Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Travel | Bienvenido a Cancun, Mexico!

Seven days of Sun, Sea and Sand...

A week ago those were the only words I really thought about. Our 7-day trip in Mexico saw us experience everything from the cultural history of the Yucatan peninsula to the notoriously wild clubbing scene of Cancun...Thank you Geordie Shore! 

With our serious clubbing days slowly becoming a thing of the past (the likely culprit = poorer alcohol tolerance), our trip was filled with minimal encounters of the latter experience. So we spent most of our nights drinking cocktails whilst having interesting would think we were in our thirties!

As well as visiting one of the wonders of world, we got the chance to swim with dolphins (our friend Kerry's lifelong dream) and absorb some brief aspects of Mexican culture. Guacamole or tortillas anyone? As with every trip, thousands of photos are taken but here are a few that we both think summarise our time in Mexico....
(warning: picture heavy post!)

Snippets of Mexico from Fikki's perspective:
View from our tones of the Caribbean Sea


Wildlife - Iguana

Mexican dancer

Mexicans love their tips...

Arguing over the varying textures of maggi/knorr stock cubes

Charge! (waging an attack at Ek Balam)

Colonial church in Valladolid

Dinner at the Crab House...a fusion of seafood and mexican cuisine!


Snippets of Mexico from  Lola's perspective using her of brand new Nikon DSLR (bought the day before we flew out):
Dinner at one of the speciality restaurants in the hotel

Swimming in a cenote (underground cave) after a long hot day

Fikki climbing Ek Balam

Peaceful and beautiful view

Glad I made it to the top!

Chichen Itza (Just before the masses of tourists)

Wish I went ahead and bought one of these skulls

A week well spent!

Pastime Bliss

Addition from Fikki: 

The end of this trip marked the end of a great 3 years at university living with Lola. Its had its highs (dinner parties, bb wives tuesdays, articulate wars...) and lows (having mice for housemates in 3rd year...yuck!) but  has been a whirlwind of a time. Having her as a friend has allowed me to discover new things about myself and I know its been the same for her. As she moves on to a new chapter of her life back in London, leaving me in Manchester to fend for myself whilst still a lowly student, I wish her the best of luck in everything. The future is bright and with hard-work and perseverance great things await! So at the least for the next couple of years this blog will be written from two different cities...



  1. I'm totally jealous! your pictures are beautiful & it seems like you guys had a fantastic time!

  2. Lovely pictures! that beach looks like something out of this world!So jealous! love the blog!

  3. whoa love the last beach shot
    that vacation looks like so much fun
    cool blog!

  4. Great post !

    Like your style girl ;)

    Love you in the purple :)

    You look amazing
    If you have the time you are always welcome on my blog :)

    I just wanted to let you know I’ll be following you around from now


  5. You guys seem like you had a really good time! I loved all the photos from both perspectives. I need to visit Chichen Itza someday also. And of course you can never go wrong with the Caribbean beaches...our beaches are the best.

    Best wishes,

  6. love the photos especially those skull stuff, i have an obsession for skulls. lol... see post on

  7. beautiful pictures. I'm going to Cancun in May so your post has definitely inspired me :-)

    1. Glad it has inspired! If you want more tips, do ask :) xx


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