Guatemala – Flores and Tikal Ruins

Flores is a small town on an island, surrounded by Lake Peten Itza. Its situated north of Guatemala, close to the Belize border. The island is connected to the town of Santa Elena by a causeway which is about 200 m long. This small town with colourful buildings and red corrugated roofs is popular among…

Mexico – San Cristóbal de las Casas

Nestled in a valley and surrounded by thick forests of pine and oak lies the magical town of San Cristóbal de las Casas. This town is situated in Chiapas, about 220km from Palenque. It’s a lovely and lively town, largely inhabited by indigenous people, which adds an interesting cultural flair. The town rests at an…

Mexico – Palenque Ruins and Agua Azul

Travelling as a couple truly tests a relationship, as it would also have a similar affect on a non romantic relationship. On the 5th of November at 1:30 am we took a bus (590 MXN/ R 433 pp) from Bacalar to Palenque and didn’t speak to each other the whole way, haha! I think at…

Mexico – Bacalar Lagoon

Nearly every local or backpacker we met travelling around Mexico advised us to go to Bacalar Lagoon in Quintana Roo. My friend Grecia, whom I met in Playa del Carmen, had recently visited Bacalar for her birthday and from what she shared, I was excited to see what all the hype was about. On the…

Mexico – Tulum and Isla Cozumel

Tulum is the destination on everyone’s lips right now, this undeniably charming town is 130km south of Cancun and only 65km from Playa Del Carmen. On the 25th of October we went on a road trip from Playa Del Carmen to Tulum. Renting a car was simple, paying 550 MXN (R380) for a full day….

Mexico – Playa Del Carmen

After spending a week in Cancún and exploring Isla Mujeres and Chichén Itzá, we decided that our next stop would be Playa Del Carmen (also called ‘Playa’ which means beach). So, on Sunday the 30th of September, we took a collectivo (local mini bus taxi) from Cancún to Playa. We prefer using this type of…