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Mexico

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  • Day594

    San Miguel de Allende

    December 21, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 55 °F

    A short flight into Leon, then a few hours by taxi and we arrived in San Miguel de Allende (SMA). SMA is a very charming colonial UNESCO city. It’s very popular with expats and tourists, yet still feels lived in and not overdone.
    We spent our time here walking through the hilly, cobbled streets and admiring the many beautiful old buildings, many of which have been converted into shops and cafes. John also got his haircut at a very hip barbershop where they used lots and lots of products with names like “beard lube” and the barber had tattoos of a barber pole on one side of his neck and a pair of scissors on the other. We had been looking forward to some cooler weather, but were a little surprised how cold it was with nighttime temperatures dipping below freezing. Enjoyed shopping at a local farmers market for Xmas dinner complimented by some Mexican bubbly and catching up on some Netflix (Narcos Mexico – Yikes! - and The Sinner).Read more

  • Day592

    Merida

    December 19, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 82 °F

    We drove back to Merida as a base for our visit to Uxmal, a site of more recent (mid-800’s) Mayan ruins just an hour's drive out of the city.
    This UNESCO site was refreshingly empty and the ruins were distinct in that the pyramids and structures were more rounded and you were allowed to climb to the top of some of them, offering fantastic views over the old city and surrounding jungle. Some of the architectural details were maybe more interesting and better preserved than Chichen-Itza. John remarked that it seems crazy that the Star Wars filmmakers had trekked to Tikal, in the middle of a civil war, to film one short scene instead of coming here.Read more

  • Day591

    Piste

    December 18, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ☁️ 81 °F

    We’d rented a car so we could overnight near Chichen-Itza and arrive at opening time as the crowds coming in from Cancun and cruise ships are overwhelming by mid-morning.
    On our way to Piste we visited Yokdzonot Cenote - basically a beautiful sinkhole in the jungle where people go to swim. We really enjoyed this experience – the water was pleasant, there were cute tiny fish, not too many mosquitos and even fewer visitors.
    The Mayan ruins of Chichen-Itza, dating from the 600’s, are exactly what you might imagine and are truly iconic in scale and detail. The pyramids are similar to Tikal in Guatemala, but the two sites are very distinct and impressive. What struck us most about Chichen-Itza were the very well preserved carvings visible on many of the structures. It was also easy to imagine what it had looked like when it was a functioning city. We were so happy we had arrived before opening time. When we first pulled up to the site we were complaining to each other that there were 20 or so cars in front of us waiting to get into the parking lot. By the time we left, the large parking lot was completely full, the tour bus parking area was completely full and visitors had to park a 20 minute walk away to get to the gates in the increasing heat and humidity.
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  • Day575

    Cozumel

    December 2, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 82 °F

    What a culture shock! We love Cozumel and this was our 5th time visiting here to dive, but it’s been an adjustment.
    After getting into the water and seeing all the beautiful fish, coral and lots of turtles, our longing for Japan receded a bit.
    We’ve been lucky to dive many places around the world and Cozumel continues to be somewhere we will re-visit (hopefully with Marisa and Casey). It’s simply incredible under water (not so much above water – it’s truly about the diving here) because of the abundance and variety of critters and the beautiful seascapes of huge coral formations, caves and plunging drop-offs into the deep blue below.Read more

  • Day584

    Merida

    December 11, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    Took a comfortable bus from Tulum to Merida.
    Merida is a large, colonial city that’s home to around 900,000 people. It was once very wealthy and the center for agave twine that was exported around the world in the early 1900’s. The massive scale of the many crumbling (and some restored) mansions lining the main boulevard, hint at the former affluence. In the center of the city, many buildings have been restored to charming homes, cafes, and shops and it felt a safe and pleasant place to walk around. The people were friendly and the food was good, though we’re really looking forward to Mexico City for a more vibrant food scene.Read more

  • Day62

    Playa del Carmen

    December 9, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

    Den heutigen Tag habe ich am traumhaft schönen Strand von Playa del Carmen genossen.
    Die Strände in Mexiko sind in der Tat fast weiß und das Meer ist türkisblau.
    Im Gegensatz zu Fidschi ist die Temperatur hier auch sehr angenehm bei knapp unter 30 Grad und das Wasser ist leicht erfrischend, aber auch noch immer ziemlich warm wenn man mal drinnen ist.
    Ich genieße meinen tollen Strandurlaub :)
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  • Day64

    Strandurlaub in Playa del Carmen

    December 11, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Nach so vielen neuen Eindrücken auf meiner Weltreise brauche ich hin und wieder etwas Pause zum Erholen.
    Dafür ist Mexiko wirklich perfekt.
    Heute und morgen werde ich also nur am Strand verbringen bis es übermorgen dann schon zu meinem letzten neuen Land Kuba geht.

  • Day2

    Let the fun begin

    December 2, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Today registration for the 300+ agents was completed and for the kick off of this years conf we were treated to an amazing dinner and show at Xcaret! BTW the new Xcaret hotel is stunning.

  • Day8

    Sun

    January 1 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    It’s tradition to go to the beach in Mexico and watch the sunrise. I only made it to the roof and I could see the beach so that should be close enough. 😃. In case you didn’t make it to see the sunrise here you go. ❤️

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