Monday, 25 July 2016

Summer News

Long time since I’ve said anything on my blog!! So much has been changing and going on in my life!!

So let’s begin……
In April I took Andrew to attend the Mexican Travel Fair called "Tianguis". This year it was held in Guadalajara.

Andrew Russell is an experienced and exciting travel entrepreneur who approached me in November last year to help him put together bespoke programs featuring “My Mexico” and Central America generally. I’ve been looking to change direction for a while and I’m also very interested to pass on my 35 year’s experience and knowledge of arranging tailor-made experiences for elite guests in Mexico, Guatemala Belize and Cuba.
So, you’ll be pleased to know, I hope, that I will be staying around for a while to ensure that our usual high standards continue to be met and the reading my blog for a while longer.
Please refer to my website in the meantime until our new joint one is completed and launched.
"Let us design your perfect trip to our wonderful Mexico"

So Cathy will stay but will be working together with Andrew and his team. I know I’m placing my legacy in safe hands!
I’m busy at the moment producing a new portfolio of amazing places to stay & visit in Mexico both on line and in print. We’ll be ready with it shortly. I’ll let you know, when, Apart from Tianguis, this was the reason I was in Mexico with Andrew.

I flew into Mexico on United Airlines – absolutely excellent service, fun happy cabin crew (I should know as a used to be one) !

Arrived at my adored Mexico City, raining as usual. I don’t think I’ve ever arrived in Mexico City other than in a rain cloud. It always seems to when I arrive. 

I was met by Maurici
of the Transfers /Tours Company “FIRST CLASS”. He has been meeting our Clients for over 25 years....Super comfortable limousine. We also booall our very special excursions through this great companyFor example……
CITY TOUR/ SATURDAY BAZAAR (My own personal favourite!!) This wonderful old area of Coyoacan epitomises the old Mexico , the era of the 1920´s elegant old homes and glorious Gardens.
Years ago Mexican Tours used to host a Tour every Wednesday called HOMES AND GARDENS OF MEXICO

HOTEL BUSE  ( previously known as CASA VIEJA)

Andrew and I then drove to CUERNAVACA.... to be welcomed at the fabulous HACIENDA DE CORTES.....   This property is an authentic 16th century home, originally built by Hernan Cortes as his own residence. Lovely Courtyard Rooms.... Food sensational...Sunday Buffet is legendary ! 

From this point our client can travel onto The Silver City, TAXCO... and then onward to ACAPULCO.

We then proceeded to fly from Cuernavaca to Guadalajara.....Yes even here there is a tiny Airline and modern Airport to help the Tourist explore the country. 
Andrew and I managed to have a few hours to explore the Historic downtown area of this old Colonial City...

I do so hope that with the help of the new Team we can devise some Tours ..There are fabulous places to see ..The Folkloric Art here is second to none, with the Hotel Mendoza. being another step back to the glorious Belle Epoque.  

More to follow...