10 things to expect when going to Mexico

In Mexico, Nomad Life by Virginie0 Comments

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Since we landed a month ago, Chris and I noticed many differences between Mexico and Canada. There are things that are obvious and that we could deal with easily, but other things were more… subtle. To make sure you know what you are getting into, we made a list of what to expect. 1. People are very helpful I didn’t think Mexicans were mean before coming here, but I did hear a lot of things on television. Once I set foot in Mexico, I realized it was all wrong. Whatever they sayed and showed on TV, it might represent 5% …

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Stay fit on the road: Stand Up Paddleboarding

In Sayulita, Stay Fit on the Road by Virginie2 Comments

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This post is part of the Stay Fit on the Road series. After eating out every day for two weeks, it was time to take control over our health again. We had been filling ourselves on street tacos and cemitas, which didn’t have that many vegetables in them. Once we arrived in Sayulita, we were so happy to be back close to the water. The ocean is the best gym you can have, since it works all of your muscles and give your joints some rest. But this time, we decided to try something new. On our first day at …

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How to find an apartment in Sayulita, Mexico

In Nomad Life, Sayulita by Chris8 Comments

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Chris here! It’s not often I make a post, but today I have something very special to share with you. Have you ever been frustrated with the steep costs involved in renting a house or apartment in paradise? Well, today you’re in luck. In this post I’m going to teach you how I found us an apartment in Sayulita, Mexico right in the middle of high season for less than $600CAD per month with only 5 hours of “work.” Stop looking online If you’ve been looking tirelessly online only to be swamped with expensive vacation rentals, it’s time to give …

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Visiting Teotihuacan, City of the Pyramids

In Mexico City, Tourist Life by Virginie0 Comments

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Only 50 km outside of Mexico City is Teotihuacan, a gem of history. Though nobody knows who built the pyramids that are there, they are definitely worth visiting. It’s a great day trip from the city and you can either jump on a bus, take a cab or your hotel might even offer a shuttle. Here are a few quick tips for once you’re there – before I start telling you our story! When going down the pyramid, don’t go down straight. Walk in diagonal! If you didn’t know this Mexican trick already, it’s going to save you hours! It …

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Mexico City and the Museum of Anthropology

In Mexico City, Tourist Life by Virginie0 Comments

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After spending a few days in Puebla visiting the city and Cholula, it was time for us to hit Mexico City. We had been living in the jungle for three months already, so being in a big city where we could go shopping again was awesome! I have to admit, I was a bit scared of Mexico City before going there. For some reason, I expected it to look like San José (the capital of Costa Rica), but bigger. I was so wrong. San José was loud, crowded and really didn’t look that great. The neighborhood that we stayed in …

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