Revisiting the Yucatan



Someone recently asked about some of my favorite warm-weather vacations for winter—and I’m guessing they’re not alone when it comes to daydreaming about jetting off to more tropical climes.

It’s been a long time, but I often think back on a two-week road trip that Aron and I took around the Yucatan Peninsula. I’d love to go back to the Mayan coast and swim again in the Cenotes around Tulum. The Yucatan Peninsula is actually a limestone shelf, porous with sinkholes that connect to underground rivers. Those sinkholes are called Cenotes—and there are thousands of them, many safe for swimming.



We went scuba diving in one, which turned out to be incredible—even though I was a little hesitant about the prospect of cave-diving at first!


So, that goal to update photos on old travelogues throughout the year? The Yucatan? Done. I hope you’ll take a look at the Updated travelogue: The Yucatan Peninsula.

P.S. Alas, if you (like me) can’t make it down to Mexico anytime soon, here’s a recipe that might help.

[top photo (of Ik-Kil near Chichen Itza, I believe) via; others are ours]

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