Have you ever looked for a place with character? Does the spirit of wanderlust fill your soul with inspiration? With magic in the air, I decided to explore Mexico, the land of enchantment where channels of art, music, dance, color, art and cuisines galore flowed in infinite streams to give the adventurer a celebration of culture. With a diverse landscape filled jungles, deserts and mountains, Mexico evolves between Central America and the USA showcasing its popular Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches with Belize and Guatemala in the southeast.
Immersing the soul in a passionate whirlpool of rich history and scenic wonders, Mexico opened its doors to discover Spanish colonial-era towns, warm beaches, incredible cuisine, archaeological sites, jungles, deserts and awesome getaway destinations. I absorbed the secrets of the ancient ruins and gazed in awe at the windswept Mayan cities of Chichén Itzá and Teotihuacán while wondering about the life in days gone past. As the morning sun strode across the blue skies, I took off on my intoxicating tour of a much-spoken about country to explore the gourmet restaurants, the sophisticated shops and the museums.
Exploring Sensational and Sizzling Mexico
I found Mexico truly intoxicating with its pyramids, amazing architecture, ancient ruins and innumerable UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I was whisked away by my buddies on an exciting Tequila tour at the Mayan ruins where we sampled some of the most sensational varieties of Tequila. But no Mexican adventure is complete unless you go on a delicious travel with platillo tipico, rice, and bean Tamales and Enchilada Rice Beans. I tasted Mexican Tacos and Carnitas, a fascinating pork dish, while indulging in myriad seafood delicacies, spicy vegetables and chicken-based concoctions. I relaxed on the great beaches and was regaled by mysterious and intriguing tales of Mayan beliefs that swirled around in an everlasting mist over a bygone culture.
Quaint yet keeping up with modern advances, Costa Maya (Mexico) and filled my itinerary with visiting the beaches, sampling seafood and discovering island life. Playing in sync with the music of the universe, Costa Maya evolves as a well-known cruise ship port on the Yucatán Peninsula with coral reefs and beaches. Picturesque with innumerable flora and fauna, Cozumel is a perfect getaway with underwater caverns, fascinating sea life, great diving spots, an eco park, scuba diving and exciting natural attractions.
With its myriad intense flavors, unique presentation, varieties of spices and aromas, Mexican street food has been much-talked about and inviting. With its roots steeped in Maya, Aztec and pre-Colombian traditions, the penchant of Mexican culinary trends lean heavily towards the influence of Spanish colonists. But was it ever memorable!! Taste reached its zenith as I sampled alambres, quesadillas, barbacoa, pambazos and an endless list of great and gorgeous dishes.
Mexico has it all with its colorful culture, an extensive over 10,000Km of coastline, sunny weather, unique art, delicious food and interesting architecture. But its wonders do not stop there as Mexico showcases 21st century cities, snowy mountains, deserts and the Sierra mountains.
Spicing the Art of Travel
Continuing my laid-back vacation, I arrived at Belize which was the capital British Honduras in Central America. With meat for the stronger soul, I immediately set out to explore a tongue tingling and exciting menu with gibnut, iguana, lobsters, fish, pork, chicken, game meat, beef and countless other delicious dishes.Known for its rich marine life, Belize turns on its charm with Mayan ruins, the Belize Barrier Reef with its cays, great resorts, water sports and thick impenetrable jungles as the perfect gateway to a getaway.
Perfectly crafted to give you the spice of life, my Mexican adventure hosted a dreamy vision with sun, sand and sea which took me on a tasteful and exotic culinary journey. Echoing with ancient and modern sights and sounds, I made my way reluctantly back from a paradise created for intrepid adventurers with the stuff that dreams are made of.
Binoy Nazareth Celebrates a Tex-Mex Approach in Mexico