We Are Safely In Guatemala

Supplemental update – We made it in to Guatemala today at 3.30pm local time. The blockades were there but it was more of a slalom course at one and 10 peso fee at the other. Great drive down from 2500m back to jungle, heat and sun. Beautiful views of the Guatemalan mountains in the distance. Hanna no longer has a … Read More

Mexican Teachers Strike and Blockades at the Border With Guatemala

A quick note to anyone reading that tomorrow we are heading off early from San Cristobal de las Casas to attempt to reach the border with Guatemala. This has until the last few days been impossible due to the Mexican teacher’s strike and blockades of highways and border crossings. We believe that it is safe to try but until we … Read More

A Very Mechanical Journey

Moments … hindsight can be a wonderful thing, allowing reflection on past events, seeing patterns perhaps but in this case to identify a moment in time that changed my mindset in a fairly major way. There are also moments when a shift happens or when an epiphany is reached; moments of wonder, excitement and realisation. As I say moments … … Read More

From Merida, Yucatan to Frontera Corozal, Chiapas

It’s 7.30am, the sun is just climbing above the trees and its a refreshing 19 degrees (centigrade). Between visiting some great locations and having little or no internet it has, once again been a while since we posted so a little catch up is in order.   We stayed in Merida, Yucatan for a month to take advantage of access … Read More

The Incredible Ruins at Palenque

There isn’t much I can write about the site at Palenque that hasn’t been written many, many times before and written by more knowledgeable authors than this one. But it is a site that has a special place in my heart. I first came across references to the archaelogical information on this site in the late 90s when I read … Read More

Merida, Yucatan – Swapping Hanna for an Airbnb Experience

Somewhere between leaving Tulum and Izamal we had a bit of a crisis of the type ‘what are we doing and is this actually fun?’. Whether it was the having left family and reminders of home in Tulum or the inevitable relationship and personal lows that happen to everyone, travelling or not; something shifted and we were suddenly not happy … Read More

Izamal, Yucatan, Mexico – a Lovely Surprise

Sometimes on this trip it seems that arriving in a new place can be a little bit … well dare I say it … samey. I know we are on a trip of a lifetime and everything should be sparkly and new but there are days and places that just fail to inspire for whatever reason. After we left Tulum … Read More

2000 miles in 8 days! Leaving Baja for Tulum

We had a few last days of Baja calm in the city of La Paz before crossing the Sea of Cortez to the mainland, on a cargo ship (Hanna’s second, our first 🙂 ).  We were off to meet the siblings in Tulum, on the Yucatan Peninsula, for a couple of weeks of more traditional holiday-type action.   Mark is … Read More

Camping Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

So back tracking quite a lot to a seemingly different universe and time. In reality it was only 4 months ago that we left Baja California to hack across the 2500kms of Mexico to meet up with Sas’s brother and sister in Tulum. The journey from La Paz to Mazatlan by ferry was fun, tinged with a little sadness at … Read More

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