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  •   After more than 9 weeks backpacking in Yucatan, Mexico and a quick trip to Cuba I landed back in Europe. At the beginning of this year I planned another road trip from Amsterdam like I did so many the last two years. Road trips
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  • My last stop on my 9 weeks Yucatan Itinerary brought me to the enticing little island of Isla Mujeres. A lovely quiet island with amazing white sand beaches just about 8 miles northeast of Cancun. On my first trip to Yucatan in 2008 I already
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  •   One of the most laid-back cities in the Yucatan Peninsula is Valladolid. A small and charming city right in the heart of the peninsula. A landlocked quiet and hot town, that stole my heart. For many reasons I visited Valladolid 3 times on my
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  • Valladolid was one of my stops on my Yucatan road trip and with Ek Balam cenote only about 30 minutes drive from Valladolid I had to visit this one too. There are so many cenotes near Valladolid: Zaci, Suytun, Ik Kil, etc. but some locals told me
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  •   While most people flock to cenote Suytun, cenote Ik Kil or cenote Xcanche when they travel to Valladolid there are a couple less popular cenotes that are equally stunning. Off the beaten path in Yucatan, not touristy yet very unique is Sac Aua. One
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  •   During my 2 months backpacking in Yucatan I visited Valladolid Mexico 3 times. The laid back vibe of this sleepy town is contagious and on top of that it has some of the most beautiful Yucatan cenotes around. Cenote Suytun is one of them and
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  •   On my Yucatan Peninsula road trip I decided to visit all the cenotes near Valladolid and found some hidden gems you won’t often see in other Valladolid travel guides. With Cenote Suytun and Ik Kil being so immense popular people are forgetting about those
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  •   Throughout all my Yucatan travel blogs I have constantly been preaching that traveling the Yucatan Peninsula does not have to be expensive. It just comes down to how much budget you have! Prices in Yucatan and traveling around the peninsula are probably only a
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  •   On my Yucatan itinerary I saved some days for visiting Valladolid, Mexico and NOT for its nearby world wonder Chichen Itza. It are actually the cenotes around Valladolid that make this city one of the best places to visit in Yucatan Peninsula. After you
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  •   When I decided to travel to Merida Mexico I had no intention staying 2 weeks in this chaotic city. But day by day I started to like the city more and more. I got to know some off the beaten path places where only
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  •   While traveling in Yucatan Peninsula for almost two months in the beginning of 2019 I stranded in Valladolid twice. On my first trip to this city I fell in love with the laid-back vibe and it made me come back a couple weeks later.
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  •   London is one of the most expensive cities in the world. However, you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune on London accommodation just to enjoy some of the world’s best attractions. Consider staying at a cheap London Airbnb also a great option for
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  •   After I visited all the cenotes around Valladolid in Yucatan Peninsula there was only one beautiful cenote left on my bucketlist. In April 2019 I finally got time to visit cenote Ik Kil and wrote down all my tips for you. In this travel blog you
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  • 45 Merida Mexico Travel Tips

    2019-04-12 01:24:53
      By connecting all the amazing places to visit in Yucatan Peninsula I created the ultimate itinerary. Of course the capital of the Yucatan state was part of this big trip and that is how I ended up staying in this lovely city for 10 days. In
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  •   A Uganda Gorilla trekking in one of the world’s most Impenetrable forests is a once in a lifetime experience that will exceed all of your expectations. This adventure should be on every travelers bucket list and has to be a part of your Uganda
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about traveltomtom

My name is Tom and my biggest passion is obviously traveling. In 2008 I decided to go on a trip around the world and in 1 year I traveled through 24 countries from North America to South America, New Zealand, Australia and finally South East Asia.

I got back to the Netherlands and saved as much money as I could and in December 2012 I quit my job again and ever since I am traveling the world. I have now been to almost 100 countries and this website and my social media accounts help me to travel the world. Traveling makes me a better person with ever day I am on the road. Don’t waste time live now, go out and explore the world! May you want to help a little please use my affiliate links. Thank you very much!

With this blog I love to give back and help you make the most out of your trip. I hope these tips will help. May you have specific questions please get in touch with me.

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Born in The Netherlands a long time ago I grew up in the South of Holland, just a couple kilometers from the German border as well as a couple kilometers from the Belgium border. Considerably close to a couple borders, you can say I have been spoon-fed with different cultures, different languages and crossing borders.

In 2006 I made my first big move as I decided to travel overseas and live for 6 months on the lovely Caribbean island of Aruba. Here a different lifestyle inspired me! Local people showed me that life was more than our society is teaching us. Getting a degree, finding a nice job, making career and being successful is something most people pursue, but I found out that this was not my thing.

Exploring the world, making new friends, discover new places and meeting people from all over the globe was making me happy. Then why should I be sitting behind a desk, seeing the same people over and over in my daily life?

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