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Sunday, 25 April 2010

What a trip!


Since I arrived home on Wednesday I have been so tired I have not been inclined to make anything so I don't have any of my own art to show you so I thought I'd give you a mini travelog.

Before I went to Mexico I wasn't sure what I was going to like most. Was it going to be the gob smacking archaeological sites...........above and below is TIKAL (in Guatemala)





This is PALENQUE.......


and this is Teotihuacan just outside of Mexico City


or the plant and animal life.............Coatimundi at Tikal.....


fabulous cactus as big as trees.........


and gorgeous flowering trees............or the art


fun skeleton stuff outside a shop in Oaxaca.......I loved this!!....


Aztec calendar (apparently it's not a calendar at all) in the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City


Diego Rivera murals in the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City............all these things were above and beyond my expectations.

What I didn't like was:

13 hour flight from Guatemala to Madrid
6 hours in a queue to be told there was nothing the airline would do to help
26 hours on a coach from Madrid to Calais
ferry crossing to Dover
more coach to Gatwick
train into London
train home!!!!!!
I finally arrived back late on Wednesday afternoon instead of on Sunday. However I count myself lucky compared to a lot of other people who were trying to get home at the same time. I have to say a big thank you to the company we travelled with EXPLORE who were fantastic in organising the coach and ferry crossing for us and getting us home safely.

15 comments:

Helen said...

Welcome home!! I love the photos - what an amazing place! What a journey home, though - congratulations for making it! Hope you get back to making art soon.

Fliss said...

Gosh! Sounds as if you've had a right old time getting home so not surprised you're tired!
Your photos look fabulous and glad to hear you had a good time in Mexico. That shop with skeletons looks really interesting too and can see why you liked it.
Looking forward to more of your artwork.
Felicity

Wendy said...

Hey you........missed you ALOT xx Looking forward to seeing all your photo's and that jewellery I just know you must have bought.

flutterbycrafter said...

Glad to hear you got back safely Sue, what an experience, in more ways than one. Beautiful country and plenty to tell about the trip home, lol.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Just enough time for you to draw breath and you'll be off again wont you? Glad you got back ok, so many are still stuck. Love the look of those cactus 'trees'.

olive said...

looks like you had a fun time... all you have to do now is pack for your move.... glad you're back safe. Ciao

Val said...

Wow - sounds like you had the most amazing time. Look forward to seeing more of your photos, and more of your artwork, when you have time.

Cath Wilson said...

Looks as if you had a wonderful time, Sue - shame about the air problems but that's nature for you, lol. At least you're back and still in one piece. Some fab photos, there.

Sid said...

Fantastic pics Sue, but what a horrific saga to get back home. Glad you made it though !

bockel24 said...

Oh, I´ve seen a Frida Kahlo exhibiton in Hamburg two years ago, but I really envy you for being able to see Rivera´s work in real life!

Marilyn Rock said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us; beautiful photos. Long trip but worth it.

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow, welcome home! Kept thinking of you while reading the travel woes. Looks like a great time, though. No you need a vacation to recover from your vacation! xxD

craftytrog said...

Sounds like a brilliant trip Sue! A shame the journey home wasn't too good. Your photos are amazing! Might have known you'd like those skeletons! Lol! x

Dawn said...

Welcome back and what a fabby holiday Love the photos and I am sure so much inspiration. Have a good rest and will come back when you have some art to show us

Love Dawn xx

Athena said...

Absolutely stunning things to see.

I think that my favourite picture is the one of the shop.