PHOTO GALLERY: PHOTOS OF RIO LAGARTOS – MEXICO

pink flamingos at Rio Lagartos - Mexico

PHOTO GALLERY: PHOTOS OF RIO LAGARTOS – MEXICO (see photos of Rio Lagartos here) Rio Lagartos is a tiny fishing village on the northern coast of Yucatan Peninsula which is famous for its large flocks of pink flamingos. Less well known are its beautiful mangrove rivers, mud baths and some surprisingly pink ultra-saline water. Just …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Laguna Bacalar – Mexico

Laguna Bacaral - Mexico

PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Laguna Bacalar – Mexico (See photos of Lake Bacalar here) Laguna Bacalar is a long narrow lake in southern Yucatan, Mexico, renowned for its astounding water colors. In fact, it’s local alternate name is Lake of Seven Colors. As if imitating the neighboring Caribbean Sea, fresh water Bacalar glows in varying …

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March 2016 Travels in Review – Mexico

Cenote in Valladolid town

March 2016 Travels in Review – Mexico In late January, 2016, I entered Mexico from Belize at the far southern end of Yucatan Peninsula. Through Feb. and March I continued exploring diverse and beautiful Yucatan.  March brought me to the historic colonial cities of Valladolid, Merida and Campeche, where I greatly enjoyed the stunning architecture …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Tulum Beach – Mexico

Tulum Beach - Mexico

PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Tulum Beach – Mexico See photos of Tulum Beach here Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula resembles a thick thumb jutting northeastward into the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Its long Caribbean Coast is world renowned for its extensive powdery white sand beaches, phenomenally colored aquamarine sea and massive resort towns. Situated …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Valladolid – Mexico

Valladolid - Mexico

PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Valladolid – Mexico (see photos of Valladolid Mexico here) Valladolid is a historic colonial town in Yucatan, Mexico, full of pretty pastel buildings, leafy plazas, grand churches and charming shops, hotels, cafes and restaurants. Valladolid was established by the Spanish in the mid 1500s, in a rather aggressive and brutal manner, …

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My First Impressions of Mexico

My First Impressions of Mexico As of this Wednesday, March 9th, I’ve been traveling around Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for six entire weeks, but have yet to write a single post about this amazing country. That is not due to a lack of things to say. In fact, I’ve posted near-daily updates and photos on FB …

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5 Great Ways to Connect with Locals in Bali

Portrait of Balinese girls

5 Great Ways to Connect with Locals in Bali In Bali it’s very easy to interact with the local people. In fact, it would probably be impossible not to. From the moment you arrive on Island of Gods, you’ll be talking with locals everywhere you go and stay: at hotels, restaurants and shops. On beaches …

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Costs of Budget Travel in Guatemala

Costs of Budget Travel in Guatemala Guatemala is one of the least expensive countries in Central America. It also offers a great diversity of destinations, nature, culture and exciting activities. Visitors can climb volcanoes, hang out at one of the world’s most beautiful lakes (Atitlan), tour coffee plantations, experience black sand beaches with crashing surf, …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Guatemala Highlights

PHOTO GALLERY: Guatemala Highlights (see photos of Guatemala here) Guatemala is a surprisingly diverse country, with topographies ranging from black sand beaches on its Pacific coast to 30+ volcanic peaks in the central/western highlands to several beautiful lakes, equally beautiful rivers, a tropical Caribbean coast and dense jungles. Cultural diversity includes majestic Mayan ruins, traditional …

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13 Surprising Facts About Guatemala

Chi Chi Cemetery - Gautemala

13 Surprising Facts About Guatemala In this post I reveal over a dozen interesting & unusual things I learned about Guatemala by traveling around the country for two full months in Nov-Dec, 2015. A few of these facts anyone could learn easily by researching Guatemala, but most of them you’d only discover by visiting the …

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