Ni Modo

So I’m gonna start off apologizing for the HUGE gap in between posts.. it’s been a hectic few weeks. So many highs and lows, up and coming changes, life has literally been turned upside down but if there is one phrase that I’ve learnt here in Mexico that pretty sums life up at the moment it’s ‘Ni Modo’. I don’t think there is an actual translation for Ni Modo in English but it pretty much means: Shit happens, there’s not much you can do about it, so just move on!

So, moving on.. tomorrow I’ll be going on a new tour here in the Riviera Maya. Its called Xenotes and looks like it’s gonna be an absolute blast.

The Xenotes Tour includes a visit to four cenotes (sinkholes) where you will enjoy activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, rappelling, zip lines, inner tubes and swimming, with a period of relaxation to enjoy a Glam Picnic, a true moment of adventure in contact with nature.

The website for Xenotes promises me a day full of fun and nature combined so make sure you check back and see if they did live up to everything they promised! I’m pretty sure it will!

I also found out today that the annual Playa Del Carmen fair or feria as it is known here is in town. It’s gonna be here for at least a week so that will definitely involve a few visits! For those of you that have read my previous posts, you will know me now that I do love a Feria. It’s a great place to really get to know the real Mexico!

So all in all it’s gonna be a busy week, time to get back in to the Blog!

And just as an afternote (not that it is by any means a less significant occasion) today is my Dad’s Birthday! So, Happy Birthday Daddy! Love you x

My Daddy & Me

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F is for Fería

Fería is the spanish word for Fair or Fairground and can be anything from a few stalls selling food to a huge fairground with rides and the whole show.

Living in Playa del Carmen, which essentially is still a pretty small town, when the fair comes to town its a pretty big deal. Last week there was a trade fair here from the state of Oaxaca specializing in the food and local crafts. So, of course, we had to go one evening and there is only one word that could sum it up YUMMY!

Oaxaca is principaly known for its cheese however in the fair they were offering so much more than just cheese. They had the most amazing fresh bread and cakes available as well as cooked and seasoned crickets. Yep, crickets, as in the little jumpy bugs. GROSS! But of course I had to try one. Ok so that last phrase should probably be elaborated on…. there was no way on earth that I was gonna put a crispy little bug in the mouth and chew on it however it seems that the entire fair decided to make their way to that particular stall at that moment and decided that it was their duty to pressurize me into eating one! So to cut a long story short I did end up eating it and I have to say that even though I was freaking out it wasn’t actually THAT bad. I won’t be eating them again anytime soon though!

Apart from the food, they also had a huge stage set up with a live Mariachi band playing which just added to the great atmosphere! There really is nothing better (or more Mexican) than strolling around with the smell of fresh food and live music in the background!

Fair from Oaxaca

Fair from Oaxaca

DELICIOUS Mexican Candy

DELICIOUS Mexican Candy

Yummy Fresh Bread

Yummy Fresh Bread

Live Mariachi Band

Live Mariachi Band