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Izamal's colonial center, painted a sunny ochre-yellow, is impressive. In this small town in Mexico, the Franciscan convent San Antonio de Padua claims the largest atrium in the Americas (only the Vatacan is said to be larger). San Antonio de Padua was visited by the Pope in 1993, and countless numbers have walked under its archways overlooking the city plaza since it was built in 1553.
But underneath all of that history is something even older...
The Mayan Riviera has a reputation for being expensive and touristy. There's some truth to this, but it's possible to check out some of the best sites in the area for not much more than the cost of decent latte. The little beach town of Akumal wins big points for delivering one of the coolest attractions in the area for almost nothing: snorkeling with endangered green sea turtles.
Where is home?
Is it a place? The house you grew up in? Where you keep your most treasured possessions?
Is it a country? Lines drawn on a map, forged by treaties and wars and negotiations?
Once, home was what I knew, what was familiar, what was nearby. The world was unknown, full of places I hadn't seen and unfamiliar people.
We've been on the road, off and on, for over ten years now. First as a couple hanging out in dodgy hostels and hanging off the back of tuk-tuks in Thailand, and now as a family with two little travelers leading the charge.
All those years have left an imprint: Home is a mosaic; a collection of places and people, tastes and sounds.
Have you ever felt like you just didn't fit in?I was born on the Canadian prairies, on a family farm. Chores at 6:00 am? Check. Winters so cold they'd freeze the icicles off a snowman? Check. Big, heavy breakfasts at the crack of dawn? Check again.For a night owl who hates the cold, this is a problem.And then I read about Spain, a country with a warm, Mediterranean climate, where they serve chocolate con churros for breakfast at 11 am, and where entire families start their evening meal at 10 pm.Now that's the kind of place where I'd fit in...