Drinking, food, drinking, Cabo, drinking, food, drinking, Puerto Vallarta, drinking, drinking, drinking.
04.11.2012 - 11.11.2012 30 °C
Welcome aboard the Carnival Splendor!
complete with 3 pools, water slide, jogging track, mini golf, basketball court, gym and SPA, 4 restaurants, 4 buffets, night club, casino, shopping, 14 stories high and too many bars to keep count.
As the subheading suggests... we drank... alot and this is because the first thing we found on board was a drink deal for $300 you could get unlimited drinks for the entire week... we put that special to the test... I think we lost... In the form of hangovers but definitely got our moneys worth!
there just my receipts for a night, Alana had the same amount!
We did sleep in untill 1pm the next day I might add, but to our defense, we still had a bit of jetlag.. There was no time for that there was too much good food to be eaten and to much alcohol to be drunk!
The second day was a recovery day and we went to a adult comedy show that night!
We had Cabo to look forward to tomorrow and we were getting anxious.... We decided not to book any shore excursions and just wing it there. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the rest of the ship and found a spot that said you couldnt climb. Of course, Bryan couldnt resist!
Day 3: We got up early, (surprising...) and headed on the tender boats that took us to the Cabo Marina.
We wandered around for a bit and checked out the flea markets and every word we said, was, "No thank you" as the Mexicans try to sell you stuff, "You like?" "Special price... Almost free... " Haha - Reminded us alot of Bali though they speak in Spanish and the fact that its so much more expensive!
After saying "No" to every guy that was trying to get us to go on their tour, we played the game and bartered a good price to do a tour out to the beaches and rock formations that was only accessible by sea. We went to some awesome beaches, they were called Lovers Beach - appropriate and then the guy was telling us that they have their own individual names for some of them. There was 2 secluded beaches and they called them Honeymoon beach and Divorce Beach. We saw heaps of wild sea lions and colourful fish and heaps of amazing rock formations so much potential.... Bryan was in heaven! He did some climbing at one of the cool caves we found on Lovers Beach and got some great pictures.
I must say Alana is getting pretty good with the new camera! good shots babe!
but on the way in I had already spotted a line I wanted to tackle
A rock formation called Neptunes Finger
was a bit spewing I couldn't climb any higher because I had no shoes on but oh well was awesome fun none the less.
From what i know they would all be first ascent lines i doubt many climbers travel through here.
after I had my fun we relaxed on the beach for another hour or so untill our boat came back to pick us up and take us back to the main land
then we found an awesome bar called senior frogs!
a nice place to have a few beers with good food and good music
and then you find out tequila shots are $1.00
Drink, Drank, Drunk
We headed back to the ship and that night was a big one party on the ship untill the sun came up!
The next day, Bryan was hungover and Alana had food poisoning... Well I'm not sure if that was what it was, but it wasnt a hangover.. I just felt sick all day and couldnt eat. It was horrible....
We hardly even went outside...Thats the thing, in an interior cabin, it is pitch black and you cannot tell what time it is so unless you set alarms or wake up calls, you can sleep all day!
That night Bryan surprised me with a bottle of wine, chocolate coated strawberries and a long stem rose for our anniversary...
What a sweetie
Even though he was hungover he organised something special. We had a nice night at dinner and retired early...
Day 4: PUERTO VALLARTA to look forward to!
I had a wake up call at 730am to have a Spa Treatment on the ship before we got off.
Afterward we had breaky then headed down to get off the ship at the port....
It was freezing on the boat so I put a long sleeve top on.... Regretted it as soon we got off as the humidity hit me in the face! Big mistake..
was 35 degrees....
welcome to Puerto Vallarta
Anyway we collected maps and caught a $3 shuttle into the town.
We explored around for a while, checking out shops, buying a few souvenirs etc. Bryan bought a 'authentic' Cuban Cigar and I bought a handbag as my other one broke
We then bartered a taxi driver to take us to Mismiloya, where the famous beaches were and 'Los Arcos' which are these caves and rock formations only accessible by sea.
We set ourselves up on deck chairs and ordered ourselves a Corona and some mexican. The water wasnt as nice as Cabos to swim, we both agreed. We also agreed that the Mexican food over here isn't the same as back home. We don't like it as much!
From where you'd rather be..... suckers....
We then decided to make our way back to the ship to drink some more, as our drinks were waiting
We met some other people from our cruise and they had already organised a tour and return transfer. We made friends with them, they were all American, travelling with 40 different people from their church... We only found this out after we were telling them stuff about Australia, travelling and probably some stuff you wouldnt tell 'bible basher/churchie' (Bryans words....)
They were all really nice... We joked around with telling them we ride Kangaroos to school... and Koalas fall out of trees and attack you so you have to be careful.... Haha
there was even the "authentic" Australian beer fosters on board which we had never seen in australia....
Anyways we made it make to the ship and continued the party....
Met a whole group of gay people tonight...... It was really wild and fun.... until we realised that one of the boys.... Justin Bieber look alike, looked like he was hitting on his sister.... that was a massive fuck up...
2nd last day on the cruise was another hang over... shitty weather cold and windy found our selfs running around the ship doing trivia and other silly games just to keep the boredom away!
we ended up going to an art auction just to have a look, ended up winning an artwork in a raffle!
and then we managed to buy a $4000, 4 piece art collection by Peter Nixon.... (wow really did we just do that?!) ssshhhiiitttt.....
last day on ship was torture waiting for ever to get off then in customs gone back to uncle bills for some much needed sleep!
next stop yosemite and san fran
3... 2... 1... cya!