Wander Across Mexico Group

A Recap Of My Wander Across Mexico Tour

Derek Mexico, Wandering Earl Tours 40 Comments

Yesterday, my second Wandering Earl Tour came to an end. And I must say, it was a strange feeling to say goodbye to another group of splendid people, people whom I was fortunate to get to know quite well over the past two weeks. I would absolutely love to continue traveling with everyone, to continue sharing experiences, to continue engaging …

The Most Amazing Church

The Most Amazing Church I’ve Ever Seen & Can’t Show You

Derek Mexico 56 Comments

Yesterday, our Wander Across Mexico group visited the town of San Juan Chamula, a community of 95,000 Tstozil Mayans that lies approximately ten kilometers away from San Cristobal de las Casas. And during that visit, yes, we entered what I can only describe as the most amazing church I’ve seen in all my travels. Let me give you a little …

Drink Tepache

What Happens When You Drink Tepache in Mexico

Derek Mexico 53 Comments

This is what happens when you let your friends drink tepache. Some people really like it… Some people are not so sure how to react… Some take the drink quite seriously… Others need to be fed the stuff… Some find the taste quite pleasant… Some people even look quite bad-ass drinking it… And a rare few seem to be in …

Live in Playa del Carmen

Would I Live in Playa del Carmen, Mexico Again?

Derek Mexico 90 Comments

During my lengthy stay back in 2010/2011, I had nothing but positive things to say about the town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It was as ideal of a destination as there could be for someone like me who prefers warm climates, beautiful white sand beaches, a laid-back environment, diverse food options, a town that is walkable, a location that …

Mexico: 2 Years In 2 Minutes

Derek Mexico, Videos 35 Comments

When I first crossed the border from Guatemala into the Mexican state of Chiapas back in late 2009, I had no idea how long I would be sticking around Mexico. I really had nowhere to be and had no specific plans for the near future but at the same time, I was quite exhausted from having just traveled overland throughout …

Izamal, Yuctan, Mexico

Yucatan, Mexico: From Izamal To Tixkokob (Yes, Tixkokob)

Derek Mexico 50 Comments

Two hours outside of Cancun, we turned off the main highway and into the small town of Piste. And at this point, our road trip officially began. The goal was to spend two days driving around the Mexican state of Yucatan, a state that offers a major change from life in the state of Quintana Roo, the state where Cancun, …

Cenote Dos Ojos

Mexico’s Cenotes: Located In My Backyard

Derek Mexico 56 Comments

What does a person do when standing at the edge of a frigid pool of water, watching their friends jump, one after the other into that very pool? And what happens when these ‘friends’ begin yelling out insults once they surface, taunting the only person not willing to take the plunge? Last week, I was that person as I stood, …

How To Eat A Mexican Tostada (Video)

Derek Food, Mexico, Videos 45 Comments

Today’s post offers an instructional video of sorts. While at first it may seem completely pointless to demonstrate how to eat something as basic as a Mexican tostada, I have simply watched too many foreigners struggle with this staple of Mexican cuisine to remain silent any longer. What is interesting is that the actual technique used to eat a tostada …