Category Mexico

Saint Christopher of the Houses

Adios, lake. Bienvenidos, city life. Having had an entire day to make our way to Xela, we opted to go the piecemeal public transport route, leading to a journey that went a little something like this: Tuk tuk, pickup truck, minivan, chicken bus, second chicken bus, taxi. All of which still only took a total […]

Diary of a Latin American Travel Day

Eventually the countdown reached zero and it was time to make our move south. Thanks to the reasonable yet still occasionally irritating rules that limit non-visa visitors to a mere 90 days in Guatemala we had, as you know, been cooling our heels in southern Mexico just waiting for our moment. That moment being exactly […]

And on the Seventh Day they Rested Somewhere New

Two weeks to kill until Guatemala 8.0. Feel like trying three different beaches and a central plaza? You bet. So, let’s say, Zipolite, Mazunte, Puerto Angel and finish up in Crucecita. What about San Augustinillo? Nope, don’t be ridiculous. In the end, our short stays in each of the first four gave us an excellent […]

Something Naked This Way Comes

The following material contains nudity, homosexuality, masturbation and hammocks. Some images may be considered offensive or hilarious. Reader discretion is advised. Two travellers stand alone by the side of the road in southern Mexico, looking vaguely lost and a fair bit dishevelled. Baking under the hot sun, they gaze around uncertainly, slowly considering how exactly […]

Huatulco in Family Photos

Down to Huatulco for that grand old Canadian tradition – “The Gluttonous 1-Week Winter All-Inclusive”. A solid week of fun in the sun, guaranteed to feature too much food, too much booze, too much sun and too much the absolutely perfect amount of time with the kids. Mom’s treat, and an amazing week had by […]

The Guayabitos Gazette

Bringing you all the news and noteworthy happenings from the plains of Saskatchewan to the Pacific coast of Mexico… Holiday update Family forgoes peace and goodwill to man, opts for drunken gambling Martensville, SK – In a bold new initiative, the Johnston family decided against traditional holiday season activities of feeding the poor and door-to-door […]

A Lake By Any Other Name

It certainly took long enough, but we can finally say we managed to fit Lake Chapala into one of our itineraries. Considering how much we enjoy Lake Atitlán, its Mexican counterpart would seem like an obvious destination for us. Like Atitlán, it is well-regarded for its picturesque beauty, is extremely popular with foreign expats and, […]

Observations del Carmen

A week in the popular Yucatan beach city of Playa del Carmen to bridge the gap between the rustic travel of Cuba and our localized lake life in Guatemala. No particular plan, no specific ambitions, just relax in the vicinity of the beach, get caught up on internet stuff and eat a prolific amount of […]

La Casa de Familia

So, in the interest of making our usual effort to complicate our travel plans as much as possible, this year we decided to wedge a trip to Mazatlán into the month we had between returning from Guatemala and heading to South America. A family trip in the truest sense of the word, namely 19 of […]


Following my uber-relaxing week on Isla Mujeres I journeyed back across the water to Cancun with plans to spend a week there hanging out, killing time, maybe doing some writing, etc. In anticipation of Laynni making it down eventually. Well, as it turns out I was only able to manage two nights before deciding that […]