Backpacking in Mexico: costs, tips and places to see
20 May 2017

Backpacking in Mexico: Costs, Tips and Places to See

We spent a month in Mexico during our trip around the world and barely scratched the surface of what this country has to offer. From its giant pyramids to its stylish colonial towns, Mexico is full of throwbacks to a colourful (and often horrific) past. Add in plenty of delicious

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02 May 2017

Cenotes Near Valladolid: Unique Natural Wonders in Mexico

The cenotes near Valladolid are magical underground water worlds and exploring them quickly became a highlight of my time in Mexico. The translucent water, the streaks of natural light and the rocky enclosures make for some of the most surreal swimming holes you’ll ever see — no wonder the Mayans once

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Two days in Oaxaca, Mexico
14 Feb 2017

Two Days in Oaxaca, Mexico: Colonial History and Ancient Ruins

Mexico is full of colourful colonial towns and mysterious ancient ruins, and if you’re spending 2 days in Oaxaca you’ll get to see great examples of both. The city’s colonial core boasts bustling markets, imposing churches and a sprawling convent, while Monte Alban, the Zapotec ruins above town, offers a

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A day trip to Teotihuacan, pyramids near Mexico City
29 Aug 2016

Teotihuacan: Massive Pyramids near Mexico City

Mexico City is a daunting, chaotic metropolis that is currently the 6th biggest city in the world (by population in the metropolitan area). The colonial centre is a great place to explore, but a day trip to Teotihuacan is the undisputed highlight of any trip to the city known locally as DF (Distrito

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A circular pyramid at Uxmal, Mexico
22 Feb 2016

Uxmal: The Other Must-See Maya Ruins in Mexico

You’ve probably heard of Chichen Itza; the wonder of the world in Mexico that Karl Pilkington said was “alright”. It’s better than alright, but it’s definitely not the only set of ruins worth visiting on the Yucatan Peninsular. This area is packed with ancient sites full of pyramids, plazas and ball

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11 Dec 2015

Waterfalls and Pyramids in Mexico: A Day Trip to Agua Azul and Palenque

Does it get any more exotic than waterfalls and pyramids surrounded by jungle? The day trip to Agua Azul and Palenque (the archaeological site) in the Chiapas region of Mexico is pretty special — keep reading to find out what we saw and some details about the tour, which started

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Attack of the killer seaweed in Tulum, Mexico
04 Jul 2015

Attack of the Killer Seaweed in Tulum, Mexico

Two young lovers on the trip of a lifetime arrive at Tulum beach in an overpriced taxi. Little did they know there is a killer on the loose, feeding on the innocent expectations of naive tourists. The couple get settled into their tent (it costs over $30 a night!), which is

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03 Jun 2015

Puebla and Cholula: Mexico’s Siamese Twin Cities

Mexico’s colonial cities come in pretty much all flavours — from the traffic-choked streets of Oaxaca to the quaint cobblestone lanes of San Cristóbal de las Casas, and who can forget the cenote-filled charm of Valladolid. These are all popular stops on the colonial town trail, but before you jump on

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