Kim's Journey to Sisal, Mexico
September 29, 2014
D.H.Lawrence wrote Mornings in Mexico in the 1920's and these short essays of his adventure inspired my own travels to Mexico, which I began in the late 1970's. I have long wanted to experience the calm and quiet of an authentic town in Mexico, a place to live where I would be welcome to exist just as I am. A place where time is divided into 3 elements; dia, tarde and noche. I did not realize that place was called Sisal.
For the purposes of this vacation and exploration,
I searched many rental homes in the area but returned time after time to Senor Perez's website. I began my inquiries in May and very early on, I had the feeling that after many years of travelling to Mexico, this trip would be profound for me.
I travel a great deal by myself as my family is grown and live far away and I have to say that I enjoy it very much. I did get lost the first day despite Ricardo's excellent directions. I admit to being stubborn and a little too self sufficient, but Ricardo was patiently waiting.
The house in Sisal is all at once calming, quiet, breezy and inviting. And just as the breeze flows naturally, so does the house from the front door to the bedroom and bathroom, then to the kitchen and living room which flow to the outdoor space, where the patio and swimming pool wait quietly for you. The white sand and the ocean are there at the end of the pool and beckon you to explore and gather shells and swim in the shallow warm waters.
I did not want for anything as the entire house is well equipped. There are plenty of linens, towels, dishes and DVD's and tv which I rarely used, as the oceanview and nature are the things to watch.
I cooked for myself most days, but when I ate out, the restaurants were friendly and delicious. The shops are a 5 minute walk away and have everything you need.
Ricardo has designed every aspect of this house and it is truly a reflection of his own demeanor. The house is calm and quiet, simple yet very elegant, open and welcoming. Fortunatly for me, he was staying in town while I was there and his passion and knowledge of Sisal and the Yucatan served to confirm that I had made a wise choice. I have just reserved the house for next year.
Please, do not go to Sisal if you are looking for Senor Frog's, but go if you want to connect with yourself or your family and if you want to connect with nature again.
And most definitely, go if you want to see flamingos fly overhead each night at 6 o'clock.
9/11/14 - 9/2
Kim Coston, Vancouver, Washington, USA
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