Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum used to be Yucatan well kept secret. All the american tourists went to Cancun eventually to Playa del Carmen and Tulum stayed the backpackers base. But there are Mayan ruins right on a beach and cenotes around. And the beach is nicer than those near Cancun so tourists already found Tulum. It's still place without big hotels but to talk about Yucantan secret makes no sense anymore. 

Mayan ruins in Tulum

 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Holbox Island, Mexico

Holbox is an island on the edge of Bay of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. It's place still quite undiscovered by mass tourism. Beautiful place.



Holbox Island star

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Merida, Mexico

Merida is a capital of Yucatan state. We decide to come here after everyone told us to avoid the super-touristic and overpriced Cancun. It was good choice. Great couchsurfing and beautiful caves where you can swim in clear water (cenotes).


Horsetrain - just in Mexico 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Mexico City, Mexico

We've been there in February of 2016. Shortly DF (Districto Federal) or now newly CDMX (Ciudat de Mexico) is one of the biggest cities in the world. It has some 25 millions inhabitants. We had no good expectations about such a big city. We expected something Jakarta of Manila. Chaos, traffic, pollution and criminality. Yes, some districts are maybe like this but from what we've seen, DF is a modern clean city where we could imagine live and work. Probably the biggest positive surprise from this part of world.


Teotihuacan Pyramides


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bogota, Colombia

Colombia's capital and biggest city. We booked a hostel here but in stayed with locals in the end. Michal was here in 2011 and have to say that not much changed since then. Its still pretty exciting city. With all the advantages and disadvantages of south american metropolis.


Title of this piece of art is "The Hell"  Botero gallery...


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Guatape, Colombia

This was nice surprise. Small town on the bank of huge lake. Close from here Pablo Escobar had his fancy fortress villa. The villa is a ruin now and the town became the favorite vacation destination for both tourists and locals.
Fountain. The old man from the fountain is alive. You can see him behind the fountain

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Medellin, Colombia

There were 6349 murders in Medellin just in one year (1991). Mainly thanks to Pablo Escobars drug cartel. Once the most dangerous city in world changed to good place to live. It has perfect position in a valley where the weather is springlike all year round. There is plenty on culture, museums, and universities. And they kill just few hundred people yearly here now so its pretty good for Latin American city.  

Botero's statues