The World Wonders that I have been to

The Seven Natural Wonders of The World: Mount Everest in Nepal Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA – Visited on 6/1/2016 Great Barrier Reef in Australia – Visited on 8/10/2014 Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) – Visited on 3/26/2014 Parícutin volcano in Mexico Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The Classic Seven Wonders of the World: Great Pyramid of Giza Hanging Gardens of Babylon Statue of Zeus at Olympia Temple of Artemis at Ephesus Mausoleum at Halicarnassus Colossus … Continue reading >>

Hola, Mexico

After days of careful planning, we were on our way to our Mexico adventure. We were based in the Cancún Hotel Zone for this trip, which meant we’d come back there to sleep every night. We also wanted to experience authentic culture and see the locals. So, we’d venture out the hotel zone during the days. Day One (Wednesday) On our way to Cancún Day Two (Thursday) Our visit of Chichén Itzá Day Three (Friday) A relaxing day in Hotel Zone Day Four (Saturday) The big day at … Continue reading >>

Last Activities in Hotel Zone

We went to the rooftop of our hotel mid-morning. There were lounge chairs, tables and a nice swimming pool. We played a little in the pool, then laid on the lounge chairs, enjoying the sun for a while. I cooked spagetti for lunch. In the afternoon, we went to a beach in the Hotel Zone. There were many more people there today than last week. We enjoyed the beach and sea until dinner time. Then, we went out cruising for … Continue reading >>

Cultural Encounters

Today, we went to the Museo Maya de Cancún first. Tourists were asked to put their stuff into the lockers. The upper level had artifact displays. There were also Mayan ruins on the ground level. Then, we rode the bus to Mercado 28. There were many shops. We bought 6 postcards for $38 pesos, three T-Shirts for $220 pesos (asking price $240 pesos) for the kids, and a silver bracelet for me for $220 pesos (asking price was $450 pesos). I had a … Continue reading >>

Xcaret Encore and Tulum

We left our hotel at around 7:00 AM because we had a lot to do. We planned to spend half the day at Xcaret to finish the rest of the activities there. Since we spent a lot of money on admission already, we might as well enjoy it as much as we could. We planned to leave at 1:00 PM for Tulum. There were still many non-water related activities at Xcaret that could take up a lot of time. Not many … Continue reading >>

An Exciting Day at Xcaret

The day before we left, the local weather forecast for today was several thunder storms. I didn’t trust the forecast and went with my gut to stick with today. We bought Xcerat Plus for $438.6 USD twenty-one days in advance and we got a deal for using Master Card for a second day free standard admission. We also bought swimming with dolphins at Primax at Delphinus Xcaret at 11:30 AM for $558. This was our most expensive day there in Mexico … Continue reading >>

Chill out in Hotel Zone

We took it slow today to recuperate from yesterday’s adventure. First, we visited a beach in the hotel zone in the morning, which was five minutes from our hotel. It was a nice early morning, and not many people were on the beach yet. Instead of renting an umbrella and a lounge chair, I found a shady area under the lifeguard hut. I placed a towel on the sand and made myself some nice quarters. I sat there watching our … Continue reading >>

Chichén Itzá, Up Close

The main attraction of this trip for Mr. Adventurer was Chichén Itzá. He had admired the Mayan culture for a long time. It’s a nice educational experience for the kids as well. So, we decided to visit it first while the weather was still nice. We drove two and half hours to Chichén Itzá. There were lush green trees along the two-lane road, kind of like in the States. There was a toll booth midway. When we arrived, we saw … Continue reading >>

Leaving home for Cancún

We left home and arrived at the airport on time, however the airplane did not. So, Southwest played “gate games” in which they would ask random questions to the passengers in their gate once in a while, and correct answers would earn themselves a $50 voucher. The last one wasn’t a question, however. The Southwest agent asked the Group B, Position 36 ticket holders to receive a free voucher. She said there should be two people, and Mr. Adventurer was lucky … Continue reading >>

Cancún, Mexico Trip Prep

We are planning on going to Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico sometime in the year of 2015 for 7 days. The peak tourist season is from December to April. Spring break seems to be the worst time there due to Spring Breakers descend on the Yucatán’s shores. Summer break is probably not good because sweltering weather there. That left us with Winter break. Detailed List: Cancún is about 7 hours of flight away. Not that bad. Cancún time is 1 hour behind my local time … Continue reading >>