Sh*t Happens - Lost Girl Travel
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, is it Worth a Trip?
Intro San Cristobal de las Casas is an adorable town in the central highlands of the Southern state of Chiapas in Mexico. It is surrounded by hills and sports wonderful views, Spanish colonial architecture with red tile roofs and cobblestone streets as well as a fascinating and proud indigenous culture and history.
Getting Held Hostage by Laundry in Mexico
When we arrived in San Cristobal de las Casas, a highland town in the Southern Mexican state of Chiapas, we desperately needed to do laundry after three weeks of traveling. We went straight to a laundrette after checking in on Friday and were told we could pick up our clothes the following day. Sounds easy enough, right?
Testing Out the Top Five Things to do in Puerto Escondido
Intro Puerto Escondido is a laid-back beach town on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. It’s a popular spot on the backpacking circuit because not only is it a beautiful beach filled haven to relax in but there’s also a ton of activates to try out.! It’s actually overwhelming how much there is to do in this gorgeous little corner of Mexico.
Am I a Jerk if I Don’t Like Hanoi?
So I committed the ultimate travel sin. I admitted that I didn’t like a place. You’re not really supposed to do that. Especially not when it’s a place that everyone else seems to like. At the worst, you say something diplomatic like:
The Joys of Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico
Intro Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a hauntingly beautiful festival unique to Mexico. It combines the ancient Aztec custom of celebrating ancestors with All Souls Day, a Roman Catholic day of prayer and remembrance of the departed, brought to Mexico by Spanish invaders in the early 1500s.
First Impressions of Oaxaca City
Intro We knew we wanted to visit Mexico for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) a joyful holiday to remember lost loved ones, but the question was, where in Mexico did we want to celebrate it? A quick Google search came up with the same answer over and over again.
How Reading "Eat, Pray, Love” in Bali Changed my Relationship with the Chakras
I’m reading the “Pray” section of the book “Eat, pray, love” which is based in India and it brings me straight back to my time learning yoga there. It’s quite fitting for me right now as I embark on a kind of homemade yoga retreat in Canggu, Bali.
Not Your Typical Mexican Food
On our walking tour of Oaxaca, we met a fantastic collection of people and we all met up for dinner that evening. Tommy, a brilliantly funny scouser ordered a famous Oaxacan dish, mole with turkey. It arrived at the table and he exclaimed:
The Petrified Waterfalls of Oaxaca, Mexico
The drive through the mountains was both breathtaking and vomit-inducing. I panickily pulled my stiff seatbelt whilst imaging the bus rolling over the edges of the cliff with my head bashing against the metal sides like a pinball.
The Trials of Trying to Conquer Mount Bromo Without a Tour
The First Trial “No, we don’t need a tour to do Mount Bromo! We don’t want to spend more time on a jeep than at the actual volcano, all crowded with loads of other tourists rushing around. No, let’s do it properly. I read a blog about how to get there on your own. It looks simple enough.” — Me