The shaman said to the nomads Aztecs: “Where you will see an eagle devouring a snake over a cactus, there you will found your city”. This place is marked now by this huge flagpole at the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City and probably of all Mexico.
The National Museum of Anthropology is the best place to start understanding Mexico back from it origins. A must see in the city, it is filled with artifacts from the Mexican pre-Columbian period.
Replica of Mayan temple Of Hochoob in Yucatan.
Hall of the Stone Ring. These holed stones were used for the Mesoamerican ballgame.
If you pay respect, you may enter in these courtyards.
Everything that has to be written is on a wall
Travelling in Mexico by night buses can be convenient to save time. But I would surely recommend to take the journey from Mexico City to Oaxaca during the day, so you can appreciate amazing landscapes with cactus tall as a tree.
Over Monte Alban, in the state of Oaxaca, you find the ruins of the Zapotec civilization. The great Mexican politician Benito Juárez had Zapotec origins.
The Mercado de Abastos, in Oaxaca, is the largest flea market in Mexico. Save your space in the rucksack to buy colorful blankets or baskets.
How much was an avocado in UK?
Better to avoid the peak hour.
Oaxaca is a small town where you can taste the relaxing atmosphere of a Mexican community.
These rock formations are created by natural water springs over-saturated with calcium carbonate that deposited over the time.
The beach is far away but you can rest in this hot water pool, amazing view included for free.
The church was founded by the Dominican Order, which construction begun in 1575.
The taste of a Spanish colonial city.
We are now in the state of Chiapas, between mountains. It can be cold and the architercture changes accordingly.
Jaguars are not too far now.
The river arrived after the construction of a dam. It is said that the rebellious tribes of Chiapas committed there suicide to don’t serve the Spanish.
The city of Campeche is on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico and it has been founded by Spanish in the 1540. Fortifications were built against pirates and this gate, La Porta du Mar, was linking the city with the sea, ships were able to go through it. Nowadays the sea retracted and this gate is full walkable
Different climate, different architecture again.
This world-famous complex of Mayan ruins still has the ballcourt where the mesoamerican ballgame was played.
After a very hot morning at the Chichen Itza share a taxi with friends and take a dip in this piece of paradise.
Back in time, falling here would mean death. Today the situation is quite different.
All the Yucatán Peninsula is filled with cenotes, natural pools of crystalline water filtred by limestone eroded by the groundwater.
Some cenotes can be crowded, some not.
In the state of Quintana Roo you have the Riviera Maya, that is not only the chaotic Cancún, but also wild beaches that gives you the idea of what they saw the first animals that put feet on the land.
In front the beach, behind the jungle. Wanna grab some fresh cocunut to snack? Besides all the spray, swarms of mosquitos were continuously attacking me. You have to dress as a beekeeper.
Don't forget to bring your snorkeling equipment, the wildlife under those waters is incredible.
A nice place to seat after a walk in the ruins of Tulum.
Too much noise in Cancún? You can reach this beach easily by ferry.