North America


Mexico Five Week Itinerary: Mexico City to Chetumal

Mexico is a vast country which borders the United States to the north and Belize and Guatemala to the south. It was also chosen as the lucky country where we would be starting our “gap year” adventure! So why did we chose to start in Mexico? We were intrigued by […]


Puebla – A city of Culture, Cuisine and Churches

We hopped on our first ADO bus from the TAPO bus terminal in Mexico City and arrived 2.5 hours later in Puebla. Puebla is a pretty large city of about 3 million people. It has a host of things for tourists to do, ranging from museums and a big wheel […]


San Cristobal de Las Casas Travel Guide

After the overnight bus (11hrs!!) from Oaxaca we arrived in San Cristobal de Las Casas, a city nestled in the mountainous area of Chiapas.  It is a much more touristy destination in comparison to the previous cities we visited. Western food e.g hamburgesa, pizzas etc can be found easily which […]


Mexico City Highlights

We spent 8 days in the metropolis that is Mexico’s high-altitude capital Mexico City. It was the first stop on our adventure around Latin America and, with a greater population of 22 million people, we feared it would be an overwhelming introduction. However we were both surprised and impressed by […]


Mexico City: Visiting Teotihuacan without a Tour

One of the highlights of our trip to Mexico City was a trip to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan. The ruins are located about 40km from Mexico City and were built in pre-Columbian times. Teotihuacan was believed to be the largest city in the world at the time, with an estimated […]


Toronto Top Things to See and Do

We went to Cuba via Toronto in March 2016 and decided to make the most of the layover and see what Toronto had to offer. Both are very contrasting places which made for an exciting and unforgettable holiday of different cultural experiences, views and appreciation.  We spent 2 nights pre-Cuba […]


Trinidad : Colonial heart of Cuba

Trinidad is a quaint colonial town located in central Cuba, in the province of Sancti Spíritus. Research any itinerary of Cuba and Trinidad always pops up. For this reason the tourist trade in Trinidad is well established, and for good reason. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, it is […]


Playa Larga Travel Guide

Playa Larga is located in the Matanzas Province of Cuba and, together with Playa Giron, is better known as the Bay of Pigs. We chose to visit Playa Larga for the good reviews it gets for snorkeling and for the chance to experience some Cuban wildlife at the Zapata Peninsula […]


Viñales in Two Days

This blog covers what we got up to in Viñales during our trip to Cuba in March 2016.  Our Viñales visit occurred after spending two great days in Havana.   Day 1 – Cigar Tour We arrived in Viñales by private transfer from Havana (75 CUC, 2 hours 30 minutes). We weren’t on […]


Havana Travel Guide

We visited Cuba in early 2016 and spent 2 days in Havana. Read below for what we got up to and where we stayed when there. Havana Havana, Cuba’s capital, was our first destination in Cuba and we didn’t get off to the best of starts. Our late evening flight […]