Top things to do in Chiapas: my favourite Mexican state!

If you think Mexico is all about white sand, warm beaches and all-inclusive resorts, you’re in for a surprise! In the Chiapas region, the dense rainforest jungle is scattered with remnants of the Maya civilisation. You will find traditional villages where people still practice ancient rituals and to top it all off is the gorgeous colonial city of San Cristóbal de las Casas. Chiapas paints a very different picture of Mexico and it’s a picture you simply can’t afford to miss! Intrigued? Continue Reading

The most spectacular Mayan ruins in Yucatan and Chiapas

Did you know that there are over 20 Mayan sites in Mexico?  That’s right, one of the world’s biggest civilizations ever has left a huge mark on Mexico’s heritage sites! The majority of the sites can be found in the states of Yucatán and Chiapas, making it possible for travellers to go on a Mayan exploration spree without having to cover too much distance.Some of these sites can simply not be missed, like Chichen Itza or Palenque, but make sure you explore a few of the lesser known Continue Reading

The diversity of Mexico City

I have a thing for big cities; a thing for organised chaos and for places that might seem daunting at first. “Cairo? Loved it! Los Angeles? Much better than San Francisco! Johannesburg? Hell yeah!!” So it’s no wonder that the huge metropolis of Mexico City and I hit it off! From the moment I surfaced from the metro station onto the Zócalo, I felt “yep, this is going to be my kind of place!” But the city is big: there’s the historical centre, the skyscrapers, the village Continue Reading