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. Tulum Mayan Ruins, Read More

Here in Valladolid we found many women wear the traditional Mayan huipil — white cotton blouses or dresses adorned with bright, flowered embroidery. Traditional dress in everyday life reflects a deep culture that we enjoy and seek to find in a place. And if you fancy yourself in one, you can buy them in, Read More

‘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, 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, 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, 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? Cancun – Why on Earth did we go there?, Read More

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. Chichen Itza, Read More

Grand Cenote Yucatan Mexico

In case you thought the Yucatan in Mexico was all white sand, and beaches… well, it’s not. Today we are at a cenote known as, the Grand Cenote.  We expected it would be a grand and gorgeous swimming hole – and it was. …but we were in for a very cool surprise! Grand Cenote, Read More

Can you imagine living on a Plastic Bottle Floating Island, on Isla Mujeres, in Mexico…  Maybe not? Well, Richart Sowa does. That’s Richart, not Richard. It’s all to do with the words that can be made from a name – and Richart Sowa knows all about that! Plastic Bottle Floating Island – The Richart, Read More

Swimming with Endangered Green Sea Turtles in the wild… for many of us would be a dream come true. When I heard we could swim with Green Sea Turtles, right off Akumal Beach in Mexico – I was ecstatic. I had dreamt about it for years, so I didn’t waste any time getting there., Read More

We’ve been nominated for the Liebstar Award!  Just as we arrived to Cancun for TBEX our very first travel bloggers conference, I started twittering around on twitter and found a tweet from Adventure J nominating our blog for the Liebstar Award. I was flattered and excited. A huge thank you to Adventure J for checking, Read More

For millions of years, this mystical underworld stayed hidden deep underground in the Riviera Maya, Yucatan, Mexico. It’s where the underworld meets the heavens. This womb of the earth is a sacred place to the Mayans who believed it was the doorway to the afterlife. We were exploring Mexico’s cenotes and caves, looking for, Read More