Central America

Hermoso San Cristobal in Photos

[Photos] The beauty of San Cristobal San Cristobal, nestled in the lush mountains of Chiapas, is easily one of the prettiest places I stayed in Mexico. The narrow cobblestone streets and brightly coloured buildings made a bountiful canvas for
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Budget Mexico Guide: Chiapas

Chiapas Guide: San Cristobal, Tuxtla and Palenque CHIAPAS The multi-cultural and lush state of Chiapas is home to 12 of the 62 indigenous groups officially recognised by the Mexican government. From the beautiful ruins of Palenque, the bright
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Budget Mexico Guide: Yucatan Penninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula: Cancun, Isla Holbox and Playa Del Carmen THE YUCATAN The Yucatan is like a huge playground for water-related activities. Everyone here can find something they will love. In this area of Mexico you can see baby turtles
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Budget Guide: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

The Best Guide for doing Isla Mujeres, Mexico to the Max, on the Cheap Whenever I think back to my time on Isla Mujeres, I’ll get a little teary smile on my face. It was some of my best times travelling, and since I got stuck there for months I
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[READ] When a Stranger Saves your Butt

A Collaboration: Random Acts of Kindness from a Stranger With everything that’s going on in politics right now, I felt compelled to try to remember the good things in the world. The little things that help you remember what a beautiful
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[READ] Mexico and a Painful Love

  To Mexico, with Love… It’s happening again, I can’t stop this painful love. Every time I think it’s going well, I fuck it up again. It’s been an entire relationship of unhappiness and I can’t understand how it got to this and why I can’t
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Free or Cheap Things to do in Mazunte

6 Ridiculously Cheap (or Free) Things to do in Mazunte, Mexico Mazunte is known as the sleepy beach town near surfer-lovers Puerto Escondito. It’s common for backpackers to party and surf it up in Puerto and then head to Mazunte for some much
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The Best Cenotes Near Tulum

The Very Best Cenotes around Tulum and Playa Del Carmen Cenotes are created when the limestone ground cover of underground river systems collapse in, creating an entry point. There are over 4,000 known cenotes in the Riviera Maya region and so
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[Photos] Day of the Dead in Mexico

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Oaxaca; a day to remember loved ones who have passed I heard it said we die two times. The first is that final breath and when nobody speaks our names aloud we die a second death  – Lift souls on the
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Rubbish Rant; A Complaint Letter

Dear Trashy Tourists, Recently I went for a hike around the picturesque Royal National Park, just outside of Sydney and just as I was beginning the hike I saw a pile of coffee cups and cans dumped on the ground next to the entry. Seriously…?
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Budget Guide: Cuba

Complete Suggested Itinerary for One Month in Cuba From one end of the island to the other! Looking to travel Cuba on a budget? Need tips and advice on where to stay and what to do? Cuba is ridiculously cheap as long as you’re prepared to live
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[WATCH] A Day in Baracoa, Cuba

Video of a Day Trekking around Baracoa with a GoPro on my Head Baracoa is on the far Eastern tip of Cuba and is one of the more difficult places to get to in Cuba. If you’re wondering wether it’s worth the long and difficult trip to
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8 Ways Yoga Can Change Your Life

8 Ways Yoga Significantly Changed my Life for the Better I’m just going to give a little shout out to Yoga here, since it’s given me so, very much. I used to be one of those people that wanted to be able to exercise, but just couldn’t push
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[READ] Surfing with Lead

What does surfing and two AK-47s have in common? In the quiet backpacker town of San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua, Mad Mike was at war with the locals. He was one of those loud-mouth Americans who’d moved to Central America, threw a bunch of cash
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Colourful Cuba: A Photographic Rainbow

This article originally featured on The Poor Explorer Blog. Alluring, majestic Cuba. One of the most colourful and textured places to capture with a camera. Mess and madness in every corner, yet method to the madness.  As you scroll through you
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Beautiful Black and White Photos of Cuba

This article originally featured on The Poor Explorer Blog. WARNING: The following will make you want to go to Cuba, immediately.  Photographing Cuba was one of the easiest gigs I’ve ever had. This gorgeous country is like a well-trained
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