Sunday, February 12, 2012

Differential rate of travel as a source of jet lag, and also breakfast

A number of years ago, I encountered what I think is the best theory of jet lag.  I believe it was in a William Gibson novel. The short version is that, when traveling, modern technology has allowed the speed at which our bodies travel to exceed the speed at which our souls travel. As such, when traveling long distances by air, we sometimes arrive before our souls do. This helps explain why, even though we are in the same time zone,  it takes some time to adjust and really feel present while on vacation. Lori has also adopted this theory, though in some cases she feels more like she leaves her soul down here and finally catches up with it again when she returns for the next vacation.

I still have no adventure photos, so instead I give you more food, this time eggs Benedict and a fruit platter from Playa Maya:



Check the comments for Lori's food critique.

6 comments:

  1. It's become a ritual for me to have my first breakfast at Playa Maya on the beach. The serve a pretty fabulous eggs bene, and a view that is tough to beat. The tables are in the sand, so I toss of my sandals to squish my toes in the sand for the next hour or so as my mouth and eyes are delighted.

    I was there less than 5 minutes when Raciel, the restaurant manager spotted me and came over with a smile, handshake and kiss on the cheek. It's nice to be recognized and given such a warm welcome :) Of course he asked after "my other Canadian friends" and I let him know that you're coming next week, Don and Deb!!

    It was pretty cloudy today, but we still spent a couple hours meditating on the beach before heading back to the condo for a snack and afternoon cocktail.

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  2. Hi Lori and Bram....Great pics and comments! I am living vicariously though you until I can have my own toes in the sand Playa Maya Breakie :-). Glad you made it 'home' safe and sound. See you later in the week!!!!!

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    1. You'll be here before you know it :)

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    2. 6 sleeps... you can do it!

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  3. I love that analogy of jet lag....makes so much more sense to me now....and more food porn! YUMMY!

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    1. The analogy has always resonated with me as well. Especially on trips like these, where you're not actually changing time zones, it gives a nice framework for what's going on.

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