2 weeks in the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico

Here’s my guide for two great weeks in Yucatán and Quintana Roo in Mexico. To be honest, this trip to the Yucatán peninsula in December 2021 was not my first choice. This is the result of having to rebook a Costa Rica trip planned for April 2020 nicely cancelled by our dear COVID-19. But let me tell you, Mexico didn’t disappoint! 2 days in Puerto … Continue reading 2 weeks in the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico

2 days in Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico

Valladolid is quite a small, but charming, town with plenty of excursion options all around it. A very nice surprise! What to do in Valladolid? Ek Balam: Ek Balam is yet another set of Maya ruins in the Yucatan peninsula, but less touristy ones. The site is super nice, relaxing, in the middle of the jungle and the only pyramid I was able to climb in … Continue reading 2 days in Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico

2 days in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Mérida is the largest city in the Yucatan Peninsula. And you can feel it when you arrive from the bus station! The city is buzzing, with tons of people queuing to enter shops with loud music all over the streets around the centre. What to do in Mérida? Uxmal ruins: the main reason I chose to come to Mérida. I had initially decided to go … Continue reading 2 days in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

2 days in Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Bacalar was definitely one of my favourite spots in Yucatan. Not that many tourists and bus tours wander, probably too far away from the actual riviera maya … and I’m glad they don’t! Bacalar is what every Mexican Pueblo Mágico should be. What to do in Bacalar? Enjoy the seven-colour lagoon: take a boat tour, rent a SUP or a kayak, or simply go to … Continue reading 2 days in Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico

2 days in Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya, Mexico

I landed at Cancun airport early December 2021 and definitely wanted to avoid the resort crowds. So I decided that my first Mexican stop would to in Puerto Morelos, a more typical fishing Mexican town, a few kilometers south from Cancún. How to get to Puerto Morelos? I booked a Hotel shared shuttle (US $ 20) booked on the airport website. Two guys with a … Continue reading 2 days in Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya, Mexico

10 days in the South Island, New Zealand

Time to explore the South island! From Wellington on, I couldn’t stop staring through the window of the plane, especially the contrast between mount Tapuae-O-Ueneku and the blue turquoise sea around Kaikoura. I had booked a hostel that was not really in the centre but with a very special story: it’s an old prison! The staff of the Jailhouse accomodation was super welcoming, with nice … Continue reading 10 days in the South Island, New Zealand