Monthly Archives: March 2016

Tulum: the ruins and the beach

I had very high hopes for Tulum and if I’m completely honest, my very first impression when we got off the bus wasn’t the best. You see, people always tell you to go to less touristy Tulum instead of Cancun; … Continue reading

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4 incredible cenotes around Tulum, Mexico

A cenote is a natural limestone sinkhole and there are about 700 of them in varying sizes and shapes dotted around Tulum and the entire Yucatan Peninsula. I was beyond excited for Tulum having seen incredible photos of cenotes and … Continue reading

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When you order nachos in Mexico

I’d say it’s fairly common knowledge that things like nachos and burritos are American inventions, rather than legitimate Mexican foods. So what happens when you order nachos in Mexico? This: A few tortilla chips, some putrid plastic cheese dip and … Continue reading

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Exploring the ruins at Palenque, Mexico

Before a day (or just a few hours, which is what we lasted!) of exploring ancient Mayan ruins, breakfast is a must. I recommend pork tacos. Three is far too many but will stave off lunch for a very long … Continue reading

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San Cristรณbal de las Casas & the best fish tacos ever

San Christobal will always remind me of: churches, Mexican street corn, Andrew turning 26 and the best fish tacos ever. We arrived off the night bus from Oaxaca and were instantly struck by how cold it was (it was bound … Continue reading

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In love with Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca was a hell of a place to start our Mexican adventure. Mind blowing food, beautiful cobbled streets, amazing architecture, great stuff to do nearby and SO much colour. To get there we took a rather painful overnight bus from … Continue reading

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10 foods to try in Oaxaca, Mexico

Despite Oaxaca (‘Wa-hacka’) being kind of out of the way I knew there was no way we were going to skip the culinary capital of Mexico. See my last post for further clarification! So when we arrivedย I got busy researching … Continue reading

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The first tacos I ate in Mexico

We crossed over into Mexico from the Guatemalan border after two solid days of travelling on chicken buses and crowded collectivos (mini vans). In the nondescript town of Tapachula we followed two friendly men to the bus station to buy … Continue reading

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6 things that surprised me about El Salvador

I should preface this list by saying that I had zero expectations of El Salvador. We weren’t planning to go there, I hadn’t read about it at all and so the things that surprised me might notย surprise a traveller who … Continue reading

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Nicaragua: Granada, Leon & volcano boarding

After San Juan Del Sur we took a myriad of chicken buses inland, at times running from one bus to another while both were still moving with a man yelling at as to “VAMOS! VAMOS! VAMOS!” (“come on” or “let’s … Continue reading

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