I had a blast in Mexico, guys! It was so much fun. Way too short, obviously, and it went by too fast, but it was great. I got to spend some time with family and friends that I don’t see that often. It was such a treat. I was disappointed my brother’s family couldn’t make it, but we made the best of it anyway.
We left bright and early. Or, well, dark and early. Our plane left at 6am and we had to leave our house by 3! The flight wasn’t so bad, but it felt pretty long. The good thing, though, was that our resort was only about 20 minutes from the air port! However… Our room wasn’t ready until about five hours after we arrived. So, that wasn’t the best. It was okay though because we just lounged around in the lovely heat. We may have had to lug some of our bags around with us, but it could have been worse.
As far as books go, I ended up bringing The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, In the Woods by Tana French, Maybe Somedayby Colleen Hoover, and Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie. I read The Girl on the Train and In the Woodsand started Maybe Someday!
I must say, reading while lounging on the beach in tropical weather was amazing. I never wanted to leave. But, while I did enjoy my time on the beach, we did some other stuff too!
We spent the first three days lounging on the beach and taking it easy. I didn’t spend as much time reading those first days as I thought I would. I spent time swimming, doing nothing, talking to family, and even went sailing with my dad once!
|The beach at the resort!|
Then on Thursday we went to the Mayan Ruins at Tulum. It was hot and the humidity was 100%! It was a crazy sweaty adventure, but it was incredibly beautiful and interesting. We had a really chatty tour guide, which worked out well since I have a chatty father 😛 I loved seeing all the ruins surrounded by the beautiful scenery. Not only were the surroundings beautiful, but I also made friends with lots of lizards 😛
|My father and me with the Mayan temple at Tulum in the background!|
After we went to Tulum, I spent the afternoon napping. The heat and the walking did a number on me!
|Puerto Moralos piers!|
The following day we journeyed into Puerto Moralos, the city/town nearby. It was so neat going around places where people actually live and work. When you’re on a resort you’re in a bubble. It was nice getting out of it for a while! It was a beautiful spot and we ate lunch along the shore. I had a club sandwich and a mojito the size of my head. They were both superdelicious. Seriously. That was one of the best sandwiches I have ever eaten.
Saturday was our last day. The morning was beautiful and we lounged around the beach like before. Unfortunately, around noon it started pouring rain and kept going into the night!
Food was definitely one of the best things about the trip. It was pretty excellent over all. I loved the buffet. There was always something delicious and there were tons of choices! The best was the breakfast buffet. The pastries were awesome and there were fresh mangoes sometimes.
Overall, the week was amazing. I wish I had never left! Someone, please take me back!
Beth is the founder and editor of Fuelled by Fiction. She is a twenty-something east coast Canadian girl who loves writing about books and feminism.