Crossing border from Mexico to Guatemala

Crossing border from Mexico to Guatemala

After Mexico, our second stop on a trip around the world was Guatemala. There are 3 ways that travelers take to cross from Mexico to Guatemala on land. Two of them are near Pacific and the last one is from Palenque through Guatemalan jungle to Flores. Here are the...
Streets of San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Streets of San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

San Cristobal de las Casas is a very colorful and pleasant town in the Chiapas state of Mexico. We spent there a whole week – walking in town, in the forest and mountain biking. It is situated in Chiapas mountains 2200 meters high above the sea level, so there...
Mountain biking in Chiapas, Mexico

Mountain biking in Chiapas, Mexico

Chiapas in Mexico is a great place for outdoor lovers and adventure seekers. From hiking to mountain biking, there is something for everyone. For us, it was mountain biking. Every state in Mexico had different highlights for us – Yucatan & Quintana Roo has Mayan...
Month 1 & 2 recap of our RTW trip

Month 1 & 2 recap of our RTW trip

We left for a trip around the world in the middle of August 2016. From Canada, where we lived, we flew to Mexico to start the trip. In these monthly recaps, we will write about all the highlights and low points, best places we’ve visited and places that made us say...
Learning to surf in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Learning to surf in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Learning a new sport is an exciting experience. First, you have no idea how it works. And it looks so easy when you watch others. But after a few tries, you get it. And it feels awesome! Buzzing in your body with excitement and a big smile on your face are the biggest...
What to expect and what to do in Mexico City

What to expect and what to do in Mexico City

Mexico City was our first stop on a trip around the world. In all honesty, we only came to Mexico City to see the pyramids of Teotihuacan. But with all the stress from packing our life in Calgary, we didn’t feel like moving very fast. We spent 5 days in Mexico City....
Tips for visiting Teotihuacan in Mexico

Tips for visiting Teotihuacan in Mexico

Teotihuacan used to be one of the biggest cities in the world during its era. With a population of more than 125,000, it was the largest city in the Mesoamerica. It is designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pyramids of Teotihuacan are located in the State of Mexico,...
Day trips from Valladolid – ruins, cenotes and wildlife

Day trips from Valladolid – ruins, cenotes and wildlife

Day trips from Valladolid can take you to several Mayan ruins and cenotes (natural sinkholes), the Carribean beach town of Tulum, or Rio Lagartos on the Gulf of Mexico to see crocodiles and flamingos. Colonial gem in the middle of Yucatan is an ideal place from which...
Mexican Valladolid stole my heart

Mexican Valladolid stole my heart

Valladolid, the home of Mayan people, lies in the heart of the Yucatan. With population under 50,000 it makes it cozy enough not to be overwhelmed by big city vibes. It’s perfect for exploring the history of Yucatan peninsula. Church, cathedral and colorful buildings...
Isla Holbox, little known Mexican paradise

Isla Holbox, little known Mexican paradise

When we arrived to Isla Holbox, we didn’t have any expectations. Supposedly to be a beautiful paradise. I’m happy to say we found Isla Holbox, little known Mexican paradise to be just what we needed. The island is north of Yucatan Peninsula, separated from the...