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They are less-visited sites and for some of them, the highlight is the road to... read more Tulum — Feb 14, 2018 — Mexico Tulum is a small town, a spectacular beach, and an archeological ruin.Yucatán is famous for its idyllic beaches, but Tulum has been the only one where... read more Ek' Balam — Feb 12, 2018 — Mexico The city of Ek' Balam reached its peak in the 8th century, then it was suddenly abandoned. The X'Canché Cenote was more interesting than the ruins. I... read more Chichén Itzá — Feb 9, 2018 — Mexico Chichén Itzá is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is surrounded by at least five cenotes that are an important source of water in this arid region. For... read more Yucatán Peninsula 1/3 — Feb 7, 2018 — Mexico Cenotes are natural pit, or sinkhole, in a specific type of rock. They are mostly found in North and Central America, more specifically in the Yucatán... read more Uxmal — Feb 5, 2018 — Mexico Uxmal is one of the most important Mayan sites in Mexico. The city once had a great influence on the region and its neighbouring towns such as Sayil... read more Ruta Puuc — Feb 4, 2018 — Mexico Ruta Puuc means Road of the Hills. It's a series of roads in the Yucatan Peninsula where several ruins with similar architecture can be seen. Archaeologists... read more Campeche and Comalco — Feb 2, 2018 — Mexico In 1517, when the Spanish arrived, Campeche was only a small Mayan village named Ah Kim Pech. The Mayas of the area were very hostile toward the Spanish... read more Palenque — Jan 31, 2018 — Mexico Palenque is one of the best examples of Mayan architecture. Moreover, the site is even more interesting since it is located in the dense jungle.The name... read more Lagunas de Montebello Area — Jan 26, 2018 — Mexico This superb region is a mix of lakes, ruins, and forest. There are dozens of lakes to see and some old Mayan ruins. A lake at the border of Guatemala... read more Comitán and Tenam Puente — Jan 23, 2018 — Mexico The nice colonial town of Comitán is very nice, especially its central park. Small Mayan ruins near Comitán. This site may have been in use up to AD... read more Around San Cristóbal de las Casas — Jan 20, 2018 — Mexico The region around San Cristóbal is dotted with superb villages and fantastic landscapes. One of the villages, San Juan Chamula, is very independent... read more San Cristóbal de las Casas — Jan 18, 2018 — Mexico San Cristóbal is a splendid town known for its colonial architecture. Around the town, there are numerous traditional villages with ancient beliefs and... read more Chiapa de Corzo — Jan 16, 2018 — Mexico The town of Chiapa de Corzo was one of these places where you stop at random and where you end up staying much longer than initially anticipated. At first... read more Chiapas — Jan 13, 2018 — Mexico Chiapas is a low-lying region covered in jungle in the eastern part of Mexico. Among the poorest states, it is mainly populated by indigenous people... read more Sanctuario de la tortuga la Escobilla — Jan 11, 2018 — Mexico In the beginning, I thought my stay at the Escobilla Turtle Centre would be short. I witnessed to the release of baby turtles with other tourists, and... read more Oaxaca Coast — Jan 2, 2018 — Mexico What a lovely place to spend a few days during New Year's Eve. While my Canadian/Quebec compatriots are freezing in temperatures around -30 degrees Celsius... read more Oaxaca de Juárez — Dec 23, 2017 — Mexico Oaxaca is a pretty city in the mountains known for its culture and food.Surrounded by villages, markets, hiking trails, and interesting archeological... read more Monte Albán — Dec 22, 2017 — Mexico Monte Albán is one of the most important archeological sites of Mexico. It competes with other great sites such as Teotihuacán, Palenque, or Chichén... read more Mitla and Yagul Ruins — Dec 21, 2017 — Mexico The ruins of Mitla are located in the centre of the modern village of San Pablo Villa de Mitla. The ruins date from a few centuries before the Spanish... read more Hierve el Agua — Dec 20, 2017 — Mexico Located at an altitude of 1,800 metres, this site is a splendid bubbling mineral springs. A natural infinity pool was created next to a cliff, offering... read more Tlacotalpan — Dec 18, 2017 — Mexico Tlacotalpan is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's a colonial town from the 19th century, well preserved and renovated. The colour palette of... read more El Tajín — Dec 12, 2017 — Mexico This site was probably founded in AD 100 by the Totonac culture, El Tajín means thunder, lightning, or hurricane in the Totonac language. The city reached... read more Cuetzalan — Dec 10, 2017 — Mexico Superb village in the mountains. Its name means Place of the Quetzals; a quetzal is a forest bird from Central America. The village's public market is... read more Cantona — Dec 9, 2017 — Mexico Cantona is one of my favourite archeological sites. The Mesoamerican site stretch over 12 km2 and was inhabited from AD 600 to 1000. No mortar... read more Puebla — Dec 8, 2017 — Mexico Puebla is a city of 1.5 million inhabitants known for its historic centre with more than 1,000 colonial building and no less than 70 churches. The city... read more Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park — Dec 7, 2017 — Mexico Yes, a park's name quite difficult to pronounce, but with incredible scenery. Iztaccíhuatl is a dormant volcano while Popocatépetl is active and its... read more Malinalco — Dec 5, 2017 — Mexico read more Taxco de Alarcón — Dec 2, 2017 — Mexico Taxco became rich from numerous silver deposits exploited during nearly 400 years and still