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Category: Mexico

Eating Tacos in Mexico

My first experience of the real Mexican taco came at about 9pm on 1st October 2005 in Guerrero Negro, a dusty town in the middle of Baja California, famous for salt production and whale spotting. Having spent the previous 12 hours on a bus from Tijuana, I badly needed sustenance. My day had been spent [...]

Random Photo (1): Copper Canyon

I’ve decided to do a series of random photo posts, highlighting a good day or excursion from my travels. The first in the series comes from the Copper Canyon in Mexico, taken only a week or two into the 11 month Latin America trip. The train from Los Mochis to Creel is a must-do for [...]

Chetumal: Leaving Mexico

Days 59 & 60 – 17th November & 18th November 2005 I woke up on Thursday with the intention of sitting on the beach all day, then using the internet during the early part of the evening before catching an overnight bus to Chetumal, through Belize to Flores in Guatemala. The plan began well, I [...]

Tulum: Golf Anyone?

Days 57 & 58 – Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th November 2005 After a surprisingly easy 15 hour journey from Palenque, James & I arrived at our destination of Tulum at around midday. Tulum is a town roughly 150km south of Cancun on the Yucatan Pennisular and is popular becaue of its sublime beaches and [...]

Palenque: Agua Azul

Day 56 – Monday 14th November 2005 About two hours drive from Palenque are three natural water feaures. These are known as Agua Azul (Blue Water), Agua Clara (Clear Water) and Misol Ha (No idea). I joined a tour to visit all three in a day. Misol Ha was first stop. Apparently this waterfall was [...]

Palenque: They're Ruined

Day 55 – Sunday 13th November 2005 As we were staying 400m from the entrance to Palenque it was a pretty easy decision when someone asked ‘what shall we do today?’. Palenque is an ancient Mayan city & its ruins are considered by many to be the most important and impressive ruins in all of [...]

Palenque: Roughing It

Day 54 – Saturday 12th November 2005 I had originally planned to get up early on Sunday morning and travel up to Palenque to see the ancient Mayan city of the same name, however myself and James found ourselves at loose ends and adjusted our plans to go up on Saturday instead.

San Cristobal: The Lakes

Day 53 – Friday 11th November 2005 Near to San Cristobal lies a series of lakes known as the Lagos de Montebello. These lakes were supposed to be spectacular and thus I wanted to visit them, so thats what I did. It was possible to do a tour of the lakes for the day, but [...]

San Cristobal: Learning New Things

Day 52 – Thursday 10th November 2005 They say you learn something new every day. Today I learned that if I had been born in a Mayan culture, I probably would have had a swollen penis as a child. I learned this interesting fact in the Mayan Medicine Development Centre, which I visited in the [...]

Canon Del Sumidero: Beast Vs Lancha

Day 51 – Wednesday 9th November 2005 After spending much of the previous evening planning the coming week, I woke up early ready to take a boat trip through the Canon del Sumidero. I went to a tour company who quoted me $160 Pesos but I would have to wait until the next day, so [...]

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