I've been delaying my final post about Mexico because, I looked forward to that trip for so long and a blog post seem to really signify the end....I want to live in my little Mexico wonderland for a while longer. In the meantime....I learned some important things from my first stint abroad.
#1 The Airlines should really be clearer when discussing the international paperwork you fill out on the plane. That half sheet of paper they give you when you get off the plane is actually your ticket out of the country. I thought it was my receipt for visiting Mexico.
The 5 seconds in Mexico my hair was straight
#2 If you have naturally curly hair, just embrace it. I had the most aggressive relationship with my flat iron ever and became a dictator about taking pictures within 3 minutes of finishing getting ready. At one point, Danielle and I were having a meltdown in our room because it was SO humid,our floor was actually, literally and physically wet with condensation. #girlprobs #bighairandidocare
#3 Mexico has no concept of time. We were told there would be a 15 minute wait to get into Coco Bongo. Translated = 1 hour. The next day our trip home from snorkeling was estimated at 30 minutes. Translated = 2 hours. Grab your saltines and Dramamine if your're not a good traveler because Mexico is located somewhere in a time vortex.
#4 There are no rules in Mexico....just suggestions. Except when it comes to your pool towel. There are no rules except....do not lose your pool towel! Apparently if you lose your bleached out ragged pool towel that you have to sign your room key card and part of your soul over for....you are S.O.L. But everything else....topless on the beach....drugs in da club...being incomprehensibly wasted at 1pm....totally fine.
#5 Do not ask the Customs Passport dude to restamp your passport.....I'm just going to say that when someone hands you a blank passport, they may be excited to get their first stamp....and when you barely dip your stamp in ink and leave what looks like a half-washed off child's tattoo some people may be a little disappointed and ask you to try again with a little more ink and a little more effort. This is apparently frowned upon.
What lessons have your learned traveling?!