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Puerto Escondido to Sayulita (Mexico 2017)

Part 1: Sunset surf session at La Punta The three main beaches to surf in Puerto Escondido are Zicatela, La Punta and Carrizalillo; La Punta is located right at the far end of Playa Zicatela and is known for having less ferocious waves but quite a strong current to paddle against.  I only managed to get to La Punta once during my time in Puerto and that was as a spectator, but you don’t always need to be on…

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Sayulita to Tapachula (Mexico 2017)

  I’d been getting frustrated that I wouldn’t have time to write this week’s blog with all my new volunteering responsibilities, but I ended up penning most of this on my phone this morning whilst enjoying an air-conditioned coffee in downtown Tapachula…funny how things work out.  Sufficed to say, the first 10 days volunteering at Misión México have been tough, there’s no sugar-coating it; with 23 kids between the ages of 6 and 18, things get hectic that’s for sure. …

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Scuba Diving at the Marietas Islands (Mexico 2017)

Part 1: Choosing the right dive company I was slightly surprised to find that there are only 2 different scuba dive shops in Sayulita, the first being Sayulita Entourage, and the second Oceano Dive and Surf.  Since Oceano Dive and Surf is located slap-bang in the middle of town however, I just happened to walk past them first. Although the staff at Oceano Dive and Surf were friendly and informative, my brief experience with them wasn’t a great one. …

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Surfing in Sayulita (Mexico 2017)

Part 1: Psychological barriers X-ray of the titanium plate inserted in January 2017 to bridge the comminuted break of my left collarbone I’d travelled to Sayulita with the intention of picking up surfing where I’d left off nearly 10 years ago in Australia (as a beginner who was getting regular beat downs from the ocean due to my lack of fitness/surfing experience).  In Blog 4 last week however, I mentioned that I’d reluctantly postponed my 5-day surf course with…

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Sayulita – Pueblo Mágico (Mexico 2017)

Part 1: Sayulita Life It seems that I arrived in Sayulita at just the right time, my AirBnB host Nix explained that they were in the final throes of the busy season (November to April), so most of the gringos that live in Sayulita during the northern hemisphere winter were all making their way back to Canada and the USA.  I was happy to hear this news to be honest; no one wants to be jostling shoulder to shoulder…

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Guadalajara to Sayulita (Mexico 2017)

Part 1: Guadalajara My last day in Guadalajara was spent soaking up some culture at the Instituto Cultural Cabañas, it’s a large museum just a leisurely 10-minute stroll from the Hotel De Mendoza which showcases some wonderful period architecture.  The museum’s large arched walkways are set out in quadrants which allows air to circulate and provides a welcome break from the oppressive heat of the mid-day sun. When I visited in May 2017 it cost just $70 pesos (about £2.90 GBP)…

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