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Tale of Seven Showers: Our Last Weeks in Mexico

The shower shack at Laguna Azul campground on Lake Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Hi, my name is Janice, and Iโ€™m addicted to showers. I know that I have a problem because my memories of our last three weeks in Mexico donโ€™t revolve around the countryโ€™s history, food, culture, or biodiversity. They revolve around showering.

Itโ€™s quite disconcerting, really. Gregor and I drove through Chiapas and the Yucatan peninsula – a region full of ancient Mayan ruins, interesting colonial history, and jungles teaming with exotic wildlife. Yet what I remember most about the journey are events related to bathing.

This is the story of seven showers.

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