This post is an ode to Mexico, my home for the last two years. I have been more than humbled to live in this country full of culture, colour and chaos.
I wanted to put together my favourite photos I have taken during my adventures in Mexico to show a glimpse of the daily grind, the beauty and the hopefully, through these images you will be able to feel the cities and their heartbeats.
A mish, mash of my memories that I will cherish forever. No es un adiós, pero hasta luego México...
Last year I spent a month in Guanajuato City, and I loved every minute of it. When you are inside the historic centre it feels like a little story book town but with a grungy edge. Street parades seem to spontaneously combust onto the streets and I am still unsure how everyone knows where to be and at what time. It is like someone sends out a mystery text, telling everyone its time to party.
One of the parades that came out of nowhere featured a hot air balloon procession (without the balloon part on) firing their gas cylinders into the sky. This was to celebrate a hot air balloon festival in a near by town. It looked amazing but if you have seen Guanajuato, you will know that the streets are super skinny and tall and a big blast of fire might just set a building a light. But hey, that is why I love Mexico. Not a rule in sight.
So much has happened since myself and my partner Zac left Australia for Mexico last March 2016. We both wanted to travel for a long time and when the opportunity arose we grabbed it with both hands.
We booked our tickets, packed our life into a storage container somewhere in Melbourne and off we went. Looking back, there are no regrets, I only wish I took my rarely attended Spanish lessons way more seriously. I don't think I had any clue that most people in Mexico, especially the south, do not speak english.
We spent our first few days in Mexico City. At first, it is very daunting, over polluted and full on. But as I visit the city more often, I have found pockets of the city of I like. With amazing vintage furniture shops and great food. Still, a few days is all I need before I am ready to get out of there.
After Mexico city we caught the first class bus (highly recommended - see tips) down to Acapulco, apparently the highway you take is a dangerous stretch of road... we did no...