We’re in Mexico right now with Thomson Scene (it’s the perfect balance of luxury, partying and cultural sightseeing) and it’s definitely safe to say we’re very excited!

This trip has been a long time coming and seeing as it’s the first time either of us has visited this country, the excitement is probably understandable! 😉 🙂

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I have to admit, I had so many pre-conceived notions of what a trip to Mexico would be – like yes, I imagined having lots of tequila (done and raring for more!), lots of sunshine (a fair and rather correct assumption) plus lots of delicious food (the food everywhere we’ve been to has been so delicious so far) but what I didn’t expect was how much I would fall in love with the country…and so quickly.

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First off – no where else really does hotels or resorts quite like Mexico! I don’t want to compare destinations to each other but the hotel here in Cancun has proven to be rather exceptional on all fronts (especially the margarita front -which I now consider myself to be an expert on…. well not so much expert as a connoisseur… and not so much connoisseur as the local drunk asleep by the pool having had quite a few. 🙂

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Then there’s the weather! Seriously, the blue skies are absolutely incredible and make for the most amazing photos! Not to mention how warm and sunny it is. I’m not one to sun-bathe but even I can appreciate how delicious this sunshine is!

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Today however was one of the major parts that sealed the deal for me and it’s all to do with the history of the country! It’s so fascinating (I’ve always been intrigued by ancient cultures) and the fact that there’s so much preserved history here is incredible.

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Chichen itza is a prime example. I’d seen it so much on Facebook and everywhere on the internet that I started to feel a bit like I’d been there already and as such, kinda took it for granted before visiting. As soon as we saw it today and started to learn more and more about it, I was a traveller turned fanatic! Well played Mexico!

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I’m gonna do a proper series of blog posts on Mexico (as per usual) though there’s a lot on Snapchat from Chichen Itza today (our username is HandLugaggeOnly) – thankfully, this time, Snapchat saved it all so I could actually upload it once I got back to the resort and got proper internet access.

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Can’t wait to show you everything in upcoming posts! So excited!!! 🙂 Till there, here are some photos from Mexico so far…

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  • I’m expecting lots of tequila, sunny days and great food as well! Heading to the area in October, and have been so unsure of whether we should stay in Cancun, Tulum or Playa del Carmen – or a mix of the three! You’ll have to send me some hotel tips, guys! 🙂

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  • Mexico looks absolutely amazing! I’ve wanted to visit since I was a kid so hopefully one day I’ll get to visit! All of the history in Mexico looks amazing – especially Chichen Itza! Enjoy the rest of your trip! I can’t wait to see all the other posts about it!
    xo April | April Everyday

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks so much April! All the Mayan ruins are so breathtaking, it’s one of those WOW moments when you actually see it in real life 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • I can’t wait to read more of your Mexico posts – we are thinking of booking Mexico for our honeymoon next year so would love any tips you have! (Also that pic above of people swimming and the hole cut out in the rock – are there fish in there?? I’m terrified of them haha). Thanks! Steph x
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    • HandLuggageOnly

      Steph, you’ll love Mexico – it’s such a stunning country! We can’t wait to get more posts up!

      There are fish in the sink hole but they are really friendly and just plod around the underground lake like goldfish! 🙂 Promise you won’t be too scared! Haha! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Eeek it looks SO amazing! I’ve always thought of Mexico as just a place to go for parties and all-inclusive holidays, but it looks so beautiful!

    C x | Lux Life

    • HandLuggageOnly

      So glad you like it too! Mexico is so stunning, we’ve been blown away by all the historical sites and Mayan ruins that are here!

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Just know that everyone that goes to Mexico, always returns <3 I'm Mexican, I should know 😉 Sooooo happy to see you loved my home country!!!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      😉 Haha!

      We’re in love, it’s our first time here Isabel and we already want to extend our holiday! Haha! It’s such a pretty country and EVERYONE is so friendly!

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Yup, adding this to my list. I’ve always wanted to go to Mexico or Guatemala to see the temples, but man, Chichen itza looks stunning.

    • HandLuggageOnly

      O-M-Gosh, it’s so stunning Natalia! Honestly the ruins blew our mind – they are so impressive in ‘real life’. We’re heading to a few more tomorrow! #EXCITED! 😉

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Stefanie

    I just returned from the exact same trip! Chichen itza, cenotes, valladolid (how perfect were the rows of coloured buildings)- did you by any chance tour with Jerry? If not, I highly recommend his tour services for anyone interested!! Beautiful pictures xo

    • HandLuggageOnly

      No way! Ahhhh so glad you enjoyed it too Stefanie! It’s amazing isn’t it! No, our lovely tour guide was Alfonso with the TUI Collection, he was ace!

      We’re heading to Tulum tomorrow – we can’t wait! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • the pyramids look incredible!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      It was so incredibly to see! Honestly, we were blown away by how awe inspiring the site is!

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Kayley Nammari

    Taking notes. I’m heading that way in August! I went to university in central Mexico (Querétaro) and haven’t been back since. I’m so looking forward to exploring a new region of this beautiful country!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ah! That’s amazing! It’s such a beautiful country isn’t it! You’ll love Yucatan – and the people are so friendly and helpful! 🙂

      xx

  • So many amazing things! Swimming in a cave and checking out those ruins looks awesome. My only visit to Mexico was via cruise to Cozumel but it looks like I might need to venture back there!

  • Anya

    I’ve never really thought of Mexico as a travel destination but now that I see your pictures, it does look very intriguing.

    • HandLuggageOnly

      So glad it has – honestly, there’s so much culture and history to discover here – we’re having an amazing time… can’t wait to share more with you Anya 🙂

      xx

  • Amazing photographs guys!

    I’ve not been to Mexico yet or even that part of the world. Does LA count lol? Brilliant!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks so much! Haha @ LA 😉

      Lloyd & Yaya xx