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Category: Mexico

Ek Balam: The tuk tuk, the sub-woofer speakers, the torrential rain … and the ruins.

We hadn’t properly¬†thought through the logistics of the day ahead. There was some basic logic: we were at point A…

Rio Lagartos: A spot of flamingo country

I had read – briefly – about the coastal town Rio Lagartos and its “hundreds” of flamingos (“if you are…

Chichen Itza, and the Chichen Itza-grams

There seems to be a lot of negativity surrounding Chichen Itza amongst traveller circles in Mexico. I sympathise. The combination…

Casa de los venedos: the dream house

When you were a kid, were you ever asked to describe your dream house? I remember hearing this question several…

Valladolid, Mexico: All about that base?

“Valladolid is a great base for exploring Chichen Itza and other nearby Mayan ruins.” I’ve written before that there is…

Isla Mujeres – and back again

It was my third day in Mexico. I’d arrived to the country late in the evening (day zero), alone, still…

Mexico! Arriving in Cancun

It’s testament to the nightmare of US customs that the worst part of the journey to Cancun wasn’t leaving the…

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