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Comitan, Mexico

Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | Views [797]

Comitan is only about an hour and a half from San Cristobal so a quick walk to the bus station and we were on our way. Not much is written in the guidebooks about Comitan other than that its the last stopping place before the border. We found a lovely ... Read more >

San Cristobal

Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | Views [970]

We arrived in San Cristobal midday. While Carol minded the packs at the bus station, Kent went looking for lodgings. There are HEAPS of tourists here, many seem to be from Europe and the prices of the hostels and hotels are priced accordingly :o( Kent ... Read more >

Gallery: San Cristobal

Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Tuxtla Gutierrez

Sunday, 4 Jan 2009 | Views [743]

We arrived in Tuxtla early in the morning after having a sleep on the bus (a 10 hour overnight trip) but still felt a bit shattered so took the first hotel room we found (the Grand Hotel Olimpa at 140p) and immediately crashed for a few hours. In the ... Read more >

Oaxaca City

Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | Views [823]

We took an overnight bus from Mexico City to Oaxaca (pronounced waHAka), it was the slowest and cheapest bus we could find and was still better than most of the buses in NZ! It cost us 248 pesos each for a 10 hour trip. We arrived about 7.30am, and ... Read more >

Gallery: Oaxaca city

Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Mexico City

Thursday, 25 Dec 2008 | Views [800]

We managed to find an hotel a couple of blocks out from the zocalo for 130p a night which was just great. Amazingly the zocalo was blocked off from all traffic over christmas so we didn´t have any bother getting about and we think that tons of Mexicans ... Read more >

Gallery: Mexico Cuidad

Thursday, 25 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Arriving in Mexico City

Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | Views [847]

We arrive in Mexico City after 2 hours on the bus, this is so fast that we have to check with the driver that we are actually here. Inside the huge terminal we find an official (safe) taxi cubicle (because trying to use any other transport in this huge ... Read more >


Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | Views [958]

The next day the bus we caught to Zitacuaro happened to have the same conductor as yesterday, he was a young man and was quite insolent to Carol who refused to speak to him. We tried to complain about him at the bus depot in Zitacuaro but our lack ... Read more >

San Felipe and the El Rosario Monarch butterfly sanctuary

Sunday, 21 Dec 2008 | Views [1644]

Mexico is all about families, they go everywhere together and are very close and most of the time very happy from what we see. We also notice that it is totally ok to be affectionate with friends and siblings and parents and there are always couples ... Read more >

Gallery: San Felipe and El Rosario

Sunday, 21 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Saturday, 20 Dec 2008 | Views [1098]

When we arrived in Morelia (the capital of Michoacan state) after quite a cold journey overnight by bus. We arrived at 3am and slept on the bus station floor until the world arose. We caught a 'collectivo' or shared taxi to town. It was a combi and we ... Read more >

Gallery: Morelia

Saturday, 20 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | Views [864]

We caught a bus all the way to Colima as the next town/city of Manzanillo didn't look all that appealing and it was cheaper to go all the way to Colima. We arrived there in the evening, it was dark and there was all this black stuff in the air. We realised ... Read more >


Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | Views [2177]

The bus took us from Puerto Vallarta to the Botannical Gardens south of the city. It is just in it's infancy and not really worth the visit (in hindsight), in a few years it might look good. We hitched a lift from there to El Tuito where we had a delightful ... Read more >

Gallery: Melaque

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Puerto Vallarta

Saturday, 13 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Puerto Vallarta

Saturday, 13 Dec 2008 | Views [1246] | Comments [2]

We were prepared not to like Puerto Vallarta as is a busy city and on the outskirts it didn´t look good. But when we got into the centre it was just great. We managed to hitch a ride all the way from Las Varas where Tito and Miguel from Las Tortugas ... Read more >

Gallery: Las Tortugas

Saturday, 6 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Playa Las Tortugas - Turtle Beach

Saturday, 6 Dec 2008 | Views [2395] | Comments [2]

We had great luck and got a ride in about 5 minutes flat from Tequila. We were heading to Tepic but the ride was heading to Puerto Vallarta so we decided to go with him to Las Varas and head on to the turtles from there. We ended up staying the night ... Read more >


Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | Views [1160]

We caught the bus to Tequila, it cost 55 pesos each and took us 1 1/2 hours to get there, even though it is only 50 km from Guadalajara! On the road we pass though acres and acres of fields of blue agave cactus. This cactus is the sole ingredient ... Read more >

Gallery: Tequila

Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Guadalajara - updated 16/12

Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Views [829] | Comments [1]

In La Paz we discovered the cost of the ferry to Mazatlan (18 hours) had increased from 835p to 1190p. To fly to Guadalajara cost 1200p so guess which one we chose! We flew over here yesterday, it took 1 1/2 hours and caught 2 buses from the airport ... Read more >

Gallery: Guadalajara

Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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