A small town girl takes on the world

Friday, March 26, 2010

Current place: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Learned today that they don't let you board a flight to Mexico unless you have a ticket back. Therefore, I'm coming back on April 20th. Cheapest fare I could find, and I decided that I'm not going to push the solo traveling past a month.

I also realized that when you travel, you find "safe spots". You know, you spend all this time embarrassed, finding a bus, but once you are nestled into that seat, no one can touch you. I'm in a safe spot right now, on the computer, instead of out meeting people like I should be. So, here I go....but Isla Mujeres is beautiful - full of Europeans as it turns out. I'm not sure what I'm getting myself into, but I hope its more than just a bunch of safe spots all over the world.

I already made a bad move: I took a colectivo which you are apparently not supposed to do. But I waited for 35 minutes for the Ruta 13, which I'm pretty sure doesn't exist, and it was HOT as HELL, so I jumped onto a colectivo (on accident, really). So far, I've only been ripped off twice and had someone not get what I was saying once. I'm on a top bunk and have no idea where to get food. Follow your nose?

Hasta luego....


  1. Who knew you couldn't travel without a return ticket... must be some visa thing, jerks!

    Glad to know you will be home in time for birthday parties! WEE!

    And yes, follow your nose!

  2. OOOPS! Guess I should have told you that...... one looks like an uber terrorist when you do that. I forgot that I got detained by the Garda in Ireland for that same reason.
    I'll be in Oaxaca when you return. You'll be on chicken/garden duty until I return.

    The joys of travel. Bests!