Alas, a few days at the beach....
Trip Start Jan 07, 2008
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I approached her and asked her if she spoke English. She did a little bit. I asked if she had plans for a room. She didnīt. I had a list of places in my hand and suggested that we might be able to help each other out. She loved it. My first new friend, Paula, an architect from Argentina.
We eventually found a place I had on my list after talking to many people along the way
I fell in love with this little beach town. It is supposed to be the surf capital of Mexico, and the waves at Zicatela Beach are massive. So not a swimming beach, but there are several others in the area that are highly swimable and quite spectacular. The 160 steps down and back up to get to them is a deterent for many, but not for me. There were 200 stairs at the resort in Zihua, and my calves got a good breaking in there for sure. Got to keep physically moving forward.
It is currently the "off season" here from Christmas to Easter. Hard to believe for me too, but the prices were very favorable for me and I wanted to stay for a bit. I had plans to meet friends in Oaxaca in a few days and decided to do research for a trip back here from Oaxaca. I made some great connections for housing, language classes and a surfing school and decided it was time to relax a bit. I spent an entire afternoon in the water at Carizilillo Beach in the Riconada section of town and came out looking like a raisin. Perfect sized waves and temperature makes a beach bum like me very happy. Iīm definitely coming back here to visit. But for now, itīs off to Oaxaca to celebrate my birthday with friends from NOLA.