Every year I take Steve somewhere special for his birthday – a Kasbah in Morocco, a surprise Joanna Newsom gig in Budapest, a medieval turret in Tallin – somewhere that makes him say wow. Back in London, it was easy – with Europe on the doorstep and a never-ending urge to escape the city, the options were endless. This year was more difficult – not because Mexico is short on ‘wows’ but because we’re already in a place that surprises and delights us every day. I wasn’t sure how I was going to find something that felt suitably special.
Then I heard about Yelapa. Read more
I love having a peek into other people’s homes, desks and lives – little insights into what it would be like to live in their shoes. Can you guess who this workstation belongs to – what type of goods they create? The answer is in our latest post Roadtrippin’ to Paracho. Clue: think rhythmically.
Two new guitars, one rolling pin, eight passion fruits, six mangoes, a mask of a terrifying red-haired woman, a wearable blanket, a wooden cigarette holder, and an extra passenger. These were the fruits of one three-day road trip to Paracho, a small town in Mexico’s Western Central Highlands, famous for its guitar makers.
It began with a casual conversation. Read more
Every day at sunset in San Pancho, volunteers release baby turtles into the ocean. Volunteers patrol the beach at night and collect the eggs to protect them from local predators. These little guys had recently hatched and were in their basket, ready to be taken to the beach. They were scrambling around so much, it was tricky to find a focus.
In 16 years, the local turtle population has increased from 72 to 661 nesting females. Find out about volunteering with the turtles in San Pancho at Project Tortuga.
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 the longest we’ve stayed anyone on our trip but, like I said, we’re in love! Read more
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!