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Published: March 14th 2011
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Being in Toronto drives me insane... reality is good but most of the time it sux... the travel bug is making me itch... and there I was... finding myself jumping in on an opportunity to travel the moment I saw it... I told myself before that travelling would be a little hard since I moved out on a new condo last Oct 2010... i dont know what it is... but exploring the world is just in my blood... and taking myself out of my very own passion was the most difficult thing ever! So I decided to take the risk, touch my savings, take a week off my 2 jobs (even though one of them was new and btw I am not payed for my vacations), and hopped in on that plane knowing only one thing.... what the heck am I thinking!?! Mexico again!?! Okay... it wasn't my very first choice but since the people I'm going with all mutually decided to head down to Mexico... then fine! Los Cabos here I come!...

Just for the record... this will be my 3rd trip to Mexico... hence a little smack in the head... why?? When I can go to a different South American or Carribean country that I've never been...

But like a trooper... and a determined traveler... I packed my bags and off I go...

Before leaving Toronto though I must admit it was a relief to find out that two of my good friends came back from Los Cabos... and they told me about how much fun they had and how they saw some whales... so I guess that was something to look forward to...

As soon as the plane touched down in San Jose airport... I was expecting the hot breeze touching the skin on my face welcoming me in Mexico and reminding me how cold and what nasty weather we have in Toronto... (again its cuz I thought I knew Mexico....) but in my surprise... chilly winds welcomed me... I looked at my friend and blurted 'WTF!'... But not only that... this was different... the airport does not have that little tube that takes you from the plane to the inside of the airport but instead... you have to climb down the ladder... which I find was awesome... so I thought... ok... ok... this is something new but then again... I have all expectations since again my 3rd time in Mexico and I couldnt express that enough...

As the bus transferred us from the airport to the Riu Santa Fe hotel (which btw is gorgeous)... I noticed that there's a peculiar difference about this place from Mayan Riviera and Cancun where I travelled before... It's a freakin desert! Cactuses everywhere, and dry sands, and mountains after mountains, and dunes!!! So I thought right away... awesome! I've never been on a desert ever and this is amazing... already 10 mins from the airport I was already in awe...

As our time in an all-inclusive went about... as we all know what happens in all-inclusive resorts... well let's just say... sometimes its hard to remember since the bar is open 24/7 all u can drink... so read between the lines... lets just say there were pictures taken that I dont even remember ever taken! So that screams fun of course!

But what really captured me about this trip was that I didn't come home the same... yes I've been to Mayan Riviera and Cancun... and had been partying every single day but in Los Cabos... I made a fortunate discovery by accident... I
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two of my friends... walking by the beach
came back to Toronto a changed person...

I never knew how beautiful Los Cabos is... and how different it is from any all-inclusive resorts or places I've been... it truly is a unique place and experience... from its beautiful (mostly) un-swimmable beaches, swimmable beaches, the lovers beach, mating whales, chilling seals, friendly people, to the marina... I fell in love with cabos...

So I went out with the girls one night... Our local Mexican friend took us out to this amazing bar by the beach as we all strolled in the beach one night... he said to me 'i feel so lucky'(he was referring to his life and where he is at now)... Ì told him 'I am not lucky but I am blessed'and so he asked 'y dont u consider yourself lucky'i said, 'cuz blessed is better than lucky for me'and I could never forget what he said.... 'y not be both lucky and blessed'

Hence, I came back... in love with Los Cabo... and feeling lucky and blessed at the same time! I realized how some people don't have everything in their life but they feel great and lucky... hence for me... so far i've
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we spotted so many whales! They are amazing!
been getting what I wanted and in life sometimes we live too fast and we forget to stop, breathe, take our time to realize how fortunate we are regardless of where we are at or what we do...

I also expressed my fear of travelling alone to our friend... and he simply said, 'It's okay being scared... cuz being scared means u're doing something new! So just do it! You'll see there's nothing to be afraid of!'...

So I thought... maybe we travel in life to meet people who will remind us of the answers we already know deep inside... maybe sometimes we just need to hear it from someone who lives a million miles away from us... someone who has an instant great impact on our lives... seeing through theirs...

So I said... sometimes in life we have to let go of our expectations and just go with the flow... cuz that is the greatest experience ever! This is not the first nor last time I will see Cabos... I will definetelty go back!


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2 choices wether u swim from the floating bar to the beach or u kayak ur way...
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where we have our brekfasts for 7 days!
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us plus Pablo (who was taking the pix) left Toronto for this beautiful place!
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me taking a pic of the amazing view from our resort
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the lover's beach.... amazing how I saw the seperation of sea... the other side of this beach is the pacific Ocean
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one of the many pools of our resort...
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my good friend riding the horse for pix!
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our camera man while whale watching...


14th March 2011

Maria glad you enjoyed Cabo San Lucas
We are counting the days until we arrive. We have 10 days to go!! I'm glad you are a changed woman. Change is grand and so is travel.Did you go out on a boat to see the whales? Where do you want to go next? I'm be happy to make some suggestions of places that you will have fun on your own but hopefully you'll talk on of your friends into going with you.
15th March 2011

hope ur havin a great time as well!
im sooo jealous!!! im having some cabos withdrawal symptoms lol... and yes we did an excursion whale watching and we saw some humpback and grey whales... it was an amazing experience... thank u for reading my blog... this is my only way to express my love for travel... and yes pls let me know some other places that would be great to visit... my next trip is in europe.... 2 of my bestfriends are coming and we'll be going down to italy, monaco, vatican, france, belgium, austria, amsterdam, nice, and germany.... im very excited!!! I cant wait to hop back in the plane and just leave!
15th March 2011

"I fell in love with Cabo"
Oh so glad you enjoyed Cabo. It is my favourite place on this planet. Andrea aka Cabochick
15th March 2011

it was very beautiful... I cant wait to go back!

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