harbour a rich colonial heritage. Nowadays, these deposits... read more On the road - Butterflies and food — Dec 1, 2017 — Mexico The monarch's sanctuary hasn't been a great success. I visited the sanctuary during the butterfly high season, but by some misfortunes, I didn't see as... read more Mexico City — Nov 28, 2017 — Mexico How do I feel about a city of more than 22 million inhabitants? Some suburbs are very nice, but the population density and especially the traffic jams... read more National Museum of Anthropology — Nov 26, 2017 — Mexico The National Museum of Anthropology showcases an impressive art collection on Mexican cultures from prehistory to modern times. The most interesting sections... read more Teotihuacan — Nov 24, 2017 — Mexico The pyramids of Teotihuacan are among the most famous and most visited of Mexico. The site is located 50 km north-east of Mexico City and is a UNESCO... read more Edward James's Las Pozas — Nov 21, 2017 — Mexico Las Pozas is the creation of the British poet Edward James. It's a garden with surrealistic structures built between 1962 and 1984 in a subtropical forest... read more Real de Catorce — Nov 17, 2017 — Mexico The road to the town is 24 km path made of cobblestones. Imagine all the work to do it.It's a nice road, but it is a bit bumpy. Fortunately with a motorbike... read more Zacatecas — Nov 15, 2017 — Mexico Zacatecas, founded in 1548 by the Spanish, is another city designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Like Guanajuato, the wealth of the city is due... read more Aguascalientes - Museo de la Muerte — Nov 14, 2017 — Mexico In the previous post, I told you about the fascination Mexicans have with death. Here is another example of it, a museum entirely dedicated to the death.In... read more Guanajuato - Museum of the Mummies — Nov 12, 2017 — Mexico WARNING: If you don't like what you see at the beginning of this post, don't go any further. There are mummies of babies and very young children below... read more Guanajuato — Nov 11, 2017 — Mexico Ah Guanajuato, what a fantastic place! It is a very photogenic city, and you will quickly understand why it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.The city of... read more San Miguel de Allende — Nov 9, 2017 — Mexico San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful city with a colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and superb lighting of certain buildings at nights. In 2008... read more Morelia — Nov 8, 2017 — Mexico Morelia is the state capital of Michoacán and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The historical centre is superb and very well preserved. Morelia, founded... read more Pátzcuaro — Nov 7, 2017 — Mexico When arriving in Pátzcuaro, one has the immediate impression that something is different in this town. Indeed, it has not been founded by the Spanish... read more Volcán Paricutín — Nov 6, 2017 — Mexico Volcano Paricutín is still quite young at 80 years old and with a height of 2800 metres. On February 20, 1943, while a farmer was labouring its field... read more Pacific Coast - Michoacán — Nov 4, 2017 — Mexico Highway 200, also known as Carretera Pacífico in Spanish, follow the Pacific Coast for about 2000 km and crosses seven Mexican states. Here are a few... read more Guadalajara — Oct 31, 2017 — Mexico Guadalajara is the second-biggest city of Mexico with 1.5 million people; 4 million when counting the greater metro area.The city has a superb downtown... read more Puerto Vallarta — Oct 29, 2017 — Mexico I am not a fan of beaches, but here I am in a very touristy seaside town resort. To my great surprise, I loved this town. The beaches are nice, the waterfront... read more Durango — Oct 26, 2017 — Mexico Durango is a pretty colonial city in the state of Durango. Located at an altitude of 1880 metres, in a semi-arid climate, average annual temperatures... read more Francisco 'Pancho' Villa — Oct 25, 2017 — Mexico Who is Francisco Villa, nicknamed Pancho Villa? He is one of the most famous historical figures of the Mexican Revolution in the years 1910 to 1920.I... read more The Mennonites of Chihuahua — Oct 23, 2017 — Mexico At the beginning of this journey, during our crossing of the United States on the Trans-America Trail, Alvaro, Thierry and I have met a Mennonite community... read more Copper Canyon region - 4 of 4 — Oct 20, 2017 — Mexico In the last part, I present you the classic Copper Canyon. It is the touristy part where most people go. The train starting from Los Mochis and reaching... read more Copper Canyon region - 3 of 4 — Oct 18, 2017 — Mexico Up to now, the trail from Urique to Batopilas, has been the most difficult one that I drove in solo. Before starting the trail, I knew that the first... read more Copper Canyon region - 2 of 4 — Oct 17, 2017 — Mexico The landscapes in the first part were fantastic, but those I was about to see after Cerocahui were even more impressive. A few kilometres after Cerocahui... read more Copper Canyon region - 1 of 4 — Oct 14, 2017 — Mexico The Copper Canyon (Barrancas del Cobre, in Spanish) is a series of canyons located in the southwestern part of the state of Chihuahua. Six canyons and... read more Álamos - Pueblo Mágico — Oct 11, 2017 — Mexico The Pueblos Mágicos are villages or towns that offer a 'magical' experience with their beauty, culture, or history. Álamos is the first magical site... read more First days — Oct 6, 2017 — Mexico I entered Mexico by the border post at Tecate. On the American side, there is no real village, but on the Mexican side, there is a bustling town.Crossing... read more Copyright © 2010-2021 Jocelyn Ouellet. All rights reserved.