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Mexico

Travel recap of the last two years

Travel recap of the last two years

Since my last documented destination, Copenhagen, I have travelled to a few more places but I have not done an extensive trip since then. Why? First, I landed a job that was fun but busy. I never thought I would ever prioritize career over travel […]

Biking around the world

One thing I like to do when I travel is bike wherever I can. It’s fun, it’s active and it allows you to cover a lot of terrain but doesn’t go so fast that you miss the core sites. Although all of the biking I […]

Cancun & Isla Mujeres

Cancun & Isla Mujeres

Cancun was not the gawdy place I imagined it would be – Cancun City proper, that is. The Cancun resort area was just as horrible as I imagined it to be. The beaches were dirty and gritty, made worse by the strong winds that were […]

Mexico celebrates its bicentennial

Mexico celebrates its bicentennial

When I was in Mexico, there were electric signs counting down the days to the bicentennial – 200 days of independence from Spain. Most of the country celebrated – some parts had to be shut down due to the drug wars. Here is an article […]

Tulum

Tulum

After Campeche, we spent a night in the awful Playa Del Carmen. It probably would have been better had it not been raining since we could have gone to the beach or visit Cozumel, but alas, it was raining very hard. The day was spent […]

Campeche, Campeche

Campeche, Campeche

My friend and I had decided to visit Campeche, a city anointed with UNESCO World Heritage status in 1999 for its well-preserved city walls and colonial architecture, prior to going to Mexico. We decided to go there rather than Merida, the famous gateway to Chichen […]

Welcome to the Jungle: the curse of Palenque

Welcome to the Jungle: the curse of Palenque

The best word to describe Palenque? Shrouded. The awesome ruin is shrouded in mystery, in jungle and, now my friend and I believe, in a curse. We stayed in El Panchan, a group of budget accommodations in the jungle, 2 km from the Palenque archaeological […]

Mexico photo slideshow

Mexico photo slideshow

More photos from Mexico can be seen here.

San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas was described by the many guidebooks I had consulted as a colonial fairyland. The city is indeed a colourful mosaic of colonial architecture but I have to admit that I found it a disappointment. To me, San Cristobal de las […]

Oh, Oaxaca!

Oh, Oaxaca!

Of all the places I was planning to visit in Mexico, Oaxaca City was the one I was most interested in seeing. When I was deciding whether to go to Mexico, my friend, who has travelled extensively through Mexico and Central America, asked me what […]