Photo Journal: Temple of Ixchel, Isla Mujeres


Happy Sunday everyone! I have a rotten feeling I’m coming down with the flu at the moment, having waken up with a sore throat and aching ears… Also woke up to absolutely pelting Melbourne rain and deliciously miserable grey winter weather (actually, delicious – I love this time of year!). But I was a good little peanut and dragged myself off to the gym anyway, ran (waddled?) like a woman possessed, and then basically swam back to my car because the rain had somehow picked up even more. While I’m still determinedly in the “I’m a weirdo who likes winter” camp and lots of my favourite travel memories are based in cooler climates, this was one of the big exceptions…

When you visit Isla Mujeres to enjoy the sunshine and the heat, do yourself a huge favour – do not book a guided tour to get to Punta Sur, hire a golf cart for the day instead and enjoy the sun shining on your skin and the breeze cooling you down as you explore the island 🙂 Being able to explore on your own time gives you the chance to spend a little longer at beautiful places like the ruins of the Temple of Ixchel, the Goddess of the Moon. While the temple has been reduced to ruins with time and weather, it’s still a gorgeous spot to take a little time to slow down at, located at just about the eastern most point of Mexico. It’s a beautiful, peaceful spot, not often frequented by too many tourists, and a perfect spot to just sit in the sunshine and take it all in. Much nicer than running through the rain from the gym to the car!


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