Monthly Archives: March 2007

Work and Play – Cozumel, Mexico

I had worked up something of an appetite so naturally gravitated towards the food. It turned out the rest of the TravelPodders had the same idea so we all sat together and munched away. It was nice to catch up and learn who had done what where. Some had gone to the ruins and some had stayed in town to shop. read more

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Underwater Excitement – Cozumel, Mexico

I slept alright but I was still pretty tired when I woke up as I only really got a few hours in. I ate a decent breakfast before it was time to meet up with the boys to go diving. I had been to Cozumel several times and my favorite thing to do is scuba. It is known as one of the better place in the world do practice this sport. I wasn`t sure how badly damaged things were from the hurricane a while back. read more

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Experiences and ideas = Inspiration – Costa Maya, Mexico

After hauling my prizes back to my room (not an easy task when most of it is carved fishbone and soapstone), I laid out my paintings to dry. I had a short visit with the gang who were congregating in my room. After a short time, I had to politely ask for some space and quiet as I had to get my “write” on. After such a wonderful day, I had so much to say. The inspiration was oozing out of me like cream from an overfilled chocolate ├ęclair. Oh yeah, I went and got snacks and coffee to give me some sustenance then I was off like a bullet. read more

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Ultimate relaxation – Costa Maya, Mexico

Conscious of the time, I lugged my new purchases back to the particular massage tent that I had originally decided on. There were many others but I really liked the energy from the one near the only tree in town. It was a family run business and I could tell they cared about what they did. I greeted the girl I had promised and she directed me to the only empty table left. read more

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Souvenir City – Costa Maya, Mexico

I got my self together into a sunhat and dress with my bikini underneath, just in case. I walked down the gangway and meandered down the long cement dock towards the shops. The same type of set up as Belize, there was an assortment of shops, restaurants, bars, and artists making up this village exclusively for cruise passengers. read more

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May as well do some holidaying then… – Costa Maya, Mexico

I woke feeling only slightly hungover but I point out that Dom still provides a moderate headache. My tummy was still full from the feast we had just hours before when I rolled over to see Audrianna and Erin making their way out for the day. I was in no rush to get off the boat as I knew we were docked today making debarkation quick and painless. read more

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Magical Artist – Costa Maya, Mexico

After being dropped just inside the front gates, I scurried back through the touristland. I past by a young man who was making elaborate art using spray paint and I just had to stop. I was absolutely entranced by this mans talent and could not stop staring. read more

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Bubbly from the bubbles – Ocean, Belize

After a yummy dinner with the gang, Audrianna and I decided to go for a few drinks. We wandered about here and there but nowhere was really catching our interest. The English-style pub was too dark and the sports bar was too boring. The Latino bar was too loud and the piano bar was full of oldies. read more

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Snowy Cirque de Ice Capades – Belize City, Belize

After getting back from the tender, I decided to try and have a little nap. I called all the others to remind them that we had tickets to the ice skating show at 7pm. We all met up in the hallway and then made our way to the bottom level where the ice skating rink is located. I know it sounds strange to have a giant slab of ice on a boat that is plowing through the Caribbean. But hey, whatever floats your boat, right? I chose this ship purposely because of the ice skating rink and rock climbing wall. read more

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Tourist Trap – Belize City, Belize

Tuesday morning I woke quite early to the sound of the captain over the intercom system out in the hallway. I deciphered something about tenders heading into Belize City and then stopped listening. I know this drill all too well. When you go into a port on a cruise ship, there are two options. One is driving right up to the port and passengers debarking off a gangway. The other option is getting onto little speed boats called tenders that shuttle you into the dock. read more

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