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Tasting the world one meal at a time

Month / October 2014

While you were working – If God did a poo

As we prepare to fly out of this crazy country we call Mexico, it feels like we’ve already left. Not because of some ethereal high-brow poetic concept, simply because Cancun feels nothing like any shade of Mexico we’ve seen. In short, if there was a god, and if he was the interventionist type, you’d say […]

While you were working – Unearthing a gem

We’re winding up our time in Mexico now and we leave behind a relatively small town called Tulum. Relatively small in that it is in close proximity to Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Cosumel, far more noted tourist destinations. We came for a few nights and stayed over a week, it turned out to be […]

While you were working – A day at the beach

We contacted the local fire brigade and paramedics for this one, Charles Philip Winn was going to go to the beach and expose that luscious ranga pigment (or lack thereof) to the tropical sun. In the face of a very realistic fear that he was going to burst into flame like a vampire in cheesy […]

Gluttony Expedition: How Australia butchers Mexican food

Tacos do not have ANY of the following… – There is no ‘Old el Paso’ pre-made kit here. Holy crap don’t start me. Tacos here are nearly always street food. Tacos are not a saucy rich slop-fest, they’re a ridiculous whack of freshness. You never eat a meal of tacos here and leave the table […]

While you were working – Cenote Diving in Tulum, Mexico

Ok this one is a little for the diving nuts among us but lets all put on our imagination caps just for a little. Our dive master took absolutely rubbish photos so i’ve scored some web images of the particular cenotes we dives, please excuse the plagiarism… What is a Cenote? This part of the […]

While you were working: Is ‘tourist’ a 4 letter word?

It’s the eternal travel question, exactly how big a tourist do you want to be. Do you proudly show your Paddy Pallin brand hiking gear with some local guide you screwed down from $3 to $2.80 carrying your gear. Or do you reject the need for nutritious food, hygiene and sleep for the ‘real’ experience? […]

Top 10: Things to know about San Cristobal

1- Chamula: Chamula is a ‘must see’ for anyone going to San Christobel. THe indigenous community is another world right beside a tourism hot spot. Mexican law has no jurisdiction here, it’s a place where traditional culture meets and does battle with western influence. 2- La Viña de Bacco: This is the best exponent of […]

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