Monday, 23 January 2012

Week One in Cancun

Last week Len and I set off on our adventure to Cancun. When we left the airport it was 6 degrees (amazing for Toronto) and when we arrived here it was about 30! Len's dad met us at the airport and away we went. We ate and had some food, and then decided it was late and called it a night.

The next day me and len decided to go over to the Royal Carribean to spend some time with my family. It was fantastic! We sat by the beach, relaxed, played in the pool, hung out with family.. 5 days of pure relaxation, which was deftinatly needed and well deserved.. here are some photos:


Len and I in the ocean :)

The view from outside our door of the lagoon!


Len and the Fam doing some water aerobics :)

Us and one of our favourite views

Our balcony view, amazing.

 One Evening, Len and I decided to go to Thai Lounge. It was fantastic! It was an outdoor venue with amazing food and scenery.. everything about it was fabulous and we hope to go back very very soon!


Us at Thai Lounge!


The next few days after my family left, we spent some time at Len's parents house as we waited for our apartment to get ready. We spent a lot of our time playing with Len's dogs!

   
My little babies <3
 Then to end off our week, we decided to go out with some family for a few micheladas, or in my case, cheladas (hold the maggy, and salsa inglesa for me, gracias :) )

Us after a few micheladas :)

And there you had it, our first week in Mexico :) It was amazing and stressful all at once, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I am feeling much better now, thanks everyone for your kinds words and will be back in a few days to post about our trip to Puerto Morelos we took!

xo

Milena

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Turbulence

We have been in Cancun for over a week now and I have been thinking about what to write in my blog. Coming back to Cancun has brought back a whirlwind of emotions. As we were leaving Toronto, we started thinking about all the things we would miss from there. I was surprised by how much we both would miss Canada, but we were excited to embark on our new journey. For those of you that don't know, I have a serious plane phobia, usually I fly on big jet planes that experience little to no turbulence so I am always okay, but not this time. Our plane was really tiny, and on top on that there were only 50 people on it.. and to make matters worse, our fabulous (rolls eyes) travel agent got us seats at the back of the plane.. talk about a recipe for disaster! The pilot let everyone know that this was going to be a very smooth trip, but in reality we the seat belt sign was on the hold time and the turbulence was so bad that at times I actually thought the wing was going to come off, but there was also times with no turbulence and you could just enjoy the view.

The plane, though scary was really symbolic of my journey so far in Mexico. At times it has been rough, and a seat belt was defiantly needed, but other times have been calm and peaceful. When Len returned back to Cancun, he got a serious dose of culture shock. He couldn't believe/remember things the way they were, the culture shock wasn't good, but it wasn't bad either. It was however, an eye opener for us both.

The first few days we stayed at the Royal Caribbean with my family, and on the last night Len's family and mine went for dinner. I was happy to say it went really well :) Everyone really liked each other and it was a big step in mine and Lenin's relationship. We then spent a few days at Len's house before we moved into our apartment.

I guess what I am trying to say in this post is that being back in Cancun has brought out a ray of emotions in me, some good, some bad, and right now I am somewhere in between. Mexico is country I adore, with spectacular food, wonderful people, and a great culture.. but there are also thing's that hit me hard this time, and I often wonder why it did not notice it like I did before, such as the poverty in many areas, the horrible road system, etc. Maybe I was so excited to see Len that this place seemed wonderful to me.

Although I am still a little emotional, many people have been emailing me so I thought I would give you all an update. Give me a few more days and I will be okay again, and write about some of the fantastic things we did last week!

Thanks for listening everyone.

Milena

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Update!

Well, since my blog is about living in Mexico and we are still in Canada I don't have too much to update on, but just in case anyone want's to know, here is what has been going on with us!

This week, while my aunt is in Cancun, Len and I have been taken care of her house/teenagers which meant are new years eve plans were nothing too exciting. We had a movie marathon, and some wine. It was nice, but not very exciting. It was a good night, nonetheless. We have also been getting ready to leave. This means all the last minute details, buying last minute things, etc!

Once we get to Cancun, my family and Len's family will meet for the first time.. we are both very nervous! Both families have been waiting a long time to meet each other, and since my family was going to be in Cancun for the next two weeks, we arranged dinner! Hopefully it goes well, everyone wish us luck!

Next Monday, after we get to Cancun we will be taking part in a week of very touristic outings. We will be going to One of Cancun's famous Cenotes, (If anyone has any recommendations please let me know!)

One of the many Cenotes in Cancun!

We will also be spending a few days at the beautiful Royal Caribbean, one of my favourite and in my opinion most beautiful resorts in all of Cancun where we will relax and enjoy being especially close to the beach with my family before they return to Canada!

The Royal Caribbean!
Finally, next week we will also be visiting one of my favourite places in the world, Xaret! For those of your that don't know what Xaret is and interested in learning more Click here! Xaret is a beautiful tourist park which displays Cancun's diversity in wildlife and it's cultural heritage. It is unbelievable, and a must visit for anyone in visiting Cancun.

I will be giving a full review of everything I do next week, but for now, I must continue doing my errands in the -16 degrees (yikes!) weather! All I can say is, I am ready for Cancun!

Adios!

Milena