Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Its off to work we go....
01.08.2012 - 15.08.2012 33 °C
9 Months, 9 Countries, Infinite Memories
We left England on a cold November morning: leaving behind family, friends; the luxury of putting loo roll down the toilet, having a cold draft pint and a take away curry on a Friday (Matty... we have been dreaming about your welcome home curry!)
We looked back at some photos from before we came away and cant believe what chubby, fun loving, little beer guzzlers we were! If you fancy a laugh do the same.... Although we have not changed in personality, we have lost a couple of pounds here and there along the way, gained a few new party tricks and Lewy has finally grown a man beard. We're quite sure y'all still love us, and as I write the last blog entry of "Beach Ahoy" please subconsciously think about this subtle subliminal message *COME VISIT US IN MEXICO*.
So last time Lewy updated you we had swam with Whale Sharks.... for all those who know me, and what a scare-dee-cat I am (how do you spell that?!) it was up there in the most terrifying things Iv done but was also possible the best! Glad we got to share the experience with Jess as she turned a little pale upon the boat and Paul who had a smile from ear to ear.
We left Isla Holbox (upon rumors of a hurricane) and decided to head for Isla Mujeres.... if were going to get a little rained on- may as well get the best of the experience and be stranded on a little island (Lewy and Pauls theory)we were staying at Hostel Pocna, where Lewy and Mori stayed 4 years ago (it hasn't changed much Mori and we imagined that you were there with us). It very much reminded me of the Pacha Mama Hostel in Nicuragua, extremely social, amazing people and amazing parties.
After a day of lapping up the smokin sun rays and dipping into the picture postcard turquoise waters, mother nature visited us once again. The bar shut at about 11, before this we had drunk a few beers, made some new friends and a dog had relieved itself on my leg. The wind started to howl and palm trees were almost horizontal. The four of us took a walk up onto the deserted promenade looking over the Caribbean waves. We stood holding hands (very romantic) on the edge of the pier in a line leaning forward a foot into the ocean as the howling wind forced us backwards away from the waves. We could barely hear ourselves talk! We then ventured into the town, everything was closed except a small shop with alcohol. There we found a group of other idiots wanting to stay up through the hurricane. We found a small bit of shelter, the boys got out there guitars and we sang in a mixture of languages from all over the world whilst the rain soaked us and the wind abused us like a child poking at an ants nest.
The hurricane left and so we ventured back onto the mainland of Mexico to the place we are now. Tulum. We have been here for a week being so incredibly lazy. Its a great hostel and the four of us have shared a Cabana and now know each other a whole lot better haha. The endless white beach here is amazing and there is so much to see and do. We have cycled around some Mayan Ruins (may I please get support in saying that after seeing 5 Mayan Ruins I don't need to see any more???). Yesterday we went to a beach called 'Akumel'. Incredible. Not only are there no hideous hotels, you can step into the turquoise waters off the white sandy beach into an underwater paradise. We saw Giant Sea Turtles (which has ticked my last Central American tick box), Barracudas, Giant Rays, a Coral reef and endless types of beautiful fish. It was the perfect last day to spend with Jess and Paul before they took us out for a lovely dinner and bought us the sea food platter in which we ate a lot of the things we saw that day (horrible but delicious?!)
Jess and Paul have now left us for Belize and Lewy and I are sitting here at the hostel on the last day of our EPIC Beach Ahoy Adventure. Tomorrow we start work an hour south of here and we are extremely excited to have a purpose once more and a routine (yes we are getting old!) I do have butterflies in my belly but cant wait for the second chapter of our adventure. We shall start a new blog (using this same site) to keep you up to date on our new life. Thank you so much for still reading our blogs we love you all and hope you continue to follow our journey
Top 10 Beaches: (1 being the best)
1.) Mono Feliz (Panama)
2.) Cayos Cochinos (Honduras)
3.) Cabo De La Vela (Colombia)
4.) Choroni (Venezuela)
5.) Akumel (Mexico)
6.) Capugana (Colombia)
7.) Placencia (Belize)
8.) San Juan Del Sur (Nicuragua)
9.) Las Penitas (Nicuragua)
10.) Tulum (Mexico)