Discovering Mexico with my backpack ! Arrived in Cancun, I crossed the states of Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Campeche, Chiapas and Oaxaca.
North America18 days / January - February - March 2022
Highs & Lows
Diversity of landscapes, Mexicans, tacos and tamales, Mayan temples and their history...
Sadly too much tourists ! (travel to the only country open after the pandemic)
After a few years working in France, I wanted to go on an adventure alone with my backpack (for my first travel) and Mexico seemed like a good first destination.
Arrived in Cancun, the easiest way was to follow the Caribbean coast to the south and discover each state as things progress, according to the meetings that I made on the road.
I stopped for a long time in the state of Chiapas (especially to San Cristobal) and Oaxaca for their Mexican richness and their landscap.
After Oaxaca, I decided to change road and country, and head towards Guatemala...
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Nothing except spending more time to discover this Amazing country
How was the food?
Test the comedors in the markets, the price is ridiculous and this is where you best discover the different specialties of the city / country. Watch out for water (especially in the state of Chiapas 😉).
What tips would you give a friend?
Don't be afraid to visit this country as a single woman, with common sense this country is safe and really worthe it !
A piece of rope (very useful for extending your belongings when there are no other options), mosquito repellent and sunscreen (essential!), And (depend of Season) be equipped for cold and hot weather, in a few km temperature can change considerably !
Buses are very easy to access in Mexico, sometimes a bit expensive but always safe !