My Mexi-Cation

Saturday, August 22, 2015

If you've been wondering where I have been this past week (aka why I haven't posted any DIY projects) it is because I just got back from an amazing trip to Mexico to visit my sister in San Cristobal de las Casas!

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My sister moved to San Cristobal six years ago, after spending the summer visiting for an internship during Law School. She fell in love and decided she wanted to call San Cris home. Six years later, I am just getting around to visiting her (worst sister ever). I am not going to lie... I was nervous to make the trip because I speak very little spanish (en serio... solo un pocito) and while this is a touristy area it is not exactly Cancan (aka you must speak spanish or at least know someone who can help translate). Well, my sister not only fell in love with the city but she also happened to fall in love with a native San Cristobalian (is that a thing?) so a Wedding led me to bite the bullet and make the trip.

My sister, being the natural entrepreneur/awesomeprenuer/go-against-the-grainer that she is, did not have a traditional wedding. She was actually married 366 times (to the same man of course) and this was the final wedding. If you're interested to hear more about her story check our the website she created here. It really is a one-of-a-kind love story!

The wedding was beautiful and the trip was extraordinary. I was honestly sad to be leaving this beautiful city. I have never visited a place that felt so alive every minute of the day. I definitely left knowing why my sister wanted to move there and it certainly will not be six years before I visit again.

Here are some highlights from my trip!

Day 1: The Wedding
After being married 366 times this wedding was simple but beautiful. The day started with my sister and I roaming the streets of San Cristobal and visiting the local market to shop for 'The Dress' (Yes... We did this the day of... gasp!)

Then it was on to 'getting ready' in my hotel room.

A short cab ride later and we were at City Hall ready to meet up with the rest of the familia!

It was time to say 'I do!'

Now, it was time to party! The Groom's familia surprised the couple with this beautiful backyard party!

Beautiful centerpieces! 
The couple shares a special moment!

First Dance (well not exactly)!
Day 2: Sumidero Canyon
Since they have already shared 365 'honeymoons' the happy couple decided to spend this last one with us! They took us on a short drive down the mountain to a river tour of 'Sumidero Canyon' complete with beautiful views and scary crocodiles!

The night ended being serenaded by my sister and a walk through the lively streets of San Cris!

Day 3: Tonina Mayan Ruins
We started day three with a drive through the 'countryside' of Mexico making our way to Tonina Mayan Ruins. The drive was gorgeous so the two hours went quick (we also played 20 questions en espanol to help me brush up!)

Before arriving at the ruins we made a pit stop in the town of Ocosingo where we stubled upon this beautiful church!

Then, it was on to the ruins!

Yup, I climed that!

View from the top!

All in all it was an amazing trip. I cannot wait to go back!

I will be back on the blog with more DIY projects next week so stay tuned!

As always, thank you for visiting {R&R} at home!

1 comment

  1. (posting again since it apparently didn't post the first time).

    Glad to see you enjoyed your trip. I love love love all the photos so great job with that. It looks/sounds like you all had an amazing time. I am excited to see DIY inspired posts from your trip.



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