Top things to do in Chiapas: Mexico’s southernmost state

If you think Mexico is all about golden beaches and all-inclusive resorts, you’re in for a surprise! During my one month backpacking trip in Mexico, I spent a decent amount of time in the Chiapas, a region where dense rainforest jungle is  scattered with remnants of the Mayan civilisation. It’s a place where you will come across traditional villages where people still practice ancient rituals.  A place where the scorching sun turns into cold nights in the gorgeous colonial city 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!  After exploring Mexico City, make sure to visit the states of Yucatán and Chiapas, where the majority of the Mayan ruins can be found.  The proximity of most of them makes it handy to go on a Mayan exploration spree without having to cover too much distance. Some of these sites can simply not be missed, Continue Reading

A neigbourhood guide to 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! Staying in the hipster district of Johannesburg? Hell yeah!!” No wonder that the huge metropolis of Mexico City and I hit it off! From the moment I surfaced from the metro station onto Zócalo, the city’s main square,  I felt “yep, this is going to be my kind of place!” But the city is big: there’s Continue Reading