Hi guys! Soo when I said “I’ll write about it tomorrow” after all my frustration…well, apparently “tomorrow” meant “in a few days.” Oops. Sorry. I have been sucked into American Horror Story and Pretty Little Liars was on last night and and and…yeah. I’ve run out of excuses.
But okay! So let me try and write about the full trip, but if it’s too long I’ll divvy this into two posts.
You guys already heard about my flight fiasco where everything got all cray.
So anyways, on my flight to Guadalajara I met this woman and her beautiful baby girl on my flight, her and her husband’s story is really devastating and I’m really hoping they can be together here.
Okay, let me get my thoughts together for a second..sorry, I just did Insanity so I’m dying a little bit, haha.
Man I wish WordPress would have saved my post when I first wrote it, it was awesome. -__-
Pero así es la vida. C’est la vie. Whatevs.
I arrived to Guadalajara around 8 pm when I was supposed to arrive at 4:30 pm. I took a taxi to the bus station (270 FREAKING PESOS, PEOPLE! That was more than my bus ticket to Puerto Vallarta FIVE HOURS AWAY) and the whole time the taxi driver was trying to convince me to let him drive me to Vallarta for a small fee of $300 USD. Yeah right. I’m a poor college student.
Unfortunately the bus did not leave Guadalajara until 11:00 pm so I just chilled in the station for a while being the only gringa there. Blah blah blah bus bus bus and I arrived in Vallarta at 5 am. Lovely. Nothing like sleeping on a bus that is zipping at a scary-fast speed through the mountains of Mexico.
Pichis (real name, Ricardo) and Amy’s dad picked me up and we all went back to the house, Amy greeted me all super excited squealing and whatnot and then we promptly went to bed cos I’d been traveling for 20 hours. We actually woke up early the next day so Pichis, Amy, and I hopped on the bus to go to Punta de Mita in Nayarit which is the state next to Jalisco.
We all suck at surfing, but it’s so much fun so I really didn’t care. I could spend all day in the water. Anything related to the water, I love it. Except maybe fishing. That comes off as a bit boring to me, haha.
Once we got back to Vallarta, I had a bazillion missed calls and texts on my American phone. I left my phone in the house all day turned on airplane mode but I had to check it to tell my parents I was still alive so that’s how that all popped up.
It was a really pleasant surprise though – my friend Óscar was in Vallarta too! He knew I was coming to Vallarta and he knew HE was going with HIS family, but he didn’t tell me until I got there.
And in the evening we all met up AGAIN to go danciiiiing. I love dancing. 😀 We went to La Vaquita and Mandala. I suck at taking pictures though so I don’t have a lot. I honestly need a photographer to follow me around so I have documentation of what I do in my life.
The next day Óscar and his family had to return home sooo it was just me, Amy, and Pichis again.
Word to the wise – don’t hang out with a couple. It will drive you nuts. I love Pichis AND I love Amy but sometimes I just wanted to stab my eyeballs with a spoon.
Apart from that, my time there was awesome. We went to Nayarit again with Amy’s [almost] entire family to Rancho Grande Los Pinos and spent the whole day swimming and picnicking and lying in the sun (well, I was in the sun, there rest were in the shade haha). We’re opposites – I want to be darker and Amy wants to be lighter. I also finished “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness” which was awesome.
Also if you’re wondering why I titled this post “la werita takes Mexico” it’s just cos I felt like it. And all my friends call me wera/werita/gringa (or more properly spelled güera/güerita, buttttt I have been heavily influenced by my friends in the way that I write in Spanish haha).
I feel like my vacation sounds boring in retrospect but I promise it was awesome – I just don’t do touristy things while I’m there cos I’m with my friends and I’ve done the whole tourist shtick before when I studied abroad in Mexico.
Oooh! New Years! Okay New Years will be my stopping point then I’ll fill you guys in on the rest of my trip.
We spent New Years with Amy’s whole family and it was so much fun. We spent the night dancing at her cousin’s house and eating grapes (at midnight you have to eat some grapes and for every grape make 2 wishes or something like that, it made no sense to me haha) and tamaleeeeees and champagne! And I already showed you guys the photos from that. 🙂
Next up will be my trip to Aguascalientes and Querétaro so I should talk about that tomorrow…or you know, in a few days. haha 🙂