Xochimilco: A day trip of boats and tacos

Embark on a Xochimilco day trip with me and let's explore the colorful canals of Mexico!

April 25th, 2014|Categories: North & Central America Travel|Tags: |

A day trip to Taxco, Pueblo Mágico

Taxco was my first encounter with the colonial era of Mexico. I remember visiting in my childhood and being fascinated by the architecture, the slow pace of life, the silver handicraft, the white color of all the buildings and of course, the many colorful piñatas that adorn the streets of this magical town (Pueblo Mágico). [...]

April 7th, 2014|Categories: North & Central America Travel|Tags: |

The Uxmal Light and Sound Show: Is it worth it?

Are you a big fan of Light and Sound shows? I've been to many of them in my life as a traveler and yes, some (most?) of them are extremely tacky and can easily bore you after the first 10 minutes while others truly captivate you with their elaborate projections and the unique way they [...]

March 27th, 2014|Categories: North & Central America Travel|Tags: |

Celebrating the Spring Equinox at Chichen-Itza

When the clock hit 16:00, my hopes and dreams began to dwindle. The clouds looming above our heads were a signal that we wouldn't be able to enjoy the Spring Equinox at Chichén-Itzá (friendly called Chicken Pizza by some foreign visitors), something that I have been looking forward for some years now. As I looked [...]

March 22nd, 2014|Categories: North & Central America Travel|Tags: |

What is a Cenote? Adventures at the Mayan Riviera!

As I made my way to the Yucatan peninsula in order to behold the Spring Equinox at Chichén-Itzá, I decided to stop yesterday at the colonial city of Valladolid, one of Mexico's Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) and take a swim at the Cenotes. At the what? At the Cenotes...don't know what a Cenote is? A [...]

March 20th, 2014|Categories: North & Central America Travel|Tags: |

Monte Alban and the Pyramid that rises above the clouds

Of all the Mexican archeological sites that exist, the pyramid complex found at Monte Alban is very unique in the sense that this is the only pyramid of Mexico that is located on a high plateau 400 meters above the valley, meant to defend the city against the threats of the invaders. Unlike the other [...]

March 19th, 2014|Categories: North & Central America Travel|Tags: |

The Top 7 Archeological Sites of Mexico

As a fan of archeology and cultural attractions, I find it kind of sad that most people who visit Mexico will only get to see the pristine beaches of the Caribbean and, if they're not too hangover, the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen-Itza. Yes, most visitors will only have one week or two and, [...]

March 17th, 2014|Categories: North & Central America Travel|Tags: |

Misadventures at the lush Mayan Jungle of Palenque

By 2014, Palenque was the only one of the Top Six Mexican Archeological sites that I haven’t visited yet. The reason for that was mainly because I didn’t have any family members at Chiapas and also because, geography-wise, Palenque is very far removed from both Mexico City (18 hours give or take) and Cancun (12 [...]

March 5th, 2014|Categories: North & Central America Travel|Tags: |

7 facts about the world’s biggest monument: The Cholula Pyramid

Up until a few decades ago, there was a consensus among archeologists that the Khufu Pyramid at Egypt was the biggest man-made monument to ever exist. And guess what? They were wrong. It wasn’t until 1931 the Cholula Pyramid was fully explored and its gigantic proportions came to light. How did this huge Pyramid managed [...]

March 3rd, 2014|Categories: North & Central America Travel|Tags: |

A visit to the Petrified Waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca

Oaxaca holds a very special place in my heart for various reasons. I visited it for the first time when I was 15 years old to hang out my aunt who lives there. Now, 9 years later and on my way to my new life in Cancun, I paid her a surprise visit for a [...]

March 2nd, 2014|Categories: North & Central America Travel|Tags: |

Los Atlantes de Tula, Mexico’s most overlooked wonder!

When I was a little boy, I had a special love/hate relationship with history lessons. Why is that? Because I loved to learn about the many pre-hispanic civilizations of Mexico and I hated how easy it was to get them confused during the exams! Did you know that Mexico has more than seventy archeological sites? [...]

February 22nd, 2014|Categories: North & Central America Travel|Tags: |

The day I helped save the baby sea turtles in Acapulco

As I mentioned before in this special photo of the week, one of the first things I did on this New Year was to pay a visit to the local Turtle Camp of Acapulco. Sea Turtles have always fascinated me, even before Finding Nemo was released. There's just something magical about this magnificent and graceful [...]

February 18th, 2014|Categories: North & Central America Travel|Tags: |