Scenes From Mexico

Scenes from Mexico is a photo array of our remarkable time in Mexico.

Mexico is a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time.

I remember back when I was a young lass, organising an interstate trip at a travel agency. (People did that back then.)

I got chatting with the agent and she told me about her recent trip to Mexico and how much she loved it. Especially the food.

“It’s much better than the Mexican food we have here,” she said.

Say what?

People actually go to Mexico?

And there’s great food?

It was the first time my mind was opened to the wonderful world of foreign lands. But my 18-year-old self, dismissed Mexico as a dreamland that other people visited. It just didn’t seem like a possibility for me.

Fast forward a few years and my bestie announced she was off to the land of ponchos and sombreros. That got me thinking about Mexico again. I was now a world traveller but still, there were other countries on my list.

Countries like Egypt, Turkey and anywhere in Africa that had lions, elephants, and giraffes.

Eventually, those countries – and more – were ticked off. Andrew was talking about Central America and I found myself hankering for a trip to Mexico!

But there were a few obstacles in the way. Some were in our heads (it was supposed to be dangerous) and some were logistical.

Mexico is a long way from Australia and the flights are expensive. We saw return flights as high as $3,000, admittedly it was peak season but that was the only time we could go.

We weren’t going to pay that much and Mexico was put on the backburner.

So when we decided to take a year off work to travel the world, Mexico and Central America were a must visit.

In fact, they were the only must visit we had.

What’s so good about Mexico?

Well for a start, they invented chocolate.

It’s believed the Mayans were the first to discover cacao, turning the beans inside the pods into a treasured chocolate drink. Over the centuries the drink has been transformed into the scrumptious chocolate we enjoy today.

Thank you, Mexico!

But there’s more to Mexico than chocolate.

It’s a big country with a vivid culture that’s stuffed full of sites to see. From beaches to pyramids to festivals and colonial towns-the country bursts with colour and sound.

Ancient ruins make my heart sing and Mexico is teeming with Mayan ruins. The pyramids are jaw-dropping, and the knowledge and skill it must have taken to build them blows my mind.

We were there for 40 days and it was nowhere near enough time to see everything. Most of our time was spent in the south but I would love to see the Copper Canyon and Baja California in the north.

Fingers crossed I get to visit Mexico again.

P.S.  I much prefer the cheesy Mexican food smothered in sour cream we have at home!

Scenes From Mexico

Pyramids And Ruins

Chichen Itza a New 7 Wonder of the World

Chichen Itza voted a New 7 Wonder of the World

Palenque-jungle ruins

Palenque-the jungle ruins. I really loved climbing around these.

Teotihuacan-scenes from Mexico

Teotihuacan. The mystery ruins-who built it?

View of Tulum ruins from the sea.

Tulum. Ruins by the sea.

The Beaches

Playa del Carmen beach - visit Mexico

Playa del Carmen is a party-goers dream town. I’m sure some people don’t ever step foot on the beach!

Tulum beach.

A boat, a girl a pineapple what else would you find at the beach? – Tulum beach.

Body surfer at Player Zicatela

Playa Zicatela is home to the famous Mexican Pipeline. The waves are huge!

Sunset at Playa Zicatela

I’m sure there’s a rule that says if you’re posting photos of the beach you must include a sunset.

For more fun things to do in Playa Zicatela visit Puerto Escondido’s bioluminescent lagoon.

Day Of The Dead

Day of the Dead parade in Oaxaca City

Day of the Dead parade in Oaxaca City. It was a riot of colour, costumes and sound. Oh the noise!

Firecrackers at the Day of the Dead in Oaxaca City

Firecrackers and phones!

Girl at the Day of the Dead parade in Oaxaca City

Mexicans have a healthy attitude towards death.

Dancer at the Day of the Dead in Mexico

One of the many dancers celebrating the Day of the Dead.

The Colours Of Mexico

Stunning blue building in Mexico

Just one of the many stunning buildings in Mexico

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Selling balloons in Oaxaca City

Yellow building-Scenes from Mexico

Some Random Pics

Beautiful wall mural in Mexico

Beautiful wall mural. I just love the muted colours.

Mexican cactus

I squealed with delight when I saw these cactuses.

Tacos stand in Oaxaca City

Who can think of Mexico without thinking of tacos?

Margarita cocktails in Tulum

Our first ever margaritas – yep ever!

Photographing scenes from Mexico

Andrew doing what he loves.

 

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About the Author:

Audrey is a coffee drinking adventurer who has spent the last 30 years travelling with her partner Andrew. In 2017 they set off together on a 13-month career break to wander the world. She loves nothing better than helping others to follow in their footsteps.

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