Mexico-“Libertad & Cultura”

May 22, 2016

THIS PAGE IS OF OUR TRAVELS IN MEXICO

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Pyramid of the Sun

This page has Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, Islas Mujeres, Puerto Penasco aka Rocky Point, Sonoyta, Caborca, Pitiquito, Hermosillo, Bahia de Kino, Navajoa, San Carlos, Mazatlan, Guadalajara, Leon, San Miguel de Allende, Tepic, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Canada de la Virgen Pyramid, Teotihuacan, San Martin, the Pyramid of the Sun, Avenue of the Dead & The Pyramid of the Moon

THE NEXT 12 VIDEOS ARE OF CANCUN, PLAYA DEL CARMEN,
ISLAS MUJERES & COZUMEL FROM THE 6TH JOURNEY

Here we are on our first day. We took a local bus from our hotel
to the where the ferry goes to Islas Mujeres (island of women)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrqA1xP-Q5s

Cancun-Our first day

Here is the little island of Islas Mujeres

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao2385p8nac

Islas Mujeres

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRQ-nWICkEI

Cancun Party Zone 2

We took a ferry from Playa del Carmen to the island of Cozumel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-behjguNoh4

Playa del Carmen to Cozumel ferry

We decided to rent a scooter and take a tour of Cozumel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf4jXPXjsVg

Cozumel on a scooter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnqPKVTP1xw

La Isla Shopping Village Sunset

The next 2 videos are of the ferry ride to Islas Mujeres

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noMXkX3yG8E

Islas Mujeres Ferry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr1zhCYjrtk

Islas Mujeres Ferry 2

On our first night, we headed to the Cancun party zone-a collection of nightclubs close together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJp4ZmW0S9c

Cancun Party Zone

On our 2nd day, we took a shuttle from downtown 40 miles south to the village of Playa del Carmen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGfZkURgVI4

Playa Del Carmen

Here is the island of Cozumel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fntutbZ8osM

Cozumel

These last 2 videos are of La Isla Shopping Village. It has a boardwalk where you can eat and enjoy the sunset

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzVefbfgQ5g

La Isla Shopping Village

These 4 videos are of Rocky Point from our 4th Journey


I left Tuscon on the morning of July 10th from Tuscon. My friends who I’ve have known for 20 years-Butch & Liz-put me up in anticipation of my Mexico trip.

So in this video, I’m heading out from Tucson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE0pmglv4h4

On To Mexico

A tour company-Penasco Recreation Company-took me on a tour of Mt. Pinacate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otx4i0Aj-A8

Penasco Recreation Company-Mt. Pinacate Tour

Here I am heading to Rocky Point.
Take a look at the mysterious mountain that NASA used for moon simulations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPLNGvmRBk

Rocky Point

In the video, the tour company took us to an Oyster Farm, downtown Penasco and Cholla Bay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul5AV2FFsiU

Penasco Recreation Company-Oyster Farm & Cholla Bay

The next 5 videos are more of Rocky Point from our 4th Journey

In this video, you’ll all the abundant life in the Sea of Cortez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGWuc7g5dXs

Sea of Cortez Life

Here is my walking tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ1Dn3i2Fkc

El Malecon Walking Tour

Michiel from wesellrockypoint.com took me to a cemetary to film the “Dia De Muerto” (day of the dead)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ69aAuoKt4

Dia de Muerto

Here is a drive thru the most popular place to visit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2yakHqZNEM

El Malecon

Here is the oldest and most famous bar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iaM6xriSok

JJ’s Cantina

The next 5 videos are more of Rocky Point from our 4th Journey

Here is a lodging sponsor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9zSbUJhVqM

wesellrockypoint.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHPJjoo9cl0

Rocky Point Rally-Bikers & Bikes


The next 4 videos are of the Rocky Point Rally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnKoSfPgZDU

Rocky Point Rally-El Malecon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W5u2I0PsZ0

Rocky Point Rally-Music & People

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia4oMp_xwMQ

Rocky Point Rally-Girls (Muchachas)


The next 8 videos are of Sonoyta, Caborca, Hermosillo and
Bahia de Kino (Old & New Kino) from the 4th journey

I had to head to Sonoyta/Lukeville border from Rocky Point first to get my FMM tourist card. Then I went through Caborca to Pitiquito to get my car permit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ZF_I575Ok

Sonoyta, Caborca, Pitiquito

Here I’m heading to Bahia De Kino. Check out this sunset

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxvpQqwPXqo

On to Bahia De Kino

While I was in Kino, 2 famous musicians known all over the Sea of Cortez were playing at the Hacienda Hotel in Old Kino-Mark Mulligan and Rob Mehl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT5KbdBF0tQ

Mark Mulligan

Here I am heading through Hermosillo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fYKS3k9htQ

Hermosillo

Here is my Kino lodging sponsor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBaXY92w_rs

Casablanca Inn, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar

Here is Old Kino

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jU8l1yLB8E

Old Kino (Kino Viejo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTi9X8TKBF0

Rob Mehl

The next 7 videos are of San Carlos & Mazatlan from the 4th journey

Here I am headed to San Carlos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=700OJaJN89Q

