Darts Thrown at the Brain

Kind of a weird title, but I’ve been having weird thoughts, reflecting on a life of 63 years +, disecting the shoulda’s and the couldof’s.

Birds head is kind of what my brain feels like.

A weird looking head!

A bird at Aluxes Ecoparque outside of Palenque, Mexico

Yowzer, and I’ve been to Belize for a month, Cancun, Mexico for 4 months, and just started moving once again on Jan. 2, 2016.

Now it’s May, 15 and finally getting around to putting a post on this page. Brain darts are a waste of  time. Action alleviates old thoughts of the woulda’s and coulda’s

Nothing can be changed and if I haven’t learned from the event, no use randomly having it pop into my head, leading me absolutely no where.

Tapachula

Xylophone player in Tapachula, Mexico

My car breaks down in Tapachula, Mexico. The only reason tourists come here is for a border run, though the area is trying hard to get an infrastructure set up to get more tourists.

I’m here trying to get into Guatemala.

I can get into Guatemala, but my car can’t. Border people didn’t stamp my car permit when I exited the country. (Yes, I did give the car permit to the guard, who was suppose to stamp it.) I now have to wait 3 months before being allowed into Guatemala. A pit of a country when it comes to crossing the border.

So, I stay in Tapachula, Mexico for 3 months to get my teeth and gums worked on. Bad habits when it comes to not maintaining my mouth. I have suffered over the years because of those bad habits.

Then, riding around southern Mexico, running on my visa and car permit for Mexico for 6 months. Might as well use the time to see things I haven’t seen in Mexico.

Oaxaca for a month, got lost heading down to the Atlantic Ocean.

Through the pine forests of Mexico, once again. Pine forests of Mexico – huh, was my response. Who’d of thunk, Mexico’s got a lot of pine forests up in them thar mountains! Never would have thought that about Mexico.

A visit to the sulphur pools outside Oaxaca, up in the pine forests of Mexico.

Sulphur Pools

Sulphur pools outside of Oaxaca, Mexico.

 

The pine forest surrounding the pools – rugged mountains and remote area.

Pine forest

One of the many pine forests located in Mexico

So, off I go from Oaxaca to the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Getting lost along the way!

Just seeing stuff that I’ve never seen before.

Just out for a drive in the country.

Just another day of no signage that would give a driver some idea of where he is!

The fun of it all!

And it is fun!

It’s a fricken ball, folks.

There’s a lot of stuff to see in Mexico – mountains, oceans, waterfalls, pools, beaches, old 18th century towns, and the cultures!

Mayan, Tarahumara and languages. Nahuatl, Yucatec, Tzotzil, Mixtec, Zapotec, Otomi, Huichol, Totonac and other living 54 languages along the Mexican. Damn, lots of things to see and do.

So, let’s get to that. Where have I been?

Palenque, Tuxtla, San Cristobal, Tapachula, Oaxaca, Cancun and shoot – might as well put up a map. A picture is worth a thousand words, right?

Mexico cites traveled too

Where has The Big Mozey been in his travels in Mexico

The in the Yucatan, my route entailed this.

Yucatan cities visited in mexico

Travel in the Yucatan of Mexico

Brain darts, brain farts – don’t need either one.

Set out from amereeeka to enjoy myself, and that’s what I’m doin’.

Fun stuff – old towns, love looking at old churches and buildings. I have an infatuation with old doors.

Slowed down – man, changes the whole concept of traveling.

3 months in Tapachula, 4 months in Cancun. a month in Oaxaca. Eat my own food that I’ve cooked, relaxed. I got no place to be and plenty of time to get there.

I’m now in San Cristabol de las Casas. A cold morning has arrived. A jacket would be good. It’s fricken the beginning of summer, and I need a coat. Who’s of thought a coat would be needed in Mexico at the beginning of summer!

A recap of cities visited coming up soon.

If you travel Mexico, some of these cities I’ll write about should be on your list of places to visit.

Off to breakfast and a great day!

Not going to be like this old fellow found in one of the Mexican museums. HAHAHAHA

Mayan figurine

Old Mayan figurine found in one of the many museums in Chiapas

 

 

 

About John Wilson

Traveler, writer and photographer. No home now, just traveling the world in search of the lost chord.
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4 Responses to Darts Thrown at the Brain

  1. Rob says:

    Good to see a new post. Let’s see…last one was in January 2016…at this rate you’ll have a book by 2050! Best part is the settling in to slowing down. Makes a huge difference to peace of mind and enjoyment of where one is at.

  2. Stevie says:

    Living the good life! Happy for you John.

  3. John Wilson says:

    You funny guy, bro!
    Yes, the slowing down has been a wise decision. Peace of mind, less money spent, get to know the area a bit better.
    All good stuff.
    So, I guess in 2050 we can all look forward to my new book! HAHAHAHAHA

  4. John Wilson says:

    Thanks, Stevie, for your comment.
    Hope you, Sol and Tree are doing well.
    Cheers

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