The Mayan Ruins, Palenque – Quite possibly the best ruins Mexico has to offer!

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What?  Better than Chichen Itza?  Better than Uxmal?  Better than Tulum?  I can hear the jostling of “Mayan Ruin Buffs” everywhere… sighing.   The Mayan Ruins at Palenque are some of the best ruins, Mexico has to offer! The forest around the ruins are spectacular, the campgrounds nearby are great, the food in Chiapas is amazing […]

Top 5 Tourism Destinations Near Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas Mexico

Top 5 Tourism Destinations Near Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas Mexico

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Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México is a little known tourist destination in southern Mexico.  With a population of over 600,000, it’s the largest and most developed city in the state of Chiapas.  We crossed the border checkpoint at Talisman through the El Carmen Border near Tuxtla Chica.  The border is smaller than Ciudad Hidalgo and we […]

Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico Gallery Of Photos

Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico Gallery Of Photos

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Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico We drove to Tuxtla by crossing into Mexico from Guatemala.  No issues at the border minus an extensive search by an overzealous border agent.  We spent a night in Tapachula to see if they had a way to fix our Jeep’s transmission.  They said there was a Jeep Dealership in Tuxtla Gutierrez […]

Cenote Diving In Playa Del Carmen - A Truly Unique SCUBA Diving Experience

Cenote Diving In Playa Del Carmen – A Truly Unique SCUBA Diving Experience

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Ahhhh back to Playa Del Carmen and Starbucks!!! Yes a Starbucks only half a block away from our hotel. Traveling around Central America one would think the coffee would be exceptional.  It’s not.  In fact, we found it terrible.  There were few espresso bars and the coffee used at guesthouses and hotels were schwill.  We […]

Tikal to Tulum - San Juan Transport And The Hellacious Day of Buses

Tikal to Tulum – San Juan Transport And The Hellacious Day of Buses

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We left Tikal at 7:30am after a wonderful birthday trip to Tikal.  Heading from Tikal, we thought we might spend the night in Chetumal, Mexico and then move on to Tulum in the morning and then spend the rest of our time there, before flying back home from Cancun where we had started.  Leaving Tikal was hard, and we […]