Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What We Did for 4 Months While Travelling in Mexico

Annual Roadtrip to CanadaAfter 16 weeks and 1 day living in Mexico, we’re finally back in Canada. This was the longest time we’ve been in Mexico since 2008. By about 3 weeks.

We stayed longer this year because the weather was amazing there (not so much in Canada but I don’t need to tell you that) and we didn’t need to be back in Canada. When you drive 5,000km (each way) to get somewhere, you want to get every last second out of it. In case you missed something,

Here’s our trip in a nutshell…

It all began on December 16 with a 3-country, 5,000km, and 4-day journey.

We opened up our Bazar (again), celebrated the Dia De Reyes, enjoyed a 12-day visit from Uncle Andrew

We shared some Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids and some LEGO Movie Crafts using recycled products.

I showed you some pictures of a new kind of avocado (I think), what’s cooking in my oven, how to tell the difference between organic and inorganic, discovered a part of Canada in Mexico, our eyes had a feast of colours and we showed you the Cathedral Bells from the 16th century.

An Honourary Mexican Award was bestowed upon me, discussed the caloric content of fried grasshoppers (yes, you read that correctly, grasshoppers) and Ed and I had a romantic dinner with Olivieri Pasta while 5,000km apart.

Shared 5 myths about Mexico (there are so many more to come), and enjoyed an all Canadian breakfast with maple syrup and french toast made from Dempsters Bread.

We got locked INSIDE our house (just as terrifying as getting locked out), showed you what it’s like to live in an old Doctors Office (complete with the staircase to nowhere), and I provided many reasons why you shouldn’t leave the house in your pajamas (trust me on this one).

Took some videos and vines of The Kids “playing” with their neighbours, a bucket full of maggots and Max’s first dig to China.

The Kids got a delivery of some much needed clothes from FlipSize, which was great because then they had something to wear to school. Well, Artemis did. Max not so much.

After almost 18 years with us, our dear Aries the Cat passed away and is buried in our backyard in Mexico.

Artemis almost had a dentist appointment but not before she went to the hospital. and we didn’t have medical insurance

Right before we left for Canada, our Mexican neighbour gifted us Bubba the Goldfish who lived 24 hours and then two days after that, Artemis showed up with Nemo the Goldfish who lived just 18 hours. I am so done with Goldfish.

We made it back to Canada in record time and under budget (usually costs us $900USD each way). Our house was just as we left it. The snow hadn’t even been plowed out of the driveway.

Home Sweet Home.

What Would You Do While Travelling in Mexico?

P.S. There’s more. A lot more but I just didn’t blog about it.

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29 thoughts on “What We Did for 4 Months While Travelling in Mexico

  1. Soozle

    Wow 🙂 that sounds like a pretty great time in Mexico..

    I am only able to get out there for a week to ten days a year due to my work schedule, I wish I could spend a long period as you do, but I just love being out there.. It’s such a different way of life 🙂

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  2. Brandee

    Sounds like you had an amazing time!! If I was you I would go back 🙂 Its still snowing here!!! In April!!!!

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      1. Ladena

        My aunt owns a condo in Nuevo Vallarta so that was our home base. We did lots of day trips, visited so many little towns. We all loved it so much and hope we can do it again soon (maybe even for longer!) Where do you go? I can’t believe you drive there!
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        1. Sarah Post author

          Dear Ladena,

          We’re in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. High in the mountains about 2 hours from the Guatemalan border. We drive so that I can bring stuff (also referred to as junk)and the two (once three) animals. It costs us less than $2,000 to drive (return) and flying would cost around $10,000. Let me know if you’re ever in the neighbourhood.

          Besos Sarah.
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  3. Leigh-Ann Murphy

    Wow sounds like such a great adventure, you are so brave to venture out like that to another country!

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  4. Debbie S.

    I so enjoy your stories. I haven’t read the grasshopper one yet, maybe I’m avoiding it, but I will. I have learned a quite a bit about Mexico through your blog. Thanks for sharing your stories!

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  5. Elizabeth D.

    It sounds like a great experience but the thought of eating grasshoppers makes me a little queasy, but to each their own.

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  6. KD

    Your kids must be super travellers! I can’t imagine being in the car with my daughter for more than a 800 km trip!

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