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Mexico is a special place.  Recognised by UNESCO for its cuisine, filled with history, breathtaking scenery, glorious beaches and wonderfully friendly people, travellers who come to Mexico will be richly rewarded.  Backpacking in Mexico is a great option too, with amazingly cheap street food and plenty for budget travellers.

Backpacking Tulum: What to Do in Tulum for Backpackers

Backpacking Tulum: What to Do in Tulum for Backpackers

Tulum is a jewel in the crown of Mexico’s Caribbean coast.  Much less touristy, and much cheaper, than Cancun, and Playa del Carmen, Tulum used to be a hippy chilled out little town, which has now grown into a top destination for travellers who want to venture (slightly) off the beaten track of the Mexican Riviera.  With picturesque Mayan ruins next to a turquoise ocean, fantastic snorkelling and diving opportunities in the sea or cenotes, gorgeous beaches and plenty of…

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Night Diving with Crocodiles in Tulum Mexico

Night Diving with Crocodiles in Tulum Mexico

I have recently learned to dive, getting my PADI openwater scuba diving certificate in Utila, Honduras last year.  When I went to Tulum in Mexico, I was keen to practise my new-found skills, so contacted Koox Diving to see if I could go cenote diving with them in Tulum.  One of the owners, Jesus, offered me a cenote diving tour with them – with one catch: that I would also join them for a night dive.  With crocodiles.  Would you go…

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Cenote Diving in Tulum Mexico with Koox Diving

Cenote Diving in Tulum Mexico with Koox Diving

After learning to dive in Utila Honduras, I was keen to test out my PADI diving certification in Mexico.  The last time I was backpacking in Tulum, I went snorkelling in some cenotes near Tulum, and saw some people diving in the cenotes there, so I thought this would be the perfect way to dive again, without risking the sea sickness I suffered from last time!  In my hostel in Tulum, a fellow guest recommended Ko’ox Diving, so I contacted…

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The Mermaid Hostel Beach, Cancun Mexico: A Review

The Mermaid Hostel Beach, Cancun Mexico: A Review

I was only planning to stay in Cancun a couple of days.  Luxury resorts and all inclusive hotels in Cancun where you stay by the pool all day didn’t appeal to me, if I am going to be in Mexico, I like to feel like I’m in Mexico, not just a hotel.  So, when I was looking for where to stay in Cancun I wanted to find somewhere with a friendly, local vibe, near to the beach – and found…

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Are the Pink Lakes in Mexico Worth Visiting?

Are the Pink Lakes in Mexico Worth Visiting?

The pink lakes in Mexico were on my bucket list for a while, after seeing Instagram photos of the bright pink water and gorgeous blue sky, with a girl floating on an inflatable pink flamingo.  I wanted to be on that flamingo, and take a dip in the unearthly pink water.  So, when I realised the pink lakes of Las Coloradas were in the Yucatan region of Mexico where I was going to be for a few weeks, I knew…

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Ten Awesome Things to Do in Mexico City

Ten Awesome Things to Do in Mexico City

Mexico City is a behemoth.  Around 22 million people live here, and it has a reputation for being dirty, dangerous and choked with traffic. Unfortunately, earthquakes in Mexico City have been known to occur too, with a serious one hitting in September 2017.  However, I didn’t find CDMX any more dangerous than any other big city in the world, and if you skip Mexico City on your Mexico vacation you are seriously missing out.  With a UNESCO listed historic centre,…

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Food Tour in Mexico City: Sabores Mexico Review

Food Tour in Mexico City: Sabores Mexico Review

Let’s be honest here, it’s no secret that I love food!  From cooking classes to hunting out the best brunch spots and sampling street food, there is nothing better to me than eating my way through each destination I visit.  One thing I was dying to do in Mexico City was a food tour, to really dig down into the delicious corners of the city.  When Sabores Mexico offered me the chance to review their food tour in Mexico City…

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Cooking Class in Mexico City: Casa Jacaranda Review

Cooking Class in Mexico City: Casa Jacaranda Review

I’d wanted to do a cooking class in Mexico City since I had arrived.  With Mexican food being one of the only cuisines in the world to be UNESCO certified, a Mexican cooking class was the perfect way to learn more about the incredible food, whilst cooking & eating everything I made!  Everywhere I looked for recommendations there was one cooking school in Mexico City that stood out: Casa Jacaranda.  If you’re looking for cooking classes in Mexico City, it has…

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Xochimilco – Mexico City’s Venice with Boats, Food & Mariachis

Xochimilco – Mexico City’s Venice with Boats, Food & Mariachis

When conjuring up thoughts of romantic boat rides with a gondolier, one can’t help but think of Venice.  But Mexico City?  No way!  I had no idea before I came here that Mexico City was founded on a network of lakes and rivers.  Nowadays in most of the city you would never guess, as the metropolis has swallowed up almost all traces of its river based past.  But South of Mexico City, Xochimilco offers a glimpse of Mexico City’s history,…

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How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Mexico City

How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Mexico City

I’m not a vegetarian myself, but a lot of my friends are, and I know how difficult it can be to find vegetarian food in Mexico City.  So I asked my good friend Laura Pollard from Go Go Brownie Mission for her take on how to survive Mexico city as a vegetarian.  She lived here for four months, and sought out the best tips and restaurants if you’re vegan & vegetarian in Mexico City! Find accommodation in Mexico City on Booking.com or…

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