Category: Mexico

If I was to consider any country my home away from home, it would be Mexico. There’s so much I love about this country; its music, its colourful culture, its art, its history. It’s a fascinating place that’ll take you many trips to get the hang of. And there’s so much of Mexico to be explored – from the Carribean beaches that are frequented by tourists to the stunning Pacific coasts; from little pueblos hidden away in mountains to one of the world’s largest and most dynamic cities, from desert in the north to a pocket of rainforest in the south. There’s beers aplenty, and world-famous food. So grab a corona, tuck into some guacamole, and I’ll tell you all about travel in Mexico.

I was repatriated from Mexico because of COVID-19

Last time I wrote on here, I was in Mexico, planning to self-isolate for a while, then once it all blew over, head out and see some more of this beautiful country. Just over a week ago, this was still my thinking.  Now, I’m sitting on a sofa in my…

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Why I Keep Coming Back to Mexico

A few weeks ago, I arrived back in Mexico for the 16th time. I’ve been to this country more times than any other – even France, which I can reach by car and train from where I’m from in just over 2 hours.  The first 12 trips to Mexico weren’t…

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Your Guide to the Best Beaches in Oaxaca, Mexico

Everyone knows about the beaches of the Yucutan Peninsula of Mexico: like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. But did you know that there are some amazing beaches in Oaxaca state that are just as beautiful, have a similar climate and some of which are a lot less visited by…

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Where to Stay in Puerto Escondido: Awesome Accommodation Guide

Puerto Escondido is one of Oaxaca state’s most popular destinations. While it’s certainly not the most famous beach getaway in Mexico (spots on the Yucatan peninsula and Baja California tend to take that crown), it’s well worth some of your time spent travelling the country. In Puerto, the surf’s up…

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Everything You Need to Know About Hiking in Oaxaca

When you arrive in Oaxaca City in Southwestern Mexico, one of the first things you’ll notice is… mountains. Mountains everywhere. It’s pretty awesome, having a mountain looming over you constantly, and really gives the beautiful colonial city centre its character. But for a lot of us, just looking at the…

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Mexico Bucket List: 52 Amazing Things to do in Mexico

I’m yet to meet a traveller to Mexico who doesn’t like it. It’s an incredible country, absolutely packed with an enthralling and encapsulating culture. But it’s not just the culture that draws tourists into Mexico: it has amazing nature, delicious food and plenty of parties. Seriously, there are so many…

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Where To Stay in Oaxaca: Oaxaca Neighbourhood Guide

Oaxaca is a wonderful place. With cobbled streets lined by multi-coloured buildings and flanked by beautiful mountains, it’s hard to imagine a city more scenic. Everything about it is so authentic; it’s somewhere that, although it sees its fair share of international visitors, thankfully hasn’t bowed to mass tourism. Everyone…

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Everything You Need to Know About Living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca might well be becoming my new Byron Bay, aka the place I write approximately 482 blog posts on. You might have read (or even be coming here from!) my bumper Oaxaca travel guide – and there will be lots more where that came from soon! So, in May last…

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3 Days in Mexico City Itinerary for First-Timers

Aaaah Mexico City. I think it’s the real city that never sleeps. There’s so much going on in Mexico’s capital, from exciting night life, a dynamic food scene, a history stretching over millennia and more festivals than you can count. It’s vivacious and non-stop – no amount of days is…

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What to Pack for Mexico: Full Mexico Packing List

If you’re planning a trip to Mexico, whether that be a backpacking extravaganza around the entire country or a visit to one of the country’s many beach towns, you’ll no doubt be wondering what to pack for Mexico. Many of the items on your Mexico packing list will be the…

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