A little jaunt to Mexico

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tumblr_mj8knhp9eA1r0enrto5_1280 tumblr_mj8knhp9eA1r0enrto1_1280 tumblr_mj8knhp9eA1r0enrto3_1280Is it just me, or is answering the question ‘so, how was your trip?’ akin to describing the plot of Inception in one sentence? It’s just not possible to get across the smell of the local food as you wander the streets, or that feeling of an unknown ocean brushing your toes in a socially acceptable timeframe. I tend to resort to excellent describing words such as ‘awesome, really cool and my favourite ‘just the best! I’ve come to realise photos are a time efficient and easy way to describe the essence of your trip to friends while keeping them visually stimulated over a coffee date. I also edit down my travel ‘moments’ to three favourites that I thought I would share with you guys from my time in Mexico.

1. Sipping on local Mezcal, chased with fresh orange wedges and chilli salt in the Zocalo (town plaza), Oaxaca city. From our vantage point on the corner of the tree lined plaza, we watched 20 couples slowly waltzing in the centre of an adoring crowd followed by an hour-long serenade by an impeccably dressed Mariachi band.

2. Avoiding a stomach churning 8-hour bus trip through the mountains from Oaxaca City to Puerto Escondido, we instead booked a last minute flight on the recommendation of our B&B host. Arriving at the tiny airport, we were treated to a private flight on a 16-seat cessnar that looked like it hadn’t been flown for a while. And by private, I mean it was me Xander and the pilot. Forget the in-flight meal.

Nervous? Yes. Stunning views over the Mexican coastline at sunrise? Yes. Worth it? Totally.

tumblr_mj8knhp9eA1r0enrto10_1280 tumblr_mj8knhp9eA1r0enrto6_1280 tumblr_mj8knhp9eA1r0enrto1_1280 tumblr_mj8knhp9eA1r0enrto5_12803. Normally keen to travel as authentically as possible, I tend to avoid touristy sightseeing and the like. However after strong persuasion from our Mexican host, we decided to check out an eco-adventure that assisted in the protection and release of baby turtles into the ocean. Sceptical to begin with, the experience totally blew us away as we were able to watch hundres of tiny turtles make their first dalliance into the ocean and learn to survive outside the egg. It was humbling to think that some would live to be over 100 years old.

We stayed:

Oaxaca City: El Diable y la Sandia B&B

Puerto Escondido: Puerto Surf House & Villi Lilli

2 Comments

  1. Hi Eb!
    I’ve been following your Facebook page and have checked out your blog once or twice before but tonight I’ve sat down and gone through almost all of it, I love it!
    I will definitely be trying out some of your recipes (I’ve fallen off the healthy bandwagon a bit lately) and will be looking at your travel section for inspiration because I’m moving to London in about a month.
    I had to comment on this post because I went to Mexico in 2012 for 3 weeks and stayed with my Mexican friend who I met while studying in Italy. We visited Oaxaca and had Mezcal and it was one of my favourite experiences too!
    Anyway, keep up the good work, love your writing.
    Cheers,
    Ki

    • Hey Ki! So nice to hear from you – and so stoked you’re digging Every Healthy Day. London = totally exciting! I’m going to be doing a post about our time there in the next few weeks so stay tuned for our fav places to eat. Thanks for the lovely comment – made my day. :) Eb

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