So close yet so far. I have one and a half weeks left of school and then I am done! No more late nights, no more last minute assignments and no more working for free. Yeaaaahhh! Don’t get me wrong the experience has been great but I am ready to have some free time. Im going to get back to writing on a consistent basis and get back to doing the things that I love again.
Like travelling! I seem to always make time for that and also I just needed it. Sometimes regardless of timing you need to make time for yourself and time for what makes you happy and believe me getting to the end of my school I need some time!
Mexico is so beautiful and such a great place to travel and there are so many opportunities to explore all the beautiful scenery and history. While in Mexico we rented a car but be careful when you do that. It can go from .90 cents a day to $500 a week real quick! They get you with the double insurance and the mandatory “Mexican Insurance”.
On our travels with our very expensive rental car we went from Isla Mujeres to Tulum and back again. We had 7 days and our goal was to see as much as possible and thats what we did! We stayed in Puerto Morelos which was about 20 minutes from the Cancun airport and about three hours away from our furthest place we went to, Tulum.
Tulum should be on everyones list of places to go! Tulum is a resort town on Mexico’s Caribbean coast around 130 km south of Cancun. Tulum is an archaeological site with mayan ruins along the cities coast line. This spot is so popular as it overlooks the sea and lines the Yucatan Peninsula. The picture I took above is a mayan temple known as the Templo Dios Del Viento which means God of the Winds Temple which guards Tulum’s sea entrance bay. This spot is filled with tourists and if you make it to the ruins before 3pm you can also go down to the beach and swim in the seas beautiful crystal blue waters.
The next top spot we went to was a cenote near Playa Del Carmen. If you’ve never heard of the word cenote which I hadn’t until this trip it is a natural pit or sinkhole underground resulting from a collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath as limestone bedrock covers most of Mexico’s landscape. This particular cenote that we went to is known as Chaak Tun which is one of the most beautiful cenotes in all of Mexico. It is independently owned and therefore must be rented out in order to visit or at least that is what our tour guide told us. Chaak Tun consitis of two caves, the main one has light source that you can swim in shallow to deep water and the other one is in complete darkness. I highly recommend visiting a cenote on your next trip to Mexico as they are like no other swimming hole you will see.
We did a catamaran, went swimming in a turtle eco system, visited the under water museum in Isla Mujeres, went down 5th avenue in Playa Del Carmen and swam with the sting rays.
I could write about so many great things about Mexico from the people to the food (especially the food). I highly recommend to make this your next destination and make sure when you do you do some exploring!
Viva La Mexico!!