tepoztlán, mexico

Tepoztlan, Mexico

 

PLACE: Tepoztlán
LOCATION: Mexico
NOTORIOUS: Good Vibrations
NEAREST AIRPORT: you’ve got options
COORDINATES: 18° 59′ 7″ N, 99° 5′ 59″ W
CURRENCY: Mexican Peso

The town of Tepoztlán is famous for its “Good Vibrations.” It has many spas, retreat centres, temples, alternative medicine clinics and, apparently, it has some wicked ice cream famous for the exotic flavours. Legend has it that 1200 years ago Quetzalcoatl, a serpent god with feathers, was born here. Quetzalcoatl is a Mesoamerican deity of merchants, arts, crafts and knowledge that has taken many shapes and forms throughout Mayan history.

Just over 14,000 people live here full time. It feels like the perfect quiet village to soak in some beautiful Mayan/Mexican history. I feel so disconnected from Central American traditions that the idea of writing this post felt so exciting. My boyfriend went and this was his first destination suggestion for Collecting Wonder, ever. I think that means it’s gonna be a good one!

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big major cay, bahamas

pig island, bahamas
PLACE: Exuma Banks, Big Major Cay
LOCATION: Bahamas
NOTORIOUS: Flying Swimming Pigs
NEAREST AIRPORT: NAS, Nassau Airport
COORDINATES:  24° 11′ 1″ N, 76° 27′ 23″ W
CURRENCY: Bahamian Dollar

Okay, they don’t have wings – but they are wild and they do swim. Just north of Staniel Cay in the Outer Exumas is Big Major Cay. On this island there is a beautiful, private beach that these feral pigs call home. Apparently when you boat in to see these friendly guys, they eagerly jump into the water and swim up to the boat expecting a meal.

If you stay here, it’s possible to boat over from the hotel to see them – looks ridiculously quirky and romantic!

pig island, bahamas
pig island, bahamas
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Have you taken the trip to see these little guys? Where did you stay? Let me know.