We recently traveled to the Yucatan, Mexico to visit the historic site of Chichen Itza in the Mayan jungle! It was a life-changing event for many including me!
My husband held The Anunnaki Realm of the Maya Ascension Symposium at the Hacienda Chichen Resort where people from around the globe came to his conference.
We met the most wonderful people and had a fantastic time! The grounds of the Hacienda were magical and so lush!
We shot a short video highlighting some of the grounds:
and another of the sights and sounds!
My husband will be releasing more videos of the conference, I highly recommend his latest Nibiru discussion:
We were able to walk the original path the Mayans traversed to get to Chichen Itza entering through the Haciendas back-gate entrance. You emerge from the jungle and find yourself speechless as you see the huge ancient structures.
I will probably be sharing more, in the mean time I wanted to give tips & tricks for saving money while traveling! I was able to make the majority of our meals in our room, without a kitchen! First, I researched online ways that people save money while traveling. From packing snacks to getting a room with a kitchen, my families favorite, to bringing your own hot plate. I thought that was so smart, we did just that. We went out, got a hot plate / electric grill, single burner for travel sake and it made a world of a difference! We were able to have homemade soup, potatoes, beans and more all because of an inexpensive burner. I packed the following to make life easy:
When we arrived we enjoyed an organic meal on site. The next day we got a taxi and went to a local town and picked up fresh fruit, vegetables and beans at the fruteria and tortillas and fresh tostadas from the tortilleria!
I was stoked to see we had a mini fridge, soon our fresh fruit and veggies were covering up the mini bar beer. We spent about $20 or less and went to the market twice providing enough breakfast, lunch and dinner for 10 days less 3 meals, not bad if you ask me! Plus we were able to experience local ripe mangoes again this season among other great local fruits and veggies. The second trip we went on we tried a different market and found the hugest avocados, I had to confirm they were avocados (augacates) because I couldn't believe their size!! We also found beautiful pitayas, and more mangoes!!
We enjoyed guacamole shortly there after with fresh tostadas!
We also found a potato shaped like a heart! :) I love finding heart shaped items in nature!
We enjoyed a number of yummy dishes, here a few below. Fresh salsa is easy to make as you can enjoy it raw and fresh almost instantly! This batch was made with tomatoes, onions, spicy peppers, garlic, lime, salt, pepper and usually cilantro, I missed that this time around. We love salsa and added habeneros for an extra kick!
Breakfast was for coffee and fresh fruit. We enjoyed sweet cantaloupe, a variety of ripe bananas, mangoes, mandarin oranges, kiwi and pitaya. On this day we had the sweetest fresh mangoes with kiwi, delightful!
Cantaloupe bowls are easy satisfying!
The last day we had a stellar start to our day pre-5 am! Pitaya, mango, mandarins and semi-frozen bananas!
This meal was full of beans, Mexican squash, mango, tomatoes, onions, garlic, Serrano peppers, lime juice and love!
We enjoyed soup on more than one occasion! Recipe to follow.
We also made our own stevia in the coffee machine in our room so we could have sweetener without affecting our blood sugar levels. See? You can eat well, even loose a few lbs. on travel and still enjoy yourself! Other ideas are to have rice, quinoa, oatmeal and pancakes, hummus and veggies or pita bread, sandwiches, burritos, tacos and salads. Raw food is a very easy option. If I were to do it again I would manage to bring a small cutting board and my Ninja so I could make smoothies, fast salsa, guacamole, dairy-free milk, hummus and more. Next time for sure!
The food presentation was supreme while dining out! This was our new friend Michael's plate (above) I thought the creativity was stellar, pretty use of the pineapple! We had stuffed peppers and requested no animal products. It was a fabulous meal in very low lighting, sorry they didn't turn out nicer.
During the conference our group enjoyed a beautiful array of treats from the Hacienda Chichen!
Overall we had a wonderful arrangement of delicious food! Eating vegan on the go and while on travel is do-able and fun!
I hope this is empowering!
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