Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Cancun is one of the most famous travel destinations in the Americas, and with just under 5 million visitors per year, hotels are in keen competition for the tourist dollar. Continue Reading →

Merida (Part 2) – Uman, Hacienda Yaxopoil and Uxmal

Chef Alex continued to impress with his sumptuous breakfast array on our second morning at Hotel Julamis. This morning’s spread began with vibrant fruity colours in a martini glass, slices Continue Reading →

Merida (Part 1) – The City and Hotel Julamis

The start of our visit to Mérida was complicated, stressful and beyond inconvenient…but there’s a bit of that in every trip, right? It’s not at all necessary or even entertaining Continue Reading →

Hacienda Chichen Resort, Chichen Itza

“Cubana Air is always late!” were the wise words of our host, Hilda, from our casa particular in Havana. She was right. They were – an hour late. This made Continue Reading →

Mexico City (Part 5) – Teotihuacan

A big day out today – Teotihuacán! (Am still learning how to pronounce it properly – Tayo-tee-wa-kaan, but will get it eventually!). We began early so as to get a Continue Reading →

Mexico City (Part 4) – Centro Historico

The metro system of Mexico City is a breeze. For those who don’t speak or read Spanish, the lines are colour-coded and numbered, and each stop has a picture of Continue Reading →

Mexico City (Part 3) – San Angel to Coyoacan

Breakfast dish of the day at The Red Tree House was cheese enchiladas with a red sauce – have yet to have a breakfast here that I don’t love! This Continue Reading →

Mexico City (Part 2) – Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Art was one of the numerous enticements that drew us to Mexico. And while they may seem obvious choices, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were the brightest beacons. For the Continue Reading →