Puebla – Hidden Popo, Steep Izta, Tunnels, and San Andres Cholula

After the whirlwind of Mexico City, we decided that we were going to head east to Puebla for a little slower pace, despite the fact Puebla is the 4th largest city in Mexico. Some of the main draws to the area are the city of San Andres Cholula and the two volcanoes just outside the … Continue reading Puebla – Hidden Popo, Steep Izta, Tunnels, and San Andres Cholula

Mexico City – Big City, Big Culture, Big Pyramids, Big birthdays

Pulling into the central bus station in Mexico City we started realizing just how big the city is. The experience was more like an international airport than any bus station we had been to. The population of Mexico City, inclusive of its suburbs, is 21.2 million people making it the most populous city in the … Continue reading Mexico City – Big City, Big Culture, Big Pyramids, Big birthdays

Morelia: Transformed city, breathtaking art, and a church for every corner

While traveling through Mexico we have at times consulted the United States state department travel advisories to make sure that we are not entering an area that is dangerous to tourists. Twice we have traveled through Do Not Travel sections of Mexico, but only after a little independent research as well as a deeper dive … Continue reading Morelia: Transformed city, breathtaking art, and a church for every corner

Guanajuato: Iconic Mexican city, Mummies, and a baseball game

Guanajuato was a city we had never heard of as we started our journey across Mexico, but after receiving a tip from our good friend Ivan in Mazatlan we knew we had to go. To say the town is gorgeous does not do it justice. Multicolored houses stair step their way up the sides of … Continue reading Guanajuato: Iconic Mexican city, Mummies, and a baseball game

Guadalajara: Free museums, Lucha Libre, and Guachimontones

Aside from the name recognition of Guadalajara as a city in Mexico I went into our experience in Guadalajara with little to no expectations. Sometimes in life that is the best way to approach things, yet unlike my experience in Guadalajara which was pure innocent unknown, it takes careful thought. The mind is a fickle … Continue reading Guadalajara: Free museums, Lucha Libre, and Guachimontones

Sayulita: Dirt roads, beach characters, and San Pancho

Taking our trip one day at a time has allowed us to fold in a bunch of unexpected experiences often thanks to a stranger’s suggestion. In Mandy’s line of work as a hair stylist, there was plenty of recommendations, and Sayulita was on our list to visit. Chic boho beach town? Ya that doesn’t sound … Continue reading Sayulita: Dirt roads, beach characters, and San Pancho

Mazatlan – Golden Zone, Tips from Ivan, and El Faro de Navegacion

After our brief detour in Los Mochis and Topolobampo we arrived in Mazatlan. Mazatlan is one of the cities in Mexico I had heard about but didn’t really have a mental picture of what to expect. It’s funny how you create images in your own head of things you don’t know yet. Judgments and predetermination's … Continue reading Mazatlan – Golden Zone, Tips from Ivan, and El Faro de Navegacion

Baja Ferries, Topolobampo, Los Mochis, and the scarlet T

Public transportation around the world often brings up the Southeast Asian adage same same but different. This bus has a reclining chair, this bus has a bunk bed, but what are they in the end… a bus. Usually similar with one little difference. Taking a ferry in Mexico from the Baja peninsula to the Mexican … Continue reading Baja Ferries, Topolobampo, Los Mochis, and the scarlet T

La Paz – Lobos del Mar, our first Malecon, and first taste of Mexico

In Southeast Asia we never stayed in place longer than 5 nights. This created an almost constant rhythm of every other day neatly packing our bags back in order, hopping on a new bus, and moving onto our next location. We developed a mantra; new day, new city. Hanging out in Cabo San Lucas by … Continue reading La Paz – Lobos del Mar, our first Malecon, and first taste of Mexico

Bangkok – Big City Lights, Ferris Wheel, and Goodbye Southeast Asia

When we started planning our trip to Southeast Asia we didn’t really have firm plans on what we wanted to see aside from a few things in Vietnam. We knew in May we would be meeting Mandy’s family for a planned family vacation and figured 3 months would be a good amount for Southeast Asia. … Continue reading Bangkok – Big City Lights, Ferris Wheel, and Goodbye Southeast Asia