Plane touched down at YYZ about 6 hours ago. Since then I have been busy doing laundry, cleaning, and uploading my pics.
Ravi and I have spent the past week at an all-inclusive resort in Playa Del Carmen. This was not our usual sort of trip, however, we were graciously invited to spend the holidays in Mexico (all expenses paid) with his family.
Sun, beach, ocean, diving – hellz yeah!
So where to start? I have so much video and still footage to share and have decided to break it down into 3 parts (the 3rd will be the best for sure – Ravi is currently editing the footage!)
Part 1 – Tourist Footage
Took us a few days to learn to relax. The first night of all-inclusive cocktails definitely helped but we found it hard to figure out what to do during the day.
Within the first 24 hours, we were battling poisonous spider bites and “severe” lacerations.
Braving it out, the “men” helped by bringing us all back to our youth spending a day building the most amazing sand hole and castle.
The hole drew quite a crowd but the most fun was had scaring unsuspecting walkers as they sauntered by.
Looking back at all we did during the week, this day at the beach was probably the most special for Ravi and his family. We went on tours, planned dinners and outings, but I saw more smiles and giggles on the beach than I did all week.
Ravi, his parents, and myself needed an actual “Mexican experience” so we took a short (+1 hr) cab ride to the Pre-Columbia Maya Civilization in Coba.
I had seen some pictures of the temples and was stoked to race Ravi up (what looked like) 100’s to 1000’s of steps. The tallest temple, Nohoch Mul, is actually 42 metres (138 ft) in height.
Ravi won the race up and down – only because I took the time to photo journalize the event.
The climb up was no problem but it was pretty funny watching everyone come down. The steps are slippery and uneven and a few people had some “difficulty” getting down.
I, of course, sauntered down with ease and enjoyed the 2 km walk back to the entrance, while some of the other tourists enjoyed tricycle rides.
Stay tuned for Mexico Part 2…