Mexico

The Real Victims of Fyre Festival: How Not to Travel

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(This post contains information that may be considered “spoilers” for those wanting to watch the Netflix documentary.) If you watch one thing this week, let it be the eagerly-awaited Netflix documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (note: I genuinely had this marked on my calendar because fundamentally I’m the kind of person who likes to s[...]

The only 3 things you need to know about Bacalar- Mexico’s secret paradise

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When I first started planning my trip to Mexico here’s what I imagined. Enjoying the white beaches and washing down Modelos in Playa Del Carmen and Cancun. A quick break in a luxurious resort on the Riviera Maya (if I could get a good deal). Checking out some Mayan ruins in Tulum and finishing my trip in the notoriously dangerous Mexico City (just bec[...]

A happy day in Bacalar, Mexico

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Travel destinations are like (potential) lovers: Sometimes you’ve been flirting forever, while others just appear out of nowhere. Some need to grow on you, for others you fall hard right away... love truly is a mysterious thing! During a quite spontaneous and wonderful trip through Quintana Roo and Yucatan, Mexico it happened - I spotted sparkly, turq[...]

How best to travel the Riviera Maya with kids

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It's the same every winter. As soon as January rolls around and temperatures routinely drop below 0 I simply have to pack my bags and board a plane to somewhere far away, hot and sunny. This year that destination was designated to be Mexico. It was a spontaneous booking, because when you stumble across $200 return flights from Amsterdam to Cancun, you simply[...]

3 Awesome Day Trips from Mexico City

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If you’ve ever visited Mexico City before, you already know it is a huge and beautiful metropolis that is full of history. However, with nearly 9 million residents, Mexico City is also one of the busiest cities in the world. With all the noise, the never-ending traffic and countless people always coming and going, it doesn’t really matter if you’re a local o[...]

A beginner's guide to La Paz, Mexico

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I recently found myself on the Baja Peninsula, in La Paz, Mexico with a few days to kill before a camping trip on nearby Isla Espiritu Santo. I was pleasantly surprised by this sleepy city by the sea, and after visiting Cabo San Lucas later in the trip, I decided La Paz was much more my speed! I found Cabo to be very Americanized, with lots of drunken Gringo[...]

Mayakoba : Mexico's finest escape

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It all started with this (unfiltered) view. Imagine starting your holiday with a Class A lunch in a beautiful, open aired restaurant with this as your backdrop. The coming days were bound to be wonderful. But let's go back to the start. 6 years ago, after listening to many people about the beauty and wonders of Mexico I finally booked a ticket and [...]

My truly meaningful volunteering experience in Mexico

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A couple of years ago I read an article by Annabel Langbein, one of New Zealand’s favourite chefs. Describing a recent trip she’d taken, she said, “I know I’m a tourist, but I never want to feel like one.” That summed up perfectly how I feel about travelling. But what if you could go beyond just being a tourist? What if you could truly shed that label and li[...]

Why Mexico Is Richer Than You Think

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Living in the United States, people grow up with the idea that life in a developing country is deprived of luxury. It’s a common misconception that those countries are less fortunate financially, and therefore they must be unhappy with their lives. Perhaps we should be able to see that fortune comes in form other than bills and coins. From a distance, th[...]

Why I'll never regret moving to Mexico for Love

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It was one year ago, when I worked for a French tour operator as a kids' entertainer in all-inclusive hotels. My company sent me to a different location every 6 months, and I really liked my job even if it was difficult sometimes. I was far away from my home, friends and family. I had to work long hours and be in a good mood all the time. However, it was a g[...]

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