One Sunny Day in Chabihau

Our New Years 2014 trip to the fishing village of Chabihau was downright depressing.

I talk about our trips to Chabihau a lot. We have land there now and it’s just the perfect little place to relax and leave everything behind. However, those of you who follow the Gringation Facebook page and all my amigos here in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula know that the past 7 months or so have been filled with mind-blowing amounts of rain, flooding, discomfort and general dreariness. As bad luck would have it, the rain followed us to Chabihau a few weeks ago. We spent 5 days there, most of which I spent stuck inside Jorge’s parents’ Chabihau house (which right now is just a concrete cube with a few walls, a bed and a bathroom) working at least 8 hours a day and trying to get out of bed as little as possible because our room was partially flooded. It was the first time in 7 years that I even realized there’s no TV there. I really could have used some TV that week.

Sunday was the only nice day we had during that trip, and it was just so lovely. The sun came out a little, so I made Jorge go on an afternoon walk with me around Chabihau. Not much to say here, so here come the pictures I took:

 

At the end of the walk, we stopped by the beach. Sadly, the beach has been largely swept away by hurricanes. I am told it used to be amazing and the water was crystal clear a number of years ago. The first row of homes was even taken out by a hurricane, so the homes you see on the beach now used to be almost a block from the ocean! Mother Nature isn’t always kind, I guess.

 

And last but not least, my favorite picture of the day! I dunno why… I think it’s the combination of the path, the scenery and the sheep.

The 4 Stages of a Tequila Shot

Woohoo! I made my first GIF!

Here, my buddy Mike and I demonstrate the stages of a tequila shot:

1. Cheers.

2. Drink.

3. Tequila face.

4. Lime face.

The 4 Stages of a Tequila Shot on Make A Gif

 

This was at the open tequila bar on last week’s press tour of Xoximilco… more on that later!

Fun fact: Mike used to be my boss! Until we both left our jobs to work in blogging and social media. If you speak Spanish (or even if you don’t), head on over to Mike’s new blog!