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How to Spend a Day in Isla Mujeres (Cancun, Mexico).

How to Spend a Day in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is an island just off northeast of Zona Hotelera in Cancun. The island is visible if you’re standing on the beaches of Cancun and vice versa. It is known for its white sand and idyllic beaches. The island is only 5 miles long and a half mile wide. In other words, you can […]

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Photos: Chichen Itza - The Second Time Around (Cancun, Mexico)

Photos: Chichen Itza – The Second Time Around

Seeing Chichen Itza the second time around wasn’t that exciting anymore. The feeling I had the first time I laid my eyes on this Wonder of the World was gone. I went there to accompany a friend (aka his tour guide and photographer) who has never seen it. I’m not sure if he was really […]

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One Day Sightseeing Tour Outside Cancun (Chichen Itza, Mexico).

One Day Sightseeing Tour Outside Cancun

A friend and I went on a one-week, all-inclusive vacation in Cancun last week. It was a “spur of the moment” decision and we didn’t really planned at all. Having been twice on the eastern part of Mexico, I thought, I’d just show him the must-see cultural attractions in the area. And the rest of […]

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The Wonderful Cenote Ik Kil in Mexico.

The Wonderful Cenote Ik Kil in Mexico Will Never Fail to Stun You

The wonderful cenote Ik Kil in Mexico will never fail to stun you. We arrived around 10:30 in the morning and the parking lot was still almost empty. Yes, we were one of the few who arrived before tour buses came in droves. No, we didn’t join one of those tours because we’re too fabulous […]

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Views of Cancun from the Top (Mexico).

View of Cancun from the Top

On our way back from Cancun to New York City, my friend and I were seated in the business class. No, we didn’t ask or buy for it but the travel agent did it for us. And lucky for me, I was seated right on the window side. I’ve got to witness the beauty of […]

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Caribana Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival 2014

Photos: Scotiabank Caribbean Festival 2014 Caribana Toronto

It’s a festival called with two names: Caribana Festival (the old one) and Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival (the new one). For most people, the former is better-sounding than the latter that bears its sponsor’s name. Caribana, aka Scotiabank Caribbean Festival 2014 is no different from the past: disorganized. The first time and the last time I […]

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The Creoles of Santiago de Cuba

The Creoles of Santiago de Cuba

Tired from my own walking tour in Santiago de Cuba, I sat down on a bench at Plaza de Dolores. Out of nowhere, these Creoles showed up, sat on the opposite bench and got ready to play their music. However, they seemed restless. Their eyes were wandering around for a sight of police officers. In […]

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Things to do in Trinidad Cuba

Things to do in Trinidad

If there’s one city I’d highly recommend you to visit, aside from Havana, in Cuba, it would be Trinidad. No, I’m not talking about the many museums the city can offer but the various activities you can do here and it’s neighboring places. From the cobblestoned streets to the mountains and to the beach, Trinidad […]

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Calle Las Damas

Calle Las Damas La Zona Colonial Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic La Zona Colonial (Colonial Zone) in Santo Domingo is DIRTY. There are only very few trash cans and when you can see one, it’s super full. Litters are literally everywhere in the area and it’s disgusting. The cleanest street around here is the Calle Las […]

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Santo Domingo: The Heavy Carnaval Costume

Carnaval Infantil Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic I asked this guy and his costume designer how heavy the costume was, including the headress (not in the picture)—and they said, “It’s about 40 kilos.” Oh boy, I can’t even carry more than 10 kilos.

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