On the road again…

Women weavers of Zinacantan, Chiapas

Today I have some news I am sure will interest you… links for two fundraising tours that will be taking place next winter. For those unfamiliar with these these tours… here’s a little back story…

I met my husband Jorge in 1976; both of us worked in tourism… me for a Canadian airline and he for a receptive tour company in Merida. After we married, we went on to other pursuits… Jorge to his law practise and me to my new life in Merida and motherhood. In 1990, we were lured back to the industry that introduced us, and we founded Tecnología Turística Total (TTT) a tourism college. As part of the program, Jorge and I helped students organize bus trips to many diverse parts of Mexico… and for about a decade, we found ourselves accompanying 100s of international students, our own TTT students, and life-long learning folks. Our friend, Sergio Solis joined us as the “official licensed guide”… the three of us have greatly enjoyed our friendship and our many adventures .

Time passed, our college grew and more programs developed. Our staff continued with the students and their tours. But after not-too-long… Jorge, Sergio and I missed the road trips, and we started leading fundraising tours for the International Women’s Club. The tours helped support the IWC’s scholarship program and we introduced many international residents to other parts of Mexico. We only stopped the annual tours because we have been extremely busy over the past few years.

And now again, Jorge, Sergio and I find we can’t stay away! We will now be helping the Merida English Library raise funds for the expansion project. The improved facilities at MEL will allow the creation of many new programs for the members, and we are excited to be a part of this!

San Miguel de Allende

The first tour is open to all, and will feature three nights in Guanajuato, followed by four nights in San Miguel de Allende. My husband Jorge and I will be the escorts on this tour, and Sergio will be the guide. The state of Guanajuato is romantic and full of history. The topography is hilly, and when your eye tries to take in the whole scene, it’s like looking through a camera’s wide-eyed lens. The restaurants and shopping are magnificent. Everyone I know who has visited this area comes away wanting to return… Here’s the link:

Explore Central Mexico with MEL! – Special Fundraising Tour

San Cristobal de las Casas

The second tour is to Chiapas, and it will be for women only. I will escort this one on my own, with Sergio as guide. We will travel by bus to Villahermosa for one night, spend four nights in San Cristobal de las Casas and two nights in Palenque. Of all the wonderful places I have seen in Mexico, Chiapas holds a special place in my heart. My admiration for the people is matched only by the rugged beauty of the land. Here’s the link:

Explore Chiapas with MEL! – Special Fundraising Tour

(Don’t worry this IS NOT our transportation!)

I hope you’ll join us “on the road again”. The tours will fill fast, so make your plans as soon as you can. MEL will be handling all your enquiries and reservations. Here’s the link:




Published by Changes in our Lives

I am originally from Canada but have lived in Mexico since 1976. My husband is from Merida, Yucatan and we raised our family here. We both worked for many years at Tecnologia Turistica Total (TTT), the tourism, language and multimedia college we founded for local and international students. Now retired, we enjoy spending time with family and friends, My other interests include reading, painting, cooking and travel.

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