Rob and Daz

Robyn and Daz

Rob and Daz

Continuing our travels around the world...

North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara April 12th 2014

Hola! We headed back to Gaudalajara for a couple of nights for a final look around. We stayed right in the center which was a good move. Although it is a big city it doesnt feel like it and we both loved it. The people are so friendly and there is lots to see and do. We went back and had another chinese buffet but it wasnt as good as the first. We went and watched another Guadalajara soccer game at the pub and luckily this time they won. All over the city they had put decorated bulls advertising an upcoming festival. I thought they were pretty cool but Daz didnt see the need to take a photo of every one. We headed back to Mexico city for our last day in Mexico. We went to ... read more

North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Mazamitla April 12th 2014

Howdy, After getting bored of the typical colonial towns we were visiting, which we loved but wanted a change, we decided to head to a ranch. We found one which was about 3 hours south of Guadalajara. We had to get back from Tequila first and then work out how to get a bus to Los Sauces where Hacienda de Taos was. We were a little concerned as Los Sauces is so small it is not even on google maps and the ranch owner Celina was to pick us up from where the bus stopped. We got on a bus that headed towards Mazamitla relying on the bus driver to let us know when we were at Los Sauces. Celina had mentioned we would be dropped off in front of a small shop owned by her ... read more
Horse riding
Wont quit my day job
Giant mug of Pajarate

North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Tequila April 5th 2014

So Tequila was fun. We spent 2 nights in propably the best accomodation yet. We couldnt decide on two cheaper places, one had really good reviews and one had no reviews...but a pool. We knew there wasnt a lot to do in Tequila so we went with the slightly cheaper one with no reviews...but a pool. We arrived and were given a huge room with an even bigger bathroom and spa bath. This did not match the price on our booking so we went and tried confirming with lady at reception. She spoke no English and we could not charade, um I dont think this is our room. After lots of confusion between 3 staff we eventually moved to a smaller room which was still awesome and noticed their price has since changed online so we ... read more
Jimador Daz
Tequila main square
Cheap margaritas yum yum

North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara April 1st 2014

Hola, so we have gone off our planned course of heading to Acapulco since we had not heard great things about it and going to Tequila was just way more cooler. After a pit stop in Mexico city, thankfully only 12 hours in the smelliest room, we headed to Gaudalajara. This is Mexico's second largest city but you wouldnt know it looking at it. There are no big high rises and people are more chilled out. They have some fantastic old buildings. One thing we noticed is there are Chinese buffet restaurants everywhwere. They were always full of locals and we were craving a change from Mexican so we had to try it. The food was amazing and Daz was very happy to get some vegies. We are still a little confused as to whether the ... read more

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca April 1st 2014

Hello again. Condensed blog since I have to rewrite the one I wrote but lost. We arrived in Oaxaca at 8am after 14 hours through the mountains. Arriving it looked like another big city that we prob wouldnt like. We were wrong. Oaxaca which we were still having trouble pronouncing was laid back and like all places we have been to very family orientated. They also love their churches and they are on every corner. The next day we decided to get out of the city. There were heaps of places offering tours out to the Mezcal distillaries. Mezcal is kind of the brother of Tequila but from the Oaxaca area. Fun fact true Tequila bottles will never contain a worm, Mezcal will. We were told we could get a collectivo from out the front of ... read more
Agave truck
Mezcal tour

North America » Mexico » Chiapas » Palenque March 30th 2014

Hola. After a 9 hour bus trip from Merida, we decided to skip Campeche, we arrived in Palenque. It was quite different to all the othe town. Firstly we had gotten used to grid fashioned streets which just had numbers as names so it was very easy to get around. Palenque is very small but hilly and tge streets have names like 2a Novembre and it is next to another 2a. It is a bit confusing at first but we finally found our Posada. Next morning we headed to where the collectivos gather, have I mentioned how awesome collectivos are? We got in one and headed over to the Palenque ruins. Although we got there early it was already pretty hot and really humid. The ruins cover a massive area but they have only uncovered from ... read more

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Merida March 30th 2014

Hola from on board our fancy autobus with wifi. Can finally catch up on blogs. From Valladolid we had a short bus trip to Merida. We scored ourselves a sauna room at the hostel with only the noisiest fan. They had a pool but there was no way I was putting anything more than my feet in it. Merida was another colonial type town quite larger than Valladolid. The night we arrived was the start of a festival so the roads around the main square we closed off and full of makeshift restaurants and street vendors. On on street there was a band and all the oldies were dancing. There is such a great family vibe in Mexico. We organised our bus tickets to Palenque for the next day so needed another night accomodation in Merida. ... read more

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Valladolid March 26th 2014

Que tal! Had a shortish bus trip from Playa to Valladolid. Been very impressed with the bus service here. I had read that in Valladolid very few people spoke English so was excited to practice our spanish which I think we are both doing quite well...along with hand gestures. Valladolid is a cute colonial type town and our hostel was next to a nice square and church. In the middle of Valladolid is a square full of trees where allthe local families hang out instead sitting at home in front of a tv like we all do. The buildings are all painted diffrrent colours. From Valladolid we did a day trip out to Chichen Itza and Il-Kil, a sink hole you can swim in. We got to Chichen Itza early to beat the crowds and the ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Tulum March 23rd 2014

Hola! It is much easier to ask how to get somewhere if you pronounce it correct. Saying Tul um instead of Too lum got us some weird looks. We eventually realised we just had to walk around the block from our place where all the collectivos hang out. They are kinda like mini van taxis that when they have enough people will head off to where you want to go stopping to let you off whenever you wanted. They then cut each other off on the hwy to pick up more people and therefore more money. We landed in the back of one which unfortunately was really hot and not full of tourist which would have meant an express to Tulum. Instead we seemed to stop every 5 kms as someone got out and someone new ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Playa del Carmen March 23rd 2014

Hola, quiet night in with free wifi so catching up on blogs. Left Cancun on the ADO bus which have all been really easy to work out and book. They are really comfy although they crank the aircon. Only took about an hour to Playa. We had booked an awesome place run by a couple of hippies which was really quiet while being close to everything. 5th Ave is the main walking street full of restaurants, bars and shops. We fell in love with the place straight away. There are cheapish places right on the beach which is what Cancun lacked cos it was all resorts. We walked from one end of 5th ave to the other and then back via the beach. At one end you can watch the guys play beach volleyball. We sat ... read more
5th Ave
Worlds Largest Tequila Collection

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