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The Monarch butterfly is a migratory animal, which summers in the US and Canada. In the autumn the entire species makes the long trek to the warm valleys of central Mexico, to breed in specific groves and outlast the winter. In the spring, the females return to the north to lay their eggs. I awake in Macheros village, on the outskirts of the Cerro Pelon reserve. My hosts, Joel and Elena, ...
... as I have the ability to use my legs I will continue to do so. I'll save the horses and donkeys for when I'm old and no longer able to walk. Monarchs were lovely if not quite as abundant as I would have thought. I heard many factors have combined to their unusually low numbers this year and the whole fantastic migration from Canada to Michoacan is in danger. Shame. https://picasaweb.google.com/1064799899 09924526712/MonarchButterflyReserve?aut ...
... crossings which involve striding men with crowns on their
head. Not sure who came up with that one, or how it came to be but it seems
pretty specific to DF.
After that, it was my first trip out into the wilderness on
my own since the attack so was a little apprehensive, especially knowing the
area I was going to is currently considered quite dangerous. I knew if I kept
on high alert and in busy areas it wouldn’t be an issue, and I really wanted to
... sandy beach. Then we visited an old church, the market, and a jewelry store. We boarded the bus and followed the coast until we reached a small village in the jungle. Here we visited a tequila brewery and tasted their various tequilas. (Have you noticed a theme here: church, market, jewelry store, tequila tasting; the hallmarks of Mexican tourism.) Before we returned to the ship, Greg and I did some shopping at a Super WalMart that is across the street from the cruise ship terminal. ...
... good, and struggled with the fact that pesos are indicated with a $ sign despite being worth about 8.3 cents (and the £1:p$18 exchange rate). I bet things would have been cheap though.
I often like going off the beaten track so I can only imagine I would have walked a 15km loop down along the Tijuana river over heavily crumbling pavements. I think it probably would have felt like San Diego in the sense that they're both clearly Latino, but odder in that ...