Camille's Conjectures: Learning to Live in Mexico - Part 5

Here I sit. Here I sweat! My mom always insisted that girls/ladies/women/females don’t ‘sweat’. Sorry mom, but you have not been to Mexico in the summer. And guess what? It is sweat! When every pore on your body begins oozing water – it can no longer be referred to as ‘perspiration’! But what is truly…

Reporting in from Jaltemba Bay

La Peñita life in the Jaltemba Bay summertime is good; good and hot, good and quiet. In the afternoon heat of the day, the streets are all but deserted. The dogs that we are used to seeing, laying out in the streets and across the sidewalks, are more reluctant than ever to move for the occasional passing car or pedestrian. The…
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Celebration of Life

The Aztec Indians, also known as the Mexicas, usually make their annual trip from Mexico City this time of year to perform rituals near the Fisherman’s Memorial in Guayabitos. Here are two photos of their visit on Sunday, July 24th. More photos are posted on our forum. …

Adios Parasitos!

I haven’t been feeling like my normal perky self lately, and my tummy has been a bit out of sorts. That usually means one thing: parasites. For some reason, they like me. Let me assure you, the feeling is not mutual. And while I am careful to take every precaution – I only drink purified bottled water, I rinse all fruits and…

Camille's Conjectures: Learning to Live in Mexico - Part 4

I feel compelled to write this next short vignette… As I have previously written, we are house-sitting at the top of La Penita. While it is very close to downtown, the last three blocks are pretty much straight up hill. It’s a good thing my hiking buddies over the last several years ‘forced’ me to climb all those…
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Smiling Green Iguana

Photo by Christina Stobbs. Originally published in “Magical Moments” on Magical Los Ayala. …