Category Archives: Mexico

Mexico 6 – Riding High in Mexico’s Copper Canyon (Barranca del Cobre) in Chihuahua State.

7th – 12th April – The heat is intense with a hot, dry wind as we cross the Tropic of Cancer and pass through the Cacaxtla Plateau Wildlife Refuge.  This is a protected area of dry forest, the trees looking … Continue reading

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Mexico 5 – San Miguel de Allende in the Guanajuato State and up the western Pacific coast to Mazatlan.

25th March – 2nd April – San Miguel de Allende is a fascinating place of cobbled streets and colonial architecture, having been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.  There are no traffic lights in the main area of the … Continue reading

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Mexico 4 – Tehuacan, the cactus forests of the Reserva de la Biosfera de Tehuacan – Cuicatlan and on to San Miguel de Allende.

20th March – After 6 days in Oaxaca, we are ready to move on now towards Tehuacan and Puebla, skirting around the eastern side of Mexico City.  Huge skies and a dry and rocky landscape, local farmers scratching an existence … Continue reading

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Mexico 3 – One of Oaxaca’s best kept secrets…….Hierve El Agua in the Central Valleys.

17th March – If it hadn’t been for another fellow traveller telling us about Hierve El Agua, we may not have discovered this unique and amazing place hidden in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca. Our journey there takes us through … Continue reading

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Mexico 2 – Oaxaca State, The ancient Zapotec Capital of Monte Alban.

15th March – Brilliant civilisations such as the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Mayas, Toltecs and Aztecs, have all left their marks on Mexico’s landscape.  The most ancient civilisation was that of the Olmecs, whose hieroglyphs were possibly the first writings in … Continue reading

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Mexico 1 – The States of Chiapas and Oaxaca.

  MEXICO Capital – Mexico City                  Currency – Mexican pesos                      Language – Spanish and Maya languages   10th March – We are … Continue reading

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