Travel Blogs from San Luis Potosí
I'm not usually one for going back. With few exceptions, I tend to cut ties once I leave a city. Not sure exactly why but it seems to happen and I have very few lasting friendships from these extended excursions into strange lands and none from the city of my birth where I spent the first 30 years of my life, Montreal.
So here I am, going back after 16 years to San Luis Potosi. I was a little nervous because I ...
... such beautiful people...oh dear.... I'm getting a little weepy just writing about it.
Anyway, I'll try to keep this shortish and move on... Carlos has been living in Barcelona for about 12 years with his most awesome girlfriend, Barbara. Chisa and I met up with them in Barcelona during our last trip, to Europe and the Middle East and we had so much fun. Carlos, Barbara, her parents(from Austria), Lily, her ...
... driving. We were all queued up on one curve waiting for the sun to melt the ice enough to make it through. A big trailer tried coming up the other way and was sliding off the road. I finally went around all the waiting cars, past the truck and ever so gently was on my way. I was able to find enough patches without ice and made it out safely. Woohoo! Chihuahua, here I come! Check the album Creel, Creel to San Juanito to get a sense of what I experienced. Crazy few days man.
... feature is the steel ball, imbedded in the road so that half of it projects above the surface. These are set in lines across the road. These lines start off widely spaced, then are set more closely together, as they try and force you to slow down. These steel balls are six or so inches across, and don't stick up too far, so they don't do too much damage. But there are other steel balls, maybe a foot or more in diameter, that are used to mark ...
Just finished giving my first English lessons. What a great feeling, being able to earn money while traveling, connecting with locals, and being useful to them.
I have to say that I was a bit worried that I have taken on a new career, with new demands and expectations, and that I might not enjoy it, that I should probably just stick to what I know and try to get by with my old skills and talents. When I started the week long teacher training at Berlitz, I felt trepidations. Am I ...
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