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Postcards from a Mexican Backwater

It is the unexpected chance encounters which make travelling so exciting, whether it’s an incredible meeting with rare wildlife or an authentic cultural experience. Regardless of where it may be, the mangroves in The Gambia, below the volcanoes of Rwanda or in a backwater in Mexico, finding the unexpected is reason enough to keep a valid passport. Returning to Puerto …

Postcard from the Riviera Maya; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Anybody searching for the perfect place to relax wouldn’t go far wrong considering the famous Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. I challenge anybody not to forget all problems when their toes touch the warm sand and the waves of the Mexican Caribbean lap against their ankles. In this part of the world, they have relaxation down to …

Riviera Maya, Mexico; Discovering the Art of Relaxation

A merry band of European and American bloggers recently visited the Viceroy resort, Playa Del Carmen in Riviera Maya, Mexico. We were treated to a number of lessons and experiences during our stay. Mayan spa treatments, tequila and ceviche tasting as well as cocktail mixology and visits to Tulum and Cobá were just a few of the highlights on this special …

Postcards from Tulum; Mayan ‘City of the Dawn’

Riviera Maya is not only about beautiful beaches with powder white sand, azure oceans and pristine coral reefs. There is more on offer than even the chic Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue) lined with fashionable shops and stylish restaurants. Hidden in the rainforest and snuggled between the Cenotes are amazing Mayan archeological sites; Cobá or Tulum. Tulum is the ancient cliffside …

Graduating to tequila and mixology in Mexico

Responsible drinking probably means many things to many people though once upon a time just getting home was considered responsible for me. I have mellowed since, now enjoying a few drinks in the company of good friends qualifies. Fortunately the Viceroy resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico provided plenty of opportunities for both. Aside from the various times the group met …