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Walking the walk, talking the talk - Colima - sea to Sierra, by Wendy Devlin in Mexico Connect Wendy Devlin

Part 1 Colima - The Sea Six years ago I briefly visited the small state of Colima. With my family, I drove straight through the state without stopping along Colima’s eighty-seven miles of coastline,... read more

Walking the walk, talking the talk - a series about Mexico Wendy Devlin

"Walking the Walk, Talking the Talk" The Series This series of short stories is based on my travelling experiences since February, l998. The stories attempt to convey what I feel th... read more

A wee malarkey about Melaque, a beach town on the Mexican Pacific Wendy Devlin

San Patricio/Melaque, on the Pacific Coast of Jalisco draws its name from Saint Patrick. Legend goes that Saint Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland and drove out all the snakes to boot. Locals say ... read more

La Llorona: Mexican-moon-mother? Wendy Devlin

Sooner or later, everyone in Mexico encounters La Llorona, The Woman Who Wails. It is known that stories about La Llorona dated back to the time of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico. Some sa... read more

Fiesta de Guadalupe in Puerto Vallarta Wendy Devlin

Felipe Avila handed me his burning candle, converting me from spectator to pilgrim in the Fiesta de Guadalupe! My arrival in Puerto Vallarta coincided with the beginning of the weeklong Fiesta de Guad... read more

A dream in Baja California Sur Wendy Devlin

On a surf-pounded beach in Baja California Sur, I sat with my family of five, in a circle of campers around a crackling bonfire. The flickering flames cast each storyteller’s face in turn with a rudd... read more

Mexican machismo and a Canadian tourist Wendy Devlin

“Watch out, Mom!” yelled Rose as the metal hulk of a city bus bore down upon the busy street corner. Hopping instantly back onto the curb, I choked on gasoline fumes while litter swirled in the bus... read more

Lost and found in Puerto Vallarta Wendy Devlin

After a month riding long and short distance buses, the unthinkable happened! Reaching for the travelers checks hidden in my security belt, to pay for the hotel in Puerto Vallarta, I discovered them mi... read more

Colima: Langostino in the sierras Wendy Devlin

“Everything about Colima smacks of the sea or the sierra,” I said appreciatively, gazing from the balcony of travel-writer Susan Dearing’s condominium. The sun rose like a great gold marigold abo... read more

Fiesta in Chiapas Wendy Devlin

After a long, hot, dry drive through eastern Oaxaca’s Isthmus de Tehuantepec, our van and trailer began climbing the Sierra Madre de Chiapas. The Central Depression of Chiapas spread its valley banqu... read more

Atlantis in Mexico: Part Two Wendy Devlin

Manzanillo, Colima is an important seaport since before the Spanish Conquest and a popular international tourist destination. The old, provincial port is also the western home for the Mexican navy. Dri... read more

Atlantis in Mexico: Part One Wendy Devlin

'Ships at a distance have everyone's wish on board.'   While in Canada, I surf the Internet, looking for sites and information about Mexico. Sometimes a check at a favourite site reveals something n... read more

A date with the shady lady on Acapulco Wendy Devlin

Valentine's Day brought me face-to-face with the shady 'lady' hidden in Acapulco. Not only did I meet the 'lady'; I was mistaken for her! Acapulco is one of Mexico's oldest coastal tourist destination... read more

Mexico's popular sayings: A taste for dichos Wendy Devlin

O.K. I admit it! I love 'dichos' (sayings or proverbs). Not, 'nachos' or 'ponchos', but dichos! Yes, those little nuggets of folk wisdom distilled down through generations of wise ... read more

A travel trailer in Mexico Wendy Devlin

Moderator: I'd like to call this meeting of T.T. (travel trailer) Anonymous to order. Who would like to speak? Bigfoot: I would. I'm Bigfoot, Wendy Devlin's travel trailer. Everyone: Hi Bigfoot!!!!!!... read more

Colimilla, Colima: The freshest seafood in Mexico Wendy Devlin

"When you return from your friends in Guadalajara, I will take you to the freshest, finest seafood in Colima!" promised Nestor, as we left the hotel that he managed in Melaque, Jalisco. Well, I do no... read more

Traveling in Mexico: Security of mind Wendy Devlin

How safe is tourist travel in Mexico? This question rates among the most controversial on any Internet forum about Mexico. Crime is a complex subject woven deep in any country's social fabric. The foll... read more

Iguanas in Mexico fly at midnight Wendy Devlin

It was Nestor's gold capped smile that greeted us in the lobby of a small San Patricio Melaque hotel. At 2 a.m. his warm greeting enhanced his offer of the last available room on a busy holiday weekend... read more

Letting go in Mexico: Young teens on their own Wendy Devlin

Josh, fourteen, and Rose, twelve, were keen to discover Mexico in their own way in San Patricio/ Melaque. As they were six and eight when last they frolicked in the waves, they now felt mature and open... read more

Alicia Ramirez, a friend in Melaque Wendy Devlin

The diminutive, stocky woman with a long braid of dark hair walks the five- mile long sweeping expanse of beach several times every day. Usually she walks alone, but, sometimes other women or men accom... read more

In Mexico, the more that things change... Wendy Devlin

There is a saying "the more things change, the more they remain the same." This saying, is of course, subject to debate. But I admit to always finding myself contemplating this expression every t... read more
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