I began my journey in Tijuana, firstly heading slowly down to the tip of Baja, then across the Gulf of California by ferry, up into the hills on the Copper Canyon Railway, stopping off in colourfully-painted towns en route to Mexico City.
I have so many great memories of my time in Mexico, but perhaps my favourite moments were those spent wandering through dusty mining towns, lost and forgotten in time. Or stumbling across a surprise Bob Dylan gig in Zacatecas, exploring the Volkswagen Beetle-infested streets of Taxco and enjoying the wild energy of Mexico City accompanied by a few street-side tacos.
Old convenience store, San Luis Potosí
Local festival outside Zacatecas
Volkswagen beetle taxis, near the Zócalo, Mexico City
Guanajuato, the Bajío
Coloured houses of Guanajuato
Guanajuato's painted streets
Early morning light on a small church
Houses in Taxco
Taxco street scene
Chiapas balloon sellers
San Cristobal las Casas church, Chiapas
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