Playa del Carmen: A Beautiful Place, Enjoy Yourself!

By Mary White 2 years ago
Categories Yucatan

Wouldn’t that just be lovely, to be in Playa del Carmen in Mexico for the sunshine but the reality is I am here to do something I have always wanted to do – I am volunteering with the GVI Mexico Community Projects where I will get the chance to work with children in the Ludoteca, which is connected with the GVI partner Save the Children.

 

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The staff have been so welcoming, kind, patient and understanding of how they can help make my time here as fruitful and worthwhile as possible. Our house is located in a lovely residential area not far from the centre of Playa del Carmen. There is a great community spirit here and in the morning the mums and grans take part in Zumba, which I truly enjoyed and was made most welcome, then in the evening time there are circuit training classes, which the younger volunteers take part in.

 

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The food is amazing, with the smells and the tasking of new ways to make dishes from simple ingredients. Everything is so fresh and natural……I have to say I never thought I would eat cactus leaves! However with onion, peppers and garlic they are absolutely lovely!! After the end of my first week, I have to say I love this place, the people, la playa and our GVI staff leaders. Thank you for your time, energy and for the spirit of Mexico!! Hasta luego, Mary