Flores, Guatemala

After a boat, a border crossing and a bus later, we finally landed in Flores, a small town in northern Guatemala in the Peten province. This town surrounded by dense jungle is a gateway for the nearby Mayan ruins and visiting Tikal had been on our radar for quite some time. Flores is situated onContinue reading “Flores, Guatemala”

Caye Caulker, Belize

‘Go Slow!’, the motto of Caye Caulker couldn’t be more apt for this small Caribbean island off the coast of mainland Belize. Cars are absent here and golf carts, bicycles and walking are the main modes of transport. The only way to access this quaint village is to take a boat from the mainland andContinue reading “Caye Caulker, Belize”

Bacalar, Mexico

Laguna de Bacalar (Lake of Seven Colours) was one of the most impressive freshwater lakes we have ever seen. The crystal clear waters looked nearly artificial and we were in dreamland when we arrived. However, when we were dropped at our accommodation, we were swiftly brought back to reality! Our small bamboo hut didn’t leaveContinue reading “Bacalar, Mexico”

Mérida, Mexico

Visualise the opening scene of James Bond’s Spectre film and you will get a taste for Dia de los Muertos or ‘Day of the Dead’ in Mexico. On first viewing, one would assume it is a Halloween based ceremony, however being in Merida and experiencing their version proved to us that this celebration is farContinue reading “Mérida, Mexico”

Valladolid, Mexico

After a red eye flight and a local bus from Oaxaca we settled in Valladolid. From colonial churches, cathedrals and architecture to natural attractions like cenotes, Valladolid is a popular stopping point for those wishing to explore the Yucatan penisula. Luckily, we passed through this town during the build up to ‘Hanal Pixan’ (Mayan versionContinue reading “Valladolid, Mexico”

Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca (pronounced; ‘Wah-haca’) is a city in southwestern Mexico famous for its cuisine, cultures, indigenous peoples and crafts and has been our favourite place on our journey so far. There was a special magic to be felt here and we both got a sense of authentic Mexico. The zocalo (or main square) is the mainContinue reading “Oaxaca, Mexico”

Mexico City/Puebla, Mexico

The overwhelming feeling flying into Mexico City from Cuba was one of shock, the sheer size of this place was mesmerizing. We later found out that the population of Greater Mexico city is over 21 million making it one of the biggest cities in the world.However, coming from Europe we recognised many similarities between MexicoContinue reading “Mexico City/Puebla, Mexico”

Cienfuegos, Cuba

Cienfuegos Cienfuegos, a city named after José Cienfuegos, Captain General of Cuba from 1816-1819  is a city located on Cuba’s south coast.  We stopped here en route to Trinidad to break up the long journey from Viñales. Cienfuegos is an industrial town but the historic centre boasts a number of notable buildings and monuments suchContinue reading “Cienfuegos, Cuba”