For many years now we have enjoyed the people and town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We even purchased a condo there so we would have a home to go to every year. We certainly did not meet Playa when 5th Avenue was only a dirt road a few blocks long but we do feel like it was still a small town when we started going there about 17 years ago. Over the years we have watched the town develop and evolve into quite the tourist town. 5th Avenue now runs from Jaurez to far beyond Calle 60. With so many new modern buildings going up constantly our little Playa is getting a very modern look. It's great for those who love that but the traditional look and flavor of Playa is being lost. Not unusual as a town grows but sad in a way as it was the traditional that appealed to us.
So we are seeking new adventures - it's not that we are saying Adios to Playa forever but we are going to venture forth and experience more of Mexico. A big part of this decision comes from the fact that my brother and sister in law, long time Playa residents, have pulled up roots and moved to Valle de Gaudalupe on Mexico's west coast.
So our future will include exploring the west coast. We are even contemplating a road trip from our home in BC Canada to my brother's new location. It will take, at a leisurely pace, about 3 days to get there and we are already preparing for the first west coast road trip in January - leave the snow behind and drive to Valle de Gaudalupe, a wine region of Mexico just a few minutes drive outside of Ensenada.
I look forward to sharing our adventures - stay tuned!