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Backpacking Mexico: A Backpackers Guide to Mexico on a Budget

Backpacking Mexico: A Backpackers Guide to Mexico on a Budget

Mexico is a vast and varied country, sadly marred by a reputation for drug wars and dangerous immigrants.  Don’t believe the hype.  Of course, Mexico has its problems, but not usually in places frequented by backpackers or tourists, so the risk for visitors to Mexico is minimal.  While backpacking in Mexico I found the people to be friendly and kind, the food to be DELICIOUS, and the scenery, culture and history utterly mind-blowing.  I’ll share all my tips for how…

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Chichen Itza vs Tulum Mayan Ruins in Mexico

Chichen Itza vs Tulum Mayan Ruins in Mexico

The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is full of incredible Mayan ruins.  This was the centre of the Maya empire, which stretched all over the Peninsula, and into what is now Belize and northern Guatemala.  Each of the Mayan ruins in Mexico has something special about it, and as no two are alike I would highly recommend visiting as many as you can while you are in the area.  However, if you are short on time, and can only choose one…

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Backpacking Tulum: What to Do in Tulum on a Budget

Backpacking Tulum: What to Do in Tulum on a Budget

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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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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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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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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Lucha Libre in Mexico City – Your Guide to Mexican Wrestling!

Lucha Libre in Mexico City – Your Guide to Mexican Wrestling!

A visit to the Lucha Libre in Mexico City is an essential part of your visit to the capital, and is great fun – especially if you go in a group and have a few drinks beforehand to really get in the swing of it!  Here’s all you need to know about going to watch the incredible Mexican wrestling known as Lucha Libre at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Awesome things to do in Mexico…

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La Gatería Cat Café in Mexico City

La Gatería Cat Café in Mexico City

UPDATE:  I have just found out that the Gateria Cat Cafe is sadly closed.  They still have an online shop where you can buy things for your kitty, and a Facebook page to adopt cats but the cat cafe is no more. Why don’t you check out these other posts instead: 10 Awesome Things to do in Mexico City Backpacking Mexico: A Backpacker’s Guide to Mexico A Cooking Class in Mexico City I’ve never considered myself as a cat person,…

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Free Walking Tour of Mexico City: Estación Mexico

Free Walking Tour of Mexico City: Estación Mexico

I am often sceptical about walking tours, preferring to wander around a city to do sightseeing by myself, at my own pace.  However, when I was invited by Estación Mexico to join their free walking tour of Mexico City, how could I turn them down?!  After doing their walking tour in Mexico City Centre, and in Coyoacan, here’s why I think Estación Mexico offer the best free walking tour in Mexico City. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Backpacking Mexico: A Backpacker’s…

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