Friday, 5 February 2016

Bye bye Mexico

Time to go home. My two rescue dogs and I will be heading to the airport for our flight to Victoria soon. These lucky dogs have some very excited owners waiting for them, one in Duncan and the other in Chemainus. I'm happy they'll be close enough for me to visit them. 

I'm ready to go home. Adios Mexico. Thanks for the memories. Hope to see you again soon. 

Thursday, 4 February 2016

My scruffy new friend

We have a new passenger with us on our trip back to Melaque. While walking along the malecon (boardwalk) beside Lake Chapala today I came across 3 puppies playing in the dirt. Of course I had to go see them. The two boys were scared and wouldn't come to me. But the little scruffy female puppy jumped on my lap and started licking my face. Next thing I knew I scooped her up and declared she was coming back to Melaque with me. I'd decided I'd bring her back to Canada with me if I couldn't find a foster home for her in Melaque. I wish I could of taken the boys with me too but they wouldn't get close enough, so I just took the the little girl. Luckily my travel companion is a big animal lover and didn't protest a smelly flea-ridden bundle of love joining us on our trip back. 

I love helping these dogs have a chance at a good life. 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016


As much as I wanted to stay longer, I left Guanajuato and I'm heading back to Melaque now. Lucky me I got to spend a night in a very fancy hotel room last night at the Quinta Quetzalcoatl Boutique Hotel in Chapala. For some reason my room was upgraded to the D.H. Lawrence room, a large beautifully decorated room that in the 1920's the author D.H. Lawrence penned the book Plummed Serpent in. Wow what a treat. :)

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

San Miguel de Allende

We did a day trip to San Miguel de Allende today. It's another beautiful town I'd like to come back to and explore further.

Monday, 1 February 2016


I'm so happy to be in Guanajuato for a few days. I wish I had more time to spend here. This is a place I plan on coming back to. What an incredible city this is. I've never seen anything like it. The city is in a valley surrounded by mountains. Houses are built close together on the hills. Most of the streets are too narrow to drive on. Cars drive in underground tunnels. It was really strange walking in the tunnels, it felt like I was in a cave or down in a mine. I felt bad for the people who were down in the dark, damp, exhaust filled tunnels waiting for the bus. But what a cool city. If you're in the area definitely visit Guanajuato and be sure to join in on a walking musical tour with the 'Callejoneadas'. Here's a video I took of the walk we did with one of the groups. I loved it! The leader cutie Eduardo can serenade me anytime. :)

If you're in Guanojato and you'd really like to see something unique (and morbid) visit the mummy museum. But keep in mind it's not for the faint of heart. The mummies freaked me out because most of them looked like they died while being tortured. They actually died in the 1800's of Cholera, but there are stories that some of them were buried alive. The thought of that and visions of them screaming kept me up all night. As someone who can't handle watching horror movies I should of known better than to go there. Remind me not to do that again and remind me to tell my kids I'd like to be cremated! Eeek