der

      Ein Schritt nach links "kostet Geld", der nächste nach rechts "kostet Geld". Das ist ja wie in Tansania! 😝

      1/19/22Reply
      Traveler

      Hab versucht das System zu überlisten, es waren aber zu viele 🤭

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    • Day9

      Walk to Boca de Lagunillas

      January 9 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

      Three weeks ago, I sprained my back. The doctor suggested that I see a physiotherapist who kindly saw me on an almost daily basis for the 2 weeks before travelling. She used a variety of methods to relax the muscle including dry needling and she gave me a belt to wear when walking. At the end of the two weeks, I was feeling that I could handle the flight and it all went well. Today, we went for a 6 km walk and it wasn’t too bad! Thank you Hilary for your care. It worked!

      We decided to follow the dirt road that we live on, to the end. It turned out to be a pleasant and Interesting walk in the country. At first, we saw hotels, El Munro was one. The little houses with dogs, chickens and pigs. Mango orchards and areas with tall coconut palm trees . Most of our walk was in the shade.

      Then we were surprised when we came to a large and beautiful river. Across the river was a village, Boca de Lagunillas. The birds here were plentiful! We happened to see a couple of hanging cacique nests and the beautiful bird himself. At a later time, I will do a bird blog with our friend Pat’s help. We may need our real camera to take those photos.

      Walking along the river, we heard a big splash and then saw a truck fording the river to cross to the other side. The water came up to its floorboards! On the other side of the river are kayaks that belong to a eco travel company in Troncones. Birding trips down the river with a guide can be arranged.

      Walking a little further upriver, we encountered an elderly man who was digging something in the river. We said, hi, and he was happy to talk to us when he realized we spoke and understood Spanish.

      He told us that there had been a concrete bridge at one time (we saw the remains of it) but floods during rainy season had destroyed it. Now, to cross the river, vehicles had to drive through it to the other side. He showed us a place that we could cross that was much shallower. The other options are to take a horse across or a little boat.

      Walking home, we saw several little houses with kids, dogs, chickens and pigs playing outside. Motorcycles seemed to be the main mode of transportation here.. We even saw a tiny ‘corner store’ with cold drinks and a few necessities.

      We will definitely do this walk again, early in the morning. It was lovely and mostly in the shade.
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      Traveler

      Je trouvais Connie que tu semblais triste sur les photos. J’avais dit à Claude que tu étais peut-être insécure. Alors, je comprends peut-être que c’est l’inquiétude en lien avec le mal de dos. Je n’étais pas au courant de ceci.

      1/12/22Reply
      Ladyandtramp

      Absolutely not!!!!!! We love it here. It is an awesome place!!! I’ll try to smile more in the photos. One of our favourite places.

      1/12/22Reply
      Ladyandtramp

      Btw, more photos coming. Chris is putting them in.

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    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Estado de Guerrero, Guerrero, GRO, Estat de Guerrero, ゲレーロ州, 게레로 주, 格雷羅州

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