Viewing: Mexico

Our 5 beautiful day-trips in and from Merida

By on March 30, 2016

We had great time in Merida – a perfect hub for exploring the Northwestern part of Yucatan. Like Valladolid Merida is the real Mexico with lots of local food and charm. Only the center is a bit touristy but even

Great trip to Grutas de Calcehtok and Uxmal

By on March 29, 2016

Reading about Grutas de Calcehtok and the adrenalin and muddy experience people had had there we really did not know if it was suitable for small children. We knew that they also offered a 1 hour family tour in the

Cuzama Cenotes – Chelentun, Chacsinicche, Bolonchojol

By on March 28, 2016

After reading lots of great reviews of the Cuzama Cenotes we were really looking forward to this trip. And they did not disappoint! Getting there is easy from Merida if you have a rental car. Just make your way to

Chichen Itza: crowded, expensive, touristy and fenced off but still a great experience

By on March 27, 2016

Reading any review of Chichen Itza you will find that it is crowded and all the ruins are closed off for climbing. After a huge marketing effort it is included in the new 7 wonders of the world, but continuously

Exploring the Valladolid area with children

By on March 20, 2016

We rented the best accommodation of our entire journey just outside Valladolid, an entire house that we found on AirBnB https://da.airbnb.com/rooms/10201561. The owners were very helpful and attentive (They hardly spoke any English at all, but we got by anyway:-)

Ria Lagartos biosphere reserve

By on March 18, 2016

Ria Lagartos biosphere reserve is home to lots of flamingoes, pelicans, other birds, and crocodiles. It is situated on the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula around 2 hours’ drive from Valladolid. We drove to the coastal town of Rio

Visiting the Coba Archaeological site (Coba Ruins)

By on March 16, 2016

On our way from Tulum to our next stop in Valladolid we paid another visit to Coba. This time so see the famous ruins there and climb the highest pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula. Rumors have it that it will

Daytrip to Muyil Ruins and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

By on March 15, 2016

Inspired by this excellent blog post we wanted to do a half-day trip to the Muyil Maya Ruins and Sian Ka’an. Here you can explore beautiful Maya Ruins and take a boat to view the lagoons, birds and crocodiles and

Visiting Coba Cenotes: Choo-Ha, Tamcach-Ha and Multum-Ha

By on March 13, 2016

After our half day at home in Tulum we all needed to get out of the house again (yes, we know we sound a bit hyperactive, but the boys were practically killing each other). We wanted to try snorkeling and

Homebaked buns for breakfast in Tulum – well sometimes reality cannot quite keep up with the description

By on March 10, 2016

In Tulum we stayed at a casita (small house) just 5-10 minutes walk from the main street with all the restaurants and near at least 2 large supermarkets. Again a place found on AirBnB. Traveling with two kids that are