I had been wanting to go to Tulum for awhile. I remember reading an issue of Vogue and seeing a picture of it. I automatically thought.."I have to go there..wait it's Mexico?" I did not give Mexico the credit it deserves. We went Mexico City for a few days and then spent the rest of our week in Tulum. I have been lucky enough to travel to a few places in my life, but I kid you not, Tulum has been one of the few places that I have actually devised a plan to sell everything we have in Houston and figure out a way to move to Tulum...like now. Miguel and I put a plan together on the plane on our way back home of where we could live in Tulum that is how much we LOVED it.
Let's start with Mexico City. I knew that we would not have any problems communicating and that we would like the food. As you often do when you travel, we learned so much about the city but this time it was different. This time it was about us, about our ancestors and maybe that is why this trip was so special. I was blown away with how many people there are living in Mexico City, think New York City or Madrid but with Mexicans everywhere. It is a city that was built on water and is sinking😳. If you are interested in learning about the Aztecs and the Mayans, visiting the Basilica de Guadalupe to see Juan Diego's cloak with the image of the Virgin Mary, listening to mariachi in Plaza Garibaldi or maybe you just want to do a food tour that involves lots and lots of tacos...Mexico City is where its at! Make sure you schedule enough time to see it all, we thought 4 days would be enough and it really wasn't. I have to go back to check a few more things off the list. Right outside of Mexico City is Teotihuacan which was built by the Aztecs. You can read about it here. It is spectacular and a must see!
After a few days of sight seeing in the city we flew to Tulum. I will never stay any where else in Tulum other than Jashita Hotel. Jashita is beautiful! It is owned by a Italian couple. They really did a fabulous job with the interior design. It is water front property about 10 minutes away from Tulum. If you don't want to go in to the city, you really don't have to, Jashita is beautiful in its own right. Since it was our first time in Tulum we made sure to venture out to see Chichen Itza which was built by the Mayans (read about it here) we also did a little sup yoga in a cenote which is a sinkhole with water in it...AMAZING. There are different kinds of cenotes, some enclosed within caves and others that are open at the top, all of which are incredible. Our trip to Mexico helped me learn a little bit about where we came from, why we do certain things, and how beautiful Mexico is. Now I understand what everyone raves about. Shout out to the Aztecs and the Mayans for being so smart and ingenious .....and for giving us tortillas.