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 176 kilometers away and Marty is quite enamored with Mayan culture.... Continue Reading →

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 thing each day… a bathing suit. You forget to look in... Continue Reading →

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 destination in Mexico. To be fair, I haven’t even made it... Continue Reading →

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.’ He said it was a parade similar to Carnival in Brazil... Continue Reading →

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 relaxed as I could be. I was wrong. This morning we... Continue Reading →

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 days in Mexico City. I went to bed last night with... Continue Reading →

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. We spent our last day in Mexico City walking around the... Continue Reading →

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 any way. Yesterday, we spent the entire day in Chapultepec Park... Continue Reading →

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 earliest inhabitants to its modern day people. The biggest attractions have... Continue Reading →

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 that I was forgetting something. I have not done any planning... Continue Reading →

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