From releasing turtles to riding horses amongst many thing to do and see on the beautiful Puerta Escondido, Pacific Coast of Mexico

I left San Cristobal behind on the 7.15pm bus- the earliest departing bus to Puerto Escondido my next stop. In the last hour or so of twilight the views overlooking the valley below as we crossed the mountainous roads were mind blowing. I was glued to the window until it turned dark and prepared myself for the 13 hour journey ahead. Again at the bus station I saw Spanish guy! It is becoming a…

Crazy nightlife and chilling with coffee in San Cristobal Mexico 

Well I ended up having a pretty crazy night out in San Cristobal last night- there’s only a few bars here, so you are almost guaranteed to bump into anyone and everyone you know there. And of course after a few drinks someone you’ve seen in the hostel now becomes your best friend, plus your drinking and dancing partner! Last night I headed out with two guys we met yesterday on…

Horse riding from San Cristobal to the village of San Juan Chamula with the strange church…

I woke up at 7.20am in my jungle hut in Palenque- argh I had set my alarm (or so I thought) for 6.15am to give myself time to shower, pack, get ready in a leisurely manner before my 8.30am bus… instead what happened was I saw the time, panicked, jumped out of bed, started shoving my possessions in my rucksack, and scuttled as quickly as I could to the collectivo which…

Palenque ruins and thoughts on travelling solo

Argh the sun has decided to do weird things to my pale English skin, I first noticed it in the Philippines in April, and it’s further intensified here.. I now have a few random darker patches in the centre of my forehead, and the worst bit… above my top lip which literally looks like a moustache shadow. I’ve been trying to ignore it, but the bright lights of the bus…

Lake Bacalar – the lagoon of seven colours, Mexico

“You have to visit Bacalar”… “Bacalar, Bacalar, Bacalar…” that is all I’ve been hearing on the backpacker grapevine lately. Well of course I had to see for myself what is so special about this lakeside destination. My initial route changed after hearing this, and instead of cutting across to Valladolid,  I continued South near to the Belize border to access this lake which is hitting the…

Top three things to see and do in Tulum, Mexico

1. Visit the cenotes or even better snorkel and/or dive in them. Some you can see turtles and fish, and in Dos Ojos you can dive the caverns between the two ‘eyes’ or openings… Cenotes closest to Tulum:  Cenote cristal, cenote Escondido (cycle out on the road past the town to Chetumal). (Cost is 120 pesos for both cenotes) Carwash cenote, Grand cenote (take a collectivo towards Coba and ask…