Mexico

24 Hours In Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Chloe Gunning | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

After living in Playa Del Carmen for a month I discovered some amazing places. If you've only got limited time, then here are my top picks.

Five Reasons Your Next Holiday Should be to Mexico

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Let's face it, in the UK Mexico hasn't got the best reputation. The news paints a picture of a country overrun with drugs cartels, violence, hurricanes and more. It's hardly surprising the average traveller in the UK still sticks to comfortable holidays in European or American resorts.

I'll Only Be 5000 Miles Away...

Chloe Gunning | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

A few weeks ago I left the UK to set off on a three month adventure. I left behind a job in the music industry which I'd found creative and exciting, but often very stressful. I spent one year managing pop artists and the year before working with stars from The X Factor. The day I boarded my flight to Mexico, I felt a million miles away from it all.

This Is the Cutest Thing You Will See Today

Chloe Gunning | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

It's a strange life - after burying the eggs, she then heads back to the ocean and is unlikely to ever see her offspring. The turtle nesting season runs from May to October with each female laying around 100 eggs.

Tourists Take Cover As Hurricane Odile Batters Mexican Coast With 110mph Storms

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

Luxury resorts on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula have taken a fierce battering by Hurricane Odile. Hotel and vehicle windows have been smash...

This Blog Is Not About Sport

Neil Durkin | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Sport
Neil Durkin

No, it's about protest, torture and death. Sport is just the backdrop. Starting with ... the Brazil Olympics in 2016 (yes, you're probably already counting the days). Given the widespread protests against the Brazil World Cup this summer, I can only suppose that there'll be further demonstrations against the Rio de Janeiro Olympics when they roll into view the year after next.

Why I Love Travelling Solo... And You Should Too

Chloe Gunning | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I love going on holiday with friends. If I'm going to lie on a beach and eat and drink myself into oblivion for a week, there's no better company. But when it comes to travelling and really seeing the world, I think solo is the way to go.

Notes From A Caribbean Island...

Ian Baxter | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Baxter

So you might think Cuba is a rather sad place with not a lot of hope. But that's not the Cuba I saw. As if buoyed on by its musical heartbeat (Salsa and Rumba are everywhere) I saw a Cuba where the human spirit is very much alive.

The Police Are Right to Say Watching James Foley Video an Offence, as Should Be Watching All Films Showing Torture and Death

Iain Overton | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK
Iain Overton

Not only should James Foley's recorded death be expunged, as much as possible, from social media but other deaths should be too. Masked killers from the Islamic State have uploaded hundreds of videos of their horrific murders. These videos of less well-known victims should also be censored and deleted.

The Greatest Decision I Almost Didn't Make

Chloe Gunning | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

It's time for an adventure. Three months away from reality, work and looking after other peoples' lives... time to start looking after my own. While I'm using some inheritance money to kick me off, it won't be all five star hotels! I'm budgeting heavily, and enjoying reading travel blogs on how to see the world on a shoestring.

'Gun Selfie' Attempt Results In Tragically Predictable Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech

A selfie-obsessed man shot himself in the head while reportedly attempting to take a picture of himself with a gun. Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, a vet ...

Central American Insomnia

Agus Morales | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Agus Morales

The number of children on the route to the US keeps on growing. Nine per cent of the patients treated by MSF in south and central Mexico are minors. "Kids typically come with their families - normally they are not alone," says MSF psychologist Miguel Gil. "They live it in another way, they have a clearer perspective of time than adults, and they learn the route and the places by heart."

A 7.1 Earthquake Hit Just Off The Coast Of Mexico

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has hit just off the coast of southern Mexico, the US Geological Survey says, with two people reported dead in neighbouring...

Touchstone Moments of Brazil 2014

Steve Towells | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Sport
Steve Towells

For a World Cup to exist in the memory long after the event and maybe even get a slot in a future BBC3 nostalgia show hosted by Olly Murs... it'll be those other moments which define its status as a great tournament.

'F*ck You Big Time': KLM's Tweet Mocking Mexico's Loss To Holland Went Down Like A Lead Balloon

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

KLM has issued an apology after apparently making fun of Mexico’s World Cup defeat to the Netherlands on Sunday. Within minutes of Holland’s 2...

The Real Reason England Are Out of The World Cup

Hamish Mackay | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

That countries such as Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile and Mexico have all looked more impressive than England makes the inevitable debate about how we need to change our coaching set up/youth teams/b-teams/academies/facilities all the more embarrassing and redundant.

WATCH: 'Possessed' Trio Hospitalised After Playing With Ouija Board

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Disturbing footage of a woman reportedly possessed by evil spirits after playing with an old ouija board has emerged. Lying strapped to a gurney, ...

Top Five Luxury Family Resorts

Faye Jacobs | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

Following on from a previous review of the Sensatori Holiday Resort in Crete, I wanted to put together a brief summary of some of the other places we have visited that I would recommend to families with young children.

WATCH: Mexico Fans Troll Argentina Fans With A Simple But Effective Chant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Comedy

And the best part of it? It could only happen between fans from these two countries. Marvellous. SEE ALSO: Lionel Messi Ignores Little Kid's Han...

Syrian Rebels Down Arms, Nairobi Bars Are Packed And Nails Bitten In Mexico

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

Some are crouched around an ancient TV set while war rages around them, some are in the most dangerous places on Earth, and some are settled on luxury...

Player Focus: Javier Hernández Must Grasp His Chance to Impress in Brazil

Ben McAleer | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

If he is failing to maximise his striking approach or enduring a torrid display on the frontline, Hernández offers little more in attack. That isn't to say his style of play is wrong, but if he is churning out an underwhelming performance, then United may as well be playing with 10 men.

Made in Mexico Exhibition, Fashion and Textile Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The rebozos are made through traditional looms by artisans in regional communities using skills that have been passed down through the generations. As examples, the Museum has brought together an extraordinary collection of rebozos, some over 100 years old.

Escaped Hippo Goes For A Casual Stroll Down The Street (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK

Bemused locals called Mexican police to track down an escaped hippo seen wandering through the streets, after its "owner" let it escape during a walk ...

Landmark European Elections Deliver Political Earthquake

Andrew Hammond | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Hammond

Voters from the 28 member nations of the European Union delivered an election earthquake on May 25. Results show major gains in the European Parliament for anti-integration, Euroskeptic parties which span the ideological spectrum from the extreme-right National Front which won the ballot in France, to the far-left Syriza Party which came first in Greece.

American Drug History X: an allegory for today

Davis Mukasa | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Davis Mukasa

Once upon a time near the start of the previous century a drug named "Marihuana" was fast becoming the scourge of certain states of America. It was tu...