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11 tips for travel in Mexico: iguana

11 tips for travel in Mexico

Bags of culture. Decent public transport. Good value. Chatty residents. All these make Mexico one of my favourite destinations. Here are 11 tips for travel in Mexico beyond the all-inclusive resorts. Getting around – 11 tips for travel in Mexico 1. Combis Collectivos / combi vans are a steal for local transport (think camper van […]

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All Saints Day in Guatemala

All Saints Day in Guatemala: A graveyard tale

“Cerveza, cerveza?” hollers the vendor, above the hullabub of humanity that’s hunching its way across the graveyard of Santiago Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. Kites flutter overhead, their larger cousins punctuating the ground and the skyline. Graves of the moneyed serve as a picnic-table for tucking into El Fiambre, the traditional festival dish that honours the dead. Kids […]

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Peru UNESCO sites, World Heritage Sites in Peru - Taquile on Lake Titicaca

Not Machu Picchu again!? Here’s three more Peru UNESCO sites you should visit

Peru has a whole lot more going for it than Machu Picchu. Here are three more Peru UNESCO sites you should visit: watch a knitting extravaganza, fly above an astronaut, and see a mummy frozen in time! 1. Textiles on the Island of Taquile, Lake Titicaca Lake Titicaca borders both Peru and Bolivia, high in […]

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Where to spend a month in Mexico. El Castillo, Chichen Itza, Mexico

Where to spend a month in Mexico – from the Yucatán to Mexico City

It’s a country with caves, canyons, cenotes, coast, cities, culture, crafts and a top cuisine; spending only a month in Mexico is a tough ask. Mexico gives you countless opportunities to interact with the welcoming locals – on the ubiquitous public transport, and at its many sites and attractions. You’ll never be too far from a good meal, […]

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The church of San Jan Chamula

How San Juan Chamula moved me to tears

San Juan Chamula in Chiapas, Mexico, is somewhere I’ll never forget. My senses overpowered me and the tears flowed at this Tzotzil Maya village near San Cristóbal de las Casas. Here’s why. The view of the main square itself was enough to get my senses reeling. A colourful swirl of vegetables and unrefrigerated meat for sale, providing an […]

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