Mexico is such a diverse country, a kaleidoscope of colours, cultures, chronicles and culinary experiences. I spend my Christmas and New Year’s Eve holiday in the Yucatán peninsula all the way in the southeast corner of Mexico. It’s the ancient land of the Mayans, and all over are scattered traces of their once fabulous culture. I have previously visited the ruins and cities of the Mayans in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, so in way going to Yucatán was a natural continuation for me.
And my, did I enjoy it. We went around from towns to villages and on to some of the Caribbean islands off the cost of the wetlands and beaches in Yucatán. I don’t think I can pinpoint one singular event or place that made the most impression on me. It was all so interesting and fascinating, whether it was the historical grounds of the Mayans, the lovely beaches, the underground rivers and cenotes, the food, the welcoming people or just travelling around in the region. Just two things I didn’t like: Cancún and Playa del Mujeres – I couldn’t get quickly enough out of those places made up for vast consumption and «fenced in» tourism. No, rather the real thing, then, for me – even if others places of course also were invaded by tourist (as myself) .
I have posted a handful of photographs (too many as a matter of fact – please excuse me for being overenthusiastic) from my travel here. I hope you enjoy them – and maybe make you want to visit Yucatán one day. It’s really a lovely place (with the two exceptions that is).