Why do I choose to travel so much with my young children? I want to share this love for what is available and possible in the world. I want to see their already big and sparkly eyes widen at brickwork bridges to admire river views upon, to share in their choices as they salivate over fabulous flavours in a gelato parlour.
Atop the central entrance of the hacienda, the Union Flag was waving on the gentle tropical breeze in Yucatan, Mexico. It was a wink to our arrival but more than that, it was an invitation to delve into the details of this beautifully eccentric and most cleverly designed British-owned Hacienda Dzibikak.
This year will be the eleventh 'Dia de los Muertos' that I have experienced in Mexico. This festival, which honours the dead on the first two days of November, held me captive the very first time I witnessed it. I was attracted not only to the bold imagery offered but also to the spirit of remembering the dead in a respectfully celebratory manner.