I left San Cristobal at 5:00 am on Monday, traveling on the Ruta Maya (Mayan Way), in a van, with a group of Mexican tourists. I was pleased to get a good photo with my defunct cell phone, from the window of the speeding, weaving van, as we made our way down the mountains to … Continue reading GUATEMALA


In which Diana, on her retired farmer’s budget, actually spends money on something besides food, shelter and transportation! Transportation: The bus trip from Mexico City, as tourists call it, or “Mexico” or “D.F.” (Federal District), as the Mexicans call it, to Puebla was 2 hours. The trip from Puebla to Oaxaca is 5 hours. I … Continue reading OAXACA, MEXICO


I headed south from Mexico City. Puebla is a couple of hours away by bus. It seems positively tiny, 5-6 million population, compared to 20 million in Mexico City. I arrived at the hostel in the early afternoon. It is conveniently located in central Puebla, close to the Zocalo (main plaza). I have not stayed … Continue reading PUEBLA, MEXICO