When Sarah and I did our recent road trip through the Yucatan, we did the standard traveler thing and took a couple hundred photographs to immortalize the journey. Due to an oversight on the camera charger, the majority of these were on our Samsung Galaxy S2’s, but despite that they are still surprisingly good! Probably not the best photographs ever taken in the world ever, but they do a great job of showing what the Yucatan is like.
It is sometimes hard to express in words how beautiful a place or an experience can be and feel. But when Kim (of so many places fame) created an amazing photo post on Kathmandu, it really brought back for me what it was like to be there. So in a copycat sort of fashion, this post will use a lot of photographs (15 so be prepared) with a few words to try and share with you how amazing our home in Mexico really is. I invite you into our world to experience the Yucatan, Mexico with us. This truly is a beautiful country, and I hope you enjoy this little bit of it with us…
The town square, the town shop, and pretty much the entire town.
Hanging out at the Taxi rank in Izamal (Yellow Town)
Larry the horse hangs his head in shame at his owners flamboyant choice in headgear.
The big Yellow Church in Izamal, it’s big, and it’s also yellow.
The walls keep the church interior cool while its religious paraphernalia keeps it creepy.
Often the only discernible differences form church to church are their size and how many racial types of Jesus you can spot.
The Mexican passion for Coke is ever present.
If it ain’t yellow, it ain’t welcome here.
Painted walls are common in the small towns around Mexico, as are Mexicans.
They sure do love a good Church in Mexico
Our amazing Hotel Hacienda Merida. The pool was fed with fresh water from underground springs, it was hard to leave such amazing accommodation and I would recommend it to anyone looking to treat themselves.
Ruins at Uxmal. Some of the best we have seen in Mexico. This Chinese couple were clapping their hands for about 10 minutes, the structure causes the sound to echo back, it’s a cool effect they definitely made the most of.
One of many iguanas which sit on the ruins soaking up the sun, he saw me coming, and didn’t move an inch, that’s cojones for you.
The view across a very flat Yucatan. It is easy to imagine the Mayans staring out across the landscape over a thousand years ago, or maybe just peeking in other peoples windows.
And that was day 1 in the Yucatan! For the second part of our trip in photos, which is even better! Take a look at Mexico Yucatan Road Trip Part 2. Peace.