Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Our Honeymoon Part 2

 

 
 
Check out honeymoon part 1 here.
 
This is a picture from the lobby down to the martini bar.

 
The resort also had a cute little ice cream hut.  Ice cream whenever you want it!
 
 
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We decided to do 2 excursions.  One was a catamaran boat trip to an island not too far away, called Isla Mujeres.  First, we stopped to snorkel for about 30 minutes.  The water was pretty rough that day (cue the sea sickness) so they warned us the current would be pulling us a bit (and it did).  Getting out of the boat, we all had to grab a rope and stay together.  We were pretty close to shore and the boat followed us as the current took us a ways down.  The snorkeling was AMAZING.  I wish I brought an under-the-water camera but I totally forgot.  There were HUNDREDS of fish right below us.  Some small but some big!  Bigger than a foot long.

 
 
We sailed through the MOST beautiful, blue, clear water I think I've ever seen.  After snorkeling, the boat dropped us off where we had about 3 hours to do whatever we wanted.  People live on the island and it's very safe.  It's only about 4 miles long and 500 meters wide.  We decided to rent a golf cart - $15 for 1 hour.  We pulled a dumb move and left our IDs in the hotel so we did what any normal tourist would do.  Rent one without insurance, ha!  We drove up and down the island a couple times and it was a lot of fun.  I was pretty sunburned that day so the covered golf cart and my hat came in handy at that point.  We dropped the golf cart off and grabbed lunch a great local fish place.  We had yummy fish tacos (the corn tortillas were SO good) and some Dos Equis to cool off.


 

 
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The day before we left, we did an all day tour to Chichen Itza.  It was 2.5 hours from the resort, located in the Mexican state of Yucatan and it was HOT - close to 100 degrees that day.  It was really cool to see the Mayan ruins and learn more about them.  We also learned why it's one of the new wonders of the world.  On 2 days out of the whole year, at a certain time of day, a snake image appears on one side of the ruin.
 


 
There were a lot of these guys everywhere - the resort, too.

 
We also stopped at a swimming cenote which was really cool too! 


 
 Followed by lunch (more yummy tortillas - this time, 2 very thin torillas filled with black beans and topped with slow cooked chicken and fresh sala!  Omg.  To die for).
 
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On our last night, the resort hosted a dinner party right on the beach.  It was a great way to end our week.  They really go ALL OUT at this resort - lanterns, lights, etc.  Here's a panoramic photo of the party from the shoreline:


 
Here are some random pictures we took of ourselves on the beach at the hotel.



Jumping photos are really hard to capture!

Scored these beachy pants from Marshall's!  I wore them this day and the day on Isla Mujeres.

I loved just staring at the water.

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This was truly the best time of our lives.  Once we packed up our suitcases and were about to leave the room, I started sobbing on Saro's shoulder.  Our wedding and the best honeymoon ever was actually over :(  I know there are many more great times to come but it was very bittersweet.
 
Where did you go on your honeymoon?  Would you return?  Or, where would you really like to go?
 
That's all, folks!
 

 
 


2 comments:

  1. Amazing!!! Thx for sharing! I would have cried, too.

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  2. I would have cried, too! Looks like a wonderful trip!!!

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