We rose just before the crack of dawn the morning of our long trip to Bacalar via Palenque. The reason we wanted to get on the road ASAP was that we planned to take the notorious Highway 199 to Palenque, a route that not even commercial buses run anymore. Not only are road blocks by […]

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San Cristóbal De Las Casas

The number one rule followed by foreign drivers in Mexico is NEVER drive at night. Not only are there a tonne of pot holes and topes (speed bumps) without notice, but there are wandering animals, drunk drivers, cars without headlights and of course, banditos. The chances of something bad happening skyrockets as soon as that […]

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Puerto Escondido

After making the hour and a half drive further up the Pacific Coast we finally pulled up outside Vivo Escondido, the hostel where we would be volunteering for the next three weeks. We were greeted by warm and welcoming volunteers Kate, Clau, Gab and Bruno, and given a quick tour of the superbly laid out […]

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When we were on our way to Zipolite on the Pacific Coast six hours south of Oaxaca city we didn’t really know what to expect. We knew that it was a clothing optional beach, yes, but that’s pretty much the extent of it. What we found though was a truly peaceful haven away from the […]

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We arrived in Oaxaca in the early afternoon, just as the traffic started to pick up. We parked in a vanping spot we found online which was in a small square in town. It seemed a little busy for those who were trying to vanp unnoticed and appreciate a quiet night’s sleep, so we decided […]

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Looking at the map we wanted to break up the drive from Mexico City to Oaxaca and found the most perfect stop along the way – the beautiful city of Puebla. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon when all the street markets were set up and crawling with people. After finding an overnight spot for […]

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