Imagine this breathtaking scene:
Beneath Merida's beautiful Plaza Grande, framed by the recluse arcades shaded by salmon, three troubadours strum their guitars as they sing sweet, deep melodies to teenage couples looking so in love as they slurp their mango sorbets.
An all-male brass band arrives, followed by about twelve female dancers clothed in white dresses, patterned with flowers and heads covered with beautiful scarves. The band's and dancers' vivacious performance of their folk songs adds an enchanting charm over the crowd of spectators and the little town.
Doesn't that sound like the makings of a wonderful visit to the gorgeous Yucatán Peninsula?
If you are planning a trip to the Yucatán any time soon, or even daydreaming about one, this book is essential reading for you!
When I was in college, I went to Cancun during Spring Break. It was the experience of a lifetime! I was hooked on visiting this region of Mexico.
I yearned to return to this wondrous land, not just to the tourist areas that my friends and I had ventured to, but I wanted to dig deeper.
The people are remarkable. The food is impeccable. The experience is enjoyable. In this book, we'll discuss the ins and outs of the culture and society of the southeast coast of Mexico. I hope that by the end of this book, you have a better understanding of the Yucatán and what that entails.
The theme of the whole book is "Understanding," so each chapter outlines a particular part of your visit that I feel you should understand before you go.
Topics you will learn about include:
- My personal experiences
- The history of the area
- Who needs a travel visa versus a tourist card
- The local economy
- The language
- Some common Spanish words and phrases
- What to expect with the weather
- Medical concerns
- Events and festivals
- What to pack and wear
- Who to tip and when
- What the food is like
- How to get around
- General safety, including a section on women travelers
- How to choose the right accommodations
- How to take great vacation photos
- How to process the whole experience
As an added bonus, when you purchase the paperback version on Amazon, you can download the eBook version for FREE!