The Last Leg December 2nd 2009 One of the best things about hopping around countries like some drunk fugitive is occasionally you arrive somewhere you only heard of the day before, and it turns out to be fantastic. Cuidad Valles is like that. I only stepped off the bus there as it seemed relatively near to Xilitla (pronounced Hi Hitler), which I'd read about in the guide, but what I found was an epicentre of extreme sports. ... read more
North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Puerto Escondido The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
I'm currently planning, or attempting to plan, a trip walking the Camino de Santiago in either May or June 2011. I'm buzzing with excitement to the point where I can't really plan very well, or study for the exams and essays I have to do before then, but who cares, it's an adventure!
Apart from that, I'm a 24-year-old journalism student from England, currently living in Stoke-on-Trent, who is suffering serious withdrawal symptoms from not having ventured out into the big wide world (globally - I'm not a shut in) since Mexico 2009.
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