Don’t leave dreams in the pillow

After spending +4 weeks in Oaxaca and having a blast around I started feeling a little bit trapped and sick of it. At my downtimes I read a book, it helped me forget bout time and space. Kinda like an auto therapy..

To be honest, I don’t remember the name of the book but it was about reaching goals, dreams, and motivational factors. Those kind of books that really catch my attention.

One night, I was finishing a chapter and the overall message of it was that you shouldn’t leave dreams in the pillow..

For example; if you dreamed that you had a nice expensive car….don’t wake up next morning and just say “Ohh I was driving a cool car, but yea it was a dream”

Fuck that, if you dream it…it’s because of something. You want it and you can make it possible. So work hard and thrive to accomplish it. Make that dream not be a dream anymore..

Anyways, one night at Oaxaca I had a dream I was in a big……big city, full of lights, full of energy, full of happiness, I didn’t knew what city was it or where it was but I knew I wanted to be there..

Guess what I did?…….yes, pack…move on and look for it!

Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca – San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.
560 km to happiness.

I don’t follow people. I follow dreams.
Back on the road..

Day of the Death




Oaxaca, Mexico…my destination to take a break from cycling and of course celebrate the day of the death or in spanish el dia de los muertos!

You should know that in Mexico they party and celebrate everything. We even celebrate death. Man, that’s how we roll!

Anyways, Oaxaca is meant to be the spot to celebrate this day…and sure it was!
Markets full of people, backpackers eating elotes everywhere, and dozens of empty mezcales bottles can recall that!

I found Oaxaca very easy going and folkloric to wander around. If you want to get local and have a cool experience get lost in el mercado or central de abastos. In there you can find everything…I mean, everything! Even that thing you are thinking about right know…honestly.

I spended almost all of my days visiting that place. If I wanted a green juice, I could buy one for less than a dollar and if it didn’t fill me up I just had to turn over and grab a “pan de muerto”, a typical damn good bread you need to try either you are dead or alive.

After having my munchie, I stroll around and talked to whoever was available or gave me a smile. You can find hundreds of local people in here either selling or buying their daily goods. The big plus is that they can inform you about anything. In this case I was asking for places or festivities I had to do in Oaxaca.

A couple of things people informed me was about..”Las muerteadas”. This activity is like a parade where everyone is dress up dancing, drinking, and celebrating death through out the streets of Oaxaca! Just by typing and remembering this it gaves me chills and makes me go back in time. Unfortunately, I didn’t recorded as much videos and pictures as I would have wanted. Sometimes you get to this point in traveling that you want to enjoy and appreciate the moment through your eyes and not through a camera so well I detach myself of all devices and went with the flow.

In the other hand, if you are curious about “Las muerteadas” go ahead and look it up on Youtube…you’ll like that crazyness for sure but if you want to experience it go to Etla then!

Etla, is a small town like 10 or so kilometers away from the city of Oaxaca.
To get there obviously there is a hundred ways to do so.

The one I recommend due to festivities and traffic jam…and just to be safe about it is to catch a taxi. You can catch a taxi on the corner of central de abastos. The market I was talking earlier. This mean of tranportation is cheap and reliable. The cost will be around 30 pesos at the most.

A tip if you plan to go to Etla is to bring cash. Due to the fact that you will buy a lot of mezcales for sure and is going to be difficult to find an ATM. Also most shops don’t accept debit.

Overall, Oaxaca is a place to be! If you have the time to visit this state…make sure to be around for a while to truly enjoy this Mexican gem.

Also, if you plan on going around October/November book your accomodation in advance! Rooms and everything gets full quickly!!

I stayed in Hostal Central Oaxaca , which I recommend…5 star to this place!
Cheap, clean, super fast wifi and top notch breakfast! In matter of fact, this has been a memorable hostel because of the breakfast. One day chilaquiles were served and the other morning pancakes were on my plate. At one point I didn’t knew if I was staying in a restaurant or a hostel! Anyways, book there and say hi to all the staff! Tell them I send you!

You are all set my amigo! Pack your bag and visit Oaxaca!

Ps. dont forget your costume!

La costa fria

Good fresh sea food, cheap drinks, nude beaches, stunning sunsets, surfing, hot chicks, slow days and artisans everywhere…yup, it has to be Zipolite, Mazunte, or Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca.

This amazing state is incredible rich in…I can say everything!?

If Oaxaca’s folkcloric city wasn’t enough, get an amazing escape to it’s bay!

+300km away from the city main square you can find paradise, peace, and good times.

Let’s start off on how to get there:

The fastest and more reliable way to get to the bay is by colectivo. A colectivo is a minivan that will take 7-8 hours to arrive. It cost $200 pesos per person and you can catch it on Oaxaca’s main square..

After you arrive to Puerto Escondido..everything is pretty simple! You can either get a taxi or colectivo to Zicatela which is the closest surfing beach around or jump into an ADO bus that will take you directly to Huatulco for a cheap fee of $100 pesos.

Let’s clarify this:

If you want to surf go to Zicatela..

Huatulco if you want to spend money and feel like a worthy tourist.

Or if you want something chill, cheap, and get naked in the beach every now and then..just shoot either for Zipolite or Mazunte.

Quickie to help your budget..

Stay in Zipolite, it is cheaper and real chill place to stay. Plus, it has a private nude beach. Mazunte is 5 km away…you can either walk, run, or get a taxi for a day trip which I sincerely recommend.

If you stay in Zipolite, look for a hostel named El Carrizo. Say hi to Sylvana, the lovely frenchie lady that runs the place. She was my auntie for a week and you might get a discount or something!
Also, if you looking for the best stuff for your tummy..head straight to Piedra de Fuego for the best food and price around!

So good!

Don’t wait and get lost in the bay!

Hierve el Agua


I can say one of Oaxaca’s hottest spot…just search it on instagram and you’ll find hundreds of flicks of it!

but it’s not only a picture moment on this natural infinity pool and petrified waterfall..

Take the most of it..

First of all, if you want to arrive to the place..which is 70km away or so from Oaxaca city either take a tour or a local taxi towards the town of Mitla.

I’ll choose taxi, you’ll get the local experience and it’s cheaper. Like 20 pesos..

After, you stop at Mitla you get a truck ride to the top of the hill which is crazy amazing! Have to experience it for sure! The price 50 pesos and obviously you can always deal a better price..

When you arrive to Hierve el Agua it has an entry fee of 30 pesos or so  and you are free to dip in the water and try the local food around.

My advice is to take a towel and swimming outfit to have the full experience plus the water has healing minerals to what I heard.

As a recommendation for those active junkies…take it as an exercise and do a trail running all the way to the top! You’ll love it!

Don’t miss Hierve el Agua, a perfect day trip and even a night camping stay to enjoy over the hills!