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Edzna Mayan ruins Campeche main plaza

A day trip from Campeche to the Edzna Mayan ruins

I love a good Mayan ruin. If they’re of the lesser-visited variety like Edzná, so much the better. With a few days in the colourful Mexican city of Campeche on the western side of the Yucatán peninsula, a day trip to the Edzná ruins was too big a draw to resist. Getting from Campeche to […]

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Outside York Minster in a tuk tuk!

25 (more) experiences I’m going to have before I die … updated!

Three years after first committing this list of my 25 must-do experiences to my hard drive, here’s my light-hearted look at what’s been accomplished, what’s still “on the list”, and what’s been ditched … Why I put my 25 experiences list in writing When I was in Bologna, I met Judy. Judy introduced me to […]

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copper canyon railway tickets - boarding the train at El Fuerte

How to buy Copper Canyon train tickets

Since March 2016, you can no longer buy Primera (first) class tickets on Mexico’s Copper Canyon train – boo! This post gives details on how to buy your Copper Canyon railway tickets before you travel, without having to pay a USD $100 tour operator premium. Andrew and I travelled on the Copper Canyon railway in October 2016, […]

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2016 Yorkshire events - Whitby

The stories behind The Gap Year Edit’s twelve top Instagram pictures of 2016

Yup, it’s that time of year again … where I share the stories behind the scenes from your twelve most-liked 2016 pictures from The Gap Year Edit’s Instagram account. #12. Bamburgh, Northumberland, England I got my feet wet taking this picture in May – the beach at Bamburgh, Northumberland. Miles and miles of sandy wonderfulness, with a medieval […]

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The Copper Canyon Mexico: travel plans 2016

Revealed: My travel plans for Summer and Autumn 2016

If “where can I go next?” is normally the first question on your mind the minute you arrive home after a holiday, you’re not alone! After much flight-price-stalking, saving up and work-contract planning; my travel plans for the rest of 2016 are fixed. “Next” is now just around the corner. Can’t wait! First up, it’s Berlin! A […]

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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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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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