Nights in Playa

posted on: January 17, 2013

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We walked the long resort hallways in pursuit of the lobby, where Tessa and Adam undoubtedly waited for us (thanks to me, we're almost always late or just on time for any dates).  It was three years ago now that we started this tradition, and once again we were leaving the resort for an evening.  The four of us hopped in a cab and were well on our way into town.  Driving in Mexico is always an adventure, in every sense of the word.  Speed bumps are upside down, rules of the road seem to be a mere suggestion, heavily armed police check-points are extremely common...and that's just the highway!  Once you get closer to town, it's a glimpse of what life is likefor the locals that really transports you, as though a point of passage into their world.  We paid our driver and made some sort of loose deal with him that he'd be back to pick us up at 10, though we knew this was an unlikely arrangement as we were all on vacation time.

We arrived to the usual Playa chaos.  A strange mix of tourists and locals, young and old, and of course, the occasional illegal wild animal.  A few stores piqued our interest along the way, but our big mission was to our usual restaurant of choice - La Parilla.  We snagged a patio spot and enjoyed chips and salsa, tacos, enchiladas, and margaritas over great conversation.  It was then time to walk it off and roam the streets of Playa del Carmen in search for some more drinks.  We stumbled upon an old favourite of mine and Adam's, a bar called ula gula.  Complete with live music and THE most delicious cocktails, it was there that we sat together content, observing a world that is so alive at night, rich in Mexican culture and extreme(ly awesome) people watching.  We honestly could have stayed right there for hours, but it was back to the resort for us.  It's always best to leave while you're still having fun, wouldn't you agree?

13 comments:

  1. You and your boyfriend are seriously such a cute couple! and it seems like you had a lot of fun!

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  2. great photos!! :) I have never been to Playa, but sounds just as beautiful and fun as the rest of the country! xo

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  3. That place looks beautiful. Great pictures.

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  4. where are you in Mexico? looks lovely!! I'm half Mexican so I've been there a bunch but I don't recognize there! Also LOVE your outfit!! Ps. I'm on the Style Panel too ;)

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  5. Looks like a blast! I love your maxi skirt and how you styled it all, You look great!

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  6. Looks like so much fun!I love that maxi skirt :)

    xo Jennifer

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  7. Love the maxi Skirt! Where is it from?

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  8. Oh wow I'm super jealous. This looks like such a great time. Those drinks look delicious. I want some warm weather so I can wear a cute maxi skirt like yours
    ~Andrea
    www.wearitbetter.com

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  9. awesome pictures!looks like a great vaca!

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  10. I wish for this kind of weather instead of -5 :-)

    WorldByBella

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  11. Hope u have so much fun Alicia...

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  12. Your trip looks amazing + you look so stunning in these photos! Love how you styled your stripey maxi skirt, and I'm now officially craving warm weather!! ;)

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  13. Great pictures! Looks like an amazing vacay!

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