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24 Jan
Izamal, La Ciudad Amarilla

When my friends left for their next destinations, I suddenly was alllll alone in the big city Cancún. Lisse left on Friday, Hilde the next Friday and Floor on Sunday. Two more weeks in Mexico without my good friends that I had met here.. But, I...

23 Jan
Chiapas: San Cristóbal de las Casas

Hi there! Apologies for the delay of my post about our next stop: San Cristóbal de las Casas! Also located in the beautiful state Chiapas, of course. We continued our trip from Palenque on to this city more in the south. We read in our Lonely...

20 Dec
Full moon party @ Tulum

Hi everyone! This was another week of work work work, but also a few parties! On Monday, it was Floor's 22nd birthday, and we decided we should not stay at home and celebrate it, although I had to work the next day. You only turn 22...

16 Dec
Bacalar pueblo mágico

Ohhh man, last weekend in Bacalar was so incredible and amazing. It definitely reached my top 3 of best places in Yucatán (have only been in Yucatán Peninsula :) ), besides of Holbox. Bacalar's name is derived from the Mayan: b'ak halal, which means 'surrounded by...

01 Dec
Holbox heaven

Yesssssss!! This weekend we finally got to go to the beautiful Isla Holbox. We had been wanting to go there for weeks, and last weekend we finally took the plunge and went! At first we wanted to go with the Mayab bus, bus then José...

22 Nov
Maravillosa Mérida

Wow, time is flying in Mexico! Another weekend just passed and we spent it in Mérida, Yucatán's capital and largest city! This truly was one of the most beautiful cities I have visited in Mexico so far. It is so folkloristic and traditional Mexico. But also,...

07 Nov
Chill at Isla Mujeres

This weekend was a bit more about relax and chill, since Lisse's friend Hilde arrived in Cancun Friday night. I had been not been feeling well Wednesday and Thursday, but on Friday I was recovered from my flu (I think?) and was ready for the...

31 Oct
Tulum at last

Although we are eager to go out of Cancun in the weekends, it is very hard to make decisions every time. I do have a to see-list with all the places in Yucatán and Quintana Roo I want to visit, but whenever you meet people...

26 Oct
Hostel La Candelaria

This weekend in Valladolid was, as stated before, a really nice one! Speaking for myself, this city was on my must see list from the beginning, and I was doing research for quite a long time already. When I finally convinced the girls to join...

25 Oct
Ek ‘Balam ruins

Visiting the ruins of Ek 'Balam was on our schedule for Sunday. It was recommended by the hostel owner and I read about it in my Lonely Planet as well. I did some research before during my workweek and it looked quite impressive, so we thought...