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July 5th, 2009 | Posted by Davey in 19-Mexico - (7 Comments)

As we write this post we have been travelling for near on 12–months and to say we have missed some home comforts is an understatement.  To this end,  we have collated a return wishlist which we hope our family and friends will help us with upon our return. 

Please feel free to add to this list, or even better, volunteer your services :

  • Sunday roast with all the trimmings inc. Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, roast potatoes and gravy (I’m salivating just writing this)
  • Crumpets with butter and bovril
  • Sausage and mash (not smash!)
  • Homemade spaghetti bolognese with garlic bread and a bottle of red wine (worth more than $1)
  • Baked beans with cheese on toast
  • Cadbury’s chocolate (any kind)
  • Tea and biscuits (think dunkers)
  • Fruit and Vegetables (fresh)
  • Hot curry (of any kind)
  • English ale (in a real pub)
  • Guinness (in a real pub)
  • A long hot bath (alone)
  • Choice of clean clothes (especially underwear)
  • Bed with a soft mattress, clean sheets (and no bed bugs)
  • Private bedroom (without testosterone induced teenagers)
  • Decent internet connection (anything above 56K)
  • Catching up with family and friends (over a bottle of wine, obviously)

Wishlist

Mexico City

July 3rd, 2009 | Posted by Davey in 19-Mexico - (0 Comments)

We stopped off in Mexico City for 3 days en route to Honduras.  We weren’t expecting much but were pleasantly surprised by its charm and vibe, a real gem.

Seeing a beetle taxis whiz past every two seconds was a good start.  Anybody cool enough to drive one of these hippy vehicles for a living is cool enough for us.  We started with a tour of the city on the usual open top bus.  The food on the street was delicious, albeit dripping with fat.  We had (to name but a few):

  • chilpachole
  • tortillas
  • taquitos
  • chimichangas
  • empanadas
  • tamaleschoriqueso
  • glorias
  • chorizo
  • enchilada
  • fajita
  • flautas
  • cocido
  • fritadas de camaron
  • cochinita pibil
  • gringas
  • gorditas

We definitely left carrying an extra inch (or two). 

I won’t write anymore but just let the pics speak for themselves.  A great stopover!

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