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Day 14: Road to Guatemala

Clearing Guatemalan customs in the middle of nowhere

Another 6am start. A 4-5 hour drive from Palenque to Frontera Corezal, the Mexican border. Cleared through customs for our exit stamp, then headed down to the river for border crossing – a 20 minute ferry across to Bethel, the Guatemalan border. Continued 繼續看…

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Snapshots: 墨西哥 Mexico

Taxi stuck in traffic in Mexico City
Streetlights of Puebla illuminated at dusk
Oldschool Beetle cruising around Puebla
Market day in Zachilla
Lady selling peanuts in Zachilla market, her age is well written across her face
Fine meat in Oaxaca market, grilled on the spot
Oaxaca market filled with hungry patrons and BBQ smoke
Church in Oaxaca at the break of dawn
Early morning jogger in the quiet streets of Oaxaca
Vendor selling breakfast (corn soup) in Oaxaca
Homeless man in San Cristobal watching as a pigeon feeds
San Cristobal de las Casas lit up at night
Handy tools stall on a quiet corner of San Cristobal

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Day 13: Tomb Raiders!

Cascades on the way to the ruins

6am start. Road to Palenque, one of Mexico’s largest Maya ruins. In between stops at Agua Azul and Misol-Ha waterfalls, making this a tiring full day tour. Palenque is our prelude to Tikal (the reason why we are headed for Guatemala!) and did not fail to impress. Amazed how the Mayans inhabited this stone city in the middle of the jungle – we got that Lara Croft feeling as we explored the stone temples. So looking forward to Tikal now! Continued 繼續看…

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Day 12: Feeling at home in San Cristobal

San Cristobal is everything we hoped it to be. A small laid back town perched in the mountains at 2,100m. Cool mornings & evenings, mid 20s sunny days. Narrow streets adorned with little houses in pastel colours. For some reason it feels like the Tibet of Mexico – the streets, the architecture, the people, even the main cathedral. We picked a great homely posada run by Yolanda who is loved by all the backpackers staying here. There is a beautiful south facing garden with accessible WIFI, making it a perfect spot for chilling in the sun and inking a new page in our travel journals. Continued 繼續看…

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Day 11: Roadsick!

San Cristobal de las Casas

Just had one of the most memorable experiences ever last night – a nightmarish 10 hour bus ride from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas. The real roadtrip has begun… Continued 繼續看…

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Day 9-10: Is this safe to eat??

Food Market in Oaxaca
One thing Oaxaca is famous for is its cuisine. So we decided to trust the diarrhea medication we had in case our stomachs couldn’t take it. The local food market was a haven to explore but you probably need to close your eyes and just forget what you see if you were to stuff something in your mouth. Raw meat is displayed on every comedor’s counter top, and to stay fed, its better not to wonder how long it’s been sitting there. Continued 繼續看…

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第七天: 在喬盧拉的領悟

躲在雲層裡的火山

今天黃 Glenn 有些失落,覺得應該昨天去喬盧拉 (Cholula) 然後今早在普埃布拉鎮內漫遊、下午趕去瓦哈卡 (Oaxaca)。我很詫異,他昨天不是超興奮說這鎮很美嗎?怎麼忽地這麼焦急呢? Continued 繼續看…

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Day 8: Stirring up a little convo in Oaxaca

Wednesday night dancing in Zocalo, Oaxaca

4 hour bus ride. Arrival in Oaxaca (wa-HA-ka). Another charming little Mexican town that reminds me of Trinidad, Cuba. Lacks the colonial beauty of Puebla, but compensates with strong culture & character. Feels like there are more tourists here and not hard to see why. Oaxaca is famous for its culture, cuisine and artisenal handicrafts. For the first time I have an urge to buy something and faced with the problem of how. How will I carry these things for days to come? Continued 繼續看…

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Day 6-7: Puebla & Cholula

We’ve arrived in Puebla! One more step further south and a few kilometers closer to our next destination country – Guatemala. Being back on the road has reignited the excitement of travel, and I’ve not been this excited until we pulled into the old town of Puebla. Continued 繼續看…

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第六天: 普埃布拉

在普埃布拉售熱氣球的伙子

第六天,往普埃布拉 (Puebla) 出發。最初對這地方蠻期待的,後來查到這是墨西哥第五大城市,坦白說是有點失望的。黃Glenn 和我都愛看愛感受小鎮的寧靜;除此之外,我被A的熱情招待寵壞了,對在普埃布拉將入住的青年旅社不敢期望太高。 Continued 繼續看…

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