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Hiking the Red Mountain in the Carpathian

If you are a nature lover and outdoor activities, hiking the Carpathian Mountains is a must things to do. The Carpathian Mountains are one of the last wild mountains in Europe. Of course, there are not as famous as The Alps, or dramatic as the Himalayas, but they are spectacular. The Carpathians stretches from the Czech Republic through Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine and ends in Romania. Romania has one of the largest remaining areas of undisturbed forest in Europe. There are 14 national parks in Romania, out of which 12 are located on or near the surface of the Carpathian Mountains. Here they are divided into 3 geographical groups: Eastern Carpathians The Carpathians of Maramures and Bucovina, The Moldavian-Transylvanian Carpathians and The Curvature Carpathians Southern Carpathians Bucegi Mountains, Făgăraș Mountains, Parâng Mountains and Retezat-Godeanu Mountains Western Carpathians Banat Mountains, Poiana Ruscă Mountains and Apuseni Mountains Today we will tell you…

The perfect 2 weeks itinerary in Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico’s peninsula is a huge coastal region, the place of the emerald waters, splashing the most perfect white coral-sand beaches.  Yucatan is home to lush green jungle dotted with Mayan ruins, cool cenotes, colored colonial cities and one of the tastiest cuisines in the world. And these are only a few things to mentions. Yucatan Peninsula means, in fact, three different states: Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo, which separated the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, and one of our favorite parts of Mexico. Below we made a 2 weeks itinerary for you and we tried to fit all the best things this part of the world has to offer. The easiest way to make this itinerary is by rental. We rented our small car directly from rentalcars.com before our arrival and we paid about 40 euros/day, including full Mexican insurance.  Another way to do it is by local…

Exploring the Eco Paradise of Contoy Island

Contoy Island is a small island in the Caribbean Sea very close to Cancun.Because the island has been declared a protected area since 1961, it escaped the change of mass tourism and remain a tropical oasis. The island is protected as a nature reserve and inhabited only by few biologists who study the ecosystem of the island and there are some strict rules to obey, like only 200 people are allowed on the island per day and you are not allowed to use any sun creme of any kind. It is the perfect place to be, for nature lovers. The island is also located in the transition zone between the warm, clear water of the Caribbean and the deep, cold water of the Gulf of Mexico, making the place a special one for scuba diving, dense vegetation, right biodiversity, and pristine beaches. Unfortunately, you can’t go to this island on…

Seeing the most beautiful cenotes in Mexico

Mexican soil, especially in the Yucatan Peninsula, is very special. There are no surface rivers, but there is a very complex underground system of rivers. All this happened because of the limestone bedrock, which doesn’t allow fresh water to accumulate above ground in rivers or lakes, instead, it collects it underground. And in the underground, because of the softness of the rock, erosions creates natural caves and tunnels, and here is where the water accumulates. At times, the bedrock collapses, reveling the cave underneath. This is how a cenote is created. In the Yucatan Peninsula, there are more than 6,000 cenotes. Maya people considered them sacred wells and then settled villages around these spiritual wells and believed that they were a portal to speak with the gods. They were even making human sacrifices in these cenotes.Today these cenotes are very famous among tourists that come to marvel or to swim…

Valladolid – Strolling a beautiful colonial city in Mexico

Valladolid is a colonial city located in the middle of the Yucatan Peninsula.With its pastel-colored houses, beautiful cathedrals squares, cobblestone streets, the joy of the people and the authentic vibe, Valladolid remained relatively untouched by the ravage of tourism.It is also the perfect place to experience the Mayan culture, being so close to Chichen Itza, discover the beautiful cenotes all around the city and at the same time enjoy the relaxed vibe of the city. We arrived in Valladolid at noon. We drove our rental from Tulum for about 2 hours. And we discovered a city with an authentic feel, an authentic Mexican feel. Top things to see in ValladolidCenote ZaciWe arrived in Valladolid and drove directly to Cenote Zaci.This cenote was practically in the center of Valladolid. It has two entrances. One in a souvenir mini-market area at Calle 39 and the second one is at Calle 36.We parked…

