Wearing: Missguided romper, Report sandals, Quay sunnies, vintage purse, Bling Jewelry ring and necklace
The day started out a bit clouded and rainy as we set out through the streets of Roatan, but the further we walked the more the clouds dissipated to reveal blue skies and sunshine. We walked for quite a while and found some real gems including a couple pigs chilling by the sea. While admiring the cute pigs a young girl approached to try to sell us fresh coconuts. That’s how you know you’re in the right place.
We eventually got tired of walking and took a taxi to the beach. The driver was nice enough to take us through his awesome resort entrance to avoid the crowds. After a quick swim, we grabbed some food and enjoyed the view from the bar. At the far end of the beach was a rock ledge that played host to iguanas above water and tropical fish below. There was even a monkey climbing on tourists and I have to say it was pretty adorable even though I’m not a fan of monkeys. After some solid snorkel time we haggled with another taxi driver to take us back and that was the craziest ride I’ve ever been on. The whole trip he was basically driving on the other side of the road into oncoming traffic passing people. Somehow still safer than a carnival ride…
Wearing: Missguided halter, Nordstrom rack shirt, Forever 21 sandals, vintage sunnies, Bling Jewelry ring, necklace, and beaded necklace
Costa Maya was sooo beautiful! There were many places to snorkel and ruins to see. We ended up walking a great deal but you typically get to see more of what you want when you walk rather than take a “tour” in my opinion, plus it’s cheaper. I passed by this one tree with giant leaf-cutter ants crawling on it and I felt like it was a scene straight out of National Geographic. My Spanish is a bit rusty but I still successfully purchased a beverage from a local shop owner and haggled with a nice vendor for a colorful woven bracelet with my wet dollar bills. Tour guides don’t really show you that stuff, but I think it’s these little things that make an experience authentic.
Wearing: Asos top, Hollister denim shorts, Forever 21 sandals, Victoria Secret bikini, vintage sunnies
Cozumel, Mexico can be very touristy as we found out walking along the main roads aligned with numerous shops and vendors yelling at you to buy all the things. So in light of taking a chance and being adventurous we got a moped and went off-roading to areas where there were more wild dogs than people. I was a bit scared but mostly excited to see what is normally unseen in Mexican rural areas. We drove pretty far out and thankfully the GPS didn’t fail or we would have been completely lost. There was just so much to see so I tried to include as much as possible in the video.
Almost out of the woods and off the muddy path the moped slipped right out from under us and I ended up with a skinned knee. Not letting that tumble dampen our spirits we did what any dirt-covered civilians would do and went snorkeling to clean off. The water was refreshing and crystal clear with little fishes swimming around in the coral. What little stress I felt from our fall earlier was easily drained away by the cool water. It may not have been the most conventional way to see Cozumel but it sure was the most thrilling travel experience I have had yet. My response to the question “Are you sure you want to spend the extra money for the moped?” will forever be “Hell yes, let’s make a memory!”
I have finally gotten around to putting the finishing touches on these photos. I had an enormous amount to sort through so it took quite a while. I will be working on the video next, it is gonna be spectacular! I’m so excited. This was my third cruise and I thought I could be somewhat of an expert by now, obviously I am quite delusional as we broke our camera on the first day in Mexico. That thrilling story will be told in my next post.
I get seasickness really easily but once I am hopped up on Dramamine and endless food and drinks I am a happy girl. Hot tubs, late night shows, games, sunshine and the salty sea spray. I loved the journey by boat almost as much as the destinations…almost 😉