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Let’s dive the MUSA Underwater Museum Isla Mujeres with Carey Diving

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Let’s dive in! MUSA Underwater Museum Isla Mujeres with Carey Diving A few years ago I first heard of MUSA – the Museo Subacuatico de Arte. Ever since I wanted to dive there and see it all for myself. This Underwater Museum was built aka sunk back in 2009. It’s not even the only one in the world – there’re others in the Caribbean and other places too, where you can find many sunken treasures. Let’s jump in – MUSA Isla Mujeres We’re starting right in the morning when we meet with Gilberto in his dive shop Carey Diving. Everything…

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Don’t dive in Cozumel

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Don’t ever dive in Cozumel There’s this little island. It belongs to Mexico and some of you might have heard about it. Many cruise ships (eewwww!) stop here. Others may know it because the diving is supposed to be “oh so spectacular”. Here is why you should never, and I mean never ever, dive in Cozumel: The reefs are ugly and there are hardly any fish left in the sea Turtles, colourful corals, two meter long moraines, poriferans, fish in the brightest colours, sharks, underwater arches and caves in stunning coral gardens, an ocean so warm you think you’re taking…

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Mexico – How to get a prepaid SIM card with data

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How to get a prepaid SIM card with data in Mexico When I know I’ll be travelling in a country for more than a week, I prefer getting a local prepaid SIM card. Reason? I want to be reachable and able to look up things whenever I need or want to. In the EU roaming charges will be a thing of the past soon (yeahh!), but roaming data is just ridiculously expensive if you use your SIM card from home. I’ve gotten prepaid SIM cards in Mexico twice now, and today I’ll show you how easy that is. The type of…

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Snorkel with Turtles in Akumal

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Snorkelling with Turtles in Akumal There’s this small village in Mexico. It has a lovely small bay where many, many turtles live. The best part: you can snorkel with them! I’ve heard about Akumal a couple of years ago, and I knew that I had to go there myself. It took a while to fulfil this wish – and I kind of wish I had come here earlier. We started in Playa del Carmen with our rental car, heading South on the highway until we hit the sign Akumal Playa. After a couple of meters, we spotted a small hut…

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Why I won’t use my Return Ticket from Mexico

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Why I won’t use my Return Ticket from Mexico It’s the time! I’m excited as if it was Christmas again! It’s that time for adventures again! You might already know that I decided to go back to university in Fall. The Master’s programme that I’m studying brings a lot of travelling with it. The next big thing might just be temporary, but I’m happy to share this with you: I’ll be spending some time abroad. Again. I’ll be studying abroad. In Latin America. In Colombia! Another step back I’ve found pretty cheap flights to Mexico back in May. So I…

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The Story of my Travel Tattoo

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My Compass Tattoo – a different kind of Souvenir It already happened in January and only few know it. Finally (!) I did it. Everyone who’s carefully read the title already knows 🙂 So: Yes, I did it – I got a tattoo. In Mexico. After bouncing back and forth – initially I wanted to get my tattoo done in Salzburg – I looked for tattoo studios in Playa del Carmen and the perfect artist. The Design – a Compass … the one thing I knew for certain was that I wanted – no I NEEDED a compass. I love…

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Mexico is so much more than Cancun – 7 + 1 reasons to travel to Mexico

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¡Viva Mexico! And why Cancun isn’t Mexico I challenge you to experience more of Mexico than only touristy spots  Cancun, Tulum or even Playa del Carmen. When you tell me you’ve been to Mexico and haven’t set a foot outside your resort, I shake my head and pity you. I also challenge you to see more than those cruise ship towns like Cozumel. There is so much more to see in Mexico. I shake my head in disbelief when you tell me that you were too afraid to leave the resort because of the drug cartels or being robbed. I…

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Pico de Gallo or How to win a man’s heart

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The power of Mexican food: Pico de Gallo They say: 
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And yes! They are so right! Most of you know how much I love Mexico – and I’d go as far to say that I’m obsessed with the food. Quesadillas, Tacos, Enchiladas, Sopa Azteca, … the list goes on! But there is this one thing that makes the difference: Pico de Gallo which translated word by word would mean rooster’s peak, but has nothing to do with any animal. It is a not very liquid sauce that is served with…

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About spending Christmas in Mexico (again)

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What’s like to spend Christmas solo in Mexico (again) The preface I got called heartless for not spending Christmas with my family. And before you judge me, I thought the same just a few years back. How can one not want to spend Christmas at home? To me it’s not that I don’t want to spend quality time with my family, but there is this urge in me to go and discover. And since this year has had many ups and many downs I decided to end the year how I started it: in Mexico. Spending Christmas abroad (again) doesn’t…

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Cenote Diving – Best moment of Summer 2014

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Cenotes: underground cave and cavern systems in Yucatán I got into diving in 2010. My mum had told me to go and try it, because she used to dive a lot during our holidays in Turkey. I’ve never given it much thought. “It’s another world down there” is what I’ve heard people saying about it. While being on exchange in Venezuela I got certified and kept going with the courses until I became a Rescue Diver. Loved that course a lot! If you go straight through the main courses from PADI (that’s the dive organisation I got certified with) it’s…

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