It is hard to believe the Adventure started a year ago already! It has been an unforgettable year. This dream started years ago and has evolved over time, growing stronger with every vacation. I am thrilled you have decided to join me.
Despite the challenges faced, the journey has been a great experience so far. I feel very lucky to be able to spend the current time here in Yucatan, Mexico. I have learned that you really cannot believe everything you hear and truly need to experience something first hand. If I had listened to the media, I would be led to believe all of Mexico is a dangerous place and I will be kidnapped and murdered. The truth could not be further from this depiction. Three months in Oxkutzcab has taught me how kind the people are in this region.
Oxkutzcab is a small city in the citrus belt. It is also a stop on both the Convent Route and Ruta Puuc, which highlight historic churches and the Mayan cities in the area. It is a prime location for exploring the southern part of the state. It would typically be a one-night stop for most tourism in the area, at the most, so being an outsider spending more time in the city was a unique experience. I will be releasing a vlog related to the three months stay in Oxkutzcab very soon!
Yesterday, I moved to Merida, the capital city of Yucatan. It is much more urbanized and a very different vibe here. Most notable about this city is its standing as the safest city in North America based upon crime statistics. I am excited to explore the city more over the next three months. It is also far more convenient to acquire a rental car here in order to explore other sites in the region. So far I have plans to visit Chichen Itza for the Spring Equinox in March, which I am very much looking forward to. While in the city with a substantial expat community, I will also be visiting a dentist for some much needed dental work. I am planning to document that experience in a vlog as well. I know there is an entire industry based upon people coming from the US to Mexico for dental procedures as it is a lot more affordable here. The only difference is that I am not in a border town where it is more prevalent. Be sure to check in next month for the next updates and subscribe on YouTube for new vlogs coming out. Stay safe adventurers!