Budapest- a city of two halves!

Budapest- a city of two halves!

Hah, is there no end to my sporting analogies! I promise that is the last one. So I have slipped into Europe via Budapest. Emirates fly here and its a mere 5 hours from Dubai. Its been many years since I have been to Europe (given my recent dalliance with the...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...