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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‘Mexico Travel Cost of Living’ – 105 Days in Mexico – So what did that cost?

This is the first in our series of our ‘Travelling the World’ living costs.  

We’ll be doing country by country, so you can see what it costs to travel and live in various places.

It will outline all our living costs/housing/transport costs/food for a meat eating, beer/wine drinking couple.

Yes, we both love our meat, eating out and a drink or two in the evenings. Read More

A recurring theme is emerging in our Mexico accommodation. If you rent from an American you can pretty much guarantee it will be big and plentiful in every way. Rent from a local and it will be adequate and quaint. Both are great experiences. In our 4 months in Mexico we found some pretty nice and reasonably priced self contained apartments.

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Riding a Scooter in Bali

Riding a Scooter in Bali – Is it a Good Idea?

In the beginning it felt like they were out to kill us in one foul swoop… cars, dogs, scooters, chickens, trucks, buses and bikes all sharing the one lane road coming at us in every direction.

It’s easy to get distracted by the five year olds riding the scooter three up, no helmets, no fear… Read More

We’re in Coba; a small Mayan town just two hours drive south from Cancun. This is the ancient home of the Mayans. We’ve come to learn about their life and traditions in their natural world – amongst the Cenotes and Coba Mayan Ruins. The city of Coba is a self-sufficient Mayan community living among the region’s underground Cenote and cave system. Read More

Living in Bali

Living in Bali I’m careful not to crush the delicate box filled with petals and bread at my feet and just follow the path wherever it leads…

Many more of the tiny boxes are scattered over the stone steps and above the mossy walls are the gold temple umbrellas, bright against a cloudless sky.

I’m not sure where the path leads but I appear to be in paradise. Read More

Cancun Mexico
Thinking of Cancun led us to think – wild parties, never-ending nightlife, glitzy Vegas style resorts, white-sanded beaches infused with the colour and flavours of the Mexican “fiesta” and drunken tourists.

We said we wouldn’t go there…

But we did…So why did we spend 3 weeks there?

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In grand style Chichen Itza is the mother of all the Mayan Temples in the Mexico, so you can expect it to be a popular and impressive place.  I know – Chichen Itza is touristy, but it’s a marvel we have to see. It’s hard not to be stunned by the massive structures of Chichen Itza.

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This hectic travel life…Where on Earth are we?…

Why haven’t you heard from us?

Yes  – we have been absent and we’re sorry about that.

This travel life is hectic, so this post is a quick roundup of the last 18 months and a sneak peek into some of the stories we’ve got in store for you.

We left you in the Yucatan Mexico, snorkelling in the Grand Cenote,  we hope you enjoyed that as much as we did. Read More