jardin botanico

Visiting the Botanical Gardens of San Miguel

Jardín Botánico El Charco del Ingenio The botanical gardens are about 1.5 km Northeast of the main part of town in San Miguel de Allende. This 88-hectare (over 170 acres) space is not only a garden, but also a recreational and ceremonial space and a wildlife sanctuary. El Charco hosts an extensive botanical collection made up of cacti and other succulent plants, many of which are rare, threatened or in danger of extinction.  In 2004 El Charco del Ingenio was proclaimed a Peace…

Prayer Flags, Clouds, and Trail Map Mt.Fuji Japan

Once a Wise Man, Twice a Fool – Climbing Mt. Fuji

There is a Japanese proverb about climbing Mt. Fuji: “He who climbs Mt. Fuji is a wise man; he who climbs twice is a fool.” 「富士山に一度も登らぬバカ、二度登るバカ」 My mother and I decided to travel to Japan Prior to spending 6 weeks teaching in China. Growing up I remember playing with my mom's hiking stick from Mount Fuji. She shared her story of climbing Mount Fuji and told us of how special the hiking stick was to her, I imagine in an effort…