Saturday, September 11, 2010

Homeschooling / Home Education/ Unschooling

"I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built upon the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think. Whereas, if the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself, instead of sitting indoors at a little round table, while a sweet-voiced teacher suggests that he build a stone wall with his wooden blocks, or make a rainbow out of strips of coloured paper, or plant straw trees in bead flower-pots. Such teaching fills the mind with artificial associations that must be got rid of, before the child can develop independent ideas out of actual experience." -- Anne Sullivan

Travelling with Kids!

Here are some great link for Travelling with Kids!  Delicious Baby  Soul Travelsrs3  Rambling Traveler  Family on Bikes  Travels With Children   Travelling Mamas  Wandermom

Photo by Tina Winterlik

Besos & Abrazos Zipolite! Adios Amigos, Adios Paradise!

Join Adventurez in Mexico for our Ultima Dia, our last day. We say good-bye to our amigos and treat ourselves to Lasanaga at Franco's Italiano Panaderia. Adios Zipolite, we will miss our home and friends, it's hard to say good-bye! Besos y Abrazos!

Life in Paradise!

Photos by Tina Winterlik

Visiting Our Favourites Places Before We Leave Zipolite March 2009

Hanging Out with Traveling Dave, Playa Cameron, Playa Zipolite, Sunsets & More

EL Boheme, Franco's Italiano Panaderia, Ohm Playa & More

Sunset in Paradise!

Elephnate Roca
Sunset in Paradise

Checking Out a Baby Octapus!

Photo by Tina Winterlik

Think Green or Good-bye Paradise!

This place charges $1000 pesos a night, and was about half a months rent at the time for us. I think it's a nice place for a honeymoon or something, but there are many things to consider. While the pool was wonderful and helpful when the waves were so big and dangerous we could not swim...on the otherhand there is barely enough water for the town. Unfortunately the very scary part is that all of Zipolite could go this way unless people work at it staying green and just renting basic accomodations. More and more the hotels/posada are charging very high rates.

Even now there is a group of Canadians building condos right on the beach. You can try to fight it, but the people of Zipolite have a right to prosper just like everyone else, but with that prosperity, that simple, backpacker laid back life will disappear to become a beach filled with huge hotels. Paradise will disappear.

As I write this blog I feel somewhat guilty by telling everyone about this paradise, but it's changing already and perhaps, just perhaps by reading this people will stop and think and then when they visit they will make every effort to be a green eco-friendly traveller.

How do you do that?
Stay at local, small accomodations.
Eat at small local restaurants, bars etc.
Use local transportation.
Give right! Help support the schools and clinic, and places like Pina Palmera- that helps children and families with disabilities and challenges.

Don't get me wrong, I love the pool here, and the people were very nice to us, but if the whole beach goes this way...say good bye to Paradise!