Friday, March 4, 2011

Let's Go To Mexico Today!!!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

So today since it's Friday, "Let's Go To Mexico!" Okay, are you Ready! Got your bags packed! Let's Go!!

First some entertainment!! ha! ha!

Nelson B.C

Okay, now Let's get on the plane. Here's the movie! "Adventurez in Mexico" is the title. About a child and her mother's journey to Mexico.

Here's a little preview. In 1999, after burning out on her job and then laid-off,  Tina -who is a Canadian- takes a trip to Mexico. She returns and takes a web design program only for the crash to happen 2000.

She thinks maybe she can do web design in Mexico, but while there, a big fire happens. She meets her the man who will a later become her daughter's father. They try to have a baby but nothing happens, and Tina returns to Canada.

While in Canada she's offered a job in the U.S, that pays really well but the fact that's she's 39 and may never have a child eats at her. She passes on the job and heads back to Mexico to live as an artisan with her friend- the future father of her child.

Only it's impossible because 911 happens and there are no tourists. After only a month in Zipolite she realizes she can't make it work and goes to Bucerias to do web design for a friend.

Here she realizes her prayers have been answered (she'd been saying the Rosary like 10x a day or more) she is pregnant. The child's father can not come to Bucerias, he is very poor and wants her to wait, but it's Christmas and Tina goes home.

She has the child, and names her Angel, (works well in Canada and Mexico-but gets surprised looks in both countries ;) .

It's a struggle raising her by herself. Angel's mother and father lose contact during the years, but Tina sends messages on the internet looking for him.

Tina's mother passes away and feeling that Angel has very little close family searches even harder for Angel's father. On Mother's Day in 2007 she opens a email from the father. They keep in contact.

Tina believes it's critical Angel knows her father before she starts school.

So having very limited funds she buys tickets and takes off for Mexico to learn about Angel's culture and to meet her father. The emphasis is on learning her culture as Tina knows that things may not work out the same as they dream.

This Documentary- Adventurez in Mexico- is the first 11 days of their journey.

From Cancun to Zipolite.

Are you ready, Let's Go!!

Cancun-Tina Winterlik © 2010

Merida-Tina Winterlik © 2010

Palenque - El Pachan-Tina Winterlik © 2010

Palenque - The Ruins-Tina Winterlik © 2010

Mishol- ha-Tina Winterlik © 2010

Aqua Clara & Agua Azul-Tina Winterlik © 2010

San Cristobal Las Casas-Tina Winterlik © 2010

Zipolite-Tina Winterlik © 2010

Angel Dancing while Mexican School Girls Drum-Tina Winterlik © 2010

I'm Leaving...On a Jet plane...don't know when I'll be back again... :)
Tina Winterlik © 2011

Gorgeous white sand beaches in Cancun
Tina Winterlik © 2011

Incredible Architecture in Merida  
Tina Winterlik © 2011

Making friends with the local vendors  
Tina Winterlik © 2011

Welcome to Palenque, Chiapas
Tina Winterlik © 2011

El Pachan, a beautiful place to stay in the Jungle  
Tina Winterlik © 2011

Waiting for our room,
after our 9 hour night bus from Merida
Tina Winterlik © 2011

Rubio showing Angel what a Scorpian looks like- it's dead.
Tina Winterlik © 2011

Palenque- The Ruins- Chiapas, Mexico  
Tina Winterlik © 2011

Angel at the Ruins in Palenque
Tina Winterlik © 2011

Angel with Temple of Inscriptions
in the background  
Tina Winterlik © 2011

Waterfalls at Palenque Ruins, Chiapas,
Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

Angel in Mishol-ha, Chiapas,
Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

Standing Under the Waterfall, Mishol-ha,
Chiapas, Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

Enjoying Chocolate at El Pachan,
Palenque, Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

Stelae, El Pachan, Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

Having a photo with the vendors that we just bought our beautiful clothes from,
San Cristobal las Casas, Chiapas,  Mexico. Tina Winterlik © 2011

Angel in her beautiful new clothes, taken in the Zocalo, Gazebo in background,
San Cristobal Las Casas, Chiapas Mexico
Tina Winterlik © 2011

Gorgeous hand-made clothes that we bought in San Cristobal Las Casas,
Chiapas, Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

Enjoying treats in the Zocalo, San Cristobal las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Gorgeous Sunset on the Playa(beach) in Zipolite,
Oaxaca, Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

Pretty flowers growing beside El Boheme, Shambhala,
Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

Angel on the beach,
the morning before she met her father for the first time.
Tina Winterlik © 2011

Angel with Paco the Iguana, on a visit to Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico
If you want to discover more about Mexico,
Read this blog, Adventurez in Mexico, and also the great info on Wikipedia.


Merida, Yucatan,_Yucat%C3%A1n

Temple of Inscriptions, Palenque

San Cristobal Las Casas, Chiapas

Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca

Palenque, Chiapas