A few days ago we drove down to Tulum from Playa del Carmen and we are spending 4 nights here. As soon as I saw the beach for the first time I could totally understand why many people elect to head straight down here from Cancun Airport as soon as they arrive. Playa Paraiso, Tulum’s […]
Because we booked our flight to Playa del Carmen at the last minute we knew that finding accommodation at an acceptable price in mid November could be a challenge. The “high” season hits at the beginning of December and everything gets booked out. Fortunately we had the services of Elizabeth from www.rentingplayadelcarmen.com and she did […]
I have an American auntie. When she came home to New Zealand to visit us when I was a child, I remember her asking my Mum to take us all out to “the best breakfast buffet in town.” Off we went, to the fanciest hotel in town. I distinctly remember my auntie saying “this is […]
We were a bit miserable our first few days in Mexico and I just wasn’t sure why. Sure, we were rained in for basically a 24 hour period but that didn’t seem to be enough to cause the problem. Finally as we started to feel better, I realized I’d just had a bit of culture […]
Washington is a very affordable destination on a flashpacker budget for several reasons. Once you’ve got there and paid for your accommodation, most of the attractions are free e.g the memorials, Smithsonian museums and art galleries, the Capitol etc. Also, as long as you have no problems ambulating, most of the attractions are within walking […]
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