Category: Travels

July 11 / Life

Are you sailing back or flying? The fact that this question can even be made, it means that there are options. -Flying, this time I’m flying. I bought an airplane ticket that will take me back to Mexico in thirty something hours by plane, but the journey to come here took me almost a year on a sailboat. The world can be a bizarre place. Yesterday I dreamt that I finally left the island, that L was taking me to the airport, that my passport was expired, and I didn’t know if Mexico would recognize me. I’ve changed so much.…

August 4 / Creative Challange
{Day 14 of 30} They were waiting for at the bus stop in Auckland. I left the village waving from the window with my right hand to a group of elders who came to say good-bye. It was a long trip, a rainy and unexpected warm day. It reminded me of my college days when coming back from Guanajuato to my home town at the end of the week and one of my parents used to picked me up at night from the stop.  Here, in the other side of the world, two big Maori guys wating for me. They…
{Day 13 of 30} Will I remember this place?  The mountains? Shall I look around  wondering for the pine forests ... the sheep, visits to the river? So far, the only place I feel sometimes nostalgia is for the Marquesas Islands, Nuku Hiva... if I strongly close my eyes and remember when we being welcome from the open sea. And it's enjoyable, this nostalgia, to felt it so far... “Remember” from Latin re-cordis:   through the heart again. But Taumarunui is different. A village that has come out of the fog to give a welcome hug me for months and I…
June 29 / Creative Challange
{Day 10 of 30} No, is not what you imagine ...  Standing in front of a group of 40 old ladies in an old house drinking tea. And in terms of Taumarunui, little town in the mountains of New Zealand ... this is a Women's Club.  Today they gather to listen the talk of a Mexican who came for some sort of coincidences ... I wonder if this is only in appearance and there are more mysterious reasons behind this meeting of so many old ladies ...  maybe they make secret plannings to invade the village with pastries , planting…
It started as questions from friends and ended up being this post. Here are some ideas on what is traveling on a budget and websites that you can use for this. These answers came out during the conversation with friends who are about to start traveling.  I have a few years of experience living and traveling in alternative ways, and this is just a way to pass it forward.  If you have any questions about the information below or you're about to start traveling, you can write me. Whether I respond in a post or reply you directly. What is…
May 25 / Diary
Desde la granja 25 de mayo - Registro importantísimo del día: Cayó el diluvio, llovió todo el día y la noche... los árboles se han quedado pelones y ¡no tengo que regar las plantas!. La Catherine habló dos veces, le dije gracias no quiero salir. Insiste en que vaya a tomar una taza de té. ¡Con esta lluvia ni pensarlo! dice era el aniversario de su boda, y el marido ya no está... pero cada quién le reza a sus muertos... y yo ni siquiera le rezo a los míos, que me perdonen pero yo los tengo bien enterrados. Que…
May 23 / Diary
*A couple of months in charge of a farm, one cat, cows, and 25 sheep... only important things are happening here... The tittle is the last thing to write. I think. The cat waiting in front of the window. Wooden smell. Noise of branches in the balcony. I have cold feet, calloused fingers over the strings and wooden smells, smells like wood. Today scattered sheep. Today the yellow tree was empty of leaves. Today hot teas, honey teas, milk teas, and moisten mornings teas. Today the sheep were scattered... 22.. 23.. 24.. and -almost- 25... one is missing the ear, because -almost-…
May 22 / Sweet Challenge
1. Tulia, do whatever you want but please don't end up dancing in Thailand in some congal (kind of tabledance). 2. Put all your "chivas" (stuff) together, your papers, everything... just in case you have to run away from the country... 3. Don't hang out in dark places, some dude could come and give it to you unfolded... and worse... maybe you like it! 4. Always have a detail with the people, bring a present for friends and people that help you. I already made some bijou and stuff for you to take...  5. Doesn't matter...  nobody can't take from you the"already danced"  6. Everything happen for a…