Travels With Cristina in Cancun

Cristina Barrios

The latest production from Marginal Boundaries features Cristina Barrios as the presenter of our new YouTube series called “Viajes Con Cristina”, or “Travels with Cristina”. The videos are shot on location in and around the areas where we are traveling and/or living. As of this writing, we are based out of Cancun, Mexico, so the latest videos are shot on location in and around The Riviera Maya.

The first video in the series took place at Market 28 here in the downtown/centro area of mainland Cancun. It’s a tourist market, but while the food prices might be a bit high and the vendors a bit aggressive towards foreigners trying to get them to buy trinkets and souvenirs, it’s also a great place to get extremely well-priced silver and jewelry, as well as clothing, bracelets, hand-crafted Maya goods from local Mayas, hammocks and more. Read on for more! 

The second video in the series was shot out at Isla Mujeres while we were also doing some apartment hunting for a client, since part of Cris’ day job here at Marginal Boundaries is helping people find an apartment in Cancun or elsewhere in the surrounding Riviera Maya.

We turned the event into a day trip and shot video from the ferry in Puerto Juarez out to the island, then cruised around in a golf cart and took in the turtle reserve, Parque Garrafon, Punta Sur, the coast, the interior colonials, grabbed lunch at a local vendor in the heart of the island away from the tourist zone, checked out the apartment for our client, and then wound down the afternoon on Playa Norte with beers, chips, sun, surf and relaxation.

Afterwards we took a short jaunt through the centro district checking out the restaurants and souvenir shops before heading back to Cancun.

The third video in the series was shot closer to home at the Parque de los Hippies here in the heart of Cancun. It’s a great place if you want to hang out and smoke/find some local mota vendors, but more than that it’s also the heart of the artisanal typesof Cancun, the artsy-craftsy types and self-employed crafters.

It’s a far cry from Market 28 because the vendors aren’t trying to hawk their wares to tourists; rather, they are there actually crafting on the spot, painting, making jewelry, clothing, selling incense, pipes, beanies, piercings and other sundries. It’s also a great place to just kick back, play some chess, listen to local music, take in a local performance from local troupes of actors and singers and generally just tap into the local vibe of the bohemian culture that is central Cancun.

Don’t forget to check in every Thursday for the latest episode in the series, and subscribe to our YouTube channel if you don’t already! Stay tuned for next week’s episode, featuring Parque Las Palapas here in the center of the downtown district of Cancun.

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About T.W. Anderson

T.W. Anderson is the founder of the Marginal Boundaries brand. He is the writer, editor, videographer, photographer, and social media guru alongside Cristina Barrios, the other half of the brand. In his spare time, he is the creative director of the Saga of Lucimia, a forthcoming MMORPG from Stormhaven Studios, LLC.

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