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Mexico to Belize

Mexico to Belize | Bumpy Boats & Immigration Issues

As we ate our last quesadillas and sipped our last Coronas in a lively Mexican restaurant, a feeling of melancholy crept over us. Our two months in Mexico were relaxing, rejuvenating and exactly what we were looking for, but we weren’t expecting to be so sad to leave this colourful country. We reflected on our ...
Sipadan: The Best Scuba Dive

Sipadan: The Best Scuba Dive Of My Life

Sipadan is Malaysia’s only oceanic island and it is actually a massive extinct volcano cone. Coral has grown from the volcanic rock mountain which lays dormant and almost totally submerged in the Celebes Sea. Located  just off the north eastern coast of Borneo, Sipadan has long been a scuba diving mecca. When we were travelling ...
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A Round-Up Of Our 2 Month Trip Through Southern Mexico

“Mexico is nothing but resorts, beaches and Speedos!” That’s what we used to think before this recent trip to the “Land Of The Aztecs”. All we had to base our opinions of Mexico on was our one week, all-inclusive resort trip in 2007. On that trip, we basically stayed within the confines of our resort and saw ...
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Top Stops On The Garden Route in South Africa

We travelled across South Africa for 5 weeks in our tiny Chevy Spark car. The trip was a blast, but what really made it amazing was the freedom we had to make many stops along the way. The Garden Route, which extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River near the Eastern Cape, was one of our ...
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San Cristobal de las Casas: Mexico’s Cool Colonial City

Our bodies slid from left to right, from one side of our seat to the other, as our bus driver took the seemingly endless hair-pin turns at full speed. Trying to fight off the inevitable nausea and motion sickness was the ultimate goal of this 5 hour journey from Palenque to San Cristobal de las Casas ...
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The Ancient Jungle Ruins of Palenque, Mexico

We left behind the colourful, colonial buildings and the flat terrain of the Yucatan area and ventured to the mountainous, rugged, southernmost state in all of Mexico, Chiapas. Although we were still backpacking Mexico, it felt like we were in a different country. With 12 federally recognized ethnicities, Chiapas State has one of the largest group of ...