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

3 comments:

  1. You definitely start noticing the bad when you actually live here. I had on serious rose colored glasses when I first came here. Such a glorified image in my head and while I still love Mexico, there are quite a few problems with this place that really bug me. People are starving, corrupt cops, terrible pay, stray dogs (love dogs, makes me sad).. But at the end of the day, you're on an adventure with the one you love, so it all just falls into place. Good luck with the adjustment!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for posting Lauren. :) You know what's funny though, I have lived in Mexico before, for months! What I meant when I said that is that maybe I never noticed the other things as much because it was where I could spend time with L so everything was okay. So complicated to explain. I think we both had a glorified image of Mexico in our head, and although I love it here for many reasons, I think now my rose colored glasses are off and I see things for what they truly are. Thanks I hope everything will fall into place soon :)

      On a brighter note we have an oxxo around the corner from us and were on a really awesome street with lots of cute shops..we even get fresh orange juice everyday, yummy!

      Delete
  2. Glad to hear from you. Sorry you had such a bad plane experience. I hate flying and it is even worse when I am sitting there by myself each time. I understand what you mean about the good and bad moments. This last trip here has been the most difficult I think. I am not sure if its because of the rose colored glasses as you say or because this time it is my last trip here and no there is only having to accept what is and not just brush things off. There is no more going back to the states every three months. I dont know how to explain it but I know how you feel and some days are just better than others now.

    Cant wait to hear about your past week and I hope things start looking up for the both of us.

    ReplyDelete