20 million people…amazing! Tough city, with many layers to it.
First of all, I will start with the airport. It’s old, and not very functional. Apparently they will be opening another airport as a secondary one, which seems to be under a lot of suspicion as to whether it will actually work or not.
I visited three museums which were all spectacular. Some galleries were closed because of COVID-19, including the Frida Kahlo museum, which I was disappointed in because I expected to see her art, of which very little was there. I am obsessed with her! I have a bedcover on my bed with her picture, a notebook, a scarf, a little doll, etc. Don’t know why she fascinates me…she was certainly a free spirit and resilient; maybe that’s why!
I stayed in a little hotel called Hotel Isobel right in the center of town. Lovely, very clean room with a terrace overlooking the street. Quite a find,and for three nights they charged me 1584 pesos, which is under 100 Canadian. I asked ‘are you sure that is not 100 US a night?’ Visited the Opera and Ballet houses, They both had beautiful murals, but couldn’t get a ticket because of COVID-19.
The BK’s have a lovely Centre with coordinator Vivian, who was in London, England at the time. But the sisters were lovely and, after I attended class on Sunday morning they made the most delicious breakfast. I am very fortunate to have these relationships with this spiritual organization around the world.
I feel very lucky to be in this part of the world. The people work very hard, have joy in their life, and music & culture are very much part of everyday life. As an example: on New Year’s Eve I will have dinner with friends, then other friends are hosting an evening with singing and music on their terrace under the stars…as I have said, life here is tough!
I listen to the news every day from Canada and the UK. It is very sad. I have no idea where it is all going.
Happy New Year to All!
Be safe and healthy.
P.S. And of course I went to the movies: Matrix, West Side Story, and a brilliant and very strange movie called Annette where Adam Driver sang throughout. Strange, but don’t miss it.
I should also say I had an excellent guide by the name of Isobel, who has become a friend and is working at becoming an entrepreneur. I said I would help her
Wow! Loved seeing your beautiful pictures and reading about your latest adventures, Betty! It looks like you had a wonderful time! Merri and I head to Sayulita tomorrow…looking forward to new experiences there! I hope 2022 is full of all good things for you!
Happy New Year 🥳🙏
What an interesting life, inspirational.
Hope you will be my guest for lunch when we are in Ajijic and meet my daughter and my son. They are also travelers. Until then keep sending those informative posts on your adventures.
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All the best to you in 2022! Mexico is an underrated country. Lots of beauty there. Yes Canada is in bad shape right now. We went to NYC to be with Adrienne for Christmas without our daughter Meghan and family as she got COVID even though she was boosted!!! Such a mess. We flew from NY to Florida where all these nut cases are massless and don’t believe there is a pandemic. At least we are isolated here on an island with all old people who are vaccinated. We will stay here a few months and go to the Galapagos in March with the whole family. Stay safe Betty! ❤️Arlene
Arlene Willis Chairman and Founder Grapes for Humanity Global http://www.gfhglobal.org.
Wow, such incredible pictures, I’m living vicariously through you. Glad to hear you are still travelling and enjoying your life to the fullest even with all the restrictions and closures in place. Can’t wait until we meet again, sending love and light to you, xoxo Shannon
Betty, all the Best for 2022. It was good to talk to you today!