The Sunday Chronicle: Mexico,Looking Back to Go Again


Mexico scenes taken a couple of years ago in Puerto Vallarta and environs. Looking back over a few  recent photos, and getting ready to head out again for a couple of weeks to the states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan.


Boca de Tomatlan, a very small town where construction work is done by hand, no big-rig equipment to help. The streets are narrow, and still cobblestone. We parked up the hill and walked down into the town that is at the ocean’s edge.


El Tuito, farther down the highway, an inland town not on the coastline, that I had read about from a friend I met on Twitter. The town is small and not a lot going on; the draw here was to visit a French couple running a B&B. We were there just for the day, and I wish we could have stayed. The B&B was a wonderful mix of French and Mexican décor, and hearing the owners speaking Spanish with a French accent was a delight. The B&B is Hotelito Jardin Del Tuito. I learned a hard lesson here; I have no photos of the place because the battery on my camera ran out, and no backup. Live and learn; the following photos were taken prior to getting to the Hotelito.


The day was blistering hot even though it was November, and I’ve edited the photos to black and white leaving in a brightness and glare that so reminded me of the sun blasting down, and the heat that day.



When I travel, it is the small towns and villages that attract me, not necessarily those that have been made famous by a tower or cathedral or palace.  It’s that little bit of the everyday that attracts me.

We leave Tuesday morning, and I will say adios for now.  While I am away, I will try to post a few photos over on my other blog, Pata de Perro, that will be photos only, as I plan on making this a getaway from the internet to just relax, and enjoy some downtime. Time to fill up that creative well again.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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35 Responses to The Sunday Chronicle: Mexico,Looking Back to Go Again

  1. Patricia Sands says:

    I’m playing catch-up! Bon voyage ~ enjoy every moment of your travels!


  2. Great images. I really like the first one, it’s almost as it is glowing. Enjoy the travel and be safe. I will actually go to Yucatán over Christmas and New Year’s Eve.


  3. Have a fantastic trip, Angel! Can’t wait to read about your adventures upon your return!


  4. restlessjo says:

    I’m too late so I’ve missed you, but I know you will be recharging those batteries most enjoyably. Take care 🙂


  5. ChgoJohn says:

    I’m with you, Angeline. Small towns and villages have so much to offer. I hope you enjoy your time “unplugged.”


  6. joshi daniel says:

    chilled out feel 🙂


  7. monicasicoe says:

    thank you, Angeline for taking me with you 🙂


  8. rommel says:

    Love, love, love this post, Angeline. That town is really a town! You know what I mean- unsophiscated method of construction, cobblestone road and the quiet nothing grand feel of the places. Looks very authentic. And excellent, excellent decision of making it to B&W and Sepia tone – perfect touch.


  9. Patti Kuche says:

    Such an easy relaxing feel to these shots Angeline. I have always wanted to visit Puerto Vallarta because of “Night of the Iguana” – I am easily influenced! Safe travels and fun in the sun!


  10. Madhu says:

    Love these small town scenes. I know you are going to have an amazing time. Adios Angeline! 🙂


  11. Paula says:

    Pasalo bien Angeline y cuidate mucho.


  12. dalo2013 says:

    Wonderful photos, draws you right into their culture and small town feel…


  13. Amy says:

    Incredible, all done by hand… I always enjoy the charm of the small town. Enjoy, Angeline! You’ve earned it 🙂


  14. Great photos showcasing the cultural essence. Very nice …


  15. great shots and lovely moments to remember! I hope you’ll have a wonderful time back in Mexico and that you’ll enjoy the Yucatan Peninsula and all its wonders!!!


  16. thirdeyemom says:

    Have a wonderful time!!!!


  17. Sadly, a number of once sought after Mexican resorts are no longer desirable destinations. The crime is rampant. The Yucatan seems still safe. Hoping things will revert to former days…


    • Angeline M says:

      The crime is more rampant, I believe, in some of the more northern states and along the border, though Acapulco is said to have some troubles. The media has sensationalized this horrifically, and done Mexico a great misdeed. Studies and stats have shown that there is more crime in a lot of the United States than there is in Mexico. I felt completely safe while we were in Puerto Vallarta and that area a couple of years ago. I think there is crime everywhere, and one musn’t walk around unfamiliar locales without being aware of the surroundings, and getting good advice from the embassy prior to going or from hotel concierge.
      I do hear that the Yucatan is lovely, that there is petty theft and pickpocketing…but then there is that same thing here in San Francisco. Being cautious on trips everywhere should be the rule of thumb.


  18. Alison says:

    Wishing you a wonderful trip.


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