I've started and restarted this blog post about a dozen times. I am going to spare you the "I'm so happy it hurts" monologue, and just show you some pictures instead. I am currently staying in Tulum, Mexico, before heading to Cancun to do some wedding henna.
Yesterday I had a great day in Cancun. My friend Flori lives there, and I was invited to her daughter's birthday party, complete with a Marimba band, home-made sopes, and a chocolate fountain. I got to practice my Spanish as her whole family is from Mexico City, and even hennaed her mom and dad. What a fun day!
Pro Tip: DON'T swim for 24 hours after your henna application. Here is me, breaking my own rule, and yes my henna is fading as a result of excessive water exposure. It's recommended that you wait until after you wedding to take a swim, if you are trying to preserve your mehndi.
The whole Mayan Riviera has many things to do, from visiting ruins, cenotes, relaxing on the beach, and watching the changing clouds. I love showing people the area and took my friend to one of the cenotes. They are formed because the whole area is limestone, with a huge network of underground rivers. When the limestone on top caves in a cenote is formed, which can be like a swimming pool in the middle of the jungle, or even a cave complete with bats living in it, stalactites and stalagmites.
Other activities can be as simple as climbing a water tower to watch the sun set over the jungle, and posing for silly selfies.