Livin’ the High Life at El Taj

El taj jacuzzi

We’re half way through our week of luxury, and I gotta tell you, it’s been very nice. We have the pleasure of staying in a two bedroom, two bathroom luxury apartment with high thread count linen and THREE flat screen televisions. On the first day we moved in to the El Taj, I was lying on the plush King bed in the master suite flicking through the ridiculous amount of cable channels (because I could), and Tyrhone called out desperately … Keep reading…

Skydiving in Playa: Writing a New Story for Myself

Skydive Playa del Carmen

I didn’t sleep much at all the night before our skydive. The following morning I practically ran to my yoga class in desperate need of relief from my racing mind, continually envisaging myself falling from 10,000 ft in a state of terror. I did manage to get some relief and had a great class, focusing on my breath and keeping my mind with me on the mat for the most part. When I returned home, I felt the fear returning, … Keep reading…

The Final Frontier of Fear

sky

It’s no secret I’m a bit of a scaredy cat. I’ve been afraid for as long as I can remember. I don’t know if I was simply born this way, or if it was a case of instincts gone awry during early childhood. The first ten years of my life were lived under the large dark cloud of my father’s alcoholism, a storm that rolled in occasionally to upturn our otherwise happy lives with chaos and insanity. When he left, … Keep reading…

Cenote and Ceviche Fun with Jimmy Dau

Jmmy Dau Cenote Cristallino

Jimmy Dau is in town. What, you haven’t heard of him? Have you been living under a ROCK?! This guy is big, huge, a force to be reckoned with. If you don’t know him, you should. Google him immediately. The above statement may or may not be true, but it feels more on the true side to me. I’ve only known Jimmy in real life for a few days; and for a few months online before that. The Sydney-sider started … Keep reading…

April in Playa – Taking What Comes

Sacbe castle

The thing about plans is they rarely turn out as you expect. This is often a good thing. I didn’t plan to take on another job, visit an ecological community near Playa del Carmen, or experience the ins and outs of the Mexican medical system, but you know what? I did, and everything turned out alright in the end. WORK I took on a temporary, two week role as a social media manager for the company I write for, as … Keep reading…