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...

Belém of Pará – on a boat through Amazonia

The "planning gods" were generous in December and after a five-day layover in Moscow, I had another five-day layover in Belém of Pará. My first time in Brazil, one of the destinations TAP flies with the A321LR, another long haul destination for the mid haul crew, as I...

Monumental Washington

No, I’m not flying “long haul” yet. What is happening is that TAP is buying some Airbus A321LR (Long Range) airplanes, which are narrow body airplanes (single-aisle, usually used in middle-haul flights) but with a higher autonomy and so can fly further away, including...

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

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

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

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

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 originally...

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 had an...

10 days in Guatemala

The itinerary I leave here today isn’t exactly what I did, once I integrated Guatemala in a trip from Mérida to Mexico City and I was just 7 days in the country. This is my suggestion for 10 days (aka I wish I had more time there!) to those who travel directly to...

Dominican Republic and all-inclusive resorts

Yes, the "child" on the photography above is me. How you can already imagine I went to the Dominican Republic a few years ago, precisely in 2005. One of the advantages of having divorced parents is that you have duplicate holidays and on that summer, the first they...