Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cancun and Cenote Scuba Diving!

The Cenote I visited today is called Chac-mool, we left at 8am, and stopped for the best cochinitas I’ve ever had, and like any amazing food you'll probably never find again, it was in the middle of no where, in a very confusing spot to get to. just a man , his pot, and some great food.

Cenotes…..Cenotes…Cenotes… all I can say, what an amazing journey I took today through the underwater caverns. I must say, one of the best experiences of my life, swimming through these amazing cave systems.

It was like flooding Carlsbad Caverns, and swimming through it.

It was majestic

Breathe taking

And amazingly beautiful

If you visit anywhere in the vicinity of Cancun, this is must do

So apparently I picked the safest week of all time to visit Cancun. For one, there is a worldwide climate control conference where world leaders, presidents of different countries, all come to discuss the CO2 emission crisis and put laws and guidance’s they agree on and discuss global warming. So security has been absolutely everywhere, and yes random searches continue regardless.

Also we visited on a Monday, so hotel deals where awesome, as well as being the low season for tourists, which high season begins in about 2 weeks, so we barely made it in.

As more time passes on the true reality of this trip, its true nature has finally set in. I’ve come to a few realizations about my life, and have encountered some strange emotions and thoughts about the past and the people in my life that are truly special.

I’ve come to appreciate people more, my family more and others as well.

As the roads I drive, melt into one long road that never ends, I see that the end may not be near, but it is there, just was our lives are, our time is limited and we must be happy and productive and do the best we can with it before it’s too late.

I’ve also come to the realization that, I’m very surprised how things worked out the way they did for me to go on this trip. I truly wasn’t 100% prepared for this journey with equipment, although mentally I was already 100% on this adventure. A little bit of pressure and time restraints towards the departure of my trip gave me that extra little boost of the seriousness of this journey. Seems I work well under pressure and am glad I had it on my departure.

The more people I continue to meet and tell my story to, the more I realize the extreme venture I am under taking. This trip of a life time has truly set in, before it was an idea, a way to express myself and to push my limits, travel the road less traveled, meet new people, discover the world, and grow spiritually within myself. These people have made me realize that if I had not done this trip, I would have regretted it the rest of my life.

There have been sacrifices that had to be made in order to achieve this, losing touch with people, traveling on my own, selling all my assists and personal possessions, facing danger straight in the eye, and being able to live with myself knowing everything I’ve done, all my choices to get here, may have negatively affected others or perhaps positively for some.

The extent of this journey may never really be known, but today I am filled with hope, beauty of the world and a spirit that will carry me through to Argentina and to the end of the world.  The adventure has only begun, live with no fear, no regrets, and give it your best shot!


  1. Alex,

    You are truly an amazing young man and make all of us that know you proud that you have the ambtion and courage to fulfill this adventurous desire. Thanks for sharing it with us and I look forward to keeping up with you all the way to the end of the earth...God bless you and keep you safe from harms way. There, we're good...

    Oh, and by the way, being a complete Mexican? Well, your dad is the most complete Mexican I know and so you're a pretty good chip off the ol' block...

    John Vigil...Albuquerque.


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