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What an Interesting Visit to Chamula and Zinacantan in Mexico

All we can say is what an interesting visit to Chamula and Zinacantan in Mexico was! San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan are two indigenous towns just outside San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas State in Southern Mexico. The two could not be more different even though they are only 7km away from one another. When you visit Mexico next and you are close to San Cristobal...

San Cristobal de Las Casas Mexico

Hotel Villas Casa Morada San Cristobal

San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas State, Mexico, will always hold fond memories for us, not only for the people, but for our one night stay at one of the best hotels in San Cristobal de las Casas  Hotel Villas Casa Morada San Cristobal. Map of Hotel Villas Casa Morada in San Cristobal de Las Casas A Unique Location in San Cristobal de Las Casas Hotel Villas Casa...

Things to do in Tlaquepaque Mexico

Tlaquepaque, pronounced ‘lake-paki’ is in the Mexican state of Jalisco just outside Guadalajara.  Its actual name is San Pedro Tlaquepaque. We were heading to Ajijic on Lake Chapala and needed a place to stay close by to Guadalajara Airport.  We had previously stayed in Guadalajara but wanted somewhere different outside. (updated 2019) We have written an...

Tlaquepaque

La Villa Del Ensueno Tlaquepaque Mexico

Just 20 minutes from Guadalajara Airport is the enchanting town of Tlaquepaque and one of the best hotels in Tlaquepaque –  La Villa Del Ensueno.  La Villa del Ensueno Tlaquepaque La Villa del Ensueno (translated means The Villa of Dreams) lives up to its name.  An oasis located in a traditional Mexican artisan town La Villa del Ensueno oozes charm and...

5 Reasons to Visit Guadalajara, Mexico

We must confess we were nervous heading into Guadalajara, Mexico but we stepped out of our comfort zone and headed there for 3 nights in 2015.  Why were we so nervous?  The nervousness came about a few months earlier when CNN reported that the drug cartels of Mexico had blown up banks and gas stations in and around Guadalajara.  Expats had to drive into town in...

5 Places to Visit in San Miguel de Allende

There are many places to visit in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  We share with you 5  of our favourites in this colonial UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mexico. It is a town of interesting architecture, good food and unique shopping.  Be sure to spend a few days enjoying this town and its people. 1. The San Francisco Galleries and Gift Mall in San Miguel de Allende...

5 Things to do in Morelia, Mexico

Our top 5 things to do in Morelia, Mexico.  There are more, of course, we should have planned our visit better and stayed longer. What we are finding with towns in Mexico is that they are all special in their own way and offer the traveller a diverse and exciting adventure. Morelia is off the regular tourist track of Mexico which gives it a charm like no other.  When...

8 Activities To Do In Guanajuato, Mexico

Are you visiting Guanajuato Mexico soon? We have at least 8 activities to do in Guanajuato to share with you? Guanajuato is a charming colonial city located in the centre of Mexico in the state of Guanajuato. In 1988 Guanajuato was designated a World Heritage Site.  The town dates back to the 16th century. We loved wandering aimlessly through the back streets finding...

Top 5 Things To Do in Tepoztlan, Mexico

Our 21 days in Tepoztlan, Mexico went very quickly.  Just an hour South of Mexico this magical mystical cobblestoned street village captured our hearts.  A town that we only heard of because we were on a house sitting assignment caring for the cutest three Mexican street dogs.  A town that was off the typical tourist path but a mecca for Mexican City dwellers who...

Magical Hike To The Tepozteco Pyramid

It’s a long magical hike to the Tepozteco Pyramid, one of the many Aztec Pyramids in Mexico, but this one is situated on top of the mountain overlooking the mystical town of Tepoztlan.   Where is Tepoztlan Tepoztlan is located 82 km south of Mexico City in the State of Morelos. The largest town close by is Cuernavaca which is 26.5km away. Tepoztlan has one...

Trapped in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

To be honest, we had never heard of Zihuatanejo in Mexico until we applied for a two-week Housesitting assignment there, we never expected to remain for five weeks. So why were we trapped there? First, some information on one of our favourite places in Mexico.  We love Mexico so much that we even wrote an e-book: Mexico A Travel Guide. Where is Zihuatanejo Mexico...

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