Isla Holbox: The Best Caribbean Island Paradise
Just two hours from Cancun on the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula sits a tiny island called Holbox Island, or Isla Holbox in Spanish. At just 2.5 miles long and half a mile wide, this paradise island near Cancun has all the appeal of Cancun’s stunning beaches but on a miniature scale with a much more intimate feel. Perhaps the best Caribbean island to visit, you can escape the city life, slow down to enjoy the natural beauty, go swimming with whales sharks and see an incredible array of wildlife that calls the island home.
Getting Seperated While Traveling on the Mexico City Metro
So one day Auston and I were taking the train in Mexico City and we saw that it was coming so we quickly ran toward it. Auston barely made it into the train in time and the doors closed on his foot. I was right behind him but didn’t make it in. We both just stared at each other through the window and quickly gestured that we would meet at the next stop.
So I waited for the next train, found him at the next stop and we continued on our way. However, this scenario prompted us to come up with a plan should it happen again. We decided that if one person makes it on the train, he should get off at the next stop and that’s where we’ll meet since it worked out fine that first time.
And wouldn’t you know it, the same thing happened again last week while Auston’s brother Robert was visiting. All three of us tried to cram ourselves into a packed bus and once again I didn’t make it on. My backpack was getting caught in the doors and I had to step out. Luckily I found Robert and Auston waiting for me at the next bus stop!
So meeting spots aren’t just for when you’re in a crowded tourist spot. It’s also a great idea when taking public transit in a big city!
Visit to Teotihuacan Pyramids Near Mexico City
We’ve added a new page to the blog for photos! I think this will make it easier (and faster) for us to share them with everyone. The layout is still a work in progress, but you’ll be able to check out all our photos as we add them by clicking the Photos link at the top of the page.
Anyway, the first set of photos are from our trip to view some amazing Aztec ruins about an hour outside of Mexico City last Sunday with Auston’s brother Rob. He was visiting us for 9 days and taking Spanish classes with us at Frida Spanish School. Here are the pics: Teotihuacan Photos. Here you can read a little more about the ruins: Teotihuacán. Incredibly interesting place!
World Festival at Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City
On Saturday, we met a friend from class at a world festival (Feria de las Culturas Amigas 2012) that had tons of great food, entertainment and products from countries all of the world.
We enjoyed some pupusas de queso from El Salvador…
…viewed some political demonstrations for the upcoming presidential election in Mexico…
…and checked out a ton of booths with food to be enjoyed.
I’m also fairly certain that this may be the only place you will find Mexicans wearing kilts and playing bagpipes (this was near the United Kingdom booth obviously).