It’s been over six months since i purchased new clothes.* I think like so many people, I had that period of time where my drawers and cupboards were just overflowing with items; half probably still having tags on them. Looking back, I tried to buy items I liked but had nothing to wear with, or I tried to buy items I wished I could wear but didn’t feel like me.
When I went Asheville in North Carolina to visit a a best pal, we spoke about things that matter to us, what we want to do with our lives. I wanted to be more economical and sustainable with my choices. After living with the same clothes for majority of my trip around Canadaand Mexico for 9 months I realised that most new clothes were purchased second hand so why not try a whole year?
Click “Read More” to see what finds I’ve gotten this year from second hand stores.
With everything going on, I’ve made a big old list of things to do during this time. Some are very pointless (see me running a paperclip business for no real reason) and some help other things (donating grains of rice for every trivia answer you get.) Otherwise it’s just countless ways to waste time.
Hello Pals, Mérida is the largest city within the Yucatan and is the capital. The origin of Yucatan is unclear, possibly a result of a loss in translation between the Mayan and the Spanish. I spent four days in Mérida, looking at the Neo-Classic, Neo-Gothic, Baroque and French architecture littered throughout the city. If you’ve got the time, it’s also a great place as a hub for day trips.
If you would like to know how I spent a “few days in Mérida.” click ‘read more’
Hello Pals, Valladolid quickly became one of my favourite places within Mexico, and maybe even took the number one position. It’s vibrant colours, cobblestone streets, food halls and cute cafes – Valladolid has much to offer. It’s rich in history but showcases mostly, as a lot of Mexican cities, the Spanish Influence. If you look out – you’ll still be able to see examples of Maya Architecture.
While in Valladolid, I also managed to spend half a day at Chichen Itza, organising it by myself (okay well a friend organised it and we just tagged along.) You can read about that too.
If you would like to know “How to spend a few days in Valladolid ” click ‘read more’
Hi Pals, Every year I try and read 20 books. This year I didn’t even cheat. I track progress via the GoodReads Reading Challenge. I didn’t have an excellent reading year for 2019; mostly, I didn’t enjoy a lot of the books I read. Should I give up on books I don’t like? Yes. Will I? Probably not.
Want to know more about all the books I read this year? Click ‘read more.’ All links simply go to Goodreads.com (non-affiliate.)
Hello Pals, Tulum has become bustling within the last decade, especially with artists and influencers flocking for the pristine hotels, beaches and cenotes. Originally known as Zama (dawn due to it being one of the first places dawn breaks in Mexico.)
If you would like to know “How to visit cenotes on your own in Tulum” click ‘read more’
Hi Pals, Normally, I would do a post on a place itself, but Playa Del Carmen really just didn’t have enough to do within itself. This time, I’m going to recommend fives places to get your vegetarian/vegan food fix on – and believe me, they’re good.
To see my five recommended places to eat in Playa Del Carmen, click ‘read more’
Hello Pals, I went to Paris before arriving into Canada (“wasn’t that ages ago?! why yes it was.) of course, no thanks to having WOW go bankrupt. I had two days in Paris, the city of love, the hyped up, talked about capital city everyone LOVES or HATES. Me? I’ll fence sit, it was both wonderful and well, tiring. Of course, two days won’t let you see everything in Paris, but it will let you experience it.
If you would like to know “How to spend two days in Paris.” click ‘read more’
Hello Pals, The first translation of Cancun was Kankun – “nest of snakes,” although I cannot find a definitive answer as to why – perhaps it’s related to the mangroves that used to surround Cancun.
If you read blog posts or forums on Cancun, people will either list day trips for you to do (so things not in Cancun) or tell you just to fly in and get out. I think that like anywhere, you need to give it a few days to form your own opinion. Sure, Cancun is a major tourist destination, but that was the whole point of Cancun it was a government-backed investment.
If you would like to know “how to spend 2 days 100% in Cancun” click ‘read more.’