Three Days in Paradise: Isla Holbox

When I first heard about Isla Holbox, I knew I wanted to go. I outlined a travel route with Isla Holbox (pronounced Holbosh) for the end of our trip. For the last month of our travels, I was frequently looking at #IslaHolbox on Instagram. It looked stunning. Our last week in Mexico was spent in Merida. We were busy seeing local sites and striving to get all our work done before Friday. After a few long days of working and busy days visiting some of the top sites nearby, we finished our work Thursday night and had a celebratory beer …

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Tulum: Sun, Sand and a Sea of Tourists

Before arriving in Tulum, I had read so many travel blogs about this place. The overwhelming love and positivity about the crystal blue waters and chilled out town made me excited to spend time here. We took a long but comfortable night bus from Palenque and arrived about 10 am. We booked to stay at an Airbnb in the small town as the beach hotels are way out of our budget. Tulum, in general, is expensive. While the town is a more budget option and certainly where you find the most backpackers, even rooms here are a little higher than …

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Thoughts and Adventures in Mexico

I’ve been ill. This is not an excuse for not writing. I’ve been busy. This is only half true. The truth is that prior to being ill, Mitch and I spent our time working, eating breakfast on the roof in Oaxaca, drinking in wine bars in San Cristobal and hanging out in the jungle in Palenque. We’ve been in Mexico for over three months now and have one month remaining.  We’ve had some wonderful experiences which I will write about, at some point. For now though, here are some more thoughts on our travels and what we’ve been up to.   Where …

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A Short Stop in Puebla, Mexico

Oaxaca was on my list of places to see in Mexico but from Mexico City the journey is long. After a quick bit of research of where to stop in the middle, we decided on Puebla. Prices seemed unusually high during our search for accommodation, we later realised that this is due to the fact we were looking to stay there on May 5th – Cinco de Mayo. This date is of particular importance in Puebla because it’s the day that the Mexicans beat the French in Puebla. Unfortunately, we missed some of the parades during the day but caught …

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How I’ve Changed as a Traveller in 3 Years

It was over three years ago that I took my first solo flight to Istanbul to meet Mitch. Since then, I’ve taken many more solo flights and had the luxury and joy of travelling to many more countries. The way I travelled around Vietnam in 2014 and Europe in 2015 is very different to the way I travel now, in 2017. There are lots of reasons for this, primarily age, work, and country. Here are those little things that have added up to me changing along the way. I am Not a True Budget Traveller I’ve always defined myself as …

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6 Reasons You Should Visit Morelia, Mexico

After visiting the Monarch Butterflies, Mitch and I headed to the town of Morelia in Michoacan. We stayed in a bright, friendly and excellently located hostel, The Only Backpackers Morelia. Lonely Planet calls Morelia the “Oaxaca-waiting-to-happen.” We’ve not been to Oaxaca yet but I presume they mean the beauty has been untapped by the travelling and tourism community. Morelia did not disappoint and I’m so glad we spent some time there. It’s easy to walk around and there are lots of places to see. Here are my six top reasons you should visit Morelia. 1. A Unique and Beautiful Cathedral  The …

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