Home Sweet Home Bacalar MX

3 Aug

No matter how many wonderful things we see while traveling, expansive vistas, crystal blue ocean, comfy hotel rooms, or ancient pyramids, it’s always good to be home again. I love walking cobblestone paths, peering in quaint tiendas, hanging out with family and friends, but nothing beats coming back to center, being in a familiar environment, clean laundry and eating my own cooking.

Vacations are both restful and exhausting. For Lisa and me, we trade one paradise for another. So why do I feel tired? Note to self, I don’t seem to do well with living out of a suitcase. I prefer a home base.

One of our recent vacation stops was the island of Cozumel. We rented a scooter to zip around and stopped at the Mayan pyramids of San Gervasio.

A covering to protect an ancient temple.

A covering to protect an ancient temple.

Description in three languages.

Description in three languages.

Our tour guide.

Our tour guide.

An archway built without mortar.

An archway built without mortar.

Lisa the explorer.

Lisa the explorer.

Orchids growing in the parking lot where we parked the scooter.

Orchids growing in the parking lot where we parked the scooter.

San Gervasio is a temple to the Goddess of love and fertility, Ixchel. Women traveled here to ask for relationships and babies. While visiting we said prayers for our daughter who is having her own fertility challenges. Just to be sure, we stopped at the little Catholic church in town to cover our bases.

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2 Responses to “Home Sweet Home Bacalar MX”

  1. emilievardaman August 3, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    Amazing orchids!
    I have never been to any of the pyramids in Mexico or Guatemala. Some day, I hope. In the meantime, thanks for the photos.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 August 3, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

      They are amazing. That a culture so advanced was here and most people in the US know nothing of them saddens me. You’ll get there.

      Liked by 1 person

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