Valladolid: It’s more than Chichen Itza.

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’

Before you go: Mexico.

Hello Pals,
Before you go to any country you should learn some basics but also double check those important things such as Visas and Vaccines.

  🛂 VISA 
Depending on where you’re from, you may need a visa. Countries who will need a visa, click here (Google Translate Link)
 💉 VACCINES
Click here to make sure you’ve got the necessary jabs!

💬   LANGUAGE
The recognised languages are Albanian, Serbian, Bosnian. Try and learn common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please and thank you here.
💰  CURRENCY
Mexican Peso. Code: MXN.
Check your exchange here.


Here’s a list of things you should know before you travel to Mexico.

Cancun; stay a day.

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.’