Casa Azul – Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera’s house in Mexico City


The only bone I have ever broken is my big toe. I was blindly texting and tripped over a wonky piece of footpath. Much bleeding, swearing and hobbling ensued; such a small thing but so painful. When Frida Kahlo was 17, she smashed five vertebrae in her lumbar spine. Her house, and the artworks within […]

The best day Trip ever: Mitle, Oaxaca


I woke up with PMS. I knew it was this particular affliction because I felt bone tired, snaky and a bit weepy. I was not expecting it to be a good day at all but, against the odds, it was. The first stop on the day trip to Mitle was the Tule tree aka The […]

Quintana Roo: The good and the meh


We bid farewell to Quintana Roo state today so before we go, I thought I would give you a quick guide to what rocked and what sucked: Good 1. Hotel Casa Ticul – eternally sunshiney staff, comfy beds, free wifi and cable TV, Mexi breakfast with espresso coffee and very quiet rooms which is a […]

Mexico: Astrology travel on tequila time


Mexico is definitely an Aries kind of place. Fiery chillies, upbeat chatty locals and a Crayola colour scheme that is the antithesis of beige. I am a big believer in the ‘vibe’ and the vibe here is undeniably cool. The First Husbandand I spent a lazy afternoon at a beach club called Canibal Royal today. […]