On to San Carlos

I went from the state of Sonora and entered Sinaloa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffdkG5Lx9Wk

State of Sinaloa

It just so happens that both my sister were vacationing in Mazatlan.
What timing ha? That’s how magic this whole journey has been

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrG_cztNa74

Diana Sings & Lindimoo interview

Diana, my other sister has been singing professionally since she was 15. She has been in various bands and now she started to play the flute. She will have a cd out soon. Check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-m-4SrAvzY

Diana Sings

Here is San Carlos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6hbo2QNfVs

San Carlos

Here is Mazatlan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLlj8HCzp5Y

Mazatlan

I spent only one night in San Carlos when I found out my sisters were in Mazatlan. So I drove 500 miles in one day to see them. Both my sisters are professional musicians. So Lindi pulled out her guitar and sang a special song for me. What a treat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6woMrQ1Z6k

Lindimoo

The next 8 videos are of Tepic, Guadalajara and Leon from the 4th journey

Here I am on Highway 15 heading out of Mazatlan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTTLaBbI1wo

On to Tepic

The reason I went to Leon is because I met Luzma and Alma in Mazatlan and they invited me to film their city. Their family just happen to have a baptism party. A tradition in Mexico.
The next 2 videos are of this party

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl_WNd9GXvY

Baptism Party, Leon, Guanajuato

My Leon host Alma, took me on a walking tour of Leon
The next four videos are the city center

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y-infEuF0Q

Leon, Guanajuato-Templo Expiatorio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyJ8QuBlLC4

Leon, Guanajuato-Plaza Principal

In this video, I go through Guadalajara and enter Leon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA1Bpy2sChA

Guadalajara & Leon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl8HBP4Owd0

Baptism Party 2, Leon, Guanajuato

In this video, we ran into a reporter of one of the biggest tv stations in Mexico.
He wanted to interview me on the 2012 question

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTOdl4Uvsv8

Leon, Guanajuato-Plaza Expiatorio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oN7A8hjyYg

Leon, Guanajuato-La Catedral

The next 5 videos are of San Miguel De Allende from the 4th journey

I’m heading out of Leon and go through the city of Guanajuato. I drive on my first non-toll highways to get there. The reason I’m heading towards San Miguel is that I heard about a pyramid 20 kilometers outside the city. I arrived there at 9am but the tours of the pyramid don’t start til 10am. So instead of waiting around, I headed to San Miguel to have my morning coffee. Holy Crap, it was the most beautiful city I’ve seen in Mexico and I almost missed it by that much.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBzEKrd3AQc
On to San Miguel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2al3pCfRDc4

San Miguel-the Streets

The next 4 videos are of this city full of cobblestone streets & sidewalks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4GMH2xPfY4

San Miguel-Parroquia-San Miguel de Archangel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6qlRf_ukEc

San Miguel-Plaza Principal & Templo San Francisco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L78yanSdQ14

San Miguel at night

The next 5 videos are of the Canada de la Virgen Pyramid from the 4th journey

I just found out about a newly discovered pyramid near San Miguel de Allende,
so I had to check it out. It was the first pyramid I went to on this journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EylL7CFEVj0

Canada de la Virgen Pyramid

Now I enter Complex B & D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WAResuBBEc

Canada de la Virgen Pyramid-Complex B & D

And now for the grand finale, I walk up the pyramid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npjlZICU8lM

Canada de la Virgen Pyramid-the Pyramid


Here I am taking a 1 kilometer walk up to the pyramid and I see the garden first

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXjZ9K7wqm0

Canada de la Virgen Pyamid-The Garden

Here is some more of complex B and then I enter the Pyramid itself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47qGGFkzAvc

Canada de la Virgen-Complex B & A

The next 5 videos are of the Pyramid of the Sun from the 4th journey

Here are two little towns surrounding the pyramid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXhPRqniwio

Teotihuacan & San Martin, Mexico

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVfQkQ36_f4

Pyramid of the Sun-Ciudadela

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOINDCSgz4s

Pyramid of the Sun-Temple of Quetzalcoatl 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdGCPBGOacM

Pyramid of the Sun entrance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH8iwZu8Yq8

Pyramid of the Sun-Temple of Quetzalcoatl

The next 3 videos are of the Avenue of the Dead from the 4th journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hy8t_UB8s4

Pyramid of the Sun-Avenue of the Dead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p2NEM6Sq9o

Pyramid of the Sun-Avenue of the Dead 3


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqFqaDbFzh8

Pyramid of the Sun-Avenue of the Dead 2

The next 2 videos are of the Pyramid of the Moon from the 4th journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2IYHY8o21w

Pyramid of the Moon


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebLvqfq_elQ

Pyramid of the Moon 2

The last 4 videos are of the Pyramid of the Sun & Mexico City from the 4th journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwbOA-J6WoU

Pyramid of the Sun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00FdP4Pur7M

Pyramid of the Sun 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrUXHUHDHZ0

Pyramid of the Sun 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm4m9uIrhrM

Mexico City