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Curious About Mexican Food?

Forget everything you know about Tex-Mex food—sure, you can always find nachos, burritos and quesadillas in Mexico but this is not what Mexican food is about.

Vivir La Vida

There were more people outside, on the street, drinking and smoking, than dancing, but a couple was having the time of their life. She was maybe five-foot tall, 170 pounds. Her heels were too high...

The Wonder That Didn’t “Wow”

When you are in Yucatán, you have to stop at Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan archeological site. It's emblematic pyramid , El Castillo, is pictured everywhere, from souvenirs to the state's...

The Lost Ruinas of Uxmal

We rested a bit and spotted the last pyramid, from afar, a high structure peeking out. "I wish we could climb it," Feng sighed. "Let's go!" I replied. "We can take turns."

Mérida Centro and Beauty in Chaos

We are now in Mérida, a city we've stopped in twice (in 2001 and 2003) and of which, strangely, we have no memory of. I usually remember places very well but Mérida is a blank. So we've decided to...

Mérida’s Zoo

Mark's new game is chasing pigeons with the same fierce determination as if he was hunting for food. Unfortunately, the pigeons fly and my son doesn't (phew, running after him is tiring enough!) and...

Sunday in Valladolid

Feng felt sick with the plague—or more likely a common and benign cold—and it soon became obviously he was out of service. I might have complained that I had given birth without painkiller and that...

Hello Yucatán!

We left Tulum, the coast and the state of Quintana Roo for the state of Yucatán, once a powerful Mayan centre. Our first stop: Valladolid.

Tulum Playa

The weather was colder than we expected it. For some reason, it's always colder in Tulum than in Cancun or Playa—the wind, maybe. After sunset, jeans and a sweater were needed (it was around 15-17°C...

Tulum Ruinas

It was a cloudy day, but we took a chance and decided to head to the “ruinas”, the Mayan archaeological site close to Tulum Pueblo. These are not the most amazing ruinas (there are no tall pyramids...

Exploring a Mexican Supermarket

Walmart, Mega, Chedraui… by now, we’ve visited quite a few supermarkets in Mexico, mostly (and officially) to get some supplies for Mark—diapers, wipes, food—but also because I am addicted to their...

Playa Del Carmen

After Porto Morelos, the next logical stop was Playa Del Carmen, a 30-minute drive South. We had been there twice before and it’s not really our kind of place—it mostly caters to a bar and...

Porto Morelos

Porto Morelos felt like a very small town—well, it is—after Cancun. I was expecting something more touristic, with resorts and tacky souvenirs. Instead, it felt like being on an island like Caye...

Cancún Centro

Cancún Centro is fairly chaotic. Sidewalks are roads are bumpy and full of potholes, there is a lot of traffic and some areas are very crowded. Yet this chaos is fun and lively. Music blasts from...

Playa Caracol

We woke up somewhat refreshed and headed to Chedraoui, the local supermarket, to grab some breakfast. The selection of fresh pastries at the panadería is pretty amazing... better than in France (and...

Estamos en México!

No more freezing to death, no more slipping on patches of black ice, no more windchill and no more winter… we are in Mexico! After our flight was cancelled on Wednesday, we were rebooked on a 6...

Welcome Winter

We are heading home. The trip is over. Winter is starting… for us. Am I sad to leave? Always. A little bit. But to be honest, I don’t mind it that much.

Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen is a circus. Walk in the main street and dodge restaurants, tours and hotels offers. Decline to hold the baby tiger or the little iguana for the picture. Walk straight, ignore...