Category: Mexico

  • Colourful Campeche!

    I’m a couple of hours down the coast from Mérida is the quaint town of Campeche on the Mexican gulf on the last stop of my tour.  Campeche has old stone walls and lookouts,  cannons for facing off pirates, crumbling old buildings, arches, a boardwalk called the Malecon, and the cutest police cars we’ve seen yet. […]

  • Farewell to Mérida

    Farewell to Mérida

    Lola has jetted off to the Emerald Isles, and as Ms Pacifica prepares to leave the Casa Caballito (little Horse) also known as the peppermint house, I thought I’d give you a photographic walk through of our casa. That’s it. Next Stop Campeche, and it is quaint!

  • Hello! ….Popocatéptl update

    Now it’s awake, and visible. This is what we were looking for 6 weeks ago. Popocateptl erupts!  

  • We’re ruined…

    (for choice) in the Archealogical Ruins of the Yucatan. So we started with the ‘big one’ Chichen Itza is a major tourist destination and is situated between Merida and Cancun and close to Cozumel and so attract many day trippers from the beach resorts and cruise ships there. From Merida it was less popular, we […]

  • In the peppermint house

    Is it hot? How does 36deg and 99% humidity sound? We have arrived in Mérida in the rainy season or as they like to call it here – the green season. Even the locals are sweating and carrying about cloth implements to wipe the brow – and other places you didn’t know you could sweat […]

  • Moving on into the mountains – San Cristóbal de las Casas

    Not being backpackers any more… we decided to fly from Oaxaca and save ourselves a windy 11-hour overnight bus trip. Aeromar is a small local airline and it took just over an hour to the nearest airport of Tuxtla Guiterrez where our preferred bus company ADO, put on a shuttle to San Cristobal up in […]

  • Our favourite place in Oaxaca – San Domingo

    Whilst the Zocalo and the cathedral might be the centre of Oaxaca, the aesthetic and cultural hub, and restaurant central, are San Domingo. The Dominicans built on a  whole city block  after outgrowing their old site and also experiencing earthquake issues, they got it right here. Today it is a church, a museum on the […]

  • A snippet of our everyday life in Oaxaca

    As we prepare to pack up and head away after a month in Oaxaca we thought we should show you our neighbourhood and the walk into town we take every day.

  • Big day out – Oaxaca style

    Hard to believe… but we took another tour. They pick us up outside our house at around 9.45 am and we set off with a group of 8-10 Mexican and foreign tourists for a day out in a little minivan. This time we went to an archaeological site – Mitla, and to the Hierve el […]