Monthly Archives: January 2013

Welcome to our crib: San Pancho style

January 28th, 2013 (42 Comments)

Welcome to our new home in San Pancho, Mexico. You already know that we’ve fallen head over heels for the town with its enchanting mix of beach, jungle, cobbled stone streets and splendid people, so we thought it was about time we introduced you to our charming little home where we plan to stay until April. It’s […]

Photo of the week: secret saint of Los Santos

January 25th, 2013 (3 Comments)

Los Santos is one of local bars in San Pancho, filled with striking, colourful Mexican murals and decorations, all with a saintly theme. One day, Steve discovered this guy hiding in the corner. We not sure what he’s the saint of but he looks amazing!

Time to stop. A new life in San Pancho

January 21st, 2013 (27 Comments)

I’m writing this from the roof terrace of my new home, surrounded by palms, fuchsia pink flora and the sounds of tropical birds. Later, I’ll walk three minutes to the beach to watch the sunset as surfers catch waves in the evening light, and volunteers release baby turtles into the ocean. On my way I’ll […]

Photo of the week: colour and cuisine in Mexico

January 18th, 2013 (2 Comments)

I once heard that you can get an idea of how healthy your meal is by the amount of colour on your plate – not fake, manufactured colour but the glorious rainbow of nature. If that rule is anything to go by then this plate comes out top notch, covering the full spectrum of colour from red […]

What is a yoga teacher training course really like?

January 16th, 2013 (21 Comments)

Before I started my yoga teacher training course, I really didn’t know what to expect. I’d read the syllabus, the schedule and the description, but there were plenty of gaps that couldn’t be filled. What would my fellow students be like? Why would they be doing the course? Would I be the least proficient? How […]

Selaron Interview: If I had a Superpower

January 14th, 2013 (9 Comments)

Last week, Jorge Selarón, a Chilean artist most famous for his tile-covered steps in Rio, died next to his masterpiece. Back in March, we were lucky enough to see Selarón painting on his steps, and he agreed to take part in our superpower interview series. The 215 steps were one of our favourite art pieces […]

Photo of the week: yoga at sunset

January 11th, 2013 (5 Comments)

The town of San Pancho in Mexico has stolen our hearts. We live a few minutes from the beach, I teach yoga every morning and we have a charming cottage-like home. One of the best moments of the day is at sunset when a group of friends gather to watch nature’s epic show. This one […]

Can I sleep on your sofa? An ode to couchsurfing

January 8th, 2013 (21 Comments)

Salma eats fish for breakfast, Denny drinks whisky and Lorna sits in prayer. I eat cereal, and cake on Mondays. We all like biscuits. They say C2s buy bourbons and live in flats, and C1s earn £30,000+ and eat out twice a week. Averages frustrate me; we’re all exceptions.

Photo of the week: snake juice in Vilcabamba

January 4th, 2013 (5 Comments)

Victoria: “What’s snake juice? I don’t want to drink it if the snake had to be killed.” Friend: “Oh no, it’s just the venom mixed with alcohol. You can extract that without killing the snake.” Victoria: “Okay then, I’ll have a shot.” After drinking the shot  Victoria: “How do you make the drink?” Shanta (owner […]

If I had a Superpower: Janice the Solo Traveler

January 3rd, 2013 (No Comments)

Janice blogs at Solo Traveler, writing wonderfully honest stories about her journeys around the world. She’s even written a book on the subject called The Solo Traveler’s Handbook. I was lucky to meet her at some blogging conferences  in Europe, and of course jumped at the chance to ask her some superpower questions.