Vamos a México

Dear Daniel,

Today I’m in Mexico, I flew to Cancun to visit the Xenotes before I’m on the other side of the world and it’s too far to come. It’s much hotter here than in Houston right now and the beaches are as beautiful as ever. I took the ADO bus into the town center and I’m pretty sure I saw dollar signs in the taxi drivers eyes when he saw me walk over.

I’m staying away from the tourist part of town in a small casita in the north part. I’m close to isla mujeres which I’ve been told I have to visit. The taxi driver told me I should have gone to Holbox if I wanted a beautiful beach! It’s a beautiful untouched island and only 10 people are allowed on it each day.

I feel like since I met you I’ve forgotten all my Spanish so when I try to speak now all I hear are mistakes and me forgetting words.

I’m on the beach tonight eating at a local place and I’ve asked them to make me the things they would normally eat (it’s fried fish) and drink.

I’m glad to escape Houston and the grey/cold for a few days. I’m not really sure how I will cope when I get to China because I hear it gets reallllly cold over there. Not a a fan, at all.

One of the girls told me to check out Playa Delfines and then 2 others suggested Playa Ballena so if the weather holds out tomorrow I’ll be catching the R1 from Puerto Juarez down there.

I’m really looking forward to switching off from “life” and reading my books all week, maybe listen to some podcasts and music and doing nothing! I definitely need this break!

Bueno, ahora voy a comer.

S

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Empezamos con el viaje

Dear Daniel,

I’m writing this so that one day when you learn English you can read about my adventures and you’ll know everything I wanted to share along the way with you.

This weekend I started to list my furniture for sale so that I can move to Asia in the summer (the move that you think is crazy). I have decided to save the money that I make in a glass jar and I will use it on my solo trip to Colombia in the summer. I’ve decided to visit your home before I move so that I can learn more about your culture, your country, your language and what has made you the person that you are today. I’m so excited to travel again. For the longest time I was too scared to give up my life in America because I thought I wouldn’t be able to come back, but then I realised I was giving up my life to stay in America. For the first time in my life I feel free even though I have set myself goals and things I need to achieve. Sometimes I wonder if I should be moving to South America instead, but I have so many things I want to do that I need to do it in this order first.

Last summer I planned a long road trip across the USA, it was fairly last minute but I spent a lot of time researching and deciding upon places to visit and things that would make me feel alive. I realised how much I enjoy looking into all the little details and finding out about fun places to visit, or reading reviews and deciding where to go. Now I’m doing the same again but for my trip to Colombia and my new adventures in Asia.

Un abrazo.

 

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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