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Things to do and see at Xcaret in Riviera Maya

I am not a theme park person. But, if the ticket is offered free, why not go, right? And you know, I’ve never been to an “eco-archaeological theme park” before, so Xcaret in Riviera Maya in Mexico was my first one.¬†This is a 250-acre theme park that brings you from

How to Spend a Day in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is an island just off northeast of Zona Hotelera in Cancun. The island is visible if you’re standing on the beaches of Cancun and vice versa. It is known for its white sand and idyllic beaches. The island is only 5 miles long and a half mile wide.

Photos: Chichen Itza – The Second Time Around

Seeing Chichen Itza the second time around wasn’t that exciting anymore. The feeling I had the first time I laid my eyes on this Wonder of the World was gone. I went there to accompany a friend (aka his tour guide and photographer) who has never seen it. I’m not

One Day Sightseeing Tour Outside Cancun

A friend and I went on a one-week, all-inclusive vacation in Cancun last week. It was a “spur of the moment” decision and we didn’t really planned at all. Having been twice on the eastern part of Mexico, I thought, I’d just show him the must-see cultural attractions in the

View of Cancun from the Top

On our way back from Cancun to New York City, my friend and I were seated in the business class. No, we didn’t ask or buy for it but the travel agent did it for us. And lucky for me, I was seated right on the window side. I’ve got

Photos: Scotiabank Caribbean Festival 2014 Caribana Toronto

It’s a festival called with two names: Caribana Festival (the old one) and Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival (the new one). For most people, the former is better-sounding than the latter that bears its sponsor’s name. Caribana, aka Scotiabank Caribbean Festival 2014 is no different from the past: disorganized. The first time

The Creoles of Santiago de Cuba

Tired from my own walking tour in Santiago de Cuba, I sat down on a bench at Plaza de Dolores. Out of nowhere, these Creoles showed up, sat on the opposite bench, and got ready to play their music. However, they seemed restless. Their eyes were wandering around for a

Things to do in Trinidad

If there’s one city I’d highly recommend you to visit, aside from Havana, in Cuba, it would be Trinidad. No, I’m not talking about the many museums the city can offer but the various activities you can do here and it’s neighboring places. From the cobblestoned streets to the mountains

Santo Domingo Carnaval 2012 and a bad experience

Carnaval Infantil Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic After almost three years, my Swiss friend and I met each other again–but this time, in Santo Domingo. We met on a Sunday when there was festival going on in the north part of the city. We went there for some dancing, music and
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