Cancun made me feel that I was not Mexican enough

Apparently, I wasn’t Mexican enough.  A Mayan mosaic mask caught my attention at the local store in Cancun, Mexico. I was looking at it closely as I turned it around at different angles – debating whether should I buy it as a souvenir. I suddenly felt a strange sensation there was someone standing behind me. […]

Swimming against the current in Cancun

I sat down on the toilet in the tiny bathroom in the ship, slowly taking deep breaths. My heart was thumping, and my legs couldn’t stop shaking. The ship was resting in the middle of the ocean between Cancun, Mexico and Isla Mujeres. I thought back at my conversation with the man upstairs on deck, […]

Hola Cancun: A Photo Diary

                                         How was your experience in Cancun? If you haven’t been there, would you go?

Sea Trekking at Xcaret

I was in line, looking at the television screen where they were promoting deals about sea trekking, snorkeling, encountering with different sea animals and more. I knew what’s coming – goosebumps came and my hair on my arms raised at the thought of being in the ocean. I have thalassophobia. Actually, I never have been […]

Chichen Itza – One of the 7 world wonders

Walking on the dirt path that led to the pyramid, a sound of jaguar’s roar echoed from somewhere, children were running away from the tour group as their parents try to stop them, coatis were sniffing around on the grass for food, and sellers at the vendors were shouting in Spanish, trying to get my family’s attention to […]

Ik Kil Cenote: A window to this scared world

Looking up, a streak of light shined through the window of a underworld heaven, flickering hanging vines and small waterfall, just like a rainforest. Everything was silence;  many people’s expressions range from excitement to nervousness. As they jumped into the cenote, they closed their eyes and opened their mouth; the cenote shouted among them, but no sound echoed […]