Land of Colour and Life – Mexico

Some photos from my week long adventure in Mexico while I was visting my friend Eduardo. Eduardo was an amazing guide taking me to places I would never think to go as a tourist. I was amazed at the friendly nature of all the Mexicans. I felt a little invasive with my camera but realised after a while that most people actually liked getting photos taken. We spent the first couple of days in Gualarahara and then headed to the coast where we stayed in San Blas and then headed down to the tourist spot Puerto Vallarta for some relax and party time and then back to Gualarahara. That’s me above looking relaxed after a few of these:

EduardoMy Mexican Brother Eduardo


This guy was collecting foreign notes and coins but we didn’t have any to give him. Eduardo and him worked out he used to work for Eduardos grandmother.

He had freaky long nails.

Cultural visits to the library and Market in Guadalajara

Hitting the road to the West Coast


We visited a Pool Hall in Tepic on the way.

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Wylie and Eduardo

San Blas Mexico - Mickey RossFirst site of the coast and San Blas where we would spent the night on the beach getting eaten alive by gnarly invisible mosquitoes.

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This guy told us ( to Eduardo in Spanish and translated to me ) the gossip of the town which included his work colleague who chased a guy with a gun cos he was sleeping with his wife.

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Town hang out

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The random Banana harvesting factory we visted. (photo on left by Eduardo) Looked like a pretty sweet setup. Beers and seafood while (taking turns) working

I liked his T-Shirt because I had just seen Radio Head at Coachella

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Colour

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Small town street side shops

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We meet a random guy who took us to a sweet swimming hole and then a waterfall.

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On the way back from swimming we joined a local soccer game. Wylie scored a goal after 5 seconds play.

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I don’t think they liked her…?

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Awkward team photo.

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Our random guide took us back to his place to meet his Mother and Father. She was way nice, offering us all sorts of food and wanting us to stay….

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Tim Pierce grew up in the wild. He was born in Papua New Guinea and raised in Wanaka, amongst the mountains, lakes and wilderness of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, an adventurous background which has led him to carve out a niche for himself as an extreme sports photographer, cinematographer and director.

Portland –> Tahoe –> Coachella

After spending a year and a half in Revelstoke, BC Canada I was sad to say goodbye to all the amazing people and places that had filled that time. Although at the same time I was excited about the next month of adventure which would take me down the west coast of the United States, inland to Tahoe and down to the Music festival Coachella. ( and later to Mexico and home.. photos to come )

The following photos are some random images I captured during the trip and include photos from Portland, Oregon, the coast of California and sights from Coachella. Wez and I were lucky enough to be hooked up by a friend and Portland local – Colleen, who organized for us to crash with her friend Katherine. She was nice enough to let two strange Kiwis into her apartment and show us around Portland even though she had never met us. Portland is a sweet city!

From there it was on to Tahoe to hang out with old college friends and attend a college party. Thanks Kieth for the place to stay. After Tahoe we checked out San Fran, crashed in the van in AAArons driveway, picked up Troy in LA, rode some roller coasters and headed to Coachella to meet up with the Revychella crew who had come down from Revelstoke. Good times.

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Couch Cranes

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Portland is a bicycle friendly city

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I love mountains

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This is slightly out of focus but I still like it

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Our Portland host Katherine, Thanks Katherine and Colleen!

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Wesley

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BBBB

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They are not dead.

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California Skys

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I’m not sure either

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I’m not really sure what the Polo team did whilst riding around the camp ground… but they look cool

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Troy the Van smuggler

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Festival people

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Yes he is wearing a wig

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It was hot so sunsets were a beautiful relief

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Arty

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Crowds of people

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Dodgeball games

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Wez was colorful

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