Category Archive: MEXICO

9 Surprising Facts about Mexico City

9 Surprising Facts about Mexico City On Sunday, February 19th I will fly into Mexico City and begin another full year of world travels. I’ll explore Mexico City for 1-2 weeks then head on to other fascinating towns in central Mexico and the beautiful, rough beaches of the country’s extensive Pacific Coast. Eventually I’ll reach …

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November 2016 Travels in Review

November 2016 Travels in Review In November I continued my solo travels in eastern Mexico. To be specific, I explored Chiapas State and then returned to amazing Yucatan Peninsula, where I re-visited several favorite cities and finally got to Isla Holbox, a tiny off-the-track island at the northern tip of Yucatan. I completed the month …

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October 2016 Travels in Review

October 2016 Travels in Review In October I resumed my solo travel life, exploring central Mexico, while Alejandro returned to work life in Tulum (Oh, yes, in case you missed it, we broke up in late September due to irreconcilable differences.) I had started my central Mexico explorations in September in the Baroque cities of …

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One Year of Travel in Latin America!

One Year of Travel in Latin America! Wowie! November 1, 2016 marks exactly one year since I set out on my very first explorations of Latin America. To kick that off I flew from Florida to Guatemala on Nov. 1, 2015. The date is supremely easy to remember – Nov. 1st marks the annual Day …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Oaxaca City – Mexico

PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Oaxaca City – Mexico See photos of Oaxaca here Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca State, situated southeast of Mexico City. The city was founded by Spanish conquerors in the early 1500s. Oaxaca is considered one of Mexico’s prettiest cities, full of colonial stone architecture, cobblestone streets, historic churches and many …

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PHOTO GALLERY: The Baroque City of Puebla – Mexico

PHOTO GALLERY: The Baroque City of Puebla – Mexico (see photos of Puebla Mexico here) Puebla was established by the Spanish in the early 1500s. They rigorously set about importing the latest European Baroque architecture, art and design to create ‘The City of Angels’. They constructed hundreds of decorative buildings and over 70 elaborate churches & …

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September 2016 Travels in Review

September 2016 Travels in Review September was a split month. In more ways than one, as it unexpectedly turned out. The first half of September I continued enjoying my weekly 3-day trips around Yucatan while Alejandro & I continued living in Tulum. Actually, I took my final such trip – to Isla Mujeres, just off …

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Busting American Myths About Mexico

Busting American Myths About Mexico Growing up in the United States, the only things I’d ever heard about Mexico were negative. Mexico was continuously and repeatedly portrayed by the media and US government as poor, dirty and dangerous, a developing country lacking modern conveniences, sophistication or wealth. Mexico was also portrayed as entirely hot and …

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August 2016 Travels in Review

August 2016 Travels in Review In August I started taking weekly 3-day trips to places within a few hours of Tulum. I revisited a couple favorite spots in Yucatan, including historic Valladolid city and beach-side Playa del Carmen. I also explored some great destinations new to me, including Cozumel Island and, of all places, Cancun. …

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10 Best Things to do in Valladolid – Mexico

10 Best Things to do in Valladolid – Mexico Valladolid is a gorgeously-restored, historic, colonial Spanish town located smack in the middle of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. A UNESCO World Heritage City since 1998, charming Valladolid is full of colorful pastel buildings, relaxing shady plazas, historic churches, delicious local food and some very interesting shops & …

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