October – November 2014

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Intro

What began as a simple idea to visit Oaxaca, one of México’s most famous cultural capitals, during Dia de los Muertos, one of Mexico’s most vibrant cultural experiences — morphed (not surprisingly) into a week-long road trip covering 5 states and the Distrito Federal!

Oaxaca’s bustling markets, colorful festivals, and lively cemeteries (oxymoron?) during the Day of the Dead celebrations were fascinating, and there was enough to see and do in the small towns and villages of the surrounding valleys to easily fill up a week on its own. 

But after 3 days and nights in the Valley of Oaxaca, it was time to head north towards México City, making stops in the states of Puebla, Tlaxcala, Estado de México, and Morelos.  The city of Puebla jumped to the #1 spot on my list of favorite Mexican cities, thanks to its phenomenal food and gorgeous colonial centre;  Teotihuacán’s gargantuan pyramids were a gasp-inducing highlight, as much for seeing them as for climbing them;  Morelos’ capital, Cuernavaca, had a lovely centre and fascinating museum – but it’s the chilaquiles I had for breakfast there which linger on as my most memorable Morelense experience.

Enough, right?  Nope!  I love México, don’t get me wrong — but I needed to get off the

Journey Map

    LocationArrivalDeparture
    1Guadalajara, MexicoOctober 30, 2014October 30, 2014
    2Mexico City, MexicoOctober 30, 2014October 30, 2014
    3Oaxaca, MexicoOctober 30, 2014November 1, 2014
    4Monte Albán, MexicoOctober 31, 2014October 31, 2014
    5Valle de Zimatlan, MexicoOctober 31, 2014October 31, 2014
    6Santa María Atzompa, MexicoOctober 31, 2014October 31, 2014
    7Valle de Tlacolula, MexicoNovember 1, 2014November 1, 2014
    8Hierve El Agua, MexicoNovember 1, 2014November 1, 2014
    9Oaxaca, MexicoNovember 1, 2014November 2, 2014
    10Asunción Nochixtlán, MexicoNovember 2, 2014November 2, 2014
    11Yanhuitlán, MexicoNovember 2, 2014November 2, 2014
    12Teposcolula, MexicoNovember 2, 2014November 2, 2014
    13Coixtlahuaca, MexicoNovember 2, 2014November 2, 2014
    14Tehuacán, MexicoNovember 2, 2014November 2, 2014
    15Mexico City, MexicoNovember 2, 2014November 3, 2014
    16Cholula, MexicoNovember 3, 2014November 3, 2014
    17Puebla, MexicoNovember 3, 2014November 4, 2014
    18Tlaxcala, MexicoNovember 4, 2014November 4, 2014
    19Teotihuacán, MexicoNovember 4, 2014November 4, 2014
    20Mexico City, MexicoNovember 4, 2014November 4, 2014
    21Cuernavaca, MexicoNovember 4, 2014November 5, 2014
    22Xochicalco, MexicoNovember 5, 2014November 5, 2014
    23Tepoztlán, MexicoNovember 5, 2014November 5, 2014
    24Yecapixtla, MexicoNovember 5, 2014November 5, 2014
    25Atlatlahucan, MexicoNovember 5, 2014November 5, 2014
    26Mexico City, MexicoNovember 5, 2014November 6, 2014
    27Miami, United StatesNovember 6, 2014November 6, 2014
    28Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicNovember 6, 2014November 7, 2014
    29Port-au-Prince, HaitiNovember 7, 2014November 8, 2014
    30Milot, HaitiNovember 8, 2014November 8, 2014
    31Cap-Haitien, HaitiNovember 8, 2014November 9, 2014
    32Jacmel, HaitiNovember 9, 2014November 9, 2014
    33Port-au-Prince, HaitiNovember 9, 2014November 10, 2014
    34New York, United StatesNovember 10, 2014November 10, 2014

    Featured Image

    Citadelle Laferrière, Milot, Haïti

    After a long trek up this majestic mountain – first by foot, then by car, and finally on horseback – to be rewarded with this incredible sweeping view… then to realize you have this amazingly preserved citadel, Haïti’s one and only UNESCO World Heritage Site, all to yourself… how could you not smile?

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