La India Bonita – oldest restaurant in Cuernavaca, Mexico

Established in 1933

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La India Bonita – learn more here 

 

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A few things to see in Cuernavaca, Mexico

Menchaca Studio

 

Chapultepec Park 

 

Ruins

Museo Papalote for the kids, but I loved it too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mexico – more than a beach

A short drive inland from the beach brings you to lush mountainous terrain with rolling valleys.

 

No pictures of the valleys as we missed the “view point.”

But, here are a couple of pictures of Compostela, the capital of the municipality. It’s the churches that always grab our attention.

 

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In the jungle the mighty jungle,

the iguana sleeps tonight.

Pink flamingo and his partner were born in 1978. They can live to be 50 years old.

A parrot grooming himself.

 

No, this little guy is not a toy, but rather a poisonous dart frog.

And the gods watching over it all.

 

 

 

Victoria Butterfly Garden more here

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Why is there a baobab tree on the cover of my book?

 

 

Why is there a baobab tree on the cover of my book?

See a baobab tree and you’re instantly intrigued. How can something grow and survive with its roots in the air? Not only do they survive, they are instrumental in the survival of humans providing food, medicine, shelter, and material to make cloth, ropes, baskets….

The baobabs in Mali fascinated me and it was logical to have a boabab play a role in the parts of the story set in West Africa.

Searching for a picture to use on the cover led me to: the fony baobab tree in Madagascar estimated to be over 1000 years old. (photo by David Thyberg)

Why is there a baobab tree on the cover of my book?

and this: A hollow 3000 year-old baobab in Zimbabwe (photo Christophe Poudras) which can house up to 40 people.

Why is there a baobab tree on the cover of my book?

and this: Avenue of the Baobabs – western Madagascar (photo Dani-Jeske)

Why is there a baobab tree on the cover of my book?

and my favorite: In Mali.

Why is there a baobab tree on the cover of my book?

To learn more about these amazing survivors in the harshest of conditions click here. 

And to see what happens under that baobab on the cover of my book go to my website.