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Moon of the honey

February 2nd, 2010

Back from Mexico, tanned, well-rested, and already in major withdrawal from the unlimited salsa and guac. We had a terrific week away, saw lots, ate too much, and I knit up a storm. You can see some of the gorgeous sights/sites that we did by googling images of ‘Playa del Carmen’, ‘Tulum’ and ‘Ek Balam’… and below are images that are perhaps less likely to be found on your typical postcard.

Our resort’s beach was undergoing major reconstruction — they were bringing in tonnes of sand from Cozumel and piping it in off a huge ship; luckily, we had access to another nearby beach. John was fascinated by the reconstruction project and took dozens of photos and vids of it… Romantic, huh?

We made the half-hour’s walk to Playa del Carmen a few times during the week. The best meal of the holiday, hands down, were arracheras at a joint called “Super Carnes” (Super Meat!).

There are these hollowed-out stones along the paths at Tulum, used for lighting. They were just asking to be mimicked…

I fell in love with all of the fauna we spotted, but this dude was my fav: an agouti. Isn’t he cute!??

Besides basic words, food dishes and Arriba arriba, my knowledge of Spanish is pretty limited. I was charmed to find out that “honeymoon” translates to “luna de miel”. Who knew?

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  1. Karley
    February 3rd, 2010 at 06:47 | #1

    Welcome back, Emily!! Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time.

  2. February 3rd, 2010 at 09:26 | #2

    OMG! This is too funny. We were down the road from you last week in Xpuha. We coulda met at Tulum (went on Tuesday) or in Playa (which we never did get to).

    The best thing here though is that you named the rat/squirrel/bunny/kangaroo-like creature we saw running through the forest at our hotel. It’s an agouti. Awesome.

  3. February 3rd, 2010 at 19:51 | #3

    Hah! I love the mugging! Looks like you’re both having a great time – enjoy the rest of your vacation! PS – It’s not John’s fault. Most guys are wired to appreciate heavy machinery.

  4. February 3rd, 2010 at 20:18 | #4

    you never disappoint! love the pics!
    glad to hear you had a great time away.
    My husband would have been down there watching all the action at the renovations with yours; that is his industry and he would have loved it too! boys…
    And that little guy you found – so cute! as long as they dont have a skin tale, i like em!

  5. Linda S
    February 3rd, 2010 at 20:45 | #5

    Hey! We were in Playa del Carmen about a month ago, for 10 days. Saw many of the same things you did, but no agouti :( That guy is adorable! If you ever get back to PDC, try the tortas at El Fogon — to die for!!!

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