April 11th, 2022

This week I went down to Bacalar, a small town about three hours down the coast from Playa del Carmen. It's seated on a lagoon, which is affectionately referred to as the Lagoon of Seven Colors. It was absolutely gorgeous, and a very welcome escape from the comparitively very toursity and busy Playa del Carmen. There was a pretty good mix of activities to do, from water-related fun to restaurants, bars and cycling. It's also home to 3.5 billion year old stromatolites, which I found very boring to look at and yet very fascinating to think about. The internet (and power grid) weren't great, though, so I'm glad that I was only attempting to work from there for a week. Anyways, I have a ton of photos to share!

A photo of the town, from a boat on the lagoon. The water here was so beautiful!
Enjoying a beer, water and the warm sun!
This was at Los Rapidos, a restaurant and bar that sits on a portion of the inlet to the lagoon. You can grab some tubes or just a lifejacket and float down the river.
Hanging out on the balcony of our AirBNB, playing some guitar.
Was out eating when this duo started performing. It's the first time I've seen someone actually play the didgeridoo in a musical performance. They were pretty good, too!
A dining area that had a few bars/restaurants, situated nicely on the lagoon. 
While out walking, we discovered a duo of cute puppies. The two little girls out walking them said they were just three months old. So cute :D
Food from this week! The pizza was really interesting: pear, arugala and gargonzola cheese. The flavors worked! And the seafood dish was conch at Nohoch Kay, a market-to-table restaurant in a nearby town. Was really excited to find this on the menu, as it's not very common!
A really fantastic photo that Tayler captured of the lagoon while eating at Nao Bacalar.