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JANUARY 2019: Click here to read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I flew from Bogota, Colombia to Mexico City and stayed a few nights. One day, I decided to make my own way to the famous Teotihuacan Pyramids … ABOUT THE PYRAMIDS: Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city located in a sub-valley of the Valley of Mexico 40 kilometres (25 miles) northeast of modern-day Mexico City. At its zenith, about the same time as the Roman Empire, Teotihuacan was the largest city in the Americas with a population of 125,000 or more … making it at least the sixth largest city in the world during this period. The city […]

Mexico – Teotihuacan Pyramids – Day Trip from Mexico City


JUNE 2017: OVERVIEW: My costs start in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico and include: 7 nights in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Entry to the Palenque Ruins A Jungle Trek Tour Antibiotics for an infection Some special one-off costs (e.g. replacement equipment) CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about El Panchan & Palenque – Information. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS: My costs […]

El Panchan – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs


JUNE 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We made our way from San Cristobal de las Casas to El Panchan by public transport. In San Cris, we stayed in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation: the Albufera Apartments. It was a small complex with about 8 apartments. Our 1 bedroom apartment came equipped with a kitchenette / lounge (with Cable TV), bathroom (with hot water), and Bedroom (with wardrobe and Cable TV). In Mexico, don’t bother about a TV. Unless you speak fluent Spanish it is useless. You will be lucky to get 1-2 English speaking Movie, Sport, and News channels. You are much better off getting […]

El Panchan & Palenque – Mexico – Information



JUNE 2017: OVERVIEW: I came from Antigua, Guatemala, but my costs start on arrival in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico and include: 7 nights in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications A trip to Chamula Some special one-off costs (e.g. replacement equipment) CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about San Cristobal de las Casas. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS: My costs are broken down […]

San Cristobal de las Casas – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs


JUNE 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. For a detailed breakdown of Holiday and Retirement Costs, read about San Cristobal GRANDPAcking Costs. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Antigua, Guatemala to San Cristobal, Mexico by Shuttle Bus. The journey took 11 hours. ANTIGUA – GUATEMALA: I booked 3 nights in the Casa De Leon. For a more detailed look at hotel prices, read my Antigua – Information post. We got the room at a discounted rate of GTQ128 / night (US$17.50) including a free Breakfast for 2. The rooms are built around a cosy, central communal area with a TV. Our room was small […]

San Cristobal de las Casas – Mexico – Information


MAY 2017: Click here to read our Guatemala Retirement Reviews. Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I started in San Pedro La Laguna on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and made my way to Antigua, Guatemala. From Antigua, I caught a ‘direct’ shuttle to San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico. Read this post for a detailed break-down of costs in San Pedro LL. Read this post for a detailed break-down of costs in Antigua. SAN PEDRO LA LAGUNA: I stayed in San Pedro La Laguna for nearly 2 months in March / April. I, then, spent 6 weeks in Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico. On my return to San Pedro in late […]

Antigua – Guatemala – to – San Cristobal de las Casas – Mexico



APRIL 2017: Click here to read our Guatemala Retirement Reviews. Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I stayed in Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico for 6 weeks … I initially planned to stay only 3 weeks … but, it was such a nice ‘vibe’ that I decided to stay longer. Read this post for a detailed break-down of costs in Zipolite. In Zipolite, I stayed at the Brisa Marina; this hotel is not listed in BOOKING.COM nor AGODA.COM. I paid MXP150 / night (US$8.25) for a Double Room with Cold Water Private Bathroom (no Breakfast included). This was a very good price … many locals told me that I was […]

Tapachula – Mexico – to – Lake Atitlan – Guatemala


MARCH 2017: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Tapachula, Mexico and include: A long distance (over-night) ADO Bus from Tapachula to Pochutla 18 nights in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Lots of partying CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Zipolite. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS: Cost Of Existence (COE): My costs are purely provided for information purposes. I do not always follow ‘GRANDPAcking Standards’. In fact, […]

Zipolite – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs


MARCH 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. For a detailed breakdown of Holiday and Retirement Costs, read about Zipolite GRANDPAcking Costs. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to Zipolite, Mexico by Lancha, Shuttle, and long distance ADO bus. In Lake Atitlan, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the Jarachi’k. I booked a Double Room with Cable TV and Private (hot water) Bathroom for GTQ100 (US$14.50) / night including Breakfast. I got this rate down from GTQ240 / night by booking 7 nights and paying up-front. I ended up staying there for 1 month. The Jarachi’k room was small but […]

Zipolite – Mexico – Information



MARCH 2017: Click here to read our Guatemala Retirement Reviews. Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I stayed in San Pedro La Laguna on Lake Atitlan for nearly 2 months … I went for 3 weeks to do Spanish Classes … but, it was such a nice ‘vibe’ that it was very hard to leave! I made many good friends there. Thanks guys … hopefully, I will see you all again soon. Read this post for a detailed break-down of costs in San Pedro LL. In San Pedro LL, I ended up staying at the Hotel Jarachi’k. I paid GTQ100 / night (US$13.50). For […]

Lake Atitlan – Guatemala – to – Zipolite – Mexico


NOVEMBER 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: In Uxmal, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the La Casa del Mago. I booked the Mago at a 26% discount: MXP764 / night (US$38). This included a Continental Breakfast. On arrival, I was ‘upgraded’ to a room at the Lodge. Uxmal was the start of my ‘Maya Ruins LIVING Ideas’ adventure. They are wonderful, ornate ruins … and, definitely, worth a visit. It was time to head for Xpujil to see the ruins at Calakmul. UXMAL TO XPUJIL: I made my way 145 kms south from Uxmal to Xpujil on second class public buses. […]

Xpujil – Mexico – Calakmul Maya Ruins


NOVEMBER 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: In Merida, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the Doralba Inn. I booked the Doralba at a 58% discount: MXP469 / night (US$26). This included a Buffet Breakfast. I had some fun in Merida at the Procession of Souls. It was time to head for Uxmal to do some more LIVING. MERIDA TO UXMAL: I made my way 60 kms south from Merida to Uxmal on a second class public bus. From the Doralba it was a 20 minute walk to the ADO Bus Terminal. Buses to Uxmal leave every 1 to 1.5 hours during the day. I […]

Uxmal – Mexico – Maya Ruins



NOVEMBER 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Progreso and include: Public transport from Progreso to Merida 8 nights in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Merida. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS: Cost Of Existence (COE): My costs are purely provided for information purposes. I do not always follow ‘GRANDPAcking Standards’. In fact, I deviate from them all of the […]

Merida – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs


NOVEMBER 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Progreso to Merida by public transport (Colectivo). Progreso is a small beach town 30 minutes north of Merida. In Progreso, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard homestay: the Abrazarse Life B&B. I got the Abrazarse at a discounted rate of MXP533 / night (US$29). It was very homely and comfortable. It was time to head for Merida. I have heard so many nice things about it … I planned to stay in Merida over the end of October Festival of Souls and the Day of the Dead Festival on the 1st […]

Merida – Mexico – Information


OCTOBER 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Rio Lagartos and include: Public transport from Rio Lagartos to Progreso 3 nights in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Progreso. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS: Cost Of Existence (COE): My costs are purely provided for information purposes. I do not always follow ‘GRANDPAcking Standards’. In fact, I deviate from them all of […]

Progreso – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs