Living in Playa Del Carmen

August 30, 2010 - Filed under General

We’re rounding out our time in Mexico, preparing to head back to Roatan, so I figured it was about time we got caught up on things around here. First of all, sorry for the lack of posts lately. Mike and I have both been swamped with work, and it can be hard to motivate ourselves to spend even more time online, when instead, we could be enjoying the beach or the pool, with an ice cold cerveza.

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Posted by: Kelly

The Ruins of Tulum, Mexico

August 9, 2010 - Filed under Stuff to do

I know we’ve said this before, but Mike and I really aren’t very good tourists. I’ve seen my share of temples and cathedrals, and museums have never really been my thing. That being said, every once in a while I drag Mike out to do something touristy, mainly because I feel like we should… I mean we may never be back, so might as well see it while we’re here, right? The ruins of Tulum, were one of those things.

Unlike most of the people we know, this is our first time to the Mayan Rivera. It seems like most of our friends at one time or another have done a package trip here, and have ended up visiting Tulum. Most people say it’s a “must-do”, so one Saturday when the dive boat was full we decided to check it out. Read More…

Posted by: Kelly

The Beers of Honduras and Belize

August 2, 2010 - Filed under Drinks

More interesting flavours from interesting places. This time, we’re posting our review of the beers of Honduras and Belize. Honduras was a surprise after Costa Rica’s range of very similar lagers. We found Honduras had 4 distinctly different lagers that were readily available just about everywhere. Belize was also a hit with two light lagers and a stout.


Salva Vida

A pale lager brewed by Cerveceria Hondurena in Tegucigalpa (as are the other Honduran beers), ‘Salva Vida’ translates to ‘Life Saver’ in English. It’s the most popular beer in Honduras and you’ll find it everywhere for a dollar in local shops or two dollars in tourist priced areas. With a slightly skunky aroma and a metallic finish, it’s thin yet malty. Darker than the other available lagers. Overall an easily drinkable beer. 4.8% Alcohol. Read More…

Posted by: Shim