On the Beach: Cancun-Mexico

For those who tell you that Cancun is a piece of paradise, believe them – it’s true. It is indeed awesome when you have an excuse to work amidst such scenic beauty. As usual though, I only got a glimpse of the pleasure since my colleague and I were attending a conference there. I guess there is no need to complain if you almost sit on the beach while having breakfast every morning. Who would feel like working after this though?

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Cancun is certainly paradise for beach lovers and sun worshippers. I find its fine white beach sands and its translucent blue waters very alluring and very exotic compared with our own rolling surfing waves. Cancun is heaven for outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs and thrill-seekers. Add to the scene this sunrise:

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And a stroll on the beach:

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We stayed at the beautiful Moon Palace. One of the great surprises for me was to find that my room had a Spa bath in the centre of the room. I had the perfect mood music to accompany such luxury.

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Less than two hours from Cancun is the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, a protected, unspoiled  natural wonderland. It also has one of the world’s largest coral reefs, and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System which is located in the Caribbean waters off the shores of the Yucan Peninsula.

I love historical sites and would have loved to see the old Mayan ruins but time did not allow. Here is a picture of  Chichén Itzá. It is a world-famous complex of Mayan ruins on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. A massive step pyramid known as El Castillo dominates the 6.5-sq.-km. ancient city, which thrived from around 600 A.D. to the 1200s. Graphic stone carvings survive at structures like the ball court, Temple of the Warriors and the Wall of the Skulls.

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The little time we had, we spent shopping for music (not complaining about that) and visiting the local market which sold beautiful Mexican cotton shirts.

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I’d say this is another honeymoon destination, not one I could easily afford if I had to pay for it. Still, I always believe that there is no harm in dreaming. In the meanwhile, I think Chris Rea’s “On the Beach” is an apt conclusion. Thank you for reading and dreaming with me.

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18 thoughts on “On the Beach: Cancun-Mexico

  1. WOW! The Beach Boys are playing in my head right now… bodies in the sand… tropical drink melting in your hand… we’ll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band… Lucky you, getting to travel to these exotic locales for work. 🙂

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    1. Oh I think it does look like that image you painted once the holiday makers come in. But for our purposes the venue was closed off. I was very lucky indeed and I don’t mind attracting such luck in my new work 😊 BTW did you listen to the Chris Rea song at the end, I love how it finishes off the post.

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  2. Lovely!
    I’ve been there! It was beautiful. We stayed at The Grand Carribe Real (Something like that!)
    Anyway, I loved the surroundings but there was a smell that permeated the air and even the food that I couldn’t get past! One of the natives there said it was Almond..a certain tree..Granted he didn’t really speak English and I don’t speak a word of Spanish but it did sound like he said Almond.
    I also got sick on the flight home…got a hold of some bad water.
    All in All it was fun though!
    These pictures bring back some good memories 🙂

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    1. Thank you. I love all that beauty myself but time is always so short when the visit is business related. I just know that as much as I like Mexican food, by the end of this trip, we were done with it. You know that spa bath stood lonely for almost the entire week because I come from a water scarce country. But eventually I gave in – I had to experience it just once,
      I’m glad to hear finally, that we walked in the same neighbourhood. Sorry about you experience though – must have spoilt it a bit.😞

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      1. Though it was beautiful, I don’t care if I never go back. Same with Las Vegas. I don’t ever have to go back there again.
        I guess some places resonate with us and others don’t.
        I can’t wait to explore my options 🙂

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        1. I guess I understand what you mean. I think places like those tend to be hogged by the rich and famous. So I’d like to know what your dreams would be aside from Germany and France?

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    1. Yes it is – our beaches are very different – I loved that fine sand. I’ll always be grateful for getting the opportunity to get to places that I wouldn’t otherwise afford. Yes, I am sorry that I could get to the Mayan sites. I always have a strange curiosity for such places.😀 Of course I bought the calendar and lived to tell the tale.😀

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    1. Thank you Tracy. You might have read Lady G’s comment – I didn’t get around enough to get a broader perspective of the place but I did get the impression that it was a destination for the rich and famous. We were there for a Climate Change conference including about 190+ countries so most places were cordoned off.
      The Pete Belasco goes well with those gentle waves 😊
      I’m chilling with your Smooth Jazz mix, just right for a Sunday evening. My first LP was Dream on- that album reminds me of youthful starry-eyed days.

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