A trip through Mexico to explore culture, food and nature. I traveled from Cancun up to Oaxaca (pronounced Wa-ha-ca) in 4 months. I went from beaches to mountains and from cities to little towns.
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North America29 days / January - February - March - December 2022
Highs & Lows
In Mexico the wheater is all year around good. I felt very safe as a female solo traveler. Most people speak English.
Difficult to find local veggie food. Not so authentic anymore because of tourism. Long busrides.
2021 the year i decided to quit my job and travel the world.
Never traveled in latin America so i decided that would be my starting point. In general i try to fly as less as possible for the inviroment. So i decided to travel from north till south. First stop Mexico and last stop, on this side of the world, Argentine. Mexico my first expierence with latin culture and i love it. The people are heartwarming, friendly and kind. They will always great you with a hola or a smile.
I found a cheap and direct flight to Cancun so i started my trip there. Defently not my favourite place so didn't stay long. In general the Quitana Roo/Yucatan area is in my opinion to touristy, expensive and not authentic, so i traveled fast in this region. Bacalar is one of the few places i did like in that area. It has a beautiful lake with clear bleu water and white sand simular as the maldives.
From Chiapas i really started to like Mexico and apriciate it more. It is much more authentic, cheap and has beautiful nature. In palenque we stayed in de jungle always surrounded with howler monkey's and visited the mayan ruins. In San Cristobal de las casas i learnt Spanish and explored the city and the nature around.
In Oaxaca (state) i traveled for 2 months. In the city you find beautiful churches and buildings, a big market and the best (street) food i ate in Mexico. Before moving to the beach i stopped in san Matteo a town surrounded with mountains. After a few hours on a windy road you are at the beach. Next only sun, beach, friends and fun!
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I would'nt do Valladoid and Quintana Roo again.
Anything go wrong during the trip?
How was the food?
Only the necesarry clothes for warm weather.
Long distance with ADO. For shorter trips you can take a colectivo, much cheaper but also less comfort.