Travel in Mexico


The Day of the Dead in Mexico: What’s it all about?

Witness a Crucifixion in Mexico


Tips for Flying in Mexico and Finding Cheap Domestic Flights

All about Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport

Bus Travel in Mexico

Driving and Renting Cars in Mexico

How to Get a Hotel in Mexico (or Anywhere)

A Spanish Cheat Sheet for Travelers in Mexico – your first lesson

Authentic Eating in Mexico

Ten Tips for Cheap Immersion Travel in Latin America – all apply to Mexico and you need to understand them

Is Mexico Safe?

Destinations in Mexico:

The Yucatan:

Top 12 Places in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera, Mexico

15 Money-Saving Tips for Cancun and the Mayan Riviera

7 Tips for Budget Travel in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera

A Dry Weekend in Merida

8 Tips for Visiting the Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza

Cool Things to Buy in the Markets of Jungle Mexico

Cancun on a Budget? A Guide to Cancun and the Mayan Riviera


San Cristobal de Las Casas – perhaps my favorite town in Mexico

Palenque – huge Mayan ruins deep in the jungle

Tuxtla Gutierrez – the under-appreciated gateway to Chiapas and its biggest city

Lagunas de Montebello and Comitan – beautiful multicolored lakes and a nice colonial town


Puerto Escondido – perhaps my favorite beach town in Mexico

Toluca in the center of Mexico:

Toluca, Estado de Mexico

Toluca La Bella – Beautiful Toluca

Day of the Dead / Feria del Alfenique, Toluca

Toluca Volcano Photos

Mountain Biking in Toluca – 2013

Mexico City, known as D.F. in Spanish:

Views of Mexico City

Vive Latino, Mexico’s Biggest Rock Festival (2012)

Mexico City to Toluca by Bike

Mexico City Bike Double Marathon

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  1. Que onda!
    I really enjoy reading your posts and tips on your blog. Thank you!
    Well I have the big luck to be in Mexico right now. I am on an exchange year and studying in the north of Mexico, in Chihuahua. Everything is going great and i already learned spanish in a few months. I went here with a exchange program which is called “Youth for Understanding”. I really LOVE Mexico, I already travelled to Mexico City, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, Guerrero and many small cities. At the 26.6.14 my exchange year officially ends and I could stay some more time alone and without any obligations sides my exchange program.
    With other words: I can travel even more 🙂
    My question I want to ask you, which places are that awesome that I really have to go? And do you suggest me going by bus or plane?
    I am really exited to see and experience more of Mexico and open for more adventures 🙂
    It would be incredible if you could help me with an answer. Keep doing this blog, I love it 🙂

    Greeting from the sunny Chihuahua!

    • Hi Hannes, thanks for your nice message and I’m glad you like my blog.
      You have a great opportunity – so go for it! You could travel for a few months and see a lot of the country. And you are already here – you don’t have to pay for that flight all the way from Germany.
      So, where to go… I usually travel in the south, especially Oaxaca and Chiapas. If you like beaches, the stretch of Oaxaca coast between Huatulco and Puerto Escondido is great. Or you could see Chiapas – the colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas, the ruins of Palenque, and the Lagunas de Montebello – and Guatemala is a short trip away. Of course the Yucatan is fantastic. If you want to go there you should fly to Cancun.
      The center of Mexico has a lot of interesting places too. I haven’t traveled much in the north, but you are already in Chihuahua, so maybe travel around there.
      You have plenty of time to think about where to go and to look at flights, but I’d say that you’ll probably be happier spending more time in a few places, rather than trying to see a lot of places and spending only a little time in each.
      I hope that helps! Keep in touch.

      • Thank you very much for your long answer.
        I will have about 4 weeks to travel. Thanks for the suggestions, I hope I can use them well when I am going to organize and buy everything!!

        Thank you so much and keep doing on this.

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