Holbox Island, Mexico

It is one of those quiet islands, away from the crazy Riviera Maya. When I prepared the itinerary for Mexico, there were thousands of reviews speaking about this island. It is considered the dream island in Yucatan. So, we had to visit it. Holbox is a small island in the north of the peninsula, which has slowly grown in terms of popularity. And the actual pronunciation of the name of the island, it sounds more like: Hol-bosch. The history of the island began in the 19th century when the Mayan Rebellion has started through the entire Yucatan Peninsula.  To escape the war, the people abandoned their lands to seek refuge in the nearby islands. So, a new town appeared in Holbox Island.Being mostly inhabited by fishermen and being outside the touristic area, the island remains tranquil and quite authentic. We decided that we couldn’t miss the island so we prepared a…

Tulum – Enjoying the coolest Mayan ruins

Tulum is a small town in the state of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.In the past, it was a small coastal Mayan city, today is a hype city. The city had undergone such a tremendous development in terms of tourism, which you cannot even imagine.Because of Instagram, it became the most photogenic city in Mexico and the place to be. Tulum is divided into three parts: Tulum Pueblo It is the name of the city center and is located more inland, about five kilometers from the beach. Here most of the locals are living and here is the place where you can also find cheaper accommodations and restaurants. It is a nice town but there is certainly no gem.Tulum Archeological siteIt is near the Tulum pueblo and it is one of the most beautiful Mayan sites in Mexico.Tulum BeachIt is where the hotel zone is. All along…

Chichen Itza – Exploring the Most Famous Maya Ruin

Chichen Itza is one of the New Seven World Wonders and the most famous Mayan ruin in the world, it goes without saying that it has to be visited. The Maya is one of the greatest civilizations ever known. And like any advanced civilization, it also went through various stages of development: from the rudimentary one to the peak of its power and influence around the sixth century A.D. The Mayans excelled at mathematics, astrology, agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar-making, and many more things. They were one of the most dominant indigenous societies of Mesoamerica, covering all of the modern-day Yucatan Peninsula and other states of Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. At the end of the 13th century, Maya civilization started its collapse and no one knows for sure the reason for the fall. When the Spanish conquerors set foot in this place, the Mayan civilization was far from the symbol…

19 Amazing Things to do in Yucatan, Mexico

When people think of Mexico they just imagine themselves laying back on a beach with a margarita in their hand. Of course, Mexico can mean exactly this, but also at the same time means a lot of other things like fascinating culture and history, colonial towns, delicious cuisine, world-class scuba diving and so much more. In this article, we will sample just a few amazing things to do in Yucatan, Mexico. 1. Get fascinated by the ancient Mayan culture in Chichen Itza For most of people, Chichen Itza means Mexico, which is not far from reality. Chichen Itza is the most famous sight in Mexico and one of the New 7 New Wonders of the World.Here you will have the chance to learn about the mighty Mayan civilization, regarded as the most advanced ancient civilization that ever lived in Latin America. They were very advanced in mathematics, astrology, phenomenal architecture…

Things to know before visiting the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Is Mexico safe?After so many news about crimes, kidnappings, gang-related violence, and drug cartels, it is normal to ask yourself if Mexico is a safe country to travel to.According to the results of the Expat Insider Survey, made on 20,000 expats living in 187 countries or territories, covering personal safety, political stability, quality of life, Mexico ranked less dangerous compared to countries like Colombia, Peru, Turkey or Brazil.But of course, it isn’t the safest country either.Unfortunately, Mexico also has its fair share of dangerous areas that travelers should avoid. The most dangerous area that must be avoided is the north part of Mexico and cities like Colima, Guerrero and the border with the USA.The Yucatan peninsula is a small part of Mexico and has three states: Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Campeche and it is considered one of the safest places in Mexico. We drove all over the Yucatan Peninsula and…

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