Tulum, Mexico

Tulum

I had been looking forward to Tulum for months – white sands, Caribbean turquoise waters, hot sunny days – it didn’t disappoint in the slightest. The beach itself is the stuff of postcards and stretches as far as the eye can see in both directions. I was surprised at  how few people there were. I had […]

The bullfight in Merida, Mexico

Merida, bullfight

The only reason that I decided to stay on an extra night in Merida was so that I could go to the bullfight. The bullring is a short five minute walk away from where I’m staying. So although I do not support bullfighting in principle, I made a random decision to buy a ticket to […]

Pink Flamingos in Celestum, Mexico

Celestum, Merida

One of the things that I have always wanted to do is visit flamingos in the wild.  For me it was the real reason to come to Merida, as not far away is Celestum, an easy day trip. It was truly a beautiful sight. I discovered that the flamingos themselves are white, but they eat shrimp for […]

Visiting a Shaman in Merida, Mexico

Merida, Mexico

From Guadalajara to Merida, it was like arriving in a different country.   Merida itself had a laid back feel to it, and I loved it instantly.  It was easy to meander around the city centre, admire the beautiful architecture and soak up the balmy heat. After lunch at the excellent Chaya Maya restaurant we were […]

Drinking Tequila in Tequila, Mexico

Tequila, Mexico

Guadalajara, and more specifically the nearby town of Tequila, had been recommended by several people as a great place to visit. I’ve always fancied a world tour of birthplaces of alcoholic beverages, so what better time to start than in the home of this famous drink? We were staying in Guadalajara, which is not far away, […]

Colourful Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato, Mexico

The destination for the next few days was Guanajuato.  I had booked a B&B next to Pipila, a large monument on the hills overlooking the gorgeous town. We were arriving by hire car and has googled it beforehand so knew what we were looking for, and it was a very large monument. How hard could it […]

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende is a really pretty little town not far from the town of Guanajuato, and home to a number of ex-pats.  Given its reputation preceding it, I was keen to see it for myself and see if it was worth all the fuss. The town itself is very pretty and from what […]

Cooking and markets in Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico

One of the things Oaxaca is famous for is its food, and particularly mole, which is a generic name for many different sauces, and so my first priority was to find a cooking class. This wasn’t hard to find, and within a few minutes over breakfast we were booked in to the Casa Crespo’s cooking […]

Oaxaca – markets and artesans

Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca has been a real treat, and two days here was simply not enough. The population is around 270,000, which means there is a very small town feel to it. The people are friendly, there are many ankle-breaking cobblestone streets and pretty coloured buildings – it’s a very inviting place. While Oaxaca is famous for its […]

The ancient city of Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan, Mexico

My tip for visiting Teotihuacan, a massive pyramid complex north of Mexico City, is to go early.  It’s a popular place with tour groups, but we were up bright and early and took the metro and the local bus to get there, the budget option! It was a perfect day. The sun was shining, but not too much, […]