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(Long Overdue) Mexico Recap Day 0

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Thanks Jennifer for making this awesome gif

I’m sorry that I’ve been a horrible blogger lately! (You’ll notice my laziness and procrastination are running themes in this blog.) Here’s a gif of me acting funny. Jennifer (of the blog I Run For Chocolate Cake) was trying to take pictures of me jumping but apparently I can’t stay in mid air long enough for her to snap the photo.

Anyway, the last you heard, I was on my way to Mexico via Calgary.

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At YVR, waiting at my gate. Far too early in the morning for makeup and hair.

Day 0 (T minus 1 day to Mexico)

While waiting at the gate to board my plane at YVR, I figured something was wrong because the flight that was going out 15 minutes after us had managed to board everyone before we even started. At one point, I overheard one of the flight attendants say that they airline had no idea where the plane was. Anyway, we were late getting out of Vancouver – which was unexpected considering we were one of the first flights of the day but only ended up being a couple minutes late coming into Calgary.

Once i got into YYC, Jenn picked me up and we went to the Calgary Farmers Market to have lunch. I gotta say that Calgary’s Farmers Market is far far superior to anything we have in Vancouver. It’s much cleaner (the floors, the tables, the bathrooms etc), it’s got a bigger variety of (healthier) foods and it’s less chaotic because there are fewer people and the layout makes more sense. The closest thing I can think of in Vancouver is the Granville Island Public Market but it’s more crowded and definitely isn’t cleaner. At the farmers market, we got some crepes and smoothies lunch and meat pies for dinner later that night. Also some nuts and corn snacks too. Mmmm! Oh and some tea and some almond butter. The meat pies were the some of the yummiest things I had my whole trip.

After lunch, Jennifer drove me to her place which I also couldn’t wait to see. Since we last met up in early July 2013, she had went and bought her first place. I couldn’t wait to see in person all the uniquely Jenn touches she did to the place. (Shown in detail in this post here.) My favourite detail of her place was a little world map she drew that was also a bucket list of sorts.

We ended up just relaxing at her place for the rest of the day/evening because we was going to be an early morning (again) to get to the airport and off to Cancun (finally).

 

Look later this week for my recap of our first day in Mexico! Also a video! (Ooooh!)

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Cancun Day 2 & 3

Yesterday Jennifer and I went to Coba to climb a pyramid. Can I say that I hate heights? And this was high. Ok not exceptionally so, but it sure seemed higher when I realized I was going to be scaling it. Nonetheless we did it and it’s a cool thing to be able to say you climbed a pyramid. The hardest part for me was getting down because I’m scared of heights and when you’re going down, all you’re looking at is how high up you are.

Today is a rest day and actually tomorrow is too for me.

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Cancun Day 1

Today Jennifer and I went to Chichen Itza and checked out the pyramid along with the ruins around the area.

It was a really long bus ride there and even longer coming back to Cancun.

The excursion itself was fun; I especially enjoyed our guide who turned out to be a college history professor. He decided to give us a more academic tour of the ruins with I suited me perfectly.

The weather down here is very hot and even more humid. I was sweating bullets outside and am currently nursing a small headache from the day. Note to self for tomorrow’s excursion: more water, more sunscreen.

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YVR to YYC Live Blog

6:38 am. Bleary early morning ride to the airport. Wait wait wait. Now the flight is delayed. Just heard the flight attendants say they have no idea where the plane is. That can’t be good.

10:45 am. Delayed 1/2 hour but alive. Jennifer took me to the Calgary Farmers Market. I’m eating crepes. Mmmm.

12:39 pm. Spent $50 at the farmers market on nuts, corn chips and pastries. Guess I’m not getting anything in Cancun. Now hanging at Jennifer’s house.

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