On our way! Central & South America
VERACRUZ - completed it✔
Oct 26 2017
Hung out with David, Ramon and Charlie and went to the Turtle Beach. In there, I lost my phone while trying to film turtles. I already videotape turtles but I got greedy. I saw a turtle and got so excited that I swam hard. Next thing I know is that I couldn't find my phone. I tried to find my phone for 2 hours but all I could find was 12 turtles. I was so sad... I lost all of my pictures that I took in Playa del Carmen and Tulum. I spent all my cash on my new phone. That's when I realized that I lost my wallet for my cards. Shit... Now I have to make 4 cards reissued. I went back to Playa del carmen to see if I left it there but returned empty-handed. Bad luck with Mexico :(
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 09 2017
Mexico Tu & Zhu 2017 World Tour!
We drove back to Yucatan to go to the city of Tulum. We arrived on time for a late lunch and Belinda was quite tired so we took a nap until 4.30pm so we didn't have much time to visit. We skipped the ruin and just enjoyed the nice beach. The 13km long Beach is full of hotel but they are much smaller and integrated in the vegetation so it looks much nicer than in Cancún. For our last night here, we had a great Mexican diner.
Oct 16 2017
Mexico 1993, the best I can remember at least
Aug 02 2008 - Aug 16 2008
Eat sleep relax drink for two days. Had a couple of drinking nights and learned the card game called "Shit-head". I thought I lost my shoes but then they were inside the hammock. (what? I didn't put them there) Reckon someone just put them inside because it was raining too hard. Interesting thing that I found out was that people don't use pesticides but use bug repellent. I thought it had something to do with the ways to get along with nature, so I actually asked the locals about it, and he said "Pesticides are just too expensive". LOL I took 5 surfing lessons; once with an argentino couple and with Maurice & Chris. I was able to stand up on my first lesson and became better on my 3rd lesson. But after that I was just too tired to paddle. In surfing, paddling is important but I was too tired to do it toward the end. (Even hurt myself in my left arm :( ) But I will never forget Tarzan, my surf instructor, yelling "Paddle, paddle!!" Hanging out with Marice and Chris was super fun. We went to Mazunte together to see the sunset at the la punta cometa. It was very cloudy and couldn't see the sunset clearly. Thought about what would happen if I were to disappear all of a sudden and Chris was like "That's what I was thinking too" lol We even went to a club at night and the place was a bit strange. It was located at the beach area and there was a ping-pong table inside the club. (That's new) 3 Israli girls really liked Maurice and they wanted to get his Facebook but he refused because he has a girlfriend in Mexico City. That was nice of him. They gave me a ride for the bus stop going to Puerto Escondido. Spent one more night in Puerto Escondido at a hostel which costed me 5 dollars for a night. The hostel owner did not just stop talking. I was too tired that I could not say goodbye to the people at the hostel.
Sep 25 2017 - Oct 08 2017
New Mexico with Mary
We went to Carlsbad Cavern National Park for the day. Mary did her Junior Ranger activities and got both a badge and patch. She used a computer to create speleothems such as stalagmites and stalagmite. The elevators were under repair so we headed to the Natural Entrance of the cave and stated to hike down to the big room.
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Dodo en Mexico
De dag begon met een bezoek aan een basisschool om een beter beeld te krijgen van de status quo in Mexico. De school ziet er een beetje uit als een gevangenis, omdat ze hem 's nachts hermetisch af moeten sluiten, want alle dure dingen die ze ooit hebben gehad zijn gestolen. Denk bij dure dingen aan printers. De klaslokalen hebben geen computers of beamers. Het is behoorlijk primitief, maar ze hebben ook dingen goed geregeld. Zo worden uitslagen van testen niet persoonlijk gemaakt, maar wordt er geaggregeerd gekeken hoe een klas het doet. De kids worden begeleid om te groeien in platss van dat er wordt gekeken "of je wel goed genoeg bent voor het volgende niveau".
Jul 07 2017 - Jul 16 2017