When Bali presented itself as being our home for four months, I was over the moon.

Four months, it would be the longest time in one place for three years.

There was never any question of location, we would be renting a Villa in Ubud somewhere. Finding a Villa to Rent in Ubud wasn’t as easy as I thought and proved a little challenging.

With a bit of research I was feeling like Ubud was going to be much more crowded, touristy than we had previously known. So we booked a cottage in a small village called Penestanan just outside the Ubud for a week, so we could search for a villa for our four month stay.
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Lesser known of the Mayan cities in Mexico but equally outstanding is Mayan Ruins of Ek Balam on the Yucatan Pennisula. It’s a mesmerising site well worth a visit for an off the beaten track experience.

We’re so glad to discover Ek Balam.

Dug out of a mound in the Yucatan in 90’s, Ek Balam is a fresh site and offers a peaceful encounter with the Mayan culture, free of crowds.

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My love for Mexico explodes when I think of cenotes, swimming with turtles, swimming with whale sharks, galavanting in the turquoise waters of Isla Mujeres and visiting the Plastic Bottle Floating Island.
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Discovering some of the secrets hidden behind the seemingly interminable doors and walls of Colonial Mexico is an ongoing challenge. It’s true, I have a thing about doors, windows and door knobs. 

Much of Mexico’s magic architecture shows itself as the great walls, doors and windows that you see when you are out walking the streets. Heavily influenced by Spain with a hint of French in places there’s some intricate and interesting walls, doors and windows.  Read More

We’ve just been blown away by Hierve El Agua – Mexico’s Petrified Waterfall – a freaky quirk of nature we found in the valleys of Central Mexico. 

Hierve el Agua – the Petrified Waterfall is a unique and off the beaten path experience and not exactly what we expected to find in Mexico.

But then travel is all about the unexpected and Hierve El Agua falls into that category perfectly.

We’d seen Petrified Wood but never ‘Petrified Water’ so we were super curious.

And it’s one of only two like it in the world (the other one is in Turkey) we’re off to check out this little hidden gem today.

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Escaping from Cancun we head down the coast to Tulum, the unassuming sibling to Playa Del Carmen. Tulum seems like an undiscovered paradise compared with some of the other tourist spots along the coastline. Set on the Caribbean Sea in the Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum is home also to the famous Tulum Mayan Ruins.

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