Viva La Mexico! What Mexico Taught Me
I've recently had the privilege to travel to Puerto Moralos, Mexico which is a city just north of Cancun. We stayed at the beautiful Royalton Riviera Maya Resort and Spa. I'm sitting here twiddling my fingers trying to find out where to begin, but let's start with how beautiful Mexico is. It was my first time to a resort and my first time to Mexico and I can't wait to go back.
But I've got to say that going to Mexico wasn't just a vacation, it was a learning experience where I learned about my myself, my friends and my family. Here are a few things that I took away from my time in Mexico:
1. The World is Mine for the Taking: So, if you're wondering. I'm not an evil genius hell-bent on taking over the world. And, don't get me wrong, this isn't the first time I've traveled. You're talking to a Jamai-Canadian here and I've had my fair share of trips to the Caribbean. But there's something about traveling as an adult that makes you feel alive . All I kept thinking about how I'd like to do this more and more; see new places, adopt new cultures; Explore what life is like beyond the safety of my own home.
I won't pretend that we got the full cultural experience (we were at a resort), but just enjoying the heat and hearing people with different accents was a turn on. I'm now hell-bent on seeing more of the world.
2. Moments Like These Should Be Shared: A couple of things happened in Mexico; 1. I had the privilege of attending my best friend's wedding, 2. Share this adventure with the loves of my lives. Moments like these definitely deserve to be shared with the ones you love, especially if it's a new experience for them.
3. Luxury Isn't All That It's Cracked Up to Be: I met a Canadian girl on the plane who had nothing but a small backpack with her. When I started asking her about what she lived, her answer was "No where". She traveled for a living and never stayed in a country for more than a few months. I don't know how she did it, but she and her tiny bag did.
Even when we were at the resort found that I enjoyed the trip into town much more than I enjoyed our stay at the resort. I wish we had more of a chance to explore local neighborhoods.
Mexico was an amazing experience. I'd like to try roughing it a bit more and preparing better so that we can really see what Mexico is like. I still walked with a new view of the world (and the fact that I had to get out of the habit of saying "hola" when I returned to the States).
Have you ever had the chance to travel? Where did you go and what did you take away from that experience? Comment below!