Sunday, December 16, 2007

back from mexico!

the week in mexico flew by. the resort in cabo was quite nice, and we were lucky with the weather - it was mostly sunny all week. i had been wanting to go visit that side of mexico for a long time and i'm glad that i finally got to go. the whole place was stunning, with cacti meeting the ocean in a wonderful way. big, blue skies and a big, see-through ocean full of life makes for great scenery and lots of entertainment. dusty roads, street food, warm weather. hard to beat!

a week wasn't enough though, and i really do want to go back down there some day. go back there with lots of time, lots of film, camping gear and no plan. that would be great!

one of the great little trip that my mom and i took this week was to lover's beach by water taxi. lover's beach is this great little beach on the sea of cortez side, and it connects via a beach between tall, worn, granite cliffs to divorce beach on the pacific side. on the cortez side, the water is stunning and swimable. on the pacific side, the waves are big and dangerous - hence the beach's nickname. after a little exploring and a swim, we got back into the water taxi for a look at los arcos, a famous sight in cabo and the meeting point of the two bodies of water (land's end).

here is the view of los arcos from the water taxi:

and here are the resident sea lions that live beside that arc at land's end.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

a travelling december

Camino a Cabo Pulmo, BCS / Road to Cabo Pulmo, BCS, Mexico, 2006.
Originally uploaded by Dante Busquets

i am finally hitting the road again. it's been quite a while since i've left the country to go further than seattle! it will be nice to get some new stamps in the ol' passport.

on december 8th i will be heading down to cabo san lucas, in the baja california region of mexico. i have never been down there and i am very much looking forward to it. it looks quite different than any of the places that i have visited thus far and it will be great to visit a new spot in mexico. hopefully the weather will be fantastic and the tacos delicious. i'm also excited to go down there with a film camera (or 2 or 3? i need to control this obsession!) and shoot mexico through the (im)perfect lense of the holga (or the diana +, if it ever gets here!). and best of all: i will be there with my mom and will be able to enjoy all of it with her!

on december 28th, i will be heading down to texas, to spend some time with my boyfriend's family and discover a new area of the usa. oh, and of course, to fill up on bbq and tex-mex food! i'll also get to meet the (4+) family dogs, extended relatives, friends, the horses, etc... to be frank, it seems a bit overwhelming and i am quite nervous (yet excited) - but that's just silliness because i know that once i get there, it will all be fine. and fun!

i just hope that there's good movies on the flights!