Celebrating día de muertos in Mexico!

All along our trip, we had the opportunity to discover many different local traditions. Several times, ancient pre-Colombian stories and customs fused with the Catholicism brought by the Spanish, a process generally known as syncretism. From the Virgin Mary represented as the Pacha Mama in Bolivia, to the guinea pig at the last supper in the cathedral of Cuzco, and the peculiar customs of the Chiapas indigenous people, we were surprised time and time again. We knew nonetheless an example of syncretism well before our trip: the día de muertos celebration in Mexico. As a matter of fact, we organised all our trip around that day. We wanted to discover the holiday’s folklore onsite!

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Discovering Mayan ruins in Mexico

Even after exploring the Mayan ruins of Copan in Honduras, Tikal in Guatemala, and Tulum, we were not yet satisfied. Plus, after our visit to Machu Picchu in Peru, we realised we had the possibility to see another one of the seven wonders. So we naturally decided to take our time while travelling to the north of Mexico. On the way, we stopped twice to visit as many ruins: Chichén Itzá and Palenque.

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Enjoying sea and nature on the island of Cozumel

We definitely fell in love with the Riviera Maya. So much that we decided to extend our staying a bit more. To change settings just a bit, we moved to an island: Cozumel.

To get to the island, we first took a bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen. From there, we took the ferry to Cozumel. During the whole ride you can enjoy a beautiful view of the spectacular Caribbean sea and all its colors. The water takes all the shades of blue and green, already from the harbor!

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Chasing waterfalls in the Huasteca Potosina

Mexico is a big country with a lot of wonderful landscapes. One of its regions is particularly famous for its rivers and waterfalls: the Huasteca Potosina. It is a popular holiday spot for Mexicans, but not so famous among foreigners. 

Caroline had discovered this region the first time she went to Mexico, a few years ago. It was a brief stay and she absolutely wanted to go back and explore more. That’s how we made it our last destination before coming back home. 

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