Crazy VW taxi ride in Taxco, Mexico

Our destination: The state of Christ
Our destination: The state of Christ

As I climbed through the one usable door and into the worse-for-wear backseat of the ramshackle white VW beetle, I wasn’t completely sure I was doing the safest thing.

It wasn’t.

But these beat-up, no-working-seat-belted VWs were the officially taxis of Taxco, and we were desperate to get to the top of the mountainside town to see the famous Christ statue.

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Things you must do in Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco, Mexico
Acapulco, Mexico

If you’re headed to Mexico, you must visit Acapulco. If it’s not on your itinerary, it is now. Consider it done. Hands down, Acapulco was my favourite destination in Mexico. Our couple of nights there were amazing. Acapulco is kind of like the Gold Coast (Australia) of Mexico – Or the Miami (US), or Nha Trang (Vietnam) of Mexico. Yes, it’s a resort city, so it’s very touristy, but don’t let that put you off. Read More »

Beautiful buildings and pretty pyramids in Puebla, Mexico

The view from my bed. Literally. Puebla, Mexico.
The view from my bed. Literally. Puebla, Mexico.

Mexico: What a country. Amazing food, alcohol, churches, ruins, and beaches.

I was so excited to visit this place and explore its culture.

I wasn’t disappointed – our first stop in Mexico, leaving Mexico City first up (Don’t worry, we came back) for Puebla, one of the first most important Spanish colonial cities in Mexico.Read More »

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica: The destination for the adventurous

Super happy but oh, so sunburnt!
Super happy but oh, so sunburnt!

Laying on a beach bordered on one side with bright blue ocean, and on the other by a Nature Park filled with monkeys and other wildlife going about their business, I thought to myself, “This is paradise.”

It looked like paradise, it felt like paradise: Therefore I shall always refer to Manuel Antonio as my little slice of paradise. Read More »