The winter rain and snow of January makes me want to go somewhere beautiful and sunny. I have had the wonderful opportunity to travel down to Mexico with my mum and sis twice – January 2006 & 2007. I just returned from the trip and I thought to share a journal passage to help boost dreary winter spirits:
“I chose the aqua blue journal because it reminds me of the Caribbean. El Caribe azul. I didn’t bring a journal to Mexico – it didn’t even cross my mind. Now that we are here, my pen is scratching away at this beautiful new handmade journal. There is a much to describe and remember about our eight days in Paradise. Someday, when I am back in Oregon and we are soaking in our 51st day of continuous winter rain, I will read these pages and start organizing a trip to Paradise.
“Paradise has many definitions and descriptions; I suppose it depends on the perspective. For me, right now, Paradise comes in the form of a sherbet orange bungalow on a sandy Caribbean beach. The warm breeze and rhythmic waves greet me in the morning and whisper to me at night. From the palapa porch to the splashing surf in four seconds; this is how I measure our proximity to the sea. Mind you, sand slows one’s steps. Should I eat empanadas or tacos for lunch? This is my only concern. Friendly “hola” comes form the lips of locals in my paradise. I am writing from the Shangri La Caribe in Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera.”
When will you book a trip to your Paradise?