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Stacks on stacks of coke bottles. Oaxaca, Mexico.

That One Time I Traveled Through Mexico

Photo Documentary By Sean R Sullivan, June-July 2014

Spending nearly a month traveling through mexico wasn’t in my plans for 2014. In fact, Mexico wasn’t in my plans until about a week before I actually touch down there.

I've left America, again. Mexico City, Mexico

I’ve left America, again. Mexico City, Population 21.2 million

I happened to be staying in Portland OR for a couple weeks after an amazing month-long road trip up from LA. Mike, an old friend from high school who was also visiting Portland, reached out to me and we met up. After reminiscing about our little league team growing up, Mike mentioned he was going to Mexico City. He’s a bilingual teacher and has summers off so traveling to central and south america is the best way to improve his already impressive spanish. He invited me to join him. I bought my flight to Mexico City the next day and touched down a few nights later.

Started in Mexico City traveling south. Sean Was Here

Started in Mexico City traveling south. Sean Was Here

Mostly unplanned, we started in Mexico city and traveled by bus to Puebla, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, and ending in San Cristobal. The longer legs of the trip consisted of bus rides up to 14 hours through the mountains of Mexico. It’s all part of the experience, right? The photos below

Zócalo Square, Mexico City

Zócalo Square, Mexico City

La Merced Market. Mexico City, Mexico

La Merced Market. Mexico City, Mexico

Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes. Mexico City, Mexico

Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes. Mexico City, Mexico

A quick day trip outside Mexico City, the ancient city of Teotihuacan once inhabited a population of 200,000 people

Passing through. San Carlos, Mexico

Passing through. San Carlos, Mexico

Ancient Ruins of Teotihuacan. Mexico

Ancient Ruins of Teotihuacan. Mexico

Ancient Ruins of Teotihuacan. Mexico

Ancient Ruins of Teotihuacan. Mexico

La Merced. Mexico City, Mexico

La Merced. Mexico City, Mexico

La Merced. Mexico City, Mexico

La Merced. Mexico City, Mexico

La Merced. Mexico City, Mexico

La Merced. Mexico City, Mexico

La Policia, Mexico City Mexico.

La Policia, Mexico City Mexico.

Night Life. Mexico City

Night Life. Mexico City

"We found Portland in Mexico City" - Will.

“We found Portland in Mexico City” – Will.

Street Performers, Mexico City

Street Performers, Mexico City

On The Street. Mexico City, Mexico

On The Street. Mexico City, Mexico

Puebla, Mexico

Puebla, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico

El Mercardo De 20 De Noviembre Oaxaca Mexico.

El Mercardo De 20 De Noviembre Oaxaca Mexico.

On The Bus. Oaxaca, Mexico

On The Bus. Oaxaca, Mexico

On The Street. Oaxaca, Mexico

On The Street. Oaxaca, Mexico

Dogs On Roofs. Seems to be a common theme in Mexico. Oaxaca, Mexico

Dogs On Roofs. Seems to be a common theme in Mexico. Oaxaca, Mexico

Monte Alban. Oaxaca, Mexico.

Monte Alban. Oaxaca, Mexico.

These VW bugs are EVERYWHERE in Mexico. They are family cars that have just been kept running since they were made. You see them in Mexico as often as you’d see a Toyota in the States. Mitla, Mexico

These VW bugs are EVERYWHERE in Mexico. They are family cars that have just been kept running since they were made. You see them in Mexico as often as you’d see a Toyota in the States. Mitla, Mexico

Hierve el Agua petrified water falls. Oaxaca, Mexico

Hierve el Agua petrified water falls. Oaxaca, Mexico

Sunset. Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Sunset. Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The Market. Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The Market. Puerto Escondido, Mexico

VW. Puerto Escondido, Mexico

VW. Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The Market. Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The Market. Puerto Escondido, Mexico

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico

Leaving Mexico for New York City

Leaving Mexico for New York City

Shuttle To Guatemala

Shuttle To Guatemala

 

My last night in Mexico, I saw this sign at the hostel I was staying at. It was calling me.. but it was time for me to continue my journey to New York City. I had a sublet arranged to spend the next two months in Brooklyn so it was time to go.

Mexico was a trip. We met so many great people – locals and travelers alike. Solo travelers- there were plenty of them! Men and women. If you’re thinking about it, just do it. Every trip I’ve taken has given me a wider perspective on life and is something I’ll keep with me forever. Onward!

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