Puerto Escondido is a hidden gem on the south west coast of Mexico. It was well worth the hideously long bus and taxi rides! We were taken to a hostel recommended by the taxi driver which was around 4pounds each for the night, but having heard this area was supposed to be cheaper than the other parts we'd been to, we were determined to find somewhere cheaper! Em was also convinced it was haunted by the mexican man in the scary black and white photo staring at us in our room, so we made it our first day mission to find somewhere cheaper and less haunted! As always, food was the first thing on our minds so we headed to the beach to check out the restaurants. We came across a group of fishermen who had just caught a huge tuna fish, and they called to us to ask if we wanted tuna steaks for around 50 pesos each (2.50!) How could we refuse! So we sat down at the beach front restaurant and within a few minutes we had the freshest barbequed tuna steaks, salad and rice all for a fiver for both of us! Happy with our full stomachs, we went in search of another hostel. We looked at a few cabanas, all very nice until we finally found a gem (for us anyway!). It was a hotel that wasnt quite finished, but they had completed a few rooms so were taking guests for them. So for the same price as the haunted, not-so-welcoming hostel, we got a brand new air conditioned room with cable tv and power shower! You will have no idea how luxurious that was! And clean sheets! Oh the clean smelling sheets! And no worry of bedbugs munching on Em! So that was our accomodation for the 4 nights, even though we'd paid for one night at the first place! While we were there we spent the days on the beautiful clean beaches (which were quite different from the Yucatan coast as the Pacific ocean is a darker blue and the sand is hot because there are no coral reefs there). We hired body boards to make the most of the waves, and we both definitely want to learn to surf when we get to Australia! One night we went to this cute little cinema which was out the back of a cafe, with around 15 beach like charis staggered up in tiers! We saw Slumdog Millionaire and loved it. From Puerto Escondido we headed to Mexico City, which was supposed to be an 18 hour journey, but it actually took a gruelling 24! We stayed overnight with Em's cousin who is a singer trying to break the Mexican scene! We think he's like a latin american Justin Timberlake if that gives you any idea?! After one night in Mexico City (we didnt venture out too much as its not supposed to be very safe at the moment for tourists!) we went off to LA to continue our journey to the other side of the world!