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Magazine Article: Clinica Betañia, Reynosa, Mexico

Clinica Betañia, Reynosa, Mexico
Clinica Betañia, Reynosa, Mexico

Clinica Betañia, Reynosa, Mexico | A BEACON OF HOPE IN A CITY SHACKLED BY DRUG CARTEL
Response Magazine, November 2011

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Video: UMW: Clinica Betania, Reynosa, Mexico

A short video about the efforts of Clinica Betania in Reynosa, Mexico to build a small hospital to provide more comprehensive service for low income patients.
Filming, Photography and Production by Nile Sprague for United Methodist Women

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Punta Allen, Mexico – part 3

This is my final post of photographs from wonderful Punta Allen.

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Punta Allen, Mexico – part 2

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Punta Allen, Mexico – part 1

Punta Allen is a beautiful, quiet fishing village about 45km down a dirt road at the southern tip of an island. On a map, it looks like a peninsula, but a small gap in the land, with a bridge crossing it, separates the peninsula from the main land.  On one side it is bordered by a huge lagoon, on the other by the Caribbean ocean.  The entire drive is lined with beautiful, wild, white-sands beaches, palm trees, and iguanas watching from the edge of the road or slowly meandering across.

We accessed the village by collectivo, which horrendously overcharged, and then a short lancha ride across the lagoon.  It is also quite easy to hitchhike to the village, starting from Tulum.

Send me an email if you would like more info about the location, or the logistics of getting and staying there.

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Akumal Beach, Quintana Roo, Mexico

A beautiful day – we swam with giant sea turtles, snorkeled at the reef, and rested in the shade of the plentiful palm trees.

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Muyil Ruins, Mexico

The Muyil Ruins are about 25 km south of Tulum. They were quiet and peaceful, a really nice follow-up to the Tulum ruins the previous day, which were touristic, the atmosphere somewhat spoiled by all the people. There was a well preserved pyramid which we were able to climb, beautiful old hard wood trees, and lots of wild jungle.  We only saw two other groups of people while we were there, and a group of Mayan kids running up and down the pyramid and playing around the ruins.

Afterward we walked along a wooden boardwalk through the nature reserve.  We bargained and got in for half the displayed price.  The viewing platform was great – a lovely vista of the forest canopy – and the walk through the mangrove swamp was pleasant.

We got to and from Muyil on public transport, taking a bus from the main bus station in Tulum, and then on the way back catching on one the side of the road in front of the ruins.

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