I will admit I have been slow at getting on the watch bandwagon. It has been over the past two years while I was at Uni that I have become obsessed with them. There is just something about keeping time on a gorgeous accessory that is so special. Speaking of special, I don't believe you can go past how special Jord Watches are. Handcrafted and designed with luxury in mind out of the finest natural woods, these watches are mesmerising. On their website they explain that they model their watches after a modern lifestyle and they are just that modern, but with a experimental and natural wonder about them. The light maple wood with the rose gold accents, and the sparkle of Swarovski crystals will brighten any outfit. Unique, luxurious and making the minutes count is what Jord Watches is all about. To see the array of incredible designs Jord has to offer visit their website here
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Turquoise, deep blues and hints of aqua compile to create the Caribbean sea. Situated on the coast of Mexico, the states of Quintana Roo and Yucatán offer the traveller an array of areas to create wonderful memories in this sun drenched country. Here are four places that you can not miss while in Quintana Roo and Yucatán.
Located a boats journey away from the bustling city of Cancun, Isla Mujeres is 7 kilometres long allowing you to explore this small haven in three hours and via hired golf cart. Natural beauty oozes from the island, white sandy beaches and green, aqua water that is unbelievably clear. The vast expanse of Cancun’s hotels can be seen beyond the horizon and wealth is seen by mega yachts anchored meters off the shore. Whether it is swimming in the clear waist deep water, taking in the beauty while sipping a coconut (or a margarita), enjoying the wind in your hair as you zip around on a golf cart, walking amongst the artwork displayed on the tip of the island or indulging in a local meal at Mango Cafe - There is something for everyone.
The rugged twelve meter tall cliffs, brilliant white sand beaches and turquoise waters are home to the Mayan city and at the tip the Templo Dios del Viento (God of Winds temple) guards Tulum. While walking around the ruins you can’t help but to marvel in the construction by the Mayans as it is the only Mayan city built on the coastline. The Castillo is situated on the limestone cliffs and is the foreground of the Carribean coast. The Temple of the Frescoes is the best preserved building within the Mayan city and represents the world of the dead, the living, the creators and rain gods.
The Mayan built city was the central hub for Mayans during 600 - 1200 AD). El Castillo dominates the site by standing tall in the middle and when one claps the small room turns the clap into an echo of sound that leaves you thinking “how did they create a building that does that?” Not only that the Mayans built El Castillo so that during the spring and autumn afternoons the light casts a shadow that appears to be a serpent. Apart from El Castillo, one can marvel at the sight of the great ball court, temple of the warriors and Cenote Sagrado.
Ik Kil Cenote:
Ik Kil Cenote is one of the most photographed and popular cenotes amongst tourists in Mexico. This is demonstrated when one arrives and stares down to see an aqua colour water mystically surrounded by vines hanging down to the waters surface and waterfalls dancing amongst the rocks. Once you have descended down the slippery stairs, the sheer cliff face stares back at you. Standing on the edge you dive into 40 meter deep water, where black cat fish swim and thinking you are able to push off the bottom you suddenly realise you can’t touch it.
All photos taken by Codie Shearer.
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Cancun - a colossal expanse of hotels dotting the Caribbean shoreline, where beats from nightclubs pour onto the streets into the early hours of the morning and home to Spring break. The hustle and bustle is associated with the white sand beaches, glowing blue water and tourists galore. However, just out on the horizon a relaxed lifestyle of margaritas being sipped on the beach, coconuts served roadside and the hum of golf cart engines fill the air. This is Isla Mujeres.
Arriving in the early hours of the morning after our last attempt at trying to explore the island, we manage to rent out a golf cart. All it takes is three hours to make your way around the seven kilometre long island surrounded by the Caribbean sea. Map in hand, foot to the floor and we are off. Getting lost down alley ways, getting beeped at by cars is all part of the unique experience. We made it back onto the main road where the Naval base in all it’s prominence displays the long history of naval involvement Isla Mujeres has.
Thursday, 7 January 2016
I first wanted to share this picture with you... As some of you may have noticed I have been MIA these past two years significantly from blogging but I AM BACK! After two years of having my head in books, doing assignment after assignment and so much stress, this photo was taken on the day of my last ever exam! I am finished and will be graduating in February! I now actually have time to blog, so be prepared for more posts as I have plenty of ideas.
Here is a few pictures from my instagram @codie_zofia of what I have been up to over the past month or so. If you like what you see, please feel free to follow me! It will be greatly appreciated and would mean so much to me.
I turned 22 as well! Yesterday to be specific!