Friday, August 30, 2013

Cozumel, Mexico Diary




















So the day we ended up in Cozumel, Mexico… some things happened.
I got to experience my first bargain buy. I thought I did decent for my first time.

My boyfriend’s dad then said that he had met some tour guide on the internet who offered to show us around the island…. for free…

Can you say sketch?

Any who, we met up with this guy, who  instantly rushes us to his taxi cab… supposedly he wasn’t aloud to be seen with tourists… so that kind of left the impression to not trust this guy.

For some reason we went to his house…
was scared to death, thought he was going to rob/ kill us…

But then he took us paddle boarding… it was fun… until a huge storm hit.
The guy who was trying to save me… didn’t speak english
so I was like
ehhh?

Then after that we ventured off to this really awesome restaurant.
All the pictures of the ocean, was its view.
It was awesome, it had t-shirts and underwear hanging everywhere,
had exotic birds near the tables as well as other pets,
even had hammocks to lounge on.

Our tour guide actually paid for our dinner and returned us back in one piece with everything still in contact…. then, he literally did not charge us at all for the entire trip.

Where do you meet people like that?
It was smashing.



Monday, August 26, 2013

Roatán Diary









If you couldn't tell from the picture above, I was pretty stoked on life.
Especially when coming back from excursions, there was little towel animals every night... and chocolate!

I got to experience the beautiful Mahogany Bay, which is on the island of Roatán, which is off the coast of Honduras. This was my first experience ever seeing something that wasn't the United States, and boy was it a great first sight to see. We all got to swimming in the warm crystal blue water, play lots of beach volleyball, and enjoy the food and some really good drinks.
We also made really good friends with our waiter. He lived on the island and what was really interesting, is that, here is this guy who was just suppose to serve food and what not, but then when you really get to know somebody, you find out a lot. He goes through the same struggles, if not more than most... and you never would have guessed it because all he is to you is a waiter.

I really enjoyed this, and looking back, I'm making the same face as the alligator below.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Swamped














One of the days we were in New Orleans, we decided to go on a swamp tour.
Our tour guide was a true original hick, but none the less, one of the nicest guys.
He took us out on his boat with a few other tourists.
He would toss out a few marshmallows here and there and then all the sudden you would see little heads from all over the swamp, pop up.

Then he decided to take it to the next level and hang the chicken.
THEIR JAWS ARE INSANE!
Our tour guide was then trying to catch one.
......
what?
... yeah...
He was able to catch one, then had to handle it's death roll and such. He was able to grab it's 
tail, and as soon as the alligator made a big tug, he sliced his hand on it's tail.

I think they're pretty cute.
Okay.
More photos coming soon! I just have to still get the hang of school and my new job.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

New Orleans Diary













I have just experienced one of the greatest adventures I could have ever imagined.
This past week I have secluded myself away from all social media with my lovely boyfriend and his family and had traveled various places. More posts are going to be coming your way of where I have ventured to, as well as many stories of my experiences.

First stop was New Orleans, Louisiana.
It's really humid there,
it smells kind of bad,
it rains in 90 degree weather,
pigeons were going to eat me whole,
but
people are soooo nice there!

I love the fact they play jazz music everywhere.

We got to walk through the famous Bourbon Street where Mardi Gras takes place.
I've seen it, not so sure if I'd go back on actual Mardi Gras... I'm telling you... it's really dirty there.
but
still awesome to be in!

We then got to be in the mix of a Saints football game where we got to see the Superdome.
Didn't actually go inside it..
but
there was no need to! It's literally party central just outside the dome.

For those of you who don't know what the Superdome is...
It's their stadium for their NFL team.
Also
It's the place the saved many people's lives in 2005 Hurricane Katrina when all was flooded terribly.

Just hold your horses,
so much more is to come!