So a mere 5 months have past since I went to Merida for my annual vacation and started a blog about it, and of course like I always do, I started to write another chapter on that saga and BAM! I put away my laptop to never open it again until tonight, 5 months later. So here is the blog post that was supposed to be publish back in April.
On this trip I wanted to take some time to go somewhere different than the city, somewhere I could unplug and just relax and enjoy nature. So I found an “eco-arqueological” reserve 45 minutes away from my parents house (it’s weird to call it that since I grew up there and it was always, My house) and I took my niece and one of my best friends for a one day adventure.
After getting lost (As I always do) and making a few calls to someone who knew how to get there, we finally arrived and we were the only people on the property, other than the owner and his daughter, which was kinda cool.
Our day started with a dip in the pool (after unpacking) and a long talk about a plan to go to Paris in 2 years and all the logistics involving that trip. After an hour, we changed and took the hike to see find the so called archaeological mounds, that were nothing but a bunch of rocks, but a good hike and a cool place to see the sunset nonetheless. We returned to the main house and chilled in our room with the A/C on while we waited for dinner to be ready [ the room came with dinner and breakfast included ] and when that happened we joined the owner at the dining area for a very delicious home cooked meal.
At this point, the only area where there was a little bit of internet signal was the dinning area, so we caved and checked our instagram, facebook and many other social media outlets. But 15 minutes after that, we couldn’t take the mosquito attacks, so we retreated to room to watch a Netflix comedy special [previously downloaded to the ipad] and proceeded to fall asleep just 20 minutes into it.
The next morning we woke up early to eat breakfast and then head back to the City. it was a great escape from the noise and traffic of the city, a good way to unplug and detox from that.