Day 8: Mikayla’s First Adventure

Day 8 Mikayla’s Blog: What is an adventure? I believe an adventure is experiencing something new. Arriving in Mexico was just the beginning to a very long adventure for my family and me. It started out as just an idea, a dream long wished for, but soon grew to possible options, then fully emerged as a plan laid out for the next year and two months. The first real thrill and feeling of reality came when we jumped in the car at 5:15 am with all of our luggage, on the morning… Read More

Day 6: Ryan’s First Impressions

Along the streets in Playa del Carmen, there are no speed limits, no lanes, and no lights. Motorcycles glide in and out of groups of people, as do cars and taxis. People walk everywhere, usually not heeding the vehicles right behind them. Jaywalking laws don’t exist in Playa Del Carmen. Thankfully Starbucks does.The tour people here will ask you, “ Have you been with your kids to swim with the dolphins?”You’ll say, “No, not yet.”They’ll say, “How ‘bout now, amigo?” You’ll say, “No thank you.” They’ll say, “Come on, amigo, I give you… Read More

Day 6: Dinner Tonight…

After meeting our Spanish teachers for the first time at Kava Kasa tonight, we headed back home, hungry but not in the mood to cook.  We opted to steer clear of the more expensive Fifth Avenue restaurants, and opted instead to explore the non-touristy areas of Playa.   While walking, our paths intersected with a “salesman”, trying to draw us into the restaurant he worked for.  We explained that we were not tourists and were more interested in finding a place where the locals ate.  We were not too convincing at first,… Read More