We left Mérida on Saturday. We spent one night at a quiet cenote, two nights in the pretty town of Valladolid, and one night wild camping on the beach without anyone in sight. Last night, two of our Patreon supporters hosted us at their Airbnb in the beach town of El Cuyo. We had never heard of El Cuyo before, but it turns out this small place is quite the tourist destination!
For this week’s video, Eric takes you on a walking tour of El Cuyo’s beach, colorful murals, and eateries. My favorite parts of the video are when he interviews people in town and asks them how they ended up here. Their answers might surprise you.
Watch the full video here:
Oh, and if you want to see more of Mexico, then follow Robert and Danyel Cook who are hosting us. You can find them on Instagram at @eatndrinkntravel.
What’s next for us?
We head to Cancun next, so we can see one of Eric’s cousins. Then it’s south through the Riviera Maya along the Caribbean, and a hop, skip, and jump into Belize. Central America!
We are relieved to see many of the border crossing restrictions lifting. Both Belize and Guatemala have removed their COVID testing requirement for people who are vaccinated. Caspian is too young to need to test, which this momma is super happy about.
Other than some phone plan headaches, everything is going well and we are enjoying this journey. Thanks for being a part of it.
In other news, I just had an exciting article publish on Expedition Portal. It marks the 10-year anniversary of Expeditions 7, which put the same 4×4 vehicle on all seven continents! I’d love if you’d read and share your thoughts. Expeditions 7 is an incredibly important part of overlanding history, yet so many new overlanders don’t know the basic facts.
I’m working on several other articles for Expedition Portal and will let you know when they’ve published!