2 weeks in Ecuador

When you hear the word ‘Ecuador’, what do you think of? Besides an (awesome) song from the end of the 90’s of course. To be honest, I had … nothing in my mind. And that was kind of cool, it meant that it’s not very touristy. But in a few clicks, I discovered there’s a lot to see: volcanoes, jungle, colonial cities and of course… … Continue reading 2 weeks in Ecuador

2 days in Latacunga

The region around Latacunga is exceptional: volcanoes, laguna, páramo. It should definitely be on your bucket list should you be in Ecuador. What to do in Latacunga? Cotopaxi: Cotopaxi is the second highest volcano in Ecuador (5 897 m). And still considered active! I took an excursion from the Secret Garden Hostel in Quito to go to Cotopaxi for $59 (non negotiable) 1st stop (around … Continue reading 2 days in Latacunga

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 Isla Holbox, Yucatan, Mexico

Christmas in paradise – that was my objective! And it was a great success. This island is the perfect place to chill out, admire colourful sunsets and eat good food. How to get to Holbox? Several ADO (and second-class) buses arrive here from Cancun, Merida, Playa del Carmen and Valladolid. A ferry leaves every half an hour (2 companies run every hour) from 6am to 10pm- … Continue reading 2 days in Isla Holbox, Yucatan, 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