Mexican Riviera – Should you stay in Playa del Carman?

I must qualify this post from the beginning by declaring that I’m absolutely no expert on conventional ‘resort holidays’.   With over 40 years of travel behind me,  I could probably count on one hand the number of traditional package tours I’ve experienced.   I  don’t tend to stay in one place very long and prefer moving […]

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Thinking of Mexico City? – Some tips before you go.

I’ve no earth shattering revelations to share with you but here are a few thoughts after a recent trip: Getting There: There are direct flights to Mexico City from major European airports. From Ireland, we went via Madrid which was the best value on the day. But against that, it meant a short flight followed […]

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Mexico City – Well worth a visit!

This was going to be a ‘TOP 10’ list but I couldn’t choose!   If you include day trips to Teotihaucan and Puebla,  there’s plenty to keep one busy in Mexico City for at least a week!  Did you know that this city has more museums than New York,  Madrid or Paris?!  You could omit museums […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

U is for Uluru   On 26 October 2019, Uluru was officially closed to climbers.   The rock is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu,  the Aboriginal people of the area,  who believe that the spirits of their ancestors continue to reside there.   Climbing was not permitted under Anangu law but tourists began to ascend in the […]

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Mexico City – on the trail of Rivera and Kahlo

  You cannot visit Mexico City without getting caught up in the Diego Rivera- Frida Kahlo story.   Even if you’ve zero interest in art,  it’s difficult to avoid this immensely talented,  eccentric couple who have left such a mark on this city.   Diego Rivera   Diego Rivera (1886 -1957) was one of the great […]

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