Tag Archives: Mexico

Byron Es Muy Bueno

It’s been a while since our last break but with my wife’s hectic season coming up at work we headed off to Byron Bay for an extended weekend. An early flight out of Sydney and we were touching down in Ballina by 9am. I love tiny Australian regional airports.

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Mexico Part 3: Cenotes, Turtles & Nick’s Land

For some reason I expected a Mexican guide but in bounced the owner of Avatar Adventures, floppy haired Nick, fractionally late but for good reason as another couple had decided to bail on the tour and not wake up when Nick arrived. A bonus for us as we were the only couple on board the bus.

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Mexico Part 2: Casas, Tours & Tacos

Seeing our Mexican, guitar-strumming friend play the exact same song set on the return ferry from Isla Mujeres, we could not wait to jump in our waiting taxi. One hour and 30 minutes later we arrive at Tulum, slowing for and passing various town checkpoints guarded by armed police. As I started to observe, the police and any other civil employee took a very relaxed approach to their jobs.

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Mexico Part 1: Isla Mujeres

The penultimate leg of our honeymoon was the trip south from New York to Mexico. Extremely sad to be leaving the city and the best hotel I’ve experienced, The Bowery, we arrived just a four-hour flight later in Cancun, the party town popular with American students on Spring Break and families looking for all-inclusive resorts and holidays, a Mexican-Miami or Vegas on the beach.

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Hartwood: NYC meets Caribbean

In two weeks in Tulum, Mexico, never did we have to queue for a meal. Until now. With a no reservation policy Hartwood was recommended to us by several friends. Opened in 2010 by New Yorkers just two months ago interest reached phenomenal levels with the release of a New York Times profile. Expectations were high.

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