As you all know, I recently booked myself in for the Mexican BLT Tour with Trek America, as blogged about here. This post is just a more in depth explanation of what the tour is going to entail and what I'll be getting up to whilst I'm there.
One of the reasons I want to go to Mexico is because it's so completely different to what I'm used to and what I know in England. It's different from a road trip across America, for example, which would feature a similar terrain and landscape to what we know. Mexico is filled with lush green jungles, refreshing underground waterfalls and the most stunning beaches in the world. Compared to the few places I have travelled to before, Mexico is entirely different in every way possible.
The Mexican BLT Tour will last from the 8th to the 19th of November and I'll be staying on an extra couple of days, flying back on the Saturday evening. The tour is basically a tour around Mexico, beginning in Cancun and stopping in places such as Chichen Itza, Chiapas, Bacalar before ending the tour in Cancun. With my extra day or so there, I'm hoping to visit Xcaret Park, an eco-archaeological park - which is kind of like a giant nature/water park! - and perhaps even the Cancun Underwater Museum.
The actual Mexican BLT Tour however, offers a wide range of experiences with each tour always featuring something different. We'll visit some must-see history, such as the pyramids at Chichen Itza, swim at Bacalar in one of the worlds most unique freshwater lakes, visit San Cristobal to mingle with the locals to get a real experience of life in Mexico and even trek some mountain highlands at Chiapas! From mountains and lakes to jungles and beaches - it's clear that this is going to be an adventure of a lifetime and I really can't wait.
There's so much to do to prepare as well, although I've already started buying some of my small wardrobe for then with some cute basic vest tops and a pair of comfy denim shorts. One thing that's going to be tough is finding the right pair of shoes (or boots?) for trekking, as I'll be doing a lot of walking in very hot weather. And of course packing only a few staple pieces will be tough too.
I'll also have to make sure my body is bikini ready for all that swimming too!
There's only around three months to go now so I'm going to have to start really buckling down with saving and going to the gym. It'll all be worth it in the end...!
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