As my trip to Cancun is fast approaching I have started to purchase the essential items required for my blissful break away! I have also started to plan what adventures I will be having while basking in the glorious sun.
As I have mentioned in my previous posts I visited Cancun last year which was lovely but the second week there was a tropical storm passing by which made the sea very choppy and unfortunately didn’t allow us to complete all of the excursions we originally wanted.
When we visited last year we ended up jumping on a ferry and spending a day in Isa Mujeres which was one of my favourite days of the holiday. We rented a golf buggy and travelled the island; we went to a turtle sanctuary, had lunch in the sister hotel and took in the amazing views. You will also be glad to know that I was driving the buggy (Adam was too scared) and we got back to the rental shop in one piece! Obviously I am a top driver anywhere in the world haha.
We did a fair amount of trinket shopping, we visited La Isla Shopping Village on a few occasions as well as the Luxury Shopping centre. We did this by utilising the local transport via the buses. Be prepared to hold on for your life, I thought UK bus drivers were speedy!
We also swam with the dolphins which was absolutely amazing and something I will never forget. I was very impressed with the care of the dolphins and the experience was also brilliant. Being food lovers we had to try some of the food establishments in the area. Outback Steakhouse was amazing. I have to say it was probably the most delicious meal I had ever had in my whole life. We also went Bubba Gump Shrimp which was also very nice but no match to Outback.
Now my second trip is upcoming I plan to experience the following:
Of course this is a must see! Chichen Itza is actually located in the eastern portion of the Yucatan state. Chichen Itza means “at the mouth of the well of Itza”, it is actually the 2nd most visited archaeological site of Mexico today. The Kukulkan Pyramid is known as “El Castillo” and is now known as one of the seven wonders of the world. I plan to visit here with Thomsons Tour Guides as this is quite a big excursion.
I was hugely disappointed when I was unable to do parasailing last year so this is on the top of my list this year. This teamed with jet skiing and also a adventure buggy ride around the forests and beaches of Mexico. I am still trying to talk Adam into it but I am hoping that I will be able to do some zip-lining here which would be crazy scary but what an amazing experience!
We didn’t get to visit any local food establishments, to be honest we were pretty nervous as we didn’t want to get poorly. This year we want to go to a traditional Mexican restaurant and try some of the fresh fish caught that day.
This could be a day boat trip but I was thinking maybe the evening food and drinks trip they occasionally do for couples. This would be nice having some romantic time with champagne and a nice 3 course lobster meal while the sun sets.
I did originally want to visit the underwater museum but I need to research this some more as I think to make the most of it you need to actually go scuba diving rather than just snorkelling. I have scuba dived in the past and when I was younger I got a certificate for scuba diving and loved doing this on holiday but due to going to the same place for many years my excitement dwindled off as I wasn’t experiencing new nature each time. Adam is not familiar with scuba diving and I think this might be something that makes him a little uneasy. There is potential here though!
I have started my shopping which consists of my suntan lotion, shower gels, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant and even a pair of goggles. I am not going overboard this year – I will be only taking the essentials!
Mexico is my summer holiday but I am also going on a cheeky mini break in October. I will be back to Bodrum in Turkey! As mentioned I used to come here every year with my family, I haven’t been for maybe 5 years (it could be longer). I am going back for a bit of a vacation, the nice thing is I will be going with my uncle Tony and my auntie Tracey (they are twins don’t cha know!). This is only for a week but we will be staying at the Istankoy which means there will be many familiar faces which will be lovley!
We have many friends from Turkey who are like family, they come over at Christmas occasionally… You need to experience a house full of Leicester and Turkish folk dancing around to Turkish music, very drunk and trying to play traditional board games. It was a crazy but amazing evening.
When I travel to Bodrum I hope to make the most of my time there…
I plan to go Jet skiing, on a boat trip, dirt biking, camel riding and some gold shopping!
If you knew my uncle you would laugh at the fact I am going to try and drag him along to all of my crazy daily activities, Tracey however will be up for pretty much anything!
Does anyone else have any holiday plans?