Tuesday, 25 October 2016

An Adventure in Mexico #WhatsYourAdventure

We love exploring new places, I mean what is the point on going on holiday to sit on a sunbed or beach all day?  Well ok it can be nice to unwind for a couple of days, but when boredom sets in, it is good to get out there, explore and experience the history, culture and activities available.



Mexico offers you much more than stunning beaches. The ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum are fabulous places to explore. Using a guide is really beneficial as it brings the visit to life.  Our first visit was to Chichen Itza, built by the Mayans, it has 365 steps, one for each day of the year and is totally awe inspiring.  I cannot explain how standing at the bottom of the pyramid sends shivers down your spine. When you clap your hands the sound of an eagle reverberates out of the top of the pyramid.  I could go on for hours about the stories we were told of the Mayans and Gee still remembers the facts like it was only yesterday.



After the heat of Chichen Itza what better way to cool down than in an underground Cenote (meaning sacred well).  These beautiful natural swimming holes are the perfect place to admire the roots of the trees up above, feeding off the cool water.   We also took a refreshing bathe in the soothing water after being in the humid heat, it was really cold when you entered but definitely an experience not to miss.



We also enjoyed a visit to the third largest city in the Yucatan Peninsula.  Valladolid is a quaint colonial city and features stunning churches and colourful houses. The highlight for Gee was finding and old man on a bicycle cart in the square, who made his own ice cream, this was the best ice cream we have ever tasted.



Exploring the stunningly beautiful white sand beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula you come across many natural beauties, coconut shells that have been washed up by the tide, plant life growing out of nowhere and lizards basking in the sunshine which scuttle away when you pass, to seek shelter from intruders of their domain.



A holiday is about making memories, memories that you carry with you for the rest of your life.  Learn about the new environments and enjoy your adventure where ever it takes you, whether it be at home or abroad, there are so many opportunities out there to experience.


We will certainly remember our adventure in Mexico but before I go, I must tell you we even swam with dolphins.  These dolphins were extremely well cared for in their own environment and given free access to the ocean everyday.  I must admit they brought a tear to my eye, they are such beautiful and intelligent mammals.

So what is next on our wishlist?  We would love to explore the Outback in Australia or sail down the Amazon, Cambodia sounds good and would not have appeared on my wishlist if I hadn't entered this competition.  It is good to do something different that takes you out of your comfort zone, something you will probably only get chance of doing once in a lifetime.  This is my entry in to the Trips100/Family Adventure Company blogger challenge.

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like such a beautiful place. It looks like you all had such a fab time. I would love to swim with dolphins! Definitely on my bucket list, that one :) x

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    1. It really is a beautiful experience Jayne x

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  2. The mayan ruins are something that I definitely want to visit Mexico for. It sounds like you guys had a lovely time.

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  3. I've always wanted to visit Mexico. We have a close friend who is currently based there and is teaching at an International school... Your photos look amazing too.

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    1. Thank you, visit while you can, it is well worth it x

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  4. Mexico is high on my travel bucket list. It looks and sounds amazing! You have made me want to visit even more now after reading this x

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    1. It is a must, so much to see and do x

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  5. I've always wanted to visit Mexico, looks a beautiful place :) Good luck in the competition ..

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  6. Would want to visit Mexico some day. Looks like you all had a good time.

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  7. Swimming with dolphins is definitely the dream. This place looks fabulous. Yucatan Peninsula looks pretty too x

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    1. It most certainly is, thank you for your comment x

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  8. I'd love to visit Mexico one day and see the history, culture and beautiful beaches for myself. Loving your pictures :)

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  9. What an amazing adventure. I love the look of the swimming holes and swimming with dolphins would top any holiday for me. Mexico is definitely on my bucket list. xx

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  10. One day I would love to see the Mayan ruins, they are really quite something x

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  11. Amazing! I always wanted to visit Mexico

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  12. What a wonderful experience, I would love to swim with dolphins

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  13. I would love to visit Mexico, looks so beautiful and wonderful! :)
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