When James Taylor sings about Mexico he says, “It sounds so simple, I’d just got to go. The sun’s so hot, I forgot to go home.” He’s right. If only I forgot to go home!
I started a new job this month. Just before I started, I wanted to take a trip, enjoy some sunshine and read a lot on my Kindle. In fact, I read 5 books in 6 days. It’s amazing how much reading you can enjoy when your only plan for the day is to sit on a lounge chair and read.
I had been to Cancun before and was less interested in exploring the town. My whole goal was to be at a gorgeous resort and enjoy a lounge chair.
And did this resort ever deliver! I was thrilled. I found a great deal on Orbitz for Moon Palace resort in Cancun. I loved it and couldn’t recommend it more highly. In fact, I’m certain I’ll go back at some point in the future (counting down the days as I write this). *NOTE: I paid for the trip entirely myself and was given no perks.
Take a look:
Walking around the resort.
There’s the beach! And just to the left of the grass is three pools. I could easily switch between the ocean and the pools throughout the day.
We’ll call the above the obligatory “ahhhhhhhhh” picture!
If you look closely, you can see the ocean water just beyond the pool.
The chairs in the pool were heavenly! It was super refreshing to get a bit cool from the water, but to still be in the sunshine.
I seemed to see the same part of the resort over and over based on the pictures I took. Blue sky, blue water, I was in heaven.
My other favorite part of the trip was the opportunity to practice my Spanish. Every Mexican I met (mostly those working at the resort) were incredibly gracious and happy to make small talk with me in Spanish. It really sparked my desire to improve my Spanish and become more fluent. I want to research both places to take courses/practice in New York and iPhone apps, as well.
Obviously, my idea of a dream vacation is sunshine, swimming, and my Kindle. Thanks for coming along for my iPhone photography tour!
And you? What does your dream vacation look like?
Until next time!