Quintana Ro, Mexico

I'm kind of excited for writing on my blog after such a long time, and I'm glad I can do this because I'm on vacation in Amsterdam visiting my sweet E.
This last part of my trip took place from the very south of Quintana Roo, because I was entering Mexico from Belize.
It all started in Majahual (or Mahahual, as you prefer). After an endless trip on a couple of busses, I got to this (once) fishermen village at night with no reservation and dirty as a sweating donkey.
To make a long story short, a drunk fisherman takes me to an under construction villa where a bunch of his friends (fishermen as well) sleep; I can get an hummock hanging in a shity place for 5$ a day. DEAL!
At first I'm a little bit concerned, because Taka Taka (that's one of them) is shit faced and still willing to drink, but after talking to them sipping on an "I don't know what kind of spirit made out of sugar cane" I understand they're fine. I stack my stuff in a hiden corner and I go out discovering the town.

They will be about 6 unforgettable days, spent on the beach disfrutando and getting to know many interesting people, each one with something to teach.
Among the people I met I can't mention Bruno, Urs and Martin. This 3 amazing swiss friends having breakfast at the same bar where I was, ended up inviting me over their tremendous place where I spent 3 days as a king chillin' out with them. I can't remember Bruno's place name at the moment, but as soon as it come back to my mind I will totally publish it! A paradise.

Tulum is another highlight of this part of the tour.
I was a little but concerned that this was gonna be a very touristic place, and the first impact wasn't that nice as a matter of fact. But that's just because I have seen shit yet!

This endless stretch of beach must have seriously seamed like paradise to the first men who got here a long time ago! The sand is blinding, the waters warm and turquoise and the nature is just massive.
The coast in Tulum is divided into two kind of situations.
At the end of the only road linking Tulum town to the beach, you can either go right or left. If you go right you'll find a million of "EcoResorts" some of which might be very expensive. There's also a couple of camping situations but the one I experimented wasn't confortable at all (Cenote Encantado 1320). If you take a left instead, you'll head towards the ruins area where the famous Maya culture had its access to the sea. This part of the coast line is much more wilder, and you'll be able to enjoy some real relax if you let your self go (and it's not hard here!). Here you can find a couple of camping sites and they'll be in your budget for sure.
I stayed in town, at the end, in a hostel called "Weary Traveler" and to tell you the truth I was very appy with it! Friendly atmosphere and a great table in the middle of the garden where all the backpackers would hung out, dine or just drink having a chat. Typical hostel atmosphere, but you know...situations make places cozy!

Don't forget to ask for the "Banco Chinchorro"

Religions around the world

Incense all over...


Ghost from Antigua...


Mystic smoke


the weight of religion



Are you running out of money, want to travel anyway and have a great experience abroad?!
Here's a site where you could find some good opportunities, get the chance to live and work in the nature and eventually find new friends.
I'd go for it if I were you.


Although I didn't spend so much time in this country, I can not say it really impressed me compared to what I've seen during this same trip through Central America. It's way more expensive then Mexico and Guatemala, but does not have any better coast line or points of interest.
The first impression you get at your arrival in Belize City is not that confortable due to the rude people I unfortunatly met. Maybe I was unlucky, but to tell you the truth these huge black guys you meet around (and I'm not racist AT ALL) don't really do anything to make you feel home (and at the customs you find the biggest assholes ever!!!).

Flores, Peten, Guatemala

This little island just off the shore of the "Laguna de Peten" is the perfect starting point to visit all the beauties this region has to offer, and the "Frida" hostel is hands down the place to stay. Most of the Lonely Planet travelers head to an hostel called "Los Amigos" just because they don't have their own brain and like to be robbed, but they have no idea there's a little corner of paradise just next to it where you can enjoy a cozy enviroment placed on a sweet little square and ran by a lovely owner.