Posted on July 1, 2014
World cup is here and my dear country – Slovakia – is not there this year. That was a sad story to begin with and now let’s get to the positive stuff 🙂 Who else could I support if not the country where I’m currently traveling? MEXICO! I’ve been here for a week now and I have to admit that I’m slowly and gently falling in love with this country. At least with Quintana Roo and Yucatan states that I managed to visit so far. People are very nice and friendly and that’s what I like.
Today was a very special day, because Mexico played in the world cup against Brazil. The plan was to watch the match in a restaurant with my travel buddy Coco, but I was a bit late because I went to the amazing “cenote” X-keken. The match has already started while I walked the streets of Valladolid in Yucatan. There were no people on the streets, I could just hear the TV sounds from almost every house. Walking with my camera in hand (it feels safe here), I got an idea. What about visiting different houses and taking photos of the locals watching football? I did it and I had one of the best, warmest and funniest travel/photo experiences ever. The best was “Francisco’s” house where Coco and I were invited for rum and coke, snacks and I fell in love. With the mexican goal-keeper Guillermo Ochoa. He saved the match and it ended with 0:0. I might wait in Mexico until he gets back home from Brazil. Although I hope that he’ll stay there until the final 🙂
Enjoy the photos of the locals and their households in Valladolid.