Mexico: East side vs West Side

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Currently, I am planning my 3rd Meheekan Baycation (Mexican vacation. Plz keep up with the talk!). I want to get away for my birthday. Why? Because I have never done that and for the past 5 years or so I have been saying I will. What ends up happening is I’ve stayed here and done the same thing – go to the bar and get wasted (btw last year was awesome! One for the books!) I’m over it. I mean its a great excuse to see people who I only see once or twice a year and I look forward to seeing them, but how awesome would it be to climb Machu Pichu, ride an elephant or swim with dolphins on the anniversary of your birth! I am unfortunately not too adventurous. Maybe some day I will push myself to a near death experience but I need to take baby steps. And I have been! That’s a whole other blog post though!

I’ve been to Mexico twice, so I kinda wanted to go somewhere else this time. Many thoughts came to mind, but the plan is to do a cruise later in the year, once the weather gets haaat. So the plan is to go back to a place we know won’t disappoint. The idea was to maybe try the west coast, since we have done Cancun (not a fan) and Puerto Morelos (love). When researching the west coast two places peak my interest – Puerto Vallarta & Cabo.

I’m visual, so pictures speak to me first and foremost. If I like the pics, i’ll read the bio. Then I consult people. So these are a few photos that spoke to me when I googled PV:

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I love a good sky. I love places that look different. I want to feel like I’m in a foreign land far, far away. This place looked exotic so I further researched and asked fellow Meheekanos. Since PV isn’t as familiar I also checked out Cabo. It appears more mountainous. To be honest, mountains don’t really do much for me. Im not visually attracted to them. Like when I went to Spain, as the plane circled over Malaga I was kinda disappointed to see pretty much:

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but after a beautiful drive up to Mijas…I got a whole new appreciation.

MIJAS, SPAIN:

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Spain is beautiful! Mountains, appreciated. It’s like how they say there is more to a book than it’s cover. You need to read the pages to understand it.

Anyways, so Cabo. Here’s what I googled:

It looks nice!

So the west coast passed it’s preliminary test. Next I asked people who have visited. They all told me the water is brown and ugly. (BOOOO) The water is also harsh and not easy to swim in. Okay. Bye. Felicia. I also am getting a vibe that PV is kinda like a west coast Cancun. I could be wrong but I read somewhere that they have a “hotel zone” and I don’t know…a red flag flashed in front of my face.

Lets move on to the east coast! The beautiful Caribbean sea!! I have never had a bad day looking at this beauty:

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These are all from Cancun. I’m not into the “19 year old frat boy from Pennsylvania get disgusting drunk and engage in even more unsightly behavior” type deal so that wasn’t for me. What WAS for me was this WATERRRRR!!!! If only I could wake up to that every morning instead of traffic in the city! The sunsets were out of this world as well. It didn’t feel like I was in a foreign land though bc of all the American tourists and there was absolutely no culture. It was like Vegas or something. Party town for college boppers. We also went into the actual town of Cancun (as opposed to the hotel zone) and it was dead and kinda creepy. Kinda looked like a deserted town in south Texas. We heard about a place that plays Reggaeton so we wanted to have one fun night of dancing. Unfortunately we couldn’t find it for a very long time in between sketch looking Walmart, Sam’s Club & Applebees. We finally did find it and we had to walk up a set of sketch stairs to find an empty, dusty room. To be fair, we were early because two girls roaming around “Real Mexico” – ya know. Get home before dark, child!

My first time in Mexico was a little south of cancun in a cute little fisherman village called Puerto Morelos. I hope this place never changes. It was breathtaking!!! I took 1237 photos. I probably took 72 shots every morning of the same view from our balcony, I repeat, every morning. Let me show you why:

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View from the room

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A different angle

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I don’t think I need to say anything else. I was soo happy here!!!!!!!!

Here are some shots of the sunset/sky:

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This was the first photo i took of the sky and I love it!!! I named it “Jungli” 😉

 

After the sun pics must go fun pics:

Yes thats a slide and on the other side of the rock, you can jump into the pool! It even had a waterfall! Iguanas were everywhere. That’s my friend Igor. I have an obsession with Stop signs in foreign languages. Maybe one day I’ll collect enough photos of them, create an amazing piece of art & then be rich and famous.

And I can’t forget to show you the actual town of Puerto Morelos. Very, very cute. A quick 15-20 minute walk through “Real Mexico” lol and you are there!

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The walk. Pindhin’ it. Ask your punjabi friend what a pindh is if it isn’t clear enough in this pic 😉

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This is the signature symbol of PM.

We also took a day trip to Playa del Carmen but I’m not going to post any pics here because I will be there again in a months time 🙂

Adios for now kiddies!!!

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About kbahri114

Hi! I'm an outgoing, bubbly New Yorker of Indian origin. I grew up in a Punjabi home and was raised with Hindu traditions in America. I am extremely in touch with my Indian roots and am thankful to have had been taught about my culture while growing up, which is why I have a great appreciation towards my culture and like to share it with others as well as learn about different cultures. At one point in my life I came to the realization about how we have been blessed with the gift of life on the planet earth. When I'm 90 years old lying on my death bed looking back at my life, I want to make sure I took full advantage of my life and explored this amazing world we live in! I knew traveling was something I had to start doing. I'm not the type to live in a bubble my entire life. I've always been intrigued by the world and different cultures. I have always wanted to explore and see as much of the world as I can! Life is all about experiences, meeting people, learning new ways and concepts and taking risks. I'm also very fond of photography, fashion, shopping, having fun, being loud, laughing and cracking crazy jokes, music and dance (I used to dance traditional for festivals back during the school days). This blog is meant to be fun & entertaining but it also provides my personal experiences and what you might expect to discover while traveling. It also will include random thoughts and stories since a kaleidoscope is meant to be a colorfully shaken mix of happiness! I hope you find my blog interesting, fun, funny & informative, but most of all entertaining!!

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