Posted on February 25, 2011
Migrating South For One Week
There’s no anticipation quite like the anticipation you feel before a much-needed holiday. In April I’m traveling to Mexico on what is to be my first international trip. My previous travel experiences have only ever involved North American destinations.
Seven nights and eight days in the Pacific coastal fishing town of Zihuatanejo, staying in a stunning villa overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay, will be nothing short of perfect. It’s not a resort and certainly not all-inclusive, so I’ve got two months to educate myself in basic Spanish. We’ll be a hop, skip and a jump away from the main part of town, so I’m looking forward to integrating myself into Mexican culture each day.
Photo: Doug Tanner on Flickr
Most of the time spent there I hope to be doing not much more than lying on the white sand with a cold drink in my hand, but I’ve got a few things planned. Besides photowalking through “Zihua” – as the locals and regular travelers to the area call it – I’d like to take a genuine Mexican cooking class. Also on the agenda is a visit to a local dolphin sanctuary that offers experiences in the pool with dolphins, interacting and playing with the lovable porpoises.
Needless to say, I’m counting down the days to flip flops, sundresses and coconut-scented sunblock. For those of you that have been to Mexico before: what travel advice would you give? Any suggestions of things I should do or must-see attractions?