Last week you could read that we were in beautiful Puerto Vallarta.
Here we also met our friends who we hadn’t seen in 10 years. Afterwards we left for the
surfers village Sayulita
. It was an eventful week with lots of ups and downs. Curious how this went? Find out our stories from last week here!
For Sigrid, it was more than 10 years since she saw her Mexican friend Gabriel. They met as children at an international dance festival in Belgium and have kept in touch ever since via MSN (who
this?) and later Facebook and Whatsapp. The bond that emerged was clearly one for life. Every year that passed, we would have liked to meetagain. For various reasons, this has not been possible until now. Until now, indeed. Puerto Vallarta was the ideal place to meet up. It was for Gabriel and his girlfriend Vanessa their favorite holiday destination and they could have arranged leave when we stayed there. We went to see each other again.
Nervous we were the days before the reunion. What would it be like to see each other again? Were we going to have the same band we were 10 years ago? When we finally met, it was wonderful to fly into each other’s arms! This was a hug we’d been looking forward to for 10 years. Both Gabriel and Vanessa were immediately closed in our hearts.
The best weekend ever
Since Vanessa and Gabriel are start-up workers in Mexico, they are only entitled to 3 extra vacation days outside the regular holidays. Because of this, they were only with us for one weekend in Puerto Vallarta. It was immediately clear that they were going to enjoy this well deserved weekend!
With a case of beer in one hand, a bag of chips in the other hand and our music,we sat down the first day on the crowded beach of Los Muertos. Among the other Mexican families, it was us who stood out. This was the Mexican way on vacay. In the beginning it was very strangefor us. We like quiet,secluded beaches more. Mexicans clearly like crowdsmore. This ended up being the most fun experience we already had here. Since then we always go to the beach with drinks and chips and music! Are we Mexican already?
That same evening Vanessa cooked us a delicious Mexican dinner. Homemade tacos and the best guacamole we ever tasted were served and we taught each other a few typical words from our own language. The last two days we spent at a resort. Here we went together to really relax and enjoy enjoying. Three huge pools and a hotel on the beach by the sea, can certainly help. We decided to go out the last night together and this was an unforgettable night. The Easter weekend (the ultimate highlight of Semana Santa, as they say here) brought a lot of crowds in Puerto Vallarta, but it was a very nice weekend to remember!
Even though it was 10 years ago that we saw each other, it seems like we’ve been very close for years. Actually, that’s always been the case, but vieren it was nice to get along so well in real life. The farewell was hard for us. Time has flown by but we know we will see each other again (soon). Vanessa and Gabriel may come to Belgiumin a few years. Then we can get to know our traditions. We’re looking forward to it!
On to Sayulita
Although it had been a hugely fun weekend, we also experienced some setbacks this week. Over the Easter weekend, Bryan lost his cell phone. Maybe not stolen, but just fell out of his pocket during a taxi ride. This was a downer on the revelry. We haven’t seen the cell phone again.
After this weekend we headed towards Sayulita. We added this destination last-minute to our great journey through Mexico.
It seemed like a nice seaside town with a cozy vibe. Here we could really unwind.
Sayulita is truly paradise for surfers and beach lovers. The beaches there are hugely vast and not crowdedat all. You rent here for a small price an umbrella, buy in the local shop some food and drink and you have the ideal day on the beach! The sea is also perfect for swimming in if you are looking for cooling off at hot temperatures. This is also what we have done for a number of days, interspersed with a day at the pool of our hotel. Delicious!
In the evening you can eat out and pass some local shops and stalls in between. Many Mexican delicacies just make people here on the street ready for you, but there are also fancier restaurants to be found. We both enjoyed it and thought it was highly recommended to eat both more upscale and try something locally at a stall. Unfortunately we also have a slightly lesser experience with a beach bar in Sayulita, but more on that next week!
Last week Mexico
Also our last week in Mexico we will spend in Sayulita. We already got to know very nice people from Belgium who live here and we will meet with them in the coming days. After all, they know the region and the nicest places.
It’s a shame we won’t see Mexico City this trip, but another week on the beach or pool is not bad either. We got it right here despite the setbacks! We’ll make the best of it. And we will visit Mexico City another time, because it is already certain that we will ever return to this beautiful country!
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of course. Until then!