Category Archives: Mexico

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Is Travelling in Mexico Really Unsafe?

People often ask us “what was your favorite place so far?” Besides the spectacular continent of Antarctica, Americans are often shocked to hear our next favorite – after one full year away – was Mexico. The Mexico you hear about in the news is vastly different than the actual country just to our south. Just […]

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Mexico by the Numbers

We ended up spending much more time (and money) in our first country, Mexico, than we had initially planned.  Sadly, we also did not get to visit all the places we had wanted to see, either – it turns out it really is a huge country. That said, we had a fantastic time in Mexico. […]

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The Mexican Bus System

Mexico has a truly amazing bus network; it puts the pitiful Greyhound system we have in the US to shame. Buses here run efficiently, with connections available between nearly every city in the country. Tickets can be purchased in a few different classes of service: 2nd class – usually running on shorter routes, these buses […]

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Eating Grasshoppers in Oaxaca

OK, so we’ve been totally delinquent with blogging.  While we catch up and put together some more posts, enjoy this little “taste” of things to come… While in Oaxaca, I decided to sample one of the local delicacies – dried grasshoppers (chapulines).  These little critters can be found all over town – in restaurants, in local […]

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The Kindness of Strangers

When we left for this trip four weeks ago, I knew we would see amazing sights and places. But, I failed to imagine the incredible people we would meet and the extraordinary kindness they would show both to others and to us – two strangers from New York. Juan – we met Juan on a […]

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Life on the Playa

After a few days spent recuperating from Heather’s wisdom tooth extraction at the Omni Resort in Cancun (thanks, Hotwire.com!), it was time to move on.  We had spent nearly a week in Cancun and – believe it or not – we were ready for a change in scenery. Starting a round-the-world trip on vacation resorts […]

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