10 things to do in Oaxaca, Mexico

10 things to do in Oaxaca, Mexico

When I say that I lived in Mexico, I say that I lived in Mérida, but in fact I have spent as much time in the state of Oaxaca as in Mérida. As my husband comes from its capital, Oaxaca de Juárez, whenever we go to Mexico, we go to Oaxaca to visit the family. The state...
Discovering Yucatán (Mexico)

Discovering Yucatán (Mexico)

The Yucatan peninsula is one of the most impressive places I have ever visited! I lived in its capital, Mérida, for a semester, and this city is a great starting point to visit several other places of this beautiful state, since it is in a very central position in...
5 days in Mexico City

5 days in Mexico City

Mexico City, capital of the country that was named after the tribe that lived here, the Aztecs, who called themselves Mexicas. Mexico City, the third largest city in the world, with more than 20 million inhabitants. Mexico City, land of chilangos, city of contrasts,...
Teotihuacan ruins, Mexico

Teotihuacan ruins, Mexico

Five years ago I lived in Mexico for seven months, more precisely in Mérida, Yucatán. When my classes ended I went on a trip of about 3 weeks in southern Mexico and Guatemala, with José, my friend and Art History student, which culminated in Mexico City. One of the...
Camino Real Zaashila, Bahias de Huatulco, Mexico

Camino Real Zaashila, Bahias de Huatulco, Mexico

The last three days of this holidays in Mexico were spent in Huatulco. The state of Oaxaca has two main beach areas: Puerto Escondido, where I spent my birthday in 2015, more accessible to all, full of surfers, more relaxed; and Huatulco, where we find several all...
Holidays “at home” – Oaxaca, Mexico

Holidays “at home” – Oaxaca, Mexico

Since I’ve been with Jorge, going to Mexico is going home. Especially when the plan is actually going home. I changed my holidays to the second half of May so I could go there with Jorge, also on holidays – him for almost a month. I will not lie, it is not the...
Holbox, paradise on Earth

Holbox, paradise on Earth

Imagine a place with paradisal beaches, an island without cars, in which the few hotels that exist are not skyscrapers that destroy the landscape. Imagine beautiful birds you’ve never seen in your life, imagine eating lobster pizza or swimming with whale sharks! I...
How much does it cost to live in Mérida

How much does it cost to live in Mérida

I spent five months in Mérida, Yucatán with a scholarship from Santander Ibero American Programs. The scholarship was of 2300€ for the whole semester and it is the same to every destination, independently of the costs of the city or how far away it is (for example,...
Typical costume from Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico

Typical costume from Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico

My boyfriend’s family comes from the south of the state of Oaxaca, in Mexico. All the regions have their traditional costumes, that you can see during the Guelaguetza, in Oaxaca, in July. Normally all the families have typical costumes from the region they...
Reasons to go to Mérida in exchange

Reasons to go to Mérida in exchange

I was in Florence, doing my Erasmus, loving my second year abroad. It was April, which meant the experience was almost over and, though I love Portugal, I really didn’t want to go back for two more years of university. One day I arrive home after school and I...