World Borders: How to Get from Mexico to Guatemala (Ciudad Cuauhtemoc to La Mesilla)

Time for another installment of World Borders, and yes that means another journey with my passport exiting one land and entering another land. This was actually the first ever border I crossed in Central America and I only did it recently on the first of August, so here’s a run down of my journey, which Read more about World Borders: How to Get from Mexico to Guatemala (Ciudad Cuauhtemoc to La Mesilla)[…]

Visiting Misol Ha Waterfall Near Palenque, Mexico

On a day tour to Palenque and Agua Azul, there was also the added bonus of a trip to Misol Ha waterfall. This was on one of the side trips we did while based in San Cristobal de las Casas – a day out to Agua Azul waterfalls, Palenque ruins and Misol Ha waterfall. I’ll Read more about Visiting Misol Ha Waterfall Near Palenque, Mexico[…]

Staying at Hotel Villas Casa Morada, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Mexico certainly surprised me. I loved the food, the people and the variety of things to see and do. In between all the tours of Mayan ruins, football stadiums and getting my fix of tacos and enchiladas, it was also my girlfriend’s birthday. So rather than settle for another night on a night bus or Read more about Staying at Hotel Villas Casa Morada, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Tequila Ice Cream in Mercado Benito Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico

The Mexicans are great at food and quirky appetite quenching ideas. Hats (or sombreros) off to them for that. I’ve been backpacking in Mexico recently and visited places like Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Oaxaca, Monte Alban and San Cristobal de las Casas. Food and drink wise, it’s been overwhelming! I could write about 20 Friday’s Featured Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Tequila Ice Cream in Mercado Benito Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Michelada and Nachos in San Cristobal de las Casas

Mexico roped me in with food. I’m not a food freak at all but while in Mexico I simply loved the food and drink and the endless bars and restaurants in places like Mexico City, Oaxaca de Juarez and especially in San Cristobal de las Casas. With Friday’s Featured Foods to come on Mexico, it’s Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Michelada and Nachos in San Cristobal de las Casas[…]

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Visiting Agua Azul Waterfalls Near Palenque, Mexico

Mexico had more surprises for us than we could have predicted. While spending five days in San Cristobal de las Casas it became obvious that the easiest way to Guatemala would be to base ourselves there, do a few side trips then get a bus south to Ciudad Cuatemhoc. After our time in Oaxaca and Read more about Visiting Agua Azul Waterfalls Near Palenque, Mexico[…]

Hand of God and Mexico 86 Memories: Visiting Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

Here goes. This is a big one. A big one for me personally. Every single time I hear the mention of Maradona, Norman Whiteside, Jose Batista, Joel Bats etc. I get inspired. The 1986 World Cup Finals in Mexico were my first major childhood memory. Northern Ireland qualified. We punched well above our weight, defying Read more about Hand of God and Mexico 86 Memories: Visiting Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico[…]

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Backpacking in Mexico: Top 10 Sights in Oaxaca de Juarez

Oaxaca de Juarez comes as a pleasant surprise as you bus your way south of Mexico City. In the wake of a lot of air disasters, it was a wise move to use buses in Mexico and we had quite a few before heading to Guatemala. We arrived by bus into Oaxaca and decided on Read more about Backpacking in Mexico: Top 10 Sights in Oaxaca de Juarez[…]

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