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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mexico City: a pleasant surprise

Mexico City: a pleasant surprise

I generally do not do big cities very well. I deplore the crowds, the pollution and the general claustrophobic nature of them. With a population of 21 million in the metropolitan area, Mexico City fits the definition of a big city. This. coupled with Mexico […]

Indonesia – Java

Indonesia – Java

These are the main things I knew about Indonesia before I visited. 1) It is one of the most natural disaster-prone areas in the world: earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis all occur here. 2) It is the fourth most populous country in the world with its […]

Cambodia

Cambodia

Cambodia was the Southeast Asian country I was most looking forward to visiting. In the end, I was very glad to have visited but also relieved to leave. Rural Cambodia is lovely while urban Cambodia is thought-provoking, depressing and angering. This is a country trying […]

North Thailand

North Thailand

My voyage back to Asia was a long one. I first rode a plane to Brisbane where I had a 3 hour stopover, rode a plane to Auckland, went through customs, slept in the airport for 5 hours and then took an 11 hour flight […]

China – a love/hate relationship

To be honest, I never dreamt of going to China like I did of France, Japan or Ireland. It just never occurred to me as a destination I would like to visit. However, my cousin and his fabulous wife moved there last year. I wanted […]