Yo No Sé Mañana

Trip Start Oct 01, 2012
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Trip End Sep 15, 2013


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Jardin del Eden

Flag of Mexico  , Yucatan Peninsula,
Sunday, October 21, 2012

I'm going to kickstart this week's blog with a poem which was sent to me:

Si tuviera que regalarte algo, te regalaria un espejo 
por que despues de ti., lo mas bello es tu reflejo

Who said romance was dead...?

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXIgjQFMCiI&noredirect=1

I realised I haven't said much about my house apart from the outside garden/bbq/hammock/lounge area. Here are some pictures from inside of my house.

 








 

 




It is exam week at the University, or la escuela as the Mexicans call it, and so work has been pretty easy in comparison to the mad rush last week where everyone was trying to clock their English conversation hours. The conversations I did have, were mainly with my friends and so it didn't feel like work at all. Another conversation class one of the students brought along his Texas Hold 'Em Poker set which brought back flashbacks from my early days on Facebook. Happy days!

 
 My time in Cancún has involved non-stop socialising as I don't want to say no to anything; given that I've just moved here, I need to make as many friends as I can, and try to keep them... Our Security guards at both entrances must honestly think we are crazy English sluts what with the number of different cars/people they have seen driving us in and out of our residential. Pretty funny waving at them and saying goodbye to them each time with a cheeky smile. This week, like last week, there has been something everyday and I don't think I've had to pay for anything yet, so I'm just going to list them briefly rather than boring you all:
 
1) House party in Bahía Azul. First time meeting the two Americans who live with my Mexican friends. Professional poker players and a lot of fun involving too much rum and beer pong. Met some great girls from D.F sadly, and learnt MALACOPA! MALACOPA! Which is the best chant.

2) Dinner. Double date, more or less, finally getting my pasta fix. We only ordered 2 dishes as they are impossible to finish even when sharing. Mmm.

3) Return to the American/Mexican house to improve my beer pong technique and also flip cup where they seriously doubted Rosie and I's skill, but we gladly proved them wrong!

4) BBQ in our garden in Bahía Azul with some friends from Mexico, Barcelona, Columbia and Argentina. So much meat! They apparently don't like chicken, sausages, or burgers which you'd usually find on most English BBQs. Steak, which I don't usually enjoy, accompanied ith a "papas" potato and egg salad was so tasty!

5) Irish pub with Rosie, Ile and her friends. $20 MXN Pesos for a free bar all night for "ladie's night" ... that is £1 for as many drinks as you like all night. Needless to say, this was a great night with constant dancing and salsaing. I wish I was born with snakehips like all the sexy Mexicans. For now, I'll just have to embrace my awkwardness as I try to blend in with everyone else.
 
6) Beach during the day with amigos from my street and Sweet club for a friend's birthday... more perreo. Oh boy did I take advantage of the free bar. Free entry and a free bar in one of the biggest clubs?!? Crazy!

 

















 









 

 

7) My first basketball match on Saturday night and I don't know why, some say it was because I was "creda" somewhere inbetween "peda" and "cruda," but I just couldn't play how I normally play. It was kinda frustrating for me because I didn't want to let my new team down... bit disappointing, but it will take time to adjust to a different playing style I guess...

8) Cenotes. Wow. Just WOW. So beautiful, google image it if you like, to get the full effect. I haven't done my scuba course yet so I was just snorkelling but it was so relaxing and just amazing.

 














 
















 

 










 
 
  
9) Now I am about to leave the house to see my first Mexican football match. Atlante FC vs Chivas!

Taxi drivers here are absolutely clueless! There are hundreds of them driving the street as pretty much anyone can become a taxi driver. One journey we asked to go to the Irish Pub, which should be pretty simple given that it is in a popular bar zone. Nope. He was clueless, as were the other 6/7 taxi men he had asked for help. In the end we resorted to ringing Ile so that she could direct this man. Long.

Lots of love to all my friends and family across the world... they say the 3rd week is when the homesickness will kick in, after the honeymoon phase, we shall see. X
 

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Comments

chin on

You are looking great Babs. Love the Garden of Eden , soooo tranquil and pretty.. have fun , keep safe Babs.. love you . xxxxxxxxxxx

chin on

Hey learn how to cook some of those lovely Mexican foods.?

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