Thursday, June 16, 2016

A trip to Cancun and Chichen Itza, Mexico

When you do not know something, your opinion then is driven by your ego. This is what our tour guide told us when we were going to Chichen Itza from Cancun in the tour bus. And this is very true.
Before visiting Mexico I had different opinion about the country but after staying there for 6 months I got to see different Mexico. Mexico is not about drug cartels, theft, kidnapping it is about beautiful beaches, ruins, old civilization, its lovely people and of course tequila.
In our first trip we were scared to venture out alone after 6 PM in evening as local people instilled fear in us that it is not safe. But that is not true. If you go out and do not try to be mischievous you are safe. Rare incidents keep happening everywhere around the world but we cannot treat that as a phenomenon.
I too was scared to go all the way to Cancun on my own in first thought but then I thought this is the best opportunity to remove the fear, going alone in a country which doesn’t speak my language, doesn’t eat my type of food and having no one by my side if I get into some trouble. At least my one fear is gone after going to Cancun that I can manage myself anywhere in any situation. You should also try to do that if you get any opportunity like that. But the only disadvantage of going alone is that you don’t get good photos. :D
I was there in Cancun for 3 nights, I thought 2 days will be sufficient but after reaching there, I found there are so many things to do and many places to visit. One needs at least 5 days to cover all the places. I could only manage to see Cancun City, Playa Del Carmen beach, Conzumel island and Chichen Itza (one of the seven wonder of the world). I would have loved to go to Tumul and Xel-Ha beaches and party at Cocobongo. It was a shame that I went in rainy season. It was raining almost all the time since I landed in Cancun so couldn’t walk and see much which I would have loved to do.
There are some photos I clicked while I was in Mexico in particular order
                              Coming back from Cancun to Toluca (City where I was put up)
                                                    On the way to Chichen Itza
                                                          Mexican Folk Dance
                   Good to go in cold water after humid day, coming back from Chichen Itza

                           Chichen Itza - Structure is not as great but history is very powerful

                                       On cruise from Playa Del Carmen to Conzumel
                                                               At Conzumel
                                                            Playa Del Carmen
                                                                Playa Del Carmen

                                                                       On Cruise
        They stamp the sweets on the table, you can choose from here whatever dessert you want
                                                       Friday night party scene

                                Floating restaurant in Valley de Bravo. I love the blue sky
                                                        Lagun at Volcano, Toluca
                                                  Pyarmid of the Sun - the tuacahn
                                                     Liga MX Cup
                                                  Zocango Zoo, feeding the giraffe


PRANAV said...

Nice bro.... Cacun is one of the best beaches n for us (indians) bit expensive as well... its grt you over come the fear and wander by ur own.... looking more out of ur itinerary...

Anonymous said...

Amazing Pics ! By the way , if you traveled alone , then who took your solo pics :P

Anil Anuragi said...

@Pranav: Thank you.
@Neha: Thank you. I had to request co-travelers to take photos. That is why I wrote, when you travel alone, you don't get good photos :)

Renu said...

good pics! and now i want to go to mexico:)

Anil Anuragi said...

Thank you Renu Ji. Good to see you here after a long time. Hope you are doing well.