Category: Travel

ZACATECAS PONTIAC

I went back into my archive; back to 2008, and pulled up this photo from a trip to Zacatecas and reworked it in Snapseed, on my iPad Air 2.

 

HELADO (ICE CREAM)

Calle Luis Pasteur, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico.

 

LOVE FOREVER

Street photography from my recent travels in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México.

 

PISAC STILL

Here's one from the archives, a still life I found while wandering the back streets of Pisac, Peru.

Hasta mañana…

 

GET IT. READ IT. PACK LIGHT. GO.

I am honored to be included in the interviews for this book on traveling with carry-on only. Erin has done a bang-up job of putting together advice, information and tested-in-the-field examples of ways to travel without unnecessary baggage. Whether a solo travel senior like myself, or a family with kids, this book will help you rethink the way you travel.

In fact, while I had long thought of myself as a light packer, being interviewed here and reading this book has resulted in my paring down to just what I need for a week's travel. Wash and repeat, and go indefinitely.

Thanks, Erin, for including me, and for helping me see all the ways I could improve my traveling experience.

THE CARRY-ON TRAVELER is available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Carry–Traveller-Ultimate-Guide-Packing-ebook/dp/B01DIKLD22/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460589534&sr=8-1&keywords=Mcneaney

Also, you should check out Erin's blog, the neverendingvoyage.com for lots more insight into the life of a couple of digital nomads who've been packing lighter and lighter for six years.

It's only available on Kindle, but you may download the free Kindle app, and read it on any device you might have.

Oh, about yesterday's image. That's the local alterations man making the bag mentioned in my interview ready for a longer adjustable cross body strap. More on that later, including lessons learned on my most recent travels in Mexico.

Pack light and I hope to see you on the road!

John

 

ADIOS TO A TWO WHEEL TOWN

There are, admittedly, a lot of cars, trucks, vans and pickups in San Blas. Some almost unidentifiable, most shiny and new and quite nice. But the streets are owned mostly by those on two wheels.

These are but a few of the many shots I took of these two wheelers. I could do a book! Hmmm.

I got off to a fairly late start this morning, caught a bus with many wheels, crossed the river, where I got a quick snap of a lone garza, or egret, through the bus window, and made my way to Tepic.

There, I had lunch, then caught another bus to Guadalajara, where four wheels again seem to be the norm, as on this golden chariot. And my Cinderella no where in sight. ¡Que lástima!

Next, a walk around Guadalajara to see what we can see.

Hasta mañana.

 

MORE FROM YESTERDAY’S WALK

I first visited San Blas in the early seventies. It was a sleepy little fishing village then. Now, it's a a run down, crowded, crumbling, dusty little fishing village. It's also a quiet backwater, where no one seems to be in a hurry, where whole families pile onto a scooter and drive slowly around the zocalito, waving at friends, stopping for an ice cream.
There's not much here for the tourist, no blocks and blocks of souvenir shops, no over priced restaurants and bars, but for a photographer, it's a real shutter melter.

Dogs and scooters are ever present in San Blas,

Bicycles.

Motor bikes and mobile phones, too.

I saw color,

And tenderness,

Contrasts,

And ingenuity, as in this grill made from an automobile wheel and what looks like it might have been a storm drain grate in another light.

Tomorrow's a travel day. Who knows what that might bring?

Hasta mañana.