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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cozumel April 1st 2019

It is the time to drift diving, here you are not going to fight with a current rather you will go with it. It is the quickest and most efficient form of diving. There are a lot of drift driving sites that you can enjoy in your coming holidays. It may seem apparently a very easy job but it is actually not. And that’s why you are suggested to drift at a dive site you know well. If you are trying this for the very first time, you should start with an experienced guide otherwise sudden swept into deeper water or forced down by a down current can take place at any time. It is just like flying under the water. Here you can better enjoy the marine life . If you are completely amateur here, ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Costa Maya February 17th 2019

While on an shore excursion in Costa Maya, I was lucky to capture a picture of this little fella leaping from one tree to another.... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Playa del Carmen February 10th 2019

"If you're not lighting any candles, don't complain about being in the dark". ~ If there's one thing I would suggest, don't ever complain on social media about any little setbacks you're having while you're on a tropical vacation. Especially when you've escaped the bowels of winter hell like we did. No one will feel sorry for you, nor should they. In fact they may print off your picture & attach it to a dart board. Well maybe they will feel sorry for you if you've been hit by a car, kidnapped by pirates, been in an earthquake, stung by a jellyfish, or stranded by United Airlines for days without any help 😒 (I just had to throw that one in from our awful trip home in 2017 with them, not once but twice, the same ... read more
Mesmerizing colors
Stunning sea colors
Good times together

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Playa del Carmen February 3rd 2019

"Our friendship isn't a big thing, in fact it's a million things"...~ Now where did I leave off? It's been 2 weeks since I did my one & only blog for this friend & family trip. Rest assured I was not abducted by the Pirates of the Caribbean (no matter how hard I tried...some of those pirates are hunky!) Although we did run into a Johnny Depp look-a-like dressed for the Vegas style act they have here at Coco Bongo! Literally he had Captain Sparrow's swagger and alcohol fueled accent. Hiccup. I have been working on this blog for a week now. It's been a combination of being busy with family, doing a bit of work, and the rest being plain lazy. I swear if there was an award for laziness & I won, I'd probably ... read more
Jeeping around
Wahoo
Dining at Carboncitos!

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Playa del Carmen January 17th 2019

"I look best when I'm on holidays"...~ Heh heh. That's my opinion and my opinion only that I look best on holidays. Not sure Al concurs! Happy New Year! Bye bye 2018, and hello 2019. As I type this blog, there are many angry people at home in -30C weather. I'd like to tell you our weather isn't any great shakes here either but I'd be a big fat liar. We've been here 3 days and it's just perfect. Calm, little humidity, no rain, and lots of sun and about 29C. January can be a bit unpredictable in the Riviera Maya & at times windy. Mother Nature knew I was coming and put in a real nice order of sun for me. Oh what power I yield :) I wasn't planning on doing a blog this ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Tulum January 9th 2019

Einmal mehr im Jahr 2018 saß ich im Flugzeug… aber diesmal war es das letzte Mal, denn ich würde über Weihnachten und Silvester in Tulum bleiben und gemeinsam mit Julio in das neue Jahr starten. Was 2019 wohl auf mich zukommen wird? Mein Koffer war gepackt voller Geschenke und Überraschungen, passend zum Motto für die kommenden Wochen und Monate: Es ist ein Geschenk, dass wir von nun an zusammen sein dürfen, aber es ist eine Überraschung wohin uns das führen wird. Eins ist klar: Von hier an gehen wir zu zweit. Ich möchte an dieser Stelle das letzte Jahr kurz revuepassiveren lassen: Neue Städte, neue Länder, neue Leute, neue Sprache, neue Projekte, neue Hobbies, neue Horizonte, neue Träume und neue Ziele. So viel Neues hat 2018 gebracht. Aber vor allen Dingen hat sich eines verändert: Meine ... read more
Fotoshoot am Strand mit Julio's Fotografen-Freundin
Unser Dschungelhaus
Der tagtägliche Radlweg durch den Dschungel

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo January 8th 2019

Mexiko erreichten wir glücklicherweise ohne grössere Komplikationen. Unserer Tourguide hat uns erzählt dass er schon mehrere Stunden am Grenzübergang verbracht hat, da die Mexikaner alle Gepäckstäcke öffnen und alles genau auf Drogen überprüfen. Unsere Gepäckstücke wollten sie nicht kontrollieren, darum sind wir dann auch relativ schnell mal im kleinen Küstenstädtchen Mahahual angekommen. Mahahual ist sehr touristisch da viele grosse Kreuzfahrtschiffe dort täglich ankommen. Nach einem Tag am Strand ging es dann weiter nach Playa del Carmen. Einen kurzen Zwischenhalt legten wir in Tulum ein um Maya Ruinen zu besichtigen. Das war eigentlich der Plan, aber die Schlange beim Eingang war so lang dass wir dafür keine Zeit mehr hatten. Darum gingen wir dann halt zu einer Cenote. Cenoten sind eine Art Untergrund Swimming Pools welche durch einen Einsturz einer Höhlendecke enstand... read more
Iguana
Uxmal
Palenque

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun December 15th 2018

We will be flying home this evening. Our first job is to visit the supermarket for some plane munchies...they never give you enough to eat on those long hauls - especially for someone like me that rarely manages to sleep! We also pick up some last minute presents. No one over the age of ten need get excited as we haven’t bought much. We are just about on the line with our 23kg allowance so there’s not much room for manoeuvre...other than sticking it in hand luggage which can easily cope with another 12 kilos! We just hate having to carry all that stuff around in airports, especially as we have to change planes in Paris. So now to pack our bags. Everything has gone in, with room to spare - we must have done something ... read more
Leaving Cancun
Arriving Paris
Paris Airport

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun December 13th 2018

Today is our last full day in Mexico. Ian’s ankle is still sore but better than yesterday. Thank goodness we had anti-inflammatory tablets with us and we wrapped the foot up in the cold towels yesterday. It’s clearly swollen but Ian says not nearly as painful as it was before. We have a slow start to the day as we want to see whether Ian should be resting up or not. Ian decides we will go out. I go to the supermarket for our breakfast croissants and some bits for a packed lunch and we will go to the ferry for the Isla de Mujeres. One last chance to see the MUSA. On the island we can rent a golf cart and go to a snorkelling beach where three of the MUSA statues are submerged at ... read more
Christmas lights
Christmas lights
Street lights

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun December 12th 2018

I’m very excited because today we are going scuba diving at MUSA. It’s an artificial reef which has been created between Cancun and Isla de Mujeres. Over 500 permanent life size statues from prominent artists have been sunk into the water at quite shallow depths. The idea is that an artificial reef has been created and novice divers can go there. This will help to conserve the natural reefs - ie the novices can kick the statues to bits instead of the coral. In fact, it’s of interest to all levels though, especially divers with an artistic bent, as it’s such a phenomenon. Begun in 2009, more statues are yet to be added...in total there will be 1,200 once the project is finished. The website states that it’s a non profit making venture - it’s a ... read more
Again...why?
The invalid
Christmas lights




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