Izamal, Mexico On a whim, I jumped on a bus to Izamal from Valladolid. The promise of a city painted in egg yolk yellow, basking in gold in sunset prompted me on. The only bus to Izamal was leaving in 20 minutes. A sign? I think so. The guidebook says it’s 1.5 hour ride. On …
We were feeling somewhat lukewarm about Playa del Carmen. Until we stumbled upon Chaak Tun cenote – it’s so awesome we can say it ‘made’ the Playa for us. For us, Chaak Tun is the best cenote in the whole Yucatan.
Like any awesome find, I want to keep this gem for ourselves. But just like any other awesome finds – I love sharing them as well.
Confession: We have a love affair with cenotes. After swimming with whale sharks, visiting cenotes in Yucatan was one of the things we’d heard so much about. Cenotes are basically sinkholes: a hole in the ground formed after a collapse of its bedrock, exposing the groundwater underneath. The water is usually crystal clear, since it …
“So, who’s ready? Vamonos! Who’s first?… Amigos?” – the captain looks around.
A minute ago, all 8 of us were brimming with excitement about the prospect of swimming with whale sharks. Now that we’ve seen them – hesitation creeps in. These guys are huge! Some are longer than the 30-feet boat we’re in. The surface of the water was bubbling with 200 or so whale sharks feeding off planktons.
200 of the biggest fish in the ocean and we’re about to jump in in the midst of them.