Nov 19, 2009

Mexico

I am here, in the land of sun and sand, and...rain. Yes, it's raining today, pushing the humidity from a constant 90% to about 200%. Still, it's hard to be disappointed in a place like this. I am not a summer person - don't care for the heat - but I am happy to be here nonetheless.


We went shopping in Playa del Carmen yesterday, and I wasn't fully prepared for the vendors...wow! I stuck to the middle of the street though and watched as the weary tourists got dragged into shops and stalls. We found a gorgeous little open restaraunt and had the first 'real' margarita of our trip. I don't know what we are getting served at this resort - but holy hell, it's sure not the same as downtown. One margarita and we had a hard time walking! We can drink them all day here at the resort and be just fine. I think there's some discrepencey in regards to how much alcohol is served from place to place...


Our group also went to Xel-ha (sounds like "shell-ha") which is the place where they filmed "The Blue Lagoon" and is a stunning representation of Mexico's natural water features including caves and cenotes (underwater rivers and pools.)

We also have an excursion planned to Xcaret, a Disney-like park that showcases Mexico's heritage and wildlife.

For now...it's more margaritas and a good book.

Catch you soon!

7 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

How wonderful! Xel-ha is where I swam with the dolphins, so it holds special memories for me. And you're right, Playa del Carmen is a den of thieves, although an interesting place!

Jeanne said...

Sounds like fun! Sand, Sun, Surf, and Killer Margaritas! Woo Hoo!! :0) Can't wait to hear about your trip.

Bridgett said...

Sounds fabulous!
Even the margaritas! LOL

)O(
boo

Mother's Moon's Message said...

looks and sounds like you had a great time... hope you had your share of margaritas.... :-)

Anna said...

how fun! hmmm margaritas sounds yummy :-)

Dede said...

Beautiful pictures! Sounds like you are having an awesome time. Have fun and enjoy those margaritas.

(((HUGS)))

Jessica Cangiano said...

The water in that photo truly is blue, my word, it's as if the sky itself had popped down for a dip in the warm, Mexican waters.


Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and visits, sweet soul, I hope that all is well on your end as we embrace this finale month of 2009.

Many hugs,
♥ Jessica