We traveled from Merida to Celestun by Oriente bus and made our way to Playa 55 Beach Escape. We were received with an amazing smile and an enormous hug from Jess, co-owner and wife of the other part of the brilliant team, Nico. The property is right on the beach, and the hearty welcome set the pace for a lovely stay. This was our favorite hotel, or better yet retreat, during our six weeks in the Yucatan.
After our expensive stay in Tulum, we were ready to explore a place with more of a laid back, bohemian feeling. We found everything we hoped for in the lazy days at Isla Holbox (pronounced Holbox). We loved this relaxed island and it is now our favorite escape for when San Miguel de Allende goes through its chilly winter. The hype is well worth it. We were thrilled exploring and hanging out, and the vibe was right up our alley. I could easily spend a month here. Five days in December were all we got this time.
The island is long with a large portion of it restricted reserve. To get bearings, the town crosses the island on the western end and most of the happening spots are on the northern side away from the ferry terminal.
First check out our post from our visit to Tulum in February 2019.
And now here are our impressions 10 months later.
When we first went to Tulum in February 2019 we were awestruck by its cool vibe and beautiful beach, making immediate plans before we left to return when the weather started to get crisp in San Miguel for the winter. Continue Reading…
We are taking a quick break from our normal posts but we think this is important. Believing that our followers are inquisitive, aware and concerned, we have a proposal. Can you help?
With all the horrifying talk of impending doom and possible war that has happened in the short first days of our new year 2020 I have decided that we need something positive to happen. I would like to start a campaign. I don’t know anything about starting a campaign but let’s try.
Let’s make sure we don’t have a war in our future that could possibly destroy the world as we know it (albeit it certainly still needs a lot of help) but instead let’s get together and share photos of people we DON”T want to wage war with. Continue Reading…
Glenn and I have been doing a lot of thinking recently about the direction we want our blog to go in the coming months and hopefully years. Our goal when we first set out was to create a blog that would allow anyone who had the thought of taking the expat plunge to get encouragement from us as we too ventured into this new world. They could follow along from the moment Glenn clicked the last key on his computer at work, closing it down for the final time, see how we handled the trials of preparing our house for sale and eventually handing over the keys and saying good-bye to the country we had lived all our lives. And they could see through our eyes the marvelous town in Mexico we would call our home, and be taken on an exploration of our new country. Our plan has always been to make San Miguel de Allende our home base and to get back to our passion of traveling the world now that we had the time and a bit of money to do so.
We increasing look at what is happening in the USA, a country we left for a number of reasons. And now, at the beginning of 2020, with question marks in our head we start to ask what else do we want to accomplish with “Our Prime Of Life.”
So, we have started a new category in our headline called “Food For Thought” where we will be writing posts about what our place is in the big, wide and oh so fragile world we live in.
First off, I was not a big holiday person, or so I thought before coming to San Miguel. Glenn has a big family which gathered around for huge celebrations. Me, not so much.
But living in Mexico has brought a whole new meaning and experience to holidays big and small, Mexican or expat.
This year Finca Luna Serena, a great olive farm a bit outside of town, was having its monthly dinner bash on Thanksgiving so with Phyllis and Kim in tow we headed off to the have a bit of holiday cheer and some good food. Unfortunately for me I was on antibiotics since I am having major dental work and was unable to take advantage of the open bar, but the amiable atmosphere and good friends made up for that little bummer. Continue Reading…