Hello everybody as most of you know I went away for a little bit to de-frost and de-stress with a bunch of relatives for a wedding in the Mayan Riviera. How can I sum up my experience there? FRIGGING AWESOME!
The sun and tropical heat for a Canadian in the midst of the great doldrums of our winter are simply rejuvenating. Putting it in the simplest possible terms I experienced an almost 60 degree Celsius temperature difference the minute we stepped off the plane in Cancun, Mexico. We left Winnipeg in the grip of a blizzard, a bone chilling minus 25 degrees Celsius, happy to make it out of Winnipeg at all. Cancun was a tropical+28 and the humidity hit me like a brick wall after a long exhausting day of travel.
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Tagged Beach, Blizzard, Cancún, Cenote, Coba, Maya, mayan riviera mexico, Mexico, Playa Del Carman, Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Sand, Shaman, Winnipeg
As many of you know all ready Winnipeg is in the grips of a terrible winter storm. With winds howling out of the north-west at breakneck speeds and the snow sure to come pounding in tonight by the bucket-load. The temperature is set to drop from the balmy -2 Celsius we have been enjoying (T-Shirt Weather) to a skin freezes in under a minute -25 to -30 next week.
A typical Manitoba winter drive. Burrr
Strangely though, and those of you who know me will think this odd, I don’t give a rats ass. Because by this time tomorrow I should be en-route to the Mayan Riviera, Mexico. Buried to my knees in sand, surf and senoritas, (Shhh, don’t tell Dar) for a family wedding that they had the good sense to book in the middle of our coldest season here in Winnipeg.
We are planning all types of activities; they include laying on a hot beach, drinking beer on a hot beach, drinking margaritas on a hot beach, drinking tequila on a hot beach and finally passing out on a hot beach. Hopefully being found by a kind staff member and escorted back to my room with an IV drip to avoid the impending hangover.
Ahh, Good times!!!
But I jest, we actually do have all types of excursions planned exploring the Mayan runes, trying the indigenous cuisine (street food), and exploring the cenotes (caves in the Yucatán). We also hope to go zip lining and maybe catch a catamaran to the island of Cozumel.
That is if winter lets us out of Winnipeg. We do indeed have a large storm bearing down on us at the moment but by all accounts it should clear by morning. Fingers crossed, expect some tales of grand adventure from my very first trip to a sunny destination!
Adiós mis amigos, te veo pronto. Ariba Ariba!
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Tagged Cenotes, Cozumel, drinking tequila, indigenous cuisine, mayan riviera mexico, Mexico, nature, outdoors, Playa Del Carman, Riviera Maya, weather, Winnipeg, Winter storm, Yucatán