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’
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.’
Hello Pals, Spokane (pronounced Spo-Can), means “Children of the Sun” in Salish Native American. It is the birthplace of Father’s Day (USA.) It’s slogan, ‘Keep it Kind of Gross‘ is a way of “hanging on to the things that make us who we are.” It’s about letting the city grow on you, taking everything in before you make a judgement – and that’s exactly what I did.
If you would like to know “How to let Spokane grow on you.” click ‘read more’
Hi Pals, I’ve kinda been (hundred percent) AWOL recently, and this is with (semi) good reason. The last two months, I’ve been volunteering at Blachford Lake Lodge, a place that requires you to take a 20 minute bush plane from Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories which is a ‘digital detox’ if I ever did see one.
If you’d like to see how my time Volunteering at Blachford went, click “Read More.”