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Mexico was  only the second country of our trip, but we (unexpectedly) fell in love with the country and extended our stay there again and again – in the end we spent 88 days there, and traveled more than 3600 kilometers (2370 miles) through the country.

Reminiscing (yes, again), we looked through our thousands of photos and decided to take you on a photographic tour of our journey through Mexico:

Upon arrival in Mexico City, we were welcomed by Mariachi bands & folklore groups…

We discovered some great street art…

… and enjoyed the fantastic views from the Torre Latinoamericano.

In Xochimilco we enjoyed a ride in one of the famous trajinera boats…

… and in Coyoacan, we not only enjoyed the bohemian flair and the market, we also visited Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul.

The archeological site of the Aztec town of Teotihuacan was a Must on our list.

Soon after we headed to Puebla where  we were we discovered a town that had, until 2003, manufactured the famous VW Beetles…

… and we admired the many tiled houses throughout the city.

We got to Oaxaca in time for its famous Guelaguetza festivities in July…

… and spent a  great couple of weeks in this beautiful colonial town, not leaving without having visited the glorious Maya ruins of Monte Alban.

Our next stop was the sleepy beach village of Mazunte on Oaxaca’s Pacific coast, where we were met with a subtropical climate for the first time on our journey.

After a couple of relaxing days we moved on to neighboring Zipolite, before leaving the coast for our next colonial town: San Cristobal de las Casas.

In San Cristobal we came across more fantastic street art…

… and the large presence of Chiapas’ indigenous Maya people was noticeable throughout the entire town.

We visited the Mayan villages of Zinacantan and Chamula, where we were shown how the Mayan women weave their clothes and made their tortillas.

We visited Sumidero Canyon where we saw the breathtaking Christmas tree waterfall and dozens of crocodiles…

On our way to Merida we stopped at the beautiful waterfalls Agua Azul and Misol Ha:

… and one of our favourite Maya ruins: Palenque, tucked deep into the jungle.

In Merida we arrived in time for some heavy rains and floodings…

… but the August heat came back quickly and we enjoyed the town’s magnificent churches before…

… heading to Cazuma, where we explored our first of the many cenotes (underwater sinkholes) on the Yucatan peninsula.

Our next stop was Valladolid, which turned out to be our favorite town in all of Mexico:

We were intrigued by its friendly people…

… and the mysterious hold that its charming architecture has over us…

Chichen Itza was another impressive Maya ruin we visited…

… and the Cenotes Xkeken and Samula are only a short bike ride from Valladolid.

We settled for four weeks in Playa del Carmen, just up from the hoards of tourists where we had the beach practically to ourselves…

We did not leave Mexico before a visit to Isla Mujeres, a tiny, gorgeous island off the coast of Cancun, which had a great Caribbean feeling to it…

… although the cliffs on the southern end of the island reminded us more of Scotland and Ireland…

… and finally a stop in Tulum, maybe not the most amazing Mayan ruins, but definitely the ones in the most stunning setting, right by the turquoise Caribbean sea.

Our very last stop in Mexico was Chetumal on the border to Belize, where we took off in a speedboat to our next destination: Ambergris Caye, Belize.

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    1. @Ekua We still talk about Mexico almost every day. We loved it, but time came to move on. The one thing about Mexico is, we know for sure we’ll go back one day for another long visit. It’s not really a country you can visit once, there is just to much to see, and do, and of course – eat! 🙂 Your post about Oaxaca and the zocalo and people watching brought it all back to me again, we loved Oaxaca!

    1. @Erin – Your posts on Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia make us equally excited for these places and we cannot wait to finally get there, although we’re enjoying Central America a lot!! I hope we’ll have the chance to meet up somewhere on our way down / your way up and exchange tips and recommendations for vegetarian food face to face!

    1. Thanks so much! We’re soooo excited to return to Mexico in three weeks, miss that country so much. Hope you’ll get to go back soon, too 🙂

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