No doubt, the accommodations were amazing but more than anything this adventure brought light to the magic of getting lost in other cultures & how much I can learn from those who are native to a different corner of the world than I. Traveling to Mexico has prompted a mini goal to get my Spanish speaking on, reminded me just how awe-inspiring God created the world and brought cue to how much more I need and want to see of it.
While in Quantana Roo we had the opportunity of jumping on a private Catamaran. (whaaaa?! yes.) We coasted a couple hours to the reef [where we snorkeled], caught a dinghy to the beach and grabbed a Sol from the locals; all before hiking up to the Tulum Ruins.
The Tulum [walled city] Ruins of the Maya were a sight and even more, a piece of history. The mystery behind the disappearance of the Mayans is intriguing; all theories of their disappearance seem reasonable to me.
Although snorkeling gave me a bit of anxiety, I knew I would regret not soaking in the moment and braving it. Therefore, I held a starfish, saw a stingray & felt exhilarated all at once! [With salt water in my nose, in my eyes & was intentionally focused on my breathing since I was a panicked spaz.]
All in all, WORTH IT peeps.
It’s funny how even among the amazing culture & views it still feels too good to be home. Maybe moving to another country isn’t in the cards for me but rather a travel visa for my vagabond bones.
Three months seems just long enough to live, laugh, learn & explore different territory before retreating “home sweet home” once more.