Tag: Costa Alegre

Olympics 2012: In Mexico, kids celebrate soccer gold

All photos by Teresa Puente
Mexico celebrated the national soccer team winning the gold medal Saturday at the Olympics in London. Here in the Costa Alegre, or Happy Coast, where I am traveling in Mexico, all eyes were on the television as Mexico won its first ever Olympic medal in soccer. After the game, a group of children went to... Read more »

Travels in Mexico: Thrifty, topes and mordidas

If you’ve spent any time traveling around Mexico, you should be familiar with the word – topes. Those are speed bumps. And keep reading because I will get to a story of how topes got us in trouble with the police. Topes come in a variety of shapes and sizes from tiny bumps about the... Read more »

Murder of Chicago-based diplomat Jaime Almonte Borja makes me question my own safety as I travel in Mexico

I’ve been off the radar the last week or so driving around Mexico. Puerto Vallarta. Photo by Teresa Puente. I celebrated New Year’s Eve in Puerto Vallarta where I watched fireworks on the beach. I visited some beach towns north of there called Sayulita and Chacala and also travelled to the Costa Alegre or the... Read more »