Month: June 2015

Akumal and Chichen Itza

A couple of days ago we decided to visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. In 1988 UNESCO declared it World Heritage Site… One of the NEW seven wonders of the world. So… how could we pass it up? After all, it was only… Continue Reading “Akumal and Chichen Itza”

Ahhhh….. Akumal!

There is something simply magical about staying at the beach for multiple days at a time. Time ceases to exist, you forget what day it is, and major accomplishments of the day include eating breakfast and possibly walking to town. You wear the same… Continue Reading “Ahhhh….. Akumal!”

Cancun Wake up Call

Over the past 20 or so years I have been all over Mexico, from Guanajuato to Mexico City, from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas. Up to this point, I have yet to visit the Mayan Riviera, which is apparently the main tourist… Continue Reading “Cancun Wake up Call”

El Festival de Los Locos

The other day on our way to La Gruta hot springs, our taxi driver asked us if we were going to go to El Festival de Los Locos. I asked him if he meant Locos as in ‘Borrachos’ or locos as in, well ‘Locos.’… Continue Reading “El Festival de Los Locos”

El Bautismo de La Gruta

Up until today, I was under the misleading impression that I was relaxed. You know, I am on vacation and despite the bustle of Mexico City and the heart-wrenching pain my children cause me each time they cough, I felt that I was as… Continue Reading “El Bautismo de La Gruta”

The Art of Doing Nothing

There is a book in this house that sits by my bed. It is called, “The Art of Doing Nothing.” When I saw it there yesterday, I glanced at the cover and did not give it another thought, too busy being exhausted from five… Continue Reading “The Art of Doing Nothing”

Phase Two: San Miguel de Allende

Phase 2 of our vacation started today and I have to admit, traveling with a sick child is not necessarily my idea of a good time. Pilar is a trooper, though. No complaints, just sad little eyes as she follows you everywhere you go.… Continue Reading “Phase Two: San Miguel de Allende”

Election Sunday

It is Sunday, Election Day, and the streets are teeming with people. Perhaps they are packed every Sunday, but probably not with the massive police presence surrounding the city center. Honestly, I feel extremely safe. I have yet to feel threatened or unwelcome in… Continue Reading “Election Sunday”

Museos y Manifestaciones

Today we hit the Anthropology Museum. After an amazing breakfast at a street café laden with pastries galore and awe-inspiring caffeinated beverages, we shoved 6 people into a little taxi and we were off. The Anthropology Museum houses Mexico’s historical artifacts ranging from its… Continue Reading “Museos y Manifestaciones”

Bienvenidos a Mexico

¡Bienvenidos a Mexico! Although I made the plans for us to spend 3 weeks in Mexico over 5 months ago, it was not until yesterday that I actually gave our trip much thought. I literally threw clothes in a backpack and worried all night… Continue Reading “Bienvenidos a Mexico”