Cenote

The Cenotes of Cuzuma

The small village of Cuzuma, about 45km from the large City of Merida is home to a large concentration of cenotes. A cenote is a collapsed cave full of water that is synonymous with the Yucatan peninsula of Mex...
Palenque

Palenque – Ruins in the Jungle

I was looking forward to a rest in Palenque. My sojourn into the jungle left me a little tired. I found a nice campsite outside of town, less than 2km from the famous ruins of Palenque. For about US$15 per day ...

Yaxchilan – The Hidden Jewel in the Mayan Crown

Yaxchilan is one the premier Mayan sites. But the crowds are avoiding this place because it takes a bit of effort to get there. Some guidebooks claim the best way to get there is to charter a light aircraft, ot...

Jungle and Ranches

I moved yet further into the jungle or was it further into the land of the ranches. The road into the lowland jungle was a set of rolling hills. I was either going uphill or downhill. The slopes of the rolling ...
Into the jungle

The Jungle Lakes

It rained all night. My first night in the jungle I slept to the sounds of raindrops and the hundreds of insects making their nightly calls. I was very close to the Guatemala border in the far south of Mexico. ...

Mexican Beaches – Equals Relaxation

It has been over a year since my senses felt the pleasure of being at the beach. The smell of the salt air or the warm ocean water. The beautiful people walking arm in arm along the sand while watching the suns...

CDT Day 8 Gorge Walking Road Walking

25th April 22.4 miles (36km) Roadside Camp (127) to Highway Camp (149.4) I woke to the yelping calls of the nearby coyotes. But I was still tired, very tired. I had to force myself out of the warmth of my sle...
Bucarelli

Cycling to Bucarelli

Cycling to Bucarelli was the highlight of my last couple of weeks on the bicycle. I've completed a lovely 950km circuit of the Huesteca and Sierra Gorda region of Mexico. And visited some of the most amazing pl...

Cycling Huesteca Jalpan to Xilitla

I'm leaving the Sierra Gorda and cycling the Huesteca region. I didn't want to leave Jalpan. In my previous life I had rare days when I didn't want to go to work. I know I'm not the only one. We all have them f...

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

There is a special place in Mexico called the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. It's located in the high mountains that border the states of Michoacán and Mexico State. It's a UNESCO world heritage site and ...