Well hello, 2017!
It's been a bit quiet around here for the last month or so as I made the active decision to take some time off from blogging for the first time in four years! But now, I'm back and I have a big announcement:
We're going to Mexico!
Yes, next week we're flying from Germany to Cancún to begin two and a half months travel around this massive country. So very exciting since this will be our first time in Mexico.
In preparation for this trip, we're carefully considering what to pack since we travel with hand luggage only, making sure we have all the necessary vaccines and an address for the first place we're staying in case we're asked for this at immigration.
Here's a preview of where we're planning to go and what we're hoping to see and do in that time.
We will rent an Airbnb in Cancún after we land and stay for a couple of nights. Cancun is not our top choice to visit in Mexico but we've heard the beaches are beautiful so it's worth seeing for a short trip. It also gives us a chance to relax for a couple of days before traveling further into different parts of Mexico.
After Cancun, we'll travel down the coast to Tulum and stay there for a couple of nights. We'll of course check out the ruins, but also the cool-looking street art and enjoy some of the more unusual things the town has to offer.
I lived in the original Mérida in Spain for a short while teaching English back in 2012, so was excited to discover its namesake in Yucatán. We'll spend a couple of days there, checking out the contemporary art scene as well as the vegan-friendly vegetarian food.
We will not visit the more famous ruins at Chichén Itzá (I actually went there as a teenager with my family some years ago), but wanted to check out the lesser known but seemingly equally impressive ones at Palenque. Ruins surrounded by the jungle, yes please!
San Cristobal de las Casas
This cute town looks pretty cool, and surprisingly for its size seems to have an abundance of vegan things. We'll also spend some time here exploring the town's colonial past and nearby natural beauty.
I can't wait this beautiful town and experience some of the cool things it has to offer! I've heard so many good things about it, and the more I read and more pictures I see, the more convinced I am that I'm going to love it!
Since we are city boys, we decided to spend a full month in Mexico City, one of the largest cities in the world! We have had friends from here tell us how great it is and we've been dying to check it out for ourselves. We'll be using the time to get some work done and have rented an apartment in the neighbourhood of La Condesa. Of course, we'll eat all the vegan things, as well as trying to see a much of the Frida Kahlo stuff as we can, as well as just soaking in this cool city.
A lot of digital nomads seems to rave about this cute town, so we're looking forward to spending a few days there to see what all the fuss is about.
Not really sure what to expect of Mexico's second city, but since we like big cities and we know a few people who live there, we're looking forward to spending some time there. Apparently, it's really good for art.
While I'm not so much of a beach person (I get bored spending more than a couple of hours lounging by the sea) it'll be nice to travel from the Caribbean to the Pacific coasts, and get a little final beach time before heading back to Europe. It also seems that there's an abundance of interesting things to see and do along this part of the coast, so we're looking forward to checking it out.
Let us know in the comments if you have any suggestions for us in the places we're planning to visit. We'd love to hear from you!