Mexico

Chapter 13: Zipolite and Mazunte, The Oaxacan coast.

Chapter 13: Zipolite and Mazunte, The Oaxacan coast.

After retrieving my underwater camera from my friend’s car in Tulum, I was on the move again, and I was scared. As I made my way to Cancun airport, towards the unknown state of Oaxaca, I wondered if I was
Chapter 12: Diving in Cozumel

Chapter 12: Diving in Cozumel

Bang! Went the gunshots at 6 in the morning. “Oh you can f*ck off” I thought as I opened one eye to check the time on my phone. I had barely slept because my hostel had only provided one thin
Chapter 11: A bad day

Chapter 11: A bad day

As I left the port of Playa del Carmen for Cozumel, the waves parted around the boat turning the water into what looked like the foam on top of a very British pint of lager. After spending time in hippy-chic
Chapter 10: Losing track of time in Tulum

Chapter 10: Losing track of time in Tulum

I had only been in Tulum for eight days, but as I was leaving I wondered if I was making a terrible mistake and if I should stay for longer. In such a short amount of time I had made
Chapter 9: Love drunk in Gitano

Chapter 9: Love drunk in Gitano

The club was the nicest I’d ever seen: fancy filament light bulbs and chandeliers hung from the tropical trees of the jungle, and the DJ played psychedelic house tunes from a wooden shack to a young crowd of dreamers from
Chapter 8: My Mayan Reading

Chapter 8: My Mayan Reading

“Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.” Gautama Buddha I have always loved to experience
Chapter 6b: Infidelity at home

Chapter 6b: Infidelity at home

Why me? We think as we lie on our beds in tears. I’m nice, I’m relatively good looking, I’m ambitious, and more to the point I did everything for him. How could he do this to me? What’s wrong with
Chapter 7: Diving in Tulum

Chapter 7: Diving in Tulum

It was a basic requirement of diving and everyone before me had managed to do it so surely it would be easy? All I had to do was take off my mask off underwater then put it back on and
Chapter 6a: Infidelity in paradise

Chapter 6a: Infidelity in paradise

The night before I arrived in Tulum, a girl I met had enjoyed a night of passion with a rather cute Mexican guy. When I arrived the next day and met her, she excitedly told me all about it: the
Chapter 5: Bacalar and the Seven Shades of Blue

Chapter 5: Bacalar and the Seven Shades of Blue

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” Mary Anne Radmacher Bacalar is an area in the very south of Quintana Roo just a couple of hours drive south of Tulum