our hotel was a total surprise for us, there were signs all around with different animal species that lived in the jungle around the hotel. honestly, i though we were never going to see one of the many animals, but god, was i wrong.
there were these tiny animals named coatí, they were really pretty, but they also loved to sneak in the restaurants so there were nets to avoid their unexpected visits.
everyday on our way to breakfast, our room or to the beach we saw lots of these babes, and every single time i was mesmerized by them. another species we saw were monkeys. my brother had told us there was a monkey jumping around the trees and hugging people, and of course my sister and i wanted to meet that monkey! so one day we were walking to the beach and there he was: jumping from tree to tree. my sister and i got close and an employee from the hotel told us that the monkey was very friendly, so we got closer. he just wouldn’t let us see him so as we were about to give up the monkey ran over to my sister, grabbed her by the leg and tried to bite her! it all happened so fast i didn’t know whether to laugh or seek for help.
it all ended up with a sad monkey making signs as he walked away from a french lady and us. it was really fun!
so, after we went to akumal we went back to the hotel to take a quick shower and then head over to xplor, a themed water park. dad booked the fire experience for us, it consists on doing all the activities you can do when there’s daylight but at night which is pretty rad.
we got there when it was almost dark, which means no sun (thank god!) because i was super tanned from day 1 and it was mostly empty, also good because that meant no lines. we started with raft swimming, and i must say, my sister and i suck at it, we paddled backwards most of the time and we got a lot of help from a very nice guy who was laughing at us.
then we swam in a river with bats, the water was so cold i thought i was going to freeze. it was all fun until we reached some waterfalls that pulled you down so hard that it was difficult to swim the other way.
after that we went on a ride through the jungle in 4×4 mini cars where we saw fireflies and a few bats. we left the most exciting activity last: zip-lining. it was dark, but you could see park lit up with torches.
it was one of the best experiences and we all had so much fun. we had dinner there and then left to our hotel for a good night of sleep.
You were traveling really far,
I had to stay and watch the plants
why hello there! it’s been tough around here lately, so i apologize for the radio silence. i’ve been going to lots of meetings and taking in my last days of vacation because tomorrow i’m off to work (insert super sad and tired face here). last year i got my first job and it was amazing, this year i am back at it and it’s really exciting! seeing old friends, learning new things from all those kids, making new friends and also learning from them. when we had our first meeting last month everyone was so happy to see each other, i even heard someone saying this: i waited all year long for this, i missed you guys! it was really sweet.
but as i was telling you, this year i’m back at it, so it means i won’t be able to post often due to extreme tiredness and maybe two weekends of camping out with the kids. the fun begins tomorrow and i am already tired, is that even possible? maybe sunday meetings at 8am, last-minute uniform adjustments (because they delivered them today), team switches and over thinking costume days are harder than they look.
i know i’ll have fun, and since this is my second and last year i’ll make the best of it! wish me luck and i’ll be posting every chance i get, i promise!