Monday, May 20, 2013

Happy Birthday to me + First Solo International Trip Ever!

I turned 27 about a week and a half ago and I wanted to mark it in a different way. In the past, I usually go out with friends and have dinner with my family. Since grad school, I have spent my birthdays in lab working. I know.

So, I decided to go on my first solo international trip ever (which turned out to be not completely solo....but life a refreshingly good way). I took the plunge, despite some of my friends and family indignation about solo traveling. I chose a place that I knew I would find interesting and will capture my attention for a week. So, yeah, no beachy resorts here ;).

So, where did I go? Mexico. To be specific, the states of Quintana Roo, Yucatรกn and Campeche.

Why Mexico? You ask. 

Well, it's close, it's cheap, it's convenient.

My birthday (or birth week as I spent the week of my birthday there) was most enjoyable and fun.


  1. Happy belated birthday and congrats on your first solo trip...solo trips are not so easy but fun if you find yourself in an easy place...cheers