“How far away do you think that is?” I ask Geoff. We’re standing in the front garden of the Church of Santo Domingo, in Oaxaca de …
Say Hola to Mexico!
When people ask us about our favorite countries we’ve visited, Mexico is always high on our list.
It has a wonderful ability to surprise, offering a totally different and diverse version of itself, depending on where you go. Even the food is different, with what many English-speakers think of as ‘Mexican food’ disappearing when you go to regions like the Yucatan, Chiapas, or Oaxaca.
Although Mexico has gotten a bad reputation for drug violence, and you do indeed to be aware of the current situation when you’re choosing your destination, there are many wonderful things about this fascinating, colorful and friendly country.
We love Mexico, and hope you do too!
General Mexico Travel
- To The Lady Who’d Rather Gouge Her Eyes Out Than Visit Mexico — In which Katie feels the need to defend Mexico’s honour from the #haters.
- 10 Ways We’ve Become More Mexican. A tongue-in-cheek look at Mexican culture, and how we changed during our 8 months travelling the country.
- 11 Colorful Places to Visit in Mexico — A round-up post where we ask other bloggers about their favorite spots in Mexico!
- Tasting Tequila in Mexico — In which we do a highly important taste test to figure out the difference between cheap and expensive tequila.
- Visiting Island of the Dolls in Mexico City…surely one of Mexico’s creepiest destinations, and probably right up there in the world, too. Warning: (very) creepy doll photos.
- The Most Colorful Place in the Yucatan, offers a one-minute video look at lovely Valladolid. If you prefer to read, check our our Introduction to Valladolid, which is basically just a gushing love letter to this pretty city.
- 8 Nom Noms to Taste in Valladolid. From jicama margaritas to pumpkin seed salsa, Valladolid is full of deliciousness.
- Izamal, Mexico’s ‘yellow town,’ is not joking about it’s love of the color yellow. And it creates quite the spectacular look!
- In the ‘you can’t love everywhere’ category, we’ll put Merida. We just didn’t connect with it (although it may have been because we were sick).
- Visiting the artisan village of San Martin Tilcajete, in Oaxaca state, which is famous for the lovely alebrijes wooden carvings.
- After 5 months living in Oaxaca, it was time to leave. A personal update post about our voluntary homelessness.
- This is What Our Life Looks Like: Oaxaca — A bit of a personal update post,but also because it’s fun to see how people live in different places around the world!
- Things to Love About Living in Oaxaca — Settling into life in Oaxaca, here are some of our first impressions. We also have this post — Welcome to Oaxaca — about our first days in the city.
- How (Not) to Buy a Mosquito Net in Oaxaca — We struggled to find a mosquito net in Oaxaca, so wrote this practical post to help others.
- Things to Do in Campeche — Adorable, colorful Campeche feels more Caribbean than Mexican, and is the perfect spot to chill, ride bikes, and enjoy the scenery for a few days.
- Are Campechanos the Most Welcoming People in Mexico? We experienced some serious hospitality in the coastal city of Ciudad del Carmen.
- Visiting the Pueblo Magico of Tapijulapa — On the edge of the jungle, surrounded by lush green, we visited the ‘magic town’ of Tapijulapa, Tobasco. And nearly keeled over from the heat.
Let’s play a game, shall we? It’s a fill-in-the-blanks kind of activity, where the rules of kindergarten (a place where all answers are good answers, …
We’re baaaa-ack! We were on a Mexican vacation: a real, bonafide, umbrellas in fruity freaking drinks vacation! And we got so into all the relaxing, …