Tuesday, December 14, 2010

10 things I like about Mexico

A recent trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, was the perfect place to escape from the snow-dusted streets of home. There are lots of things I like about Mexico, particularly when it's winter in Canada. Here are the 10 favourites from my recent trip.

1. Frida Kahlo sells everything

Negra Modelo beer with Frida label

2. The beach is beautiful and not just for beach bunnies
Lunch stop at Zamas

3. Skeletons with boobs

Day of the Dead attraction at a tourista shop

4. Bicycle parking in the jungle

At the Mayan ruins of Coba

5. Iguanas and other animals we don't have at home

Iguana at Tulum

6. Really old and historic stuff like Mayan ruins

Chichen Itza: sculls with Temple of Kukulkan (El Castillo) in the background

7. Real tacos and tequila drinks
Fresh lime margarita with achiote shrimp tacos at Zamas

8. Mariachi music and talavera pottery

Talavera pottery frogs playing mariachi music (use your imagination)
9. Brightly coloured buildings

Valladolid, Yucatan
10. Fresh coconuts. Everywhere.

Our home in Playcar

What are your favourite things about Mexico?


Anonymous said...

i love your post. The mariachi players are fabulous.

Lynn said...

1. Tequila drinks, ceviche, pico de Gallo, fresh tortilla chips, fresh tortillas, all the wonderful street food...

2. How friendly, happy, and helpful Mexicans are.

3. Little lizards, big iguanas, pelicans and noisy great-tailed grackles

4. Boat ride through the lagoon and mangrove forest at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

5. Snorkeling through the cenotes.

6. Snorkeling along coral reefs at Isla Mujeres and Akumel.

7. The view from the pyramid at Coba -- jungle everywhere!

8. Bicycle taxis

9. The white coral sand, and the clear turquoise Caribbean Sea.

10. Warmth and sunshine!

deb at nonna's house said...

Lynn, thanks for sharing your favourite things about Mexico. I look forward to seeing you on the west coast!