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Fresh Fruit; Fresh Tequila

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Even though our border crossing experience was very easy, we were both a little nervous about driving in Mexico. After all, we had spent the past 2 weeks spending time with our very concerned families, and getting looks from people…

THE CRY OF DOLORES

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THE MEXICANS LOVE NOTHING BETTER THAN CROWNING THEIR HEADS WITH A ‘TORITO‘ WRAPPED IN A KILO OR TWO OF EXPLOSIVES…..AND THEN STRIKING A MATCH! (PHOTO BY CALVIN, WWW.OVERLANDEROASIS.COM)Father Hidalgo was never going to be your run-of-the-mill Mexican priest. As…

Crossing into Mexico

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We decided to cross the border at Laredo, TX based on some recommendations we found online. We arrived in mid-afternoon, got our oil changed, did some errands, and planned to spend that night sleeping in a Walmart parking lot. That…

Mexico 3 – One of Oaxaca’s best kept secrets…….Hierve El Agua in the Central Valleys.

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17th March – If it hadn’t been for another fellow traveller telling us about Hierve El Agua, we may not have discovered this unique and amazing place hidden in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca. Our journey there takes us through…

Mexico 2 – Oaxaca State, The ancient Zapotec Capital of Monte Alban.

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15th March – Brilliant civilisations such as the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Mayas, Toltecs and Aztecs, have all left their marks on Mexico’s landscape.  The most ancient civilisation was that of the Olmecs, whose hieroglyphs were possibly the first writings in…

Mexico 1 – The States of Chiapas and Oaxaca.

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  MEXICO Capital – Mexico City                  Currency – Mexican pesos                      Language – Spanish and Maya languages   10th March – We are through the Guatemala border town of La Mesilla very quickly and a short drive brings us to the…

MEXICO – EARLY DAYS

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WELCOME TO MEXICO, AMIGO!19th August: I’ve never liked snakes at the best of times, and this one’s looking particularly menacing. It’s not yet nine o’clock in the morning and here I am, balancing a mug of tea whilst leafing…

Entering Mexico with your foreign vehicle

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Guide to entering Mexico with your foreign vehicle Summary of processBuy Mexican Insurance Purchase Tourist Card Obtain Temporary Import Approval (if Required)*A carnet is not required to enter Mexico   Mexico Insurance There are many insurance companies online…

I am my own worst enemy. After cats. And arachnids. Don’t even get me started on spiderfelines.

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Urique mornings. “You’re a persistent little fucker, Mr. Fuzzynuts,” I grumble halfheartedly as my well endowed feline foe zips past me when I open the kitchen door, leaving behind him a mess of crumbs where I’d left my bread, again.…

The final countdown

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We are going home TOMORROW! I’ve thought about home so much as a mental escape that it has become hard to believe it is a real place, far away, where we will be transported overnight through the magic of aviation.…

Los perros

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This is a tough one for me. For some time I’ve been thinking of writing about the dogs that I have seen since leaving the U.S., but so far I haven’t been able to work up the strength to put…

Top 5: Best Beaches in Mainland Mexico

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Erica and I were reminiscing about our favorite beaches on mainland Mexico over a couple of beers last night (you can also check out our favorite beaches in Baja Mexico).  What makes the perfect beach for us? There are a…

Guatemala!

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We finally left Mexico and entered Guatemala on April 24. By this point in our trip through Africa, we had already had to stop at a US embassy so Jen could get extra pages added to her passport to accommodate…

Riding from Mexico into Belize

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After spending the night in Chetumal and getting some mail picked up at a local post office (thank you, Ruben!) we head for the border. I have no idea how long it will take to cross over. We have read…

Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

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In one of my two previous trips to Mexico, before this trip, I flew into Cancun with two friends and the 3 of us girls caught a collectivo to a resort south of Playa del Carmen. I never really had…

Chichen Itza

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Chichen Itza is often called one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and rightfully so. This place is incredible. It’s another UNESCO World Hertiage site, and although I have been before, I’m looking forward to the return visit.…

Chichen Itza

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Chichen Itza is often called one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and rightfully so. This place is incredible. It’s another UNESCO World Hertiage site, and although I have been before, I’m looking forward to the return visit.…