태양의 나라 Mexico 그리고 Cuba
아주아주 만족스러웠던 저녁 식사를 마치고 숙소에 돌아왔다. 근데 웬일로 반가운 한국인이 보였다! 정겸이와 나는 짐을 숙소에 두고 바로 나가서 인사를 했다. 28살 친구 두 분이었는데, 겐지 닮으신 분은 캐나다에서 워홀하다가 미국을 지나 이곳으로 왔고, 한 분은 며칠 전에 멕시코에 왔다. 늦게 온 친구분은 멕시코 와서 친구 때문에 타코 밖에 못 먹어봤다고 우리에게 멕시코 음식을 추천해달라고 했다. 세상에나... 얘기하다 보니 우리는 이 분들이랑 며칠 뒤 똑같은 아바나 행 비행기를 탄다. 그래서 그 때 보자는 인사를 하고 잠에 들었다. 이런 우연이~
Jan 23 2018 - Feb 12 2018
So wallop! That's it. Mexico ✔. Completed it. Its been such an adventure & a great country to begin our journey in. Countless hours walking, 6 long coach journeys, many collectivos & taxis. Addios Mexico! I'll miss the white sandy beaches, cheap tacos & sunshine!
Oct 26 2017
Ciudad de Mexico
Mexico City was a place that popped into my mind recently as a place I wanted to go visit. I didn't really know much about it, other than the fact that it's the biggest city in the Western Hemisphere, biggest city in the Hispanic World, and used to be the most polluted city on Earth (more on that later). Also, there was something about the history of the place, how it was originally a humble ancient city built right out of a lake by an advanced civilization for their time, really fascinated me. Mexico City is a place full of vibrancy in everything. The city is glazed in colourful murals, the music of mariachis on the streets bless your ears, and the aromas and flavours of the local cuisine will get your stomach rumbling every corner you turn. It has far exceeded my expectations, no doubt!
Aug 17 2018 - Aug 23 2018
뚠뚜니들의 중남미 여행 -MEXICO
프리다칼로 박물관에서 나와 길을 따라 걸었다. 깨끗하고 안전한 느낌의 거리였다. 담벼락에는 작은 꽃들이 흐드러지게 피어있었다. 우리는 따듯한 햇살아래에서 느릿느릿 걸으며 여유를 만끽했다. 프리다칼로 박물관에서 멀지않은 곳에 시장이 있다고해서 가보기로 했다. 민철은 사람이 북적이고 내내 비슷비슷한걸 파는 시장을 별로 좋아하지않는 것 같지만 나는 시장구경이 좋다. 다 비슷해보여도 요리하는 사람 입장에서는 이색적인 식재료가 신기하단 말이지. 주방이 딸려있는 숙소를 구했다면 여러가지를 사서 요리를 만들어봤을텐데. 아쉽다.
Dec 05 2017
A Big Regret, Rodante from Mexico.
why did I leave the hostel, when I saw the vibe I had with Carmen. conversationnwith her was already effortless and she may have been trying to keep me from leaving. or maybe not, I'll never know that truth which is why I can't overthink it too much. I was already beat with my time in Banos and the thought of me being wrong with thinking about Carlen ultimately made me want to leave. BUT thats where I meed to stop next time. I need to stop thinking worrying about the possibility of failure and accept it as part of both sides of the decision. Now because I left that chapter unread, I'm dreading and worring about what could have been. And this road is way worse than possibly making a fool of myself a failing. at least I would have explored that unknown and scary road like I did the other night with Kristina. Now, here I am. Thinking about the possibilities and even dreaming about her on the night bus. I think my thoughts are more fear about making the right decision in the moment rather than the girl herself. Ultimately, I know I have good instincts of what should be done but I sometimes don't follow through with the extreme gut reactions I know I should follow through on when they are staring me in the face. Failure is possible with both decisions, BUT ALWAYS CHOOSE THE ONE WHERE YOU WON'T ASK YOURSELF "WHAT IF" LATER ON. This is because you begin to start filling in the blanks yourself of what could have happened which is not good. So the next Carmen, wherever you are, I'll stay that extra day next time.
Jul 15 2018
Premium teruggevlogen, wat een luxe! Lekkere ruime stoelen en niemand naast ons! Was een soepele reis en het leukste van alles was nog dat de vader van Franklyn ons terugvloog, hij was de gezagvoerder. Helaas mochten we niet in de cockpit zitten bij de landing want er waren wat moeilijkheden. Balen!! Maar toch wel leuk en toevallig dat hij ons terugvloog.
Feb 13 2018 - Feb 26 2018
Transportation in Mexico
Chichen Itza is of course one of the main reasons 'tourists' visit Mexico. Being one of the seven wonders of the world, it is one of the most touristy and exploited 'attractions' in Mexico. Tours are promoted everywhere and leave from many cities, including Cancun, Merida, Tulum, Playa del Carmen.. But you don't have to go on a tour to see Chichen Itza.. It is actually really easy to get to and explore by yourself. It has its own bus stop, and is directly connected to Valladolid, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Merida. I took the 2nd class Oriente bus from Valladolid and paid 66MXD (about €3) for the ticket there and back. At the bus terminal in Valladolid, the lady was very helpful getting me all the right information. The first bus leaves at 7:15 and they go every 30 minutes after that. It drops you off right at the entrance, you buy your entrance ticket and can walk around yourself until the park closes. The return bus however, was not so clear. It only goes about once per hour, but doesn't really stick to a schedule. It just shows up (or not). There are a bunch of tour buses parked. At the end of the tour bus parking lot, there is a tiny green bus stop sign, next to a big tree. As I was lingering underneath the tree to see what would happen while eating a quick snack, some more people (international travelers) showed up and sat down underneath the tree. The first and second couple just looked completely lost and didn't know where to go either. The third group that showed up, sat down in confidence with a nice cold can of coke. I went up to ask them if they knew anything about the bus or bus schedules back to Valladolid, and to my surprise, they had found someone with good enough English to explain the system to them. The tree was indeed the waiting spot for the regular line buses. When a bus came someone would come up and announce where the bus was going. They also found out that the next bus to Valladolid (where they were going as well) was leaving in about 10 minutes. And it all happened like they said. First, the bus to Merida passed. A guy showed up out of nowhere shouting 'Merida!' and people for Merida went on the bus. Only a few minutes later, the bus to Valladolid showed up as well, and we all got back timely and safely. I paid 317MXD for the day, about €15. Instead of doing a €50 tour. Yes, it's more complicated and tricky and takes more time to figure out. Yes, it may not be as comfortable and simple. Yes, you may worry a little bit about whether or not you'll find your way back. But I find the freedom to choose when I'm doing what worth way more than comfort. I saw one tour group of which the people were literally wearing tags with numbers on them. Do you really want to be a number?
Jun 18 2018 - Jun 27 2018