¡Ándale! ¡Arriba!

In the words of Speedy Gonzales: Go on! Up! Although it was more like: Go down! Since we did a fair amount of diving. Basically it boils down to bladdy amazing! What? Where? Mexico, people… Google it and scribble onto your bucket list. You will not be sorry! In my case the opportunity was presented in a neat little package right at my doorstep. It was a no-brainer… Hell yes, I’m coming with!
We flew into Cancun and were going to meet up with friends who were already there and had organized the first night’s accommodation and some diving. As for the rest of the trip, we were going to wing it – my kind of holiday! As we prepared for landing we could spot Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) in the distance. A small island off the coast of Cancun that we definitely planned to fit into the wing it catagory.

cozumel... diving in paradise!

cozumel… diving in paradise!

Now let me warn you right from the start, if you plan to go on this trip… It will be hot. It will be humid. Make peace with it. What you can declare warfare on, is the bugs. There are loads of them, so rather just slather yourself with bug lotion or spray. Re-apply frequently. Especially the kind that contains deet. Some people will tell you how terrible this stuff is and that you might possible grow a third nipple. In my opinion growing a third nipple vs being eaten alive by mosquitoes? I will choose deet with a song in my heart and a hop in my step – the stuff works like a dream. Moving on…

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‘Tis yet another year

Since my last entry I have been busy – make that EXTREMELY busy – working my tush off! Before you think exercise, rather consider first-time callouses on my soft little office hands of just over 10 years. Believe me, I was shocked as well. If someone had told me this 2 years ago, my response would’ve been: Pfft, crazy! On the up side it kept me so busy that there’s been no more depressing Heimweh thoughts. Plus before I knew it, it was time for another celebration of a year spent on this planet!

my view from the office

my view from the office

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Young Rookie on the Move

Exactly two weeks to the day. That’s how long I’ve been in Fort Lauderdale and it’s been a full and interesting time. On the day of my arrival I happened to meet a new maaitjie – someone my age who is a little bit older than the general I-am-19-and-only-here-for-a-good-time yachtie. Words can not begin to describe the feeling of making friends with someone like-minded in a strange city and country. It’s also ironic at the same time, because I remember the advice of a very wise woman not too long ago (she’ll know who she is!) – stating that when you start traveling you become friends with the most unlikely people you would have ever thought.

some beach time – yeah!

some beach time – yeah!

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The Museum of… ahem #coughs

Yep, this post is definitely x-rated! Since I was on a museum streak while in NY, I couldn’t resist visiting the Museum of Sex. Though this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, I found it entertaining and even informative. It’s laid out in a very interesting way and naturally leads you from one exhibition into the next via staircases.

So, are you brave enough? Then do proceed. Although here I would like to send a short shout-out to my mommy: Doeksag, gaan kyk gou of die stoof af is!

are you going to enter?

are you going to enter?

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