My guide to Playa del Carmen Mexico is (finally) out!

guide to playa del carmen

I had wanted to get my Guide to Playa del Carmen out by the time we left Mexico over two months ago. Once again, the universe laughed at my plans and a travel guide was the last thing it had on it’s mind. I love my crazy ride of a life. I LOVE IT! I ALSO LOVE MEXICO. But you already know that. I had no idea we would be abandoning our plans for a central and south American road … Keep reading…

A landslide, a reunion and a Fandango

Huatulco reunion

It was time to leave Oaxaca city. Against the better advice of our host Martha, who suggested we take the route from whence we came, we headed over the Sierra Madre mountains toward Puerto Escondido. We knew better, we really did, but sometimes the stubbornness of not wanting to backtrack overrides sense. A new adventure, however uncertain, is always more alluring to us than the road we’ve traveled before. A Landslide It started out beautifully. We followed the valley through … Keep reading…

Finding home in Oaxaca City

Oaxaca-kitchen

Sometimes you stay in a place that leaves an impression. When you travel on a budget as we do, these places are few and far between. We’ve often remembered places for their supreme discomfort rather than the opposite, so as someone who has champagne taste on a beer budget (wink, wink), I’m always on the lookout for good value, comfy digs. If they have an extra touch, an attention to detail or a cute design, I’m happy as Larry (with … Keep reading…

Coming alive to celebrate the dead in Oaxaca

mum and me

I’ve been very aware of death this year – it’s been all around me in the form of people I love losing people they love, and though these losses haven’t been mine to grieve, I have. Which is one of the reasons I really wanted to be amongst the festivities for Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, this year. I’d heard Oaxaca was the place to experience this celebration, and so we drove 2,000 KM across the … Keep reading…