My Life of Craft-N-Dab by Lynne has been evolving quite well over the best year! You are sure to enjoy the mix of craft projects and Baja travel posts she writes about!
Coming to Mexico was a combination of voluntary exile and ready to enjoy life at a younger age. I really don’t discuss voluntary exile much as many times people really don’t understand and I don’t like it to define us.
It took me some time to figure out my blog name as I was progressing with blogs from living in Mexico, the wine country here and my love of crafting and dabbling of many things.
My blog encompasses Baja California Peninsula with the main focus of Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe wine country. I have blogged a little on buying and building in Mexico with the hope of expanding, living here in general, a series of Adventures of the Week and information on wine country. My other area of focus is crafting and dabbling with these having included items for our home, ourselves or gifts.
I’m finding myself focusing more and more towards a photo blog with information tied to these images as I’ve always loved and still take pictures. I do the blog for myself but also I hope to provide ideas, tips & tricks for crafts and other projects, share our experiences of living here plus information and mapping of Valle de Guadalupe wine country.
I would have to say that my favorite posts so far are in the series I have been blogging named Adventures of the Week because it takes me to places sometimes expected and others not.
My most difficult specific blog post would be on the Honduran caravan. Living closer to the border the perception has been different and I felt very torn on what I was hearing/seeing on both sides (for and against plus the whys).
I love the beauty of the country, the people and culture. I love how people always say good morning, day and evening whether they know you or not. On the most part, people are so friendly, kind and helpful. Valle de Guadalupe reminds of our old home in Washington state and has been a big draw for us, so love the area. I plan on staying indefinitely in Mexico but still have ties to the US.
I think the bureaucratic red tape of Mexico at times can be from good to frustrating. The being on time can be an issue also. Have learned to say if you are not here by a certain time we won’t be here and it helps. Another thing we have found sometimes you almost have to be rude for someone to really listen to you which is so difficult to do at times, really not our style.
For those planning on traveling in Mexico, research, research, and research! Even then, things will occur that you didn’t plan for.
I plan to continue expanding the crafting and dabbling portion of the blog as I also work on the wine country including the mapping aspect. I know someone with a database of information on the wineries and are looking at a possible joint effort to tie this information to the mapping. I am also working on my first blogging challenge of 30 days of wine which will be an individual, not a group effort.
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