Sleeping Through Mexico

Trip Start Mar 11, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Mexico  , Yucatan Peninsula,
Saturday, February 18, 2012

While travelling long term you inevitably pick up new skills and knowledge. Somewhere along the way Mr Lee has developed the amazing ability to drop off to sleep at the drop of a hat! An enviable skill! One that he has mastered during his time in Mexico. Attached are just a few sneaky pics (thanks, Flo, for your contribution ;) for your viewing pleasure!

What exhausted Mr Lee so much in Mexico? Where do we start?! There is just so much that kept us stimulated and entertained in every waking moment! 

The people. The food. The culture. The natural beauty. The variety. 

We could go on but you really have to read the all the entries.  Even then you could only partially understand. 
You will just have to go and experience it for yourself! Nothing we could say here would do the country justice. Having visited more than 20 countries in our lifetimes we unanimously agree, without a doubt, Mexico is our NUMBER ONE TRAVEL DESTINATION!!

Even after nearly 5 months we didn't tire of it. Each day there was something new to discover. Plus for Dee, it was here that her Spanish speaking enough to make her first friends almost exclusively Spanish. Tengo mucho amor para todos!

So in anticipation of this final Mexico blog we realised how tough it would be to narrow it down to a handful of highlights. There were just too many! But after much deliberation here are our top 10 places in chronological order (because ranking them would be near impossible): 

1. Palenque for Indiana Jones style Mayan ruins
2. San Juan Chamulin for a proper culture shock
3. Oaxaca for food and awesome markets 
4. Sayulita (off-season!) for small-town surfing and the best fish tacos ever!
5. Baja California for Hollywood Mexico in a campervan
6. El Fuerte for the awe-inspiring Copper Canyon
7. Zacatecas for prettiness, a super-social hostel vibe and friendly locals
8. Guanajuato for colonial aesthetics and warm people 
9. Cuzama for the best underground experience in remote cenotes
10. Isla Holbox for kicking back with a Mex-Carribean vibe
11. Akumal for swimming with turtles right off the coast!
Soppy as it sounds, I finally understand what it means to be "in love" with a country. There's no better way to describe it. And yes we'll definitely be back. We have no choice. The heart wants what the heart wants!

Average spend per person per day = 18.90 pounds
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Faith on

So glad to see you updating! I can't wait to read your perceptions of Costa Rica? I am planning on moving to that region in the next 2 years. Your pics of Hubby napping are cute. teehee. Mario that IS quite a talent! ;) YOU must take the time to get certified for SCUBA you are in such a great place for it! Cozemel was one of my favorite places to dive. Good luck Safa friends..

thelees on

You're quick on the draw, Faith! ;) We're actually looking into doing the PADI course in Honduras *watch this space*. We'll prob get to Costa Rica around May so let us know if there's anything specific you'd like to know. Thanks for your well wishes. All the best to you too!

Flo on

Excellent! If Mr. Lee can sleep through India too, I will call him the MASTER of Sleeps :) - so far, he is managing well!

Nick on

Mr Lee , are you gonna come back one day never knowing you were away!!

thelees on

LOL At the rate he's going, I'm sure he can sleep thru India too!

thelees on

hehe good one! i'll relay the message.. when he wakes up ;-p

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