Thursday, February 21, 2008

2007 Travels - Cruising

Since the title of my blog includeds the word travel, I should catch up on some of the traveling we did in 2007.

Mexico and Belize
We cruised with Norwegian Cruise lines in March 2007. We left out of Houston Texas and stopped in Progresso, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; and Belize City, Belize. All-in-all it was a nice trip, but we weren't huge fans of cruising. Maybe it was the time of year, but the upper sun deck was kind of chilly, too cold for sun bathing or swimming. Then the days that were warm enough for sun activities, the deck was packed and it was wall-to-wall people. We didn't really enjoy life on the boat and found it kind of boring, we probably won't cruise again. People say you can't be bored on a cruise ship, but we disagree. We weren't interested in hanging in the bars all day and night, we weren't interested in the casino, and we weren't very interested in most of the shows. We did enjoy the comic that they had two nights, so that was cool.

Progresso, MX:

We visited some Mayan ruins in Progresso. I can't remember the name of the place. It was really cool and we enjoyed this stop. After the ruins the bus took us to Marida City, MX. It is the capitol of the Yucatan Peninsula. We enjoyed some fantastic mexican food at a whole-in-the-wall little place and purchased a $30 casio digital watch. We forgot to bring a watch and figured we should get something, we're pretty sure we got ripped off:)
Cozumel, MX:

Cozumel was nice and warm. After driving all over the island in a cab trying to find a place to snorkel we finally found a beach on the complete other side of the island from where we started. It was very nice and we enjoyed several hours of sun. We then went back to the port area to get some food and then go back to the ship. We again, enjoyed fab food at another alley whole-in-the-wall. It was great and that day I learned that in Mexico you can take a margarita to go in a plastic cup. Fantastic!

Oh, I also met some really friendly boys in Cozumel:

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