A Mexican Fiesta – Xoximilco Cancun

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Hop on one of these colorful trajineras as the sun sets and the night becomes alive. After my jungle tour, I quickly got ready for the evening. I had a plethora of entertainment, food and festivities lined up with Xoximilco Cancun. If you are ever in town and want to participate in a Mexican fiesta, this would be a fun way to experience one. We set sail down the canals, a modern version of the original Xochimilco (UNESCO heritage site!) experience. In the three hours, we sampled fare from the different states of Mexico, listened to traditional music and partied with amazing company. The different courses came by way of chalupas intertwined with musical pit stops. There’s nothing better than enjoying Mexican cuisine with a mariachi band playing on the boat next to you.

A very important thing to note — bathe in mosquito repellant before you head out here. I’m not even joking about this part. I sprayed OFF and applied the repellant they had on location, and still came back with about a hundred bites. I shudder at the memory.

Other than that, it’s a fun and festive evening to remember!

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Making new friends!

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 Entertainment before boarding.

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Ready for a magical night.

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Michoacan! Our trajinera’s name.

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Before the mosquitos got me.

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Let the festivities begin!

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Dips for our chips and pork rinds, including guacamole, squash blossoms and Mayan pumpkin seed.

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My favorite beverages of the night. Hibiscus water and tequila!

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First course. Cheeses and salads

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Musical interlude.

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Souvenirs, anyone?!

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Second Course. Shrimp in tamarind sauce, Chicken in mole sauce, pork in green salsa, banana leaf wrapped beef, etc

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More festivities!

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Third course. Dessert! Corn flan, milk candies and wafers.

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Our trajinera. Yay! That’s my Mexican shout :)