|I've been in Cancun for a week and a half now. I haven't visited it. I didn't come here to visit, but to rest from my visits :-) I had a few injuries to heal and I had found in Cancun the best price for a room in all my stay in Mexico... so it was the best time to sit down and relax... which I did. There are worst places in the world to be stuck to heal injuries.|
I arrived in Cancun with
my cracked rib still hurting a lot and with my right leg hurting as
well, due to the compensating effort I've put on it over the last few
weeks to save my rib area. My leg first had some muscular pain then
came on some vascular issues because my veins were irritated and
swollen. I've been to the doctor who prescribed me some meds and
During my ten days in
Cancun, I spent about 20 hours a day in bed, resting my legs. Since
I could only lay on my back most of the time (because of my rib
injury), I couldn't do any work done on any projct and my activities
were pretty limited to grocery runs. I watched a few movies and I
read in preparation for the next stops on my journey. I would have
gladly stayed a week more in Cancun because although my leg is
better, it's far from being totally healed. But since I have only
about two weeks left in Mexico (before the end of my 6-month stay
allocation), I have to move on and take time to visit slowly the few
locations I still have to do in Mexico, and still give plenty of rest
to my leg.
On the bright side, after
four long weeks I can finally sleep on my sides. I normally never
sleep on my back... and those past few weeks I haven't slept well
because of that. My rib still hurts a little when laying on that
side... but that's tolerable... and it's just a matter of time now
before it's completely healed.
My next stop will be
Tulum. Most tourists go there for either the Maya ruins or the
national park nestled between the city and the ocean. I'm not. My
attraction there are first the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve (which is
a UNESCO site) and the cenotes. I already visited a small semi-open
cenote in downtown Valladolid, but I would like to visit a larger one
(ideally still closed up). There are tons of them around Tulum. Of
course, if I feel good I might visit the ruins as well.
Then, depending on various
factors (my health, the cost of my lodging, the bus schedules for
Belize, weather while I'm in Tulum, etc), I might decide to go to
Chetumal as planned or stay longer in Tulum. I will then go to
Belize City, the former capital of the country of the same name.
Because it's along the coast and it's a weird city to explore
apparently. It's also the location of the Canadian delegation...
while all the other countries' are in Belmopan, the new capital,
where I will also go after. I'll probably spend about 2 weeks in
Belize. The main reason is because it's very expensive (that's why I
won't be able to visit the only UNESCO site in that country).
After Belize, it will be
Guatemala! I read a lot about Guatemala this week and I'm very
excited about spending 8 weeks (or more!) in that great country!
I've planned some very interesting activities during my time there.
I've been in Mexico for almost 6 months now... and although I do
enjoy the country very much, I do feel the need to venture in another
country to experience something else. Perhaps also because Mexico
was my 13th country visited in my life I feel I wasn't so
lucky health-wise... and I want to move on.