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Sunday, April 3, 2011

"C" - Cozumel, the island of the Swallows

Cozumel (Mayan for island of the Swallows) is a favorite destination for the Passenger to Paradise and provides interesting and wonderful memories of crystal clear waters and a time of adventure. On our first trip there we visited Mayan ruins on the island and took a small plane to Chichen Itza to tour those Mayan ruins. I took lots of photographs at that site and later created a series of large acrylic paintings based on our visit there.

One of my most vivid memories from the trip came soon after we boarded the airplane in Cancun to fly over to Cozumel. Although people was still standing in the aisle and there were not enough seats for everyone, the airplane started to taxi for take-off. That was when I realized that safety is not important everywhere, especially in Mexico.

I have long had a fascination with silver jewelry created by Mexican jewelrymakers. During our week on the island, I found a cute little shop and purchased several silver bracelets and a necklace for gifts and souvenirs.

Cozumel is a destination the Passenger to Paradise would like to visit again.

13 comments:

Michael Di Gesu said...

Sounds like a lovely island, Mary.

I have always wanted to see the ruins, but I am so terrified of Montezuma's revenge that I may never get to Mexico or it's gorgeous island.

Stephen Tremp said...

Sounds like good times. Been a while since we had a vacation. Thanks for sharing. I feel a little better just thinking oof getting away.

Monti said...

You have to be careful, Michael. Stay away from salads and things not cooked. I'm more concerned now about the drug situation in Mexico. It's very sad because there's so much there to see including the ruins in many other locations.

Steve, you need a vacation for inspiration!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yeah, I don't think safety is as important there. A friend told me drinking in a vehicle was common!

Manzanita said...

That was a trip to remember, for sure. I've always wanted to see the ruins. Once we got very close but got called back home.
Manzanita
wanna buy a duck

Monti said...

Thanks, Alex. Yes. Lots of problems there.

Manzanita, hope you can plan a trip and visit the ruins one day!

Angela Felsted said...

Mexico has a lot of silver. I remember from my one trip there. Such beautiful precious jewelry.

Lydia K said...

I have been there too and it was amazing! Nice to meet you and your blog.
:)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I have never heard of this wonderful island, what a lovely place, though as I live in the UK will never visit there.

Thanks for the comment, much appreciated,
Yvonne,

Sharon said...

Haven't been to Cozumel yet, but sure would like to visit. Our main stomping grounds have been Brazil, Hawaii and some of Mexico - it's where my husband and I met back in 1971.

Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog today!

Monti said...

Thank you, Angela, Yvonne, Sharon, and Lydia for your comments!

baygirl32 said...

sound very nice.

prehaps one of these days...

Juliet Boyd said...

Brings back a few memories - from a long time ago.