Rio Lagartos – Sleepy fishing town, crocodiles, and more flamingos

Rio Lagartos was yet another small town on the northern Yucatan facing the Gulf of Mexico. Getting here was a little bit bigger of a chore than Progreso, but the reward was well worth it. Taking three buses from Progreso, we went back to Merida, then over to Tizimin, then a third bus up to … Continue reading Rio Lagartos – Sleepy fishing town, crocodiles, and more flamingos

Progreso – Flamingos, Pink sands, and cruise ship towns

In the spirit of our journey out to Lagos de Montebello, we decided that we were going to do to small trips to a handful of small towns on the northern coast of the Yucatan, instead of the traditional day trips to these locations out of big city hubs. The first of these visits was … Continue reading Progreso – Flamingos, Pink sands, and cruise ship towns

Palenque – Fast-Moving Agua Azul, Palenque Ruins, and a changing world

Palenque boasts some amazing waterfalls called Agua Azul (Blue Water) which you all know by now we are suckers for, so of course this was high on our list. We took a tour out to these waterfalls, as well as the Misol Ha waterfalls. The distance to reach these waterfalls from Palenque made colectivos a … Continue reading Palenque – Fast-Moving Agua Azul, Palenque Ruins, and a changing world

Tziscao – Lagos de Montebello and a different kind of border

Keeping trend with our decision to avoid day trips out of Comitan, we decided to go even more off the beaten path to stay in the small lake town on the shores of Lago Tziscao. The aptly named town of Tziscao has a couple of lodging options up and down the picturesque lake. The main … Continue reading Tziscao – Lagos de Montebello and a different kind of border

Comitan – El Chiflon, Lagos de Colon, and the Melting Pyramids

Outside of San Cristobal there is a whole ton of things to do that are most often reached with a day trip tour. With the gift of time we decided it would be more fun to go out to some of the smaller towns surrounding the bigger city so we could avoid tours and still … Continue reading Comitan – El Chiflon, Lagos de Colon, and the Melting Pyramids

San Cristobal – Charming Chiapas, Sumidero Canyon, and San Juan Chamula

After our long stay on the Oaxacan coast, it felt good to be back on the road and back into a new environment. Chiapas is that, and incredibly reasonable in cost to boot. We split our stay in San Cristobal in two with a short detour in Comitán, but more on that later. San Cristobal … Continue reading San Cristobal – Charming Chiapas, Sumidero Canyon, and San Juan Chamula

Puerto Escondido, Zicatela, & Mazunte – Beach vibes and perspective.

Puerto Escondido, Zicatela, and Mazunte were three beach towns which fit the bill for some solid beach relaxation. Each beach offered a different experience, but all had varied degrees of small surfer town vibes. Sunsets, lounging on sun chairs with a cervesa, getting in and out of the ocean every 30 minutes, and reading to … Continue reading Puerto Escondido, Zicatela, & Mazunte – Beach vibes and perspective.

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