Category: Mexico /p. 3

Travel Diary #02

Every two weeks I’ll be publishing little excerpts from my travel diary to show a little bit more of what I live every day. These are taken from September 16 through 30. September 16 “Misfortunes? They are more than welcome!” 17 Days like this make me think that every traveler has a little bit of a masochist… (continue reading)

How I traveled Chiapas

This was the second time I was in Chiapas in less than two months, but now traveling all by myself. I decided to not visit all the same places I visited last time, so there are a couple of sites outside of this post that you should still consider. The Route On this occasion, I was… (continue reading)

Through Bonampak and Yaxchilán

Bonampak and Yachilán are a couple of Mayan sited located in the mexican state of Chiapas, the first located in the Lacandon jungle and the latter near the border with Guatemala. There are hundreds of tours that will take you there from Palenque and back in 1 day, but I decided to do it the hard way(the cheapest… (continue reading)

Jungle trekking to the ruins of Palenque

The second time I visited Palenque was quite different from the first one. I was with my australian friends and instead of doing the ordinary ride on a bus, we did a jungle trek near the area of Palenque. We joined several other travelers and together we went through some really interesting paths, waterfalls and ruins outside… (continue reading)

Instant Memories: Playa Carrizalillo

Next on my series of Instant Memories is the beautiful beach of Carrizalillo. Located just a few minutes away from the main bay of Puerto Escondido, it is the perfect place for learning how to surf. Not only that, the beach itself is quite beautiful and it quickly became my favorite in the area. Carrizalillo is a small… (continue reading)

Toniná and the entrance to the Underworld

Toniná is an ancient Mayan site located in the mexican state of Chiapas, near the town of Ocosingo and in the middle of the route between the beautiful city of San Cristóbal de las Casas and Palenque—yet it is often avoided by tourists. Even though the space it occupies is quite small, the ruins are massive—impressive… (continue reading)

Through the Chacahua mangroves at night

When I first heard about the Chacahua mangroves and how beautiful they are, I got really excited because I’ve never been to any mangroves before. That’s why I decided to go there after and intense week of surfing in Puerto Escondido, but I don’t think I was prepared for what I found in the end. The town Chacahua is… (continue reading)

How I traveled Oaxaca

One of my goals with this blog is to show people how I travel, the routes I take and the budget for all of it. After almost one month traveling through it, Oaxaca will be the first country/state to have a full overview of everything I did and how I did it. The Route During my 24 days in… (continue reading)

Learning how to surf at Carrizalillo beach

My main goal during my stay in Puerto Escondido was to learn how to surf and the best spot for this is the beautiful beach of Carrizalillo, a small beach in the middle of two cliffs a few minutes away from Puerto Escondido’s main bay. Is this the perfect spot for surfing or what? Just a… (continue reading)

In search of the perfect sunset in Mazunte

Mazunte is famous for being a laid back hippie beach, so when I first arrived there after several days in the cold mountains of San José del Pacífico, I was ready to just lay on the beach and barely move for several days. Surely, I wasn’t expecting to hike and discover another one of my favorite places in the state… (continue reading)