Tagged: Mexico

Big Bend National Park

Like all things in Texas, Big Bend National Park is huge. Driving across the park takes several hours (thankfully, the park has gas stations…). It encompasses an entire mountain range! A Mexican singer named “Jesus”...

Natural Beauty of San Cristobal

I had intended to stay only one week.  Yet, nearly three weeks had gone passed before I was ready to say goodbye to San Cristobal de las Casas, and subsequently Mexico. During those three...

Magical Canyon del Sumidero

The boat slowed, heading straight for a rock protruding from the river. Then I saw it. Perfectly camouflaged and from another era was an alligator (or was it a crocodile?) sunning itself on the...

It is OK to Take a Sick Day

The morning did not bode well for our day’s scheduled adventure. Both Martin and I were not feeling our best. Each of us had a fragile stomach that morning. As I sat on the...

Underground Exploration at Las Grutas

If El Madresal was absent of tourists, Las Grutas de Rancho Nuevo was full of them. Las Grutas are a 15 minute taxi/collectivo ride from San Cristobal de las Casas. Discovered in 1947 by...

Finding a Beach in Chiapas, Mexico

Chiapas isn’t known for fantastic beaches. Most of the Mexican state is in the mountains. But we needed a beach. We needed heat and humidity and the sound of crashing waves. Most people go...

5 Reasons to Love San Cristobal de las Casas

Six months. I can’t believe Martin and I have been on the road for six months. I also can’t believe we are only in Mexico! I thought for sure we’d be in South America...

This is Mexico.

The van door slides open, and all 12 of us are told to get out and form a queue. The Mexican border official asks for my passport and $25 USD or $306 pesos to...

Hidden Gems in Tulum, Mexico

About 1 hour south of Playa del Carmen lies Tulum, a small town with famous Mayan ruins.  Tulum has three major areas: The town, the beach, the ruins. Each of these areas are separated...

Strangers with Cameras

Once you get past all the pushy vendors, Playa del Carmen is quite delightful. Martin and I spent four nights in the city of 50,000 people (and growing!) and walked away with several new...