Category: Travelogs

Greetings from Vietnam!

We received the year with a week-long trip to Hoi An and Da Nang. In spite of the cold weather, it was great to explore both cities with people that I love although I have to admit, I was excited to come back home. No matter how much I complain about the weather and the… (continue reading)

Hiking through the Negev Desert

How long have you been in Israel for?”, they asked as we were going up the first ladder that would take us up to the entrance of the Wadi Tamar canyon, in the Negev Desert. “We arrived at 1am. So around 8 hours, I guess…”—I said, with a worried smile and black under my eyes… (continue reading)

Celebrating Hanal Pixán, the mayan Day of the Dead

As we were walking down the stairs leading into the Cenote de La Vida—Cenote of Life—guided only by the flickering light of candles at regular intervals; the sound of drums, horns and chants were echoing all around the walls of this semi-dry cenote. Huge trees were shadowing the main area where the rest of the ceremony… (continue reading)

Walking from Xela to Lake Atitlán

Quetzaltenango—also known as Xela—is the second biggest city in Guatemala and it is mostly known because of its beauty and its nearness to several volcanos, incluiding Tajumulco—the highest peak in Central America. But for everyone who’s really interested in experiencing beautifully demanding hikes and also has the time for it, Xela offers this alternative trek: The 3-day… (continue reading)

A perfect day in Holbox island

This perfect day in Holbox Island started out as any perfect day should start: With a massive breakfast and tons of laughs. It was also the first time that Zoé, Alex, Kim, Vincent and I traveled together as a group and we couldn’t have chosen a better spot to go to than Holbo, a paradisiac island just a couple of… (continue reading)

Uxmal, a quetzal raising from the ruins

The archaeological site of Uxmal is one of the most important mayan sites. Located less than 2 hours away from Mérida, it can be easily reached by car or public transport. It is part of the Puuc route and the Pirámide del Adivino—with its peculiar sound effects and gorgeous architecture—is the most representative building of the site, though the… (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)

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)

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)