I guess if you’re going to pick a place to vacation, why not make it the epicenter of the largest global disaster in history. The Hound is vacationing in Chicxulub Mexico, home of the Chicxulub Crater, where 66 million years ago, the largest asteroid ever to hit the earth, plunked down creating a crater over 180 km wide, which set off the global extinction of many of the earths creatures, including the dinosaurs.
66 million years later, the activity in the town of Chicxulub is far less eventful as it’s a small quiet and peaceful fishing village. But that’s just fine with us as we rented a house for a couple of weeks where our goal is just to unwind and relax. So far, so good as our first couple days have consisted of going for walks on the beach, reading by the pool and enjoying a few cervazas (beers).
I should point out that there was another disaster, albeit pale in comparison, in Chicxulub upon our arrival. When I opened my suitcase for the first time, I found that my small bottle of vintage Miss Dior had been half drained as the top came unscrewed during the trip. My husband asked why I would bring a perfume like that on vacation. Silly man I thought; never question what a perfumista carries with them on their travels. Needless to say, my suitcase does smell fantastic.
The internet service here is as slow as the lifestyle, so my presence for the next couple of weeks will be spotty at best. Besides, I really need to concentrate on important thoughts like when I’m going to have my next cervaza!
Hasta pronto – The Scented Hound
October 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm
Have a wonderful, relaxing time! That’s unfortunate about the spillage but you have the best smelling suitcase in Mexico I’m sure.
October 28, 2014 at 5:46 pm
No doubt… well at least in the radius of the Chicxulub Crater 🙂
October 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm
I vet everything you had in your suitcase smelling divine as well! Sun and beer sound great to me. Have a great holiday and I’m so looking forward to reading about some perfume discoveries there.
October 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm
I’m not quite sure what perfumed discoveries I will find. But we just got back from the city market and I got to bunches of tuberose for $5. Now, I think that’s ‘gringo” priced, but I don’t care because they smell incredible!
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October 28, 2014 at 5:34 pm
Perfumista or not, why would anybody put a perfume that can (theoretically) unscrew into a suitcase without using parafilm or an electrical tape?! And especially when it comes to precious vintage items. Bad, bad hound! On the other hand, as poodle has mentioned above, your suitcase is the best smelling piece of luggage (and probably not only in Mexico : -) )
Enjoy your vacation!
October 28, 2014 at 5:43 pm
My dear Undina, you have to understand that me packing is a 1/2 hour of throwing things into a bag without much thought. I never thought of something becoming unscrewed! I guess I’ll just have to use up the rest of the bottle before I return home!
October 28, 2014 at 5:36 pm
Jealous! Have an AMAZING time!! 😀
October 28, 2014 at 5:44 pm
Thank you so much… I plan to! 🙂
October 28, 2014 at 9:49 pm
Have a wonderful time! Hopefully your suitcase will hold onto the smell of Miss Dior forevermore 🙂
October 29, 2014 at 8:40 am
Nemo, I can now walk into our bedroom which is filled with Miss Dior…it’s quite heavenly if I do say so myself. Thanks for the holiday well wishes!
November 2, 2014 at 8:16 am
The secret life of bottles in suitcases – I am sure that collectively we must have many war stories of self-unscrewing tops… But yes, the spin off is fragrant luggage all right. Enjoy your sun- and Miss Dior-soaked time in Mexico!
November 6, 2014 at 7:08 am