October 30th marked our 6-month travel anniversary, and the six-month marker seemed the right time to take a look at our expenses so far – including how much we have spent, where the money went, and what our average per day spend has been in each country.
This week’s Polaroid features some colorful calacas in Mexico – decorated skeletons which are used to celebrate the dead and can be found all over the country.
I finally visited the Riviera Nayarit to see how it compared to my favorite region in Mexico, the Riviera Maya. I beach hopped from San Pancho to Sayulita to Puerto Vallarta…
These cenotes are reached by riding on horse drawn carts (note: not carriages, these were far from romantic) on centuries’ old train tracks through the jungle. This sounded just quirky enough to recapture that magical feeling we were looking for on our visit to Merida .
The Zocalo in Merida is home to several shoe shine men and boys, as are most central parks or squares throughout Mexico and Central America. We stopped to talk to him because of that adorable (and very pregant!) black cat.
While we were staying at the beach house, we had many little geckos that were hanging out there with us – including this one, our personal favorite!
The German car company Volkswagen produced its famous Beetle in Puebla, Mexico, from 1967 until 2003, where it held its classic 50s look until the very end. The Beetle reached cult status in Mexico and can be seen everywhere.
We visited 10 countries this year, and we fell in love with a lot of the places we visited. Which cities made it into our top five favorite destinations of 2012?
The sleepy colonial town in the center of the Yucatan peninsula has a classic, authentic feel, the kind of place which is somehow still devoid of major tourism despite its proximity to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and several beautiful cenotes.