Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Tulum!

I guess I've been going a little stir crazy. It's back to work and well, I'm doing better each day so Jim booked us a last minute trip to Tulum in the Yucatan in Mexico for 5 days to celebrate our anniversary. After the summer we've had, a little rest and a few romantic dinners on a white sand beach sounds just right. I don't want to brag but, I have a pretty great man...
(Pics of the bungalow we've booked above--woohoo!)

There are some great local craft shops around with nice silver jewelry, pottery and embroidered wall hangings from Chiapas to the South, and I've been reading the Tulum food forum --someone is actually posting menus. I love it!

We' spent a few days there once on another quick last minute retreat about 5 years ago, so we might skip the ruins and head for some cenotes. Cenotes, or undergound lakes and rivers, are particular to the Yucatan Peninsula. You can actually swim in clear blue fresh water complete with stalacmites and stalactites and beneath caves.We'll also back to the old colonial city of Valladolid, a beautiful place about an hour and a half inland. There's a lovely cathedral on the main square and great local craft stalls, gold and silversmith shops, handmade leather shoes and Mayan ladies set up selling beautiful embroidered shirts. My favorite restaurant from that trip is in the Méson del Marquez. They specialize in Yucatecan food and make this amazing Chicken dish--a charcoal grilled chicken in a hot broth, with a grilled jalapeño and marinated red onions on top. You cut the jalapeño and let it;s hotness into the broth---soo good. Then at night we hot the taco stands. Screw las turistas, I'm eating. It'll be about 100 degrees there this time of year but what the hell.
We just need a vacation.

6 comments:

ana said...

damn, that place looks amazing. have a fantastic time, and eat lots of HOT chiles for me!

Deb said...

You should come Ana! You can kick our butts at boggle.

Laura said...

I'm jealous! I hope you have a fantastic time!

Tracey said...

Um . . . *totally* jealous! Looks wonderful . . .

molly said...

deb, i've heard Tulum is one of the best places to visit--lots of friends have come back with glowing reviews. can't wait to hear about it... wish WE were going!

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