The village of Ducaj near Boge, Albania.
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

A fiesta

Valle de Bravo is one of our three favorite places in Mexico. We've figured out that it's not necessarily the surroundings that make these three places special to us, it's the people that we meet and the fun that we have.

This area is sometimes called the "Switzerland of Mexico" and it is the playground for well off people from Mexico City and Toluca. In fact, the fiesta we attended yesterday had it's share of dentists, doctors, and business owners. While we were trying to practice our Spanish, others seemed to welcome the opportunity to speak English to us. Many were interested in Sherman, and Ruth gave several tours to people. Also, a few people gave us tips on what to see and do while in Mexico City, with two of them even offering to show us around!

Our host Chago is always making sure we're having a good time!

Our friend Pepe on the right, chopping up the lamb. Pepe is a dentist near Toluca and has built a weekend house on Chago's property. Yes, the fiesta was right outside our front door!

It was Francisco's party, and he was making sure everybody had enough to drink!

Beautiful sunset at Valle de Bravo

Francisco and his girlfriend were both celebrating birthdays.

Didn't get to bed until after midnight. A guy with his guitar showed up and sang for hours with people dancing and talking. What a fun night.


  1. looks like lot's of fun - thats my kind of freinds!!! Angela

  2. Boy you guys are party animals, looks like everyone was having a great time.Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

  3. Sounds like a GREAT time!!!
    Have fun & Travel safe

  4. That is why you come to Mexico, sounds like a perfect evening.

  5. It sounds like you had a lovely time. That cake looks really nice!

  6. For sure almost any place can be nice but the people there can make it great!
    Any Mexican party is always a good one and you seem to get your share of them.

  7. You guys sure know how to party. What a great time.

  8. Chago poise cracks me up!!! Looks like an awesome time! ~wheresweaver

  9. and another nice day in your paradise :) enjoy

  10. Looks like a great time and in a very nice setting!


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