Ahh…Beautiful, Fat, Mexico
Yes Senor, too many enchiladas for you. The street food around Playa Del Carmen, though diverse, consists primarily of deep fried breads and chopped marinated meats of questionable quality, with the odd sliced cabbage or onion bits. And every convenience store has six foot high walls of junk food. Coke is like a national drink. So it’s no surprise that they’re fat.
Not that they’re all lazy Mexicans. There are loads of hot, fit people up at dawn jogging and working out while I’m still snoring in bed. And plenty of delicious, healthy food options if you’re willing to spend more than $3 a meal.
I haven’t flirted with many of them as I don’t speak Spanish. I’m mostly here to explore and work on my writing projects. There is no shortage of attractive women around Cancun, especially if you’re into dark skinned girls. But it’s a challenge if you don’t speak the language. You’ll be stuck with the tourists and the locals who work in tourism. The prettiest bilingual women tend to work in the tourist districts, around 5th ave.
I’m staying in a Mexican hipster neighbourhood
The dudes here look a bit like the thugs from gangster movies. But mostly they’re kite surfers, street artists, cooks, dancers, resort workers, musicians, and the types that gravitate towards beach towns.
I only spent a day in Cancun, so I can’t comment on it. But Playa is nice. A good mix of beaches, upscale resorts, and what I can only imagine more traditional Mexican looking neighbourhoods might be like.
I spent a couple of days in a small town called Tulum; a beach resort town an hour away from Playa Del Carmen. Much better beaches there. Some cool Mayan ruins, and Cenotes, which are sinkholes that are full of clear, fresh water. A really sweet small town vibe that also has a party scene if you’re looking for that.
Should you come to The Yucatan?
Absolutely. I’m having a great time. Eating, swimming, exploring, reading, writing, talking to tourists, expats and locals. It’s relatively inexpensive, people are friendly, girls are pretty. What more do you need in a tropical paradise?
This will be my last post for a month or so…
I’m taking some time to focus on some neglected long term projects.
It takes time to craft those epic blog posts that you guys love so much. Want the gold? It’s all about the re-write, re-write, re-write. Sometimes I feel inspired, other times I just need to publish something. Those sloppy, dull articles, took hours. The glorious ones, took days and weeks.
In perspective, my first two books took me 1.5 years to complete.
The books have been downloaded officially over ten thousand times (minus the pirate sites) mostly from free give aways. But they have paid many of my bills. I’ve received a lot more positive attention from my books than my blog.
There’s a reason my books have such high ratings on Amazon, and my blog is this little entity:
Writing well takes time, focus, belief and energy
That’s why I won’t be posting for a little while. A month or so. I’m still accepting clients for infield coaching, and you can reach me by email or social media. If you’re not on the mailing list, join it. I write stuff there that isn’t on the blog.
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