On the road in Mexico

Most interesting person you met (on or off screen)?

Loved spending time with Nora in the markets and cooking, the information she had regarding the ingredients she used was remarkable. Also, the Temezcal was amazing - all the different treatments from sweating were incredible. I loved this detox !! And the egg reading, it was right up my tree too! All the healing and information on wellness was great.

Best beauty product or secret.

Honey -  the sacred Mayan honey !! Wow, the taste and the sensations in my mouth!  It was so cool to see these bees and to understand their importance -  without bees, we don't have much .... And again the honey was amazing.  I would just take some and put on my lips, it was that fine. 

Must have fashion item… Agave, haha, alas the beautiful clothing in the markets in Oaxaca with all the hand stitching.  

Try any good foods?

Loved the Amaranth bars that we made. They were like sesame seed bars. Amaranth has all that nutritional goodness and just one little bar gave me so much energy. I also loved the water straight right from the tree branches near Tulum, and the chewing gum tree ... Who knew !!! 


Most beautiful scenery, place or sight?

Oaxaca is stunning! there is so much history there. And such a diverse range of beautiful scenery - fields of amazing produce, immaculate gardens, beautiful homes, horses and carts going by in the street. The people are beautiful too. 

Yucatan is a magical area of Mexico well known for its exotic beaches and amazing hotels. But to get past the usual tourist areas and see the everyday life of the people and the richness of the region was beautiful. To get to swim in the incredible waters of the cenotes was awesome. I loved meeting the local healers too. The area is very special, the steeped in history. 

Something you learned...

I had no idea that chewing gum came from a tree ... I always chewed it thinking it was just made up of who knows what. But a gum tree!! Amazing!  All I could remember was the Juicy fruit commercial and the tree. They weren't far off 

Tell us a story from the road…

well, I was on my way to see Kris to get my hair and makeup done ... We were staying in an old monastery, as I was going down these ancient stairs I slipped and fell to the bottom ... I went from a typical 'no no I'm fine' ... To I'm in a neck brace for a couple of days . :))) please see the humor ! 

Anything challenging?

The mosquitos in Yucatan ,  they made my feet swell so clearly I was a little allergic ! Not too challenging but worthy of a mention!

Three words to describe Mexico…

Family ..Unity .. Agriculture 

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