Where We Stayed in Valladolid: Casa Hamaca Guesthouse

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The beautiful Tree Suite

After two and a half months in Playa del Carmen we were ready to move on and see some more of Mexico. We were headed to Valladolid in the Yucatán state. We figured it would be the perfect spot to see Chichen Itzá and other ruins.

It really was the perfect place. Both of us fell in love with Valladolid as I mentioned in my last blog post about Mexico. We were overwhelmed and completely in love with the city.

We only had three nights in Valladolid and were lucky enough to be invited into the lovely Casa Hamaca Guesthouse. We felt so much at home there and were sad to leave after our third night! Let us show you why… (more…)

Looking Back On Mexico

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It would be more correct to say that I look back on our time in the region of Yucatan and Quintana Roo. There is so much of Mexico we haven’t seen yet. Our time in Mexico was mostly spent at the Mayan Riviera. If you have seen our photos from there, you know why we stayed so long. :D

We have spent our last three months in Mexico and now we look forward to travel to Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. When we left Mexico to sail into Belize it was a little sad to say goodbye but at the same time we wanted to see Belize. But we will definitely come back.

This post is about some of the things we loved about Mexico – and a single regret.


Photo of the Day – Iguana in Tulum, Mexico

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So I’m not sure what the status with my Project 365 is. I know there have been days where I have not taken a photo. I hope to do a status soon.

But today I took a lot of photos. We were in Tulum to see their famous ruins and also swam in the Gran Cenote. Amazing day! I have a million photos to edit and I can’t wait to show you how amazing Tulum was!

But first – here’s a photo from today: a beautiful iguana enjoying the sun on the ruins in Tulum. We saw lots of iguanas today, and many of them were very big – like this one. We also saw lots of them fight!

Isn’t it beautiful? :)

A Different Look at Playa del Carmen

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As mentioned in my latest post on Project 365 we went to the beach just before the sun came down last week. I’m not at all experienced in shooting in low light like this, but it’s something I really want to experiment more with.

I shot all this by holding the camera – which is why they are a little blurry. But I still feel like they capture the feel on the beach that night.

Playa del Carmen is beautiful. The beaches are simply gorgeous and like nothing we’ve ever seen before. They are postcard-perfect and photos of them need no retouching – the colors are simply magical with no editing.  (more…)

Appreciating Paradise – A Day in Playa del Carmen

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Today we had a weird day. Yesterday night we didn’t go to bed – or Jonas didn’t. I slept for three hours. We did a good old all nighter. We actually thought we were done with these, but we felt like we had to…

Since Christmas (!) we’ve been struggling with our sleep. We fell into a bad habit of staying up until late and then sleeping until past noon! The result was that we found ourselves always short on time, mostly just fooling around after dinner, watching movies on YouTube and so on.

It was bad for us. We tried numerous times to turn it around but we really couldn’t. So this all nighter was sort of a must.

So today, both feeling hungover by the lack of sleep and just walked around Playa del Carmen. And you know what? We saw the city in a completely different light. I couldn’t help but falling even deeper in love with this place, paradise, and I came to appreciate this place more than I’ve had before. (more…)

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