More Thunderstorms, Cenotes & Chichen Itza, Merida

We were welcomed to Merida my a much warmer climate, it was a balmy 27 degrees and I couldn’t have been more relieved! We got a cab straight to our hostel, Nomadas Hostel, which is still probably one of my favourite hostels. Downtown Mérida has a grid layout quite typical of the Yucatán region, even-numbered streets run north and south and odd-numbered streets run east and west, so it’s pretty easy to find your way around.

Our hostel in Merida, Nomadas

Our hostel in Merida, Nomadas

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Thunderstorms, Traffic & Teotihuacan, Mexico City

Exploring Mexico City
We touched down in Mexico City at about 5 AM, very groggy and not very well rested! Despite having had an entire row of seats to ourselves each, there were not one, but three crying babies on our flight and not even my brand new earplugs could drown them out! So it’s safe to say that we didn’t get much sleep on that 2 AM flight from JFK. Both my luggage and I had the bad luck of getting randomly selected for inspection which was pretty annoying, especially since they broke my brand new, just-bought-especially-for-this trip, luggage lock despite it supposedly being TSA approved. Grrrr….but after breezing through with my poco de espanol we went off in search of public transport into the city.

Mexico City

Mexico City

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Au Revoirs & Reunions, Boston & NYC

On Thursday the 27th of September 2015, I bid my family farewell. I’m not usually one to get too emotional over goodbyes, but I did get a little choked up when it came time to say good bye to the dogs. At least you can still interact with your friends and family over Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp, but as much as I like to think they can hear me through the phone, you can’t really communicate with your pets while you’re away!

Me, Charlie & Rua

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