When I stumbled upon Mexico in my research for countries to backpack, I would say it's almost a love at first read. A few things that intrigued me when I was looking up at Mexico are the tropical weather, pristine white sand beaches of Caribbean, coral reefs, underwater museums that we can snorkel to, quite an interesting culture, ruins of Mayan civilization and the world wonder "Chichen Itza". Not to forget Spanish, their language I can't communicate in. All these things amped up my hunger for travel. The thought of visiting a country I have known very little about at that point where people speak a language I literally don't know a single word in, gave me an adrenaline rush already. I started dreaming the blue beaches, some spanish songs, images of me soaking in the beach and snorkeling (I don't even know how to swim lol) and Mexico was all I could think about day and night. All these feelings seemed like those that are described in movies as being in love. Is it too cheesy to call Mexico, my first love of travel !
And Mexico was beyond my expectations and imagination even after a ton of research reading everything out there about this country. So I want to share a slice of my travel love story with Mexico with all of you reading this blog right now. I have divided my itinerary into 2 parts to make it easier for you to read. Week 1 in Yucatan Peninsula and Week 2 traveling through Guadalajara and the Pueblo Magico towns of Mexico.
Week 1 - Yucatan Peninsula (Beaches !)
Cancun – Isla Mujeres - Playa Del Carmen – Tulum – Coba – Valladolid – Chichen Itza – Rio Lagortos – Cancun.