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Postcard – Boats by the Beach at Puerto Escondido

Posted by on December 14th, 2012 in Feature, Mexico, North America, Postcards, Puerto Escondido | 8 comments

Last few weeks before Christmas are always insanely busy. There is the company Christmas party and all the other pre-holiday drinking get-togethers; it’s busy at work and after work you’re desperately searching for those perfect Christmas gifts all the while trying to get all your things in order before the holidays and the years end! And all this is not helped by the fact that it’s freezing cold (has been for the last few weeks in London). So to be honest, I’d rather be somewhere warm and relaxing right now, like a beach. And the place that came to my mind was Puerto Escondido in Mexico. The first beach I went to on my last years RTW. I got stuck there for to two weeks. Just lying on the beach, swimming, learning to surf, eating pescadillas and drinking cold...

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Swimming in the blue waters of Aqua Azul in Palenque

Posted by on March 8th, 2011 in Mexico, North America, Palenque, Photos | Comments Off on Swimming in the blue waters of Aqua Azul in Palenque

[Not a valid template] I dived into the cold turquoise blue water, very refreshing. Just floating, I allowed the current to take me downstream, it was too strong to swim against anyway. I then made my way into a calm bay before the waterfall I knew was coming. Taking my time before climbing out onto the rocks to warm in the sun shine. [Not a valid template] Spending a day at Aqua Azul is definitely worth it. It is very much like the Chemuc Champey I saw in Guatemala not too long ago. The water is very clear and turquoise blue in the natural pools. The difference being, that at Aqua Azul the current is in many places very strong and you have some minor waterfalls scattered between the pools. So you want to avoid those, as I imagine,...

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Chilling in Zipolite

Posted by on February 14th, 2011 in Mexico, North America, Photos, Zipolite | Comments Off on Chilling in Zipolite

With heavy heart I left Puerto Escondido behind me and we boarded the bus going south with a Californian guy who was heading to the same direction. We dropped off in San Antonio which seemed to be just a few houses in the middle of nowhere. We had planned to catch a collectivo (basically a minivan acting as a local bus) from San Antonio, but ended up sharing a taxi with an Argentian guy who was also heading to a nearby beach. [Not a valid template] 20 minutes later we arrived at Zipolite, a quiet beach south of Puerto Escondido. Also known as a bit of a hippie hang about and it’s easy to see why that is. Atmosphere is very relaxed, with hammocks at every bar in the beach. During night time you can find fire twirlers and...

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Surfing in Puerto Escondido

Posted by on February 7th, 2011 in Mexico, North America, Photos, Puerto Escondido | 1 comment

[Not a valid template] Wake up at 11am after a night out, pull yourself out of the bed and into the shower. Get your shorts on and head to the beach. Have a fruit salad and an orange juice for breakfast; and then just chill by alternating between swimming and lying in the sun. As the sun gets too low, head back to the hostel, take a shower and go to the terrace for some drinks before heading out into the night. And Repeat, that’s Puerto Escondido in a nut shell. [Not a valid template] Well, to be honest, there is more to it than that, but that was pretty much my first few days there (and quite a few other days also). We had our spot on the secluded playa Carrizalillo, which, we all agreed, is the best...

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Tacos & Tortas vs. Hot Dogs

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 in Mexico, Mexico City, North America, Photos | Comments Off on Tacos & Tortas vs. Hot Dogs

It’s 3 am in the morning, you are in Mexico City, and you’re just heading back to your hostel. What do you need at that point – No, not kebab, you need Tacos. And the good thing about them, is that you can get just as many as you want. [Not a valid template] Mexico, and especially Mexico City is all about street food. There are small kitchens everywhere. Some have places to sit, some don’t. And there are two main things to eat: tacos and tortas. Sure you have quesadillas, enchiladas, nachos etc. But for the street kitchens, it’s about tacos and tortas. Torta is like a sandwich,very soft bread with cheese, ham or chicken etc. inside. [Not a valid template] But at 3am in the morning when you see this taco list, you better read some Spanish....

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Viva México

Posted by on January 27th, 2011 in Mexico, Mexico City, North America, Photos | 3 comments

So I’ve finally arrived to the land of Tequila and Tacos – Mexico, and to be more precise to Mexico City. [Not a valid template] Here’s my Mexico City check list: See the pyramids – check Watch Lucha Libre (Mexican wresting) – check Enjoy Tequila & Cerveza & Pulque & Mezcal in a cantina – cheeeck Get Robbed – check Now there is no drama on the robbing part. We were sitting in a restaurant eating enchiladas and enjoying mojitos. Or to be precise it was a terrace, fenced off from the street. And sudenly I realized my shoulder bag was gone. Felt too safe in the restaurant and got a bit careless, as the bag was on the back of the chair by my side. No major losses, just the bag and my fleece in the bag. But...

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