UPDATE …

23 Feb

 

 

The Mayan Pyramid of the Mighty Kukulkan / Quetzalcoatl

Apology for not posting anything recently. Of course, I was in Mexico for a week. But I’ve also been sick – and working. I caught a Cold in Mexico (believe it or not). We got trapped in a torrential tropical downpour while on a shopping excursion in Playa Del Carmen. We neglected to bring the umbrella that we saw in our hotel room. An umbrella is a handy tool down here for fending off sun and rain – which can be abundant. Getting soaked was kind of fun really. I wasn’t cold at all. But I got a Cold from it anyhow. Not enough to ruin the holiday, but that’s where it started. Eventually, on the last day it started to get worse and this was combined with some Heat Stroke – and then food poisoning from a kiosk at the airport. So I was pretty sick on the the 5 hour flight back. After we got to Calgary I got over the Heat Stroke and food poisoning pretty quickly. But the cold has gotten worse and I’m taking a few Cold meds to get by. So I haven’t been up to doing much on the blog. Strangely, a couple of years ago, Rose and I both got food poisoning on our last day in Punta Cana, Santa Domingo too. We figure it was from the water we got careless with – brushing our teeth. On that trip it took 14 hours to get home. Sick all the way. In both instances though, the holiday wasn’t ruined because it happened at the end. If it had happened at the beginning that would have been a different story. Travelling from Canada to these tropical countries can have these kind of experiences. Combined with a big altitude change you are going from -20 F to 85 F or more. That’s over 100 degrees temperature difference. Be forewarned. And be careful.

Rose enjoying the surf.

Anyway, I’ll get something up here shortly.

 

4 Responses to “UPDATE …”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong February 23, 2019 at 6:26 pm #

    YOU ATE AT A KIOSK AT THE AIRPORT? You forgot Murphy Brown’s first rule: Never eat fresh anything at the airport.”

    • jcalberta February 23, 2019 at 10:09 pm #

      O Ya it was a blunder for sure. Food was lousy too. Seems no place off the Resort is safe to eat.

  2. maui1 February 24, 2019 at 4:22 pm #

    This is a great blog post and I also really like the Mayan Pyramid picture.

    • jcalberta February 25, 2019 at 10:02 am #

      Thanks Quinn! You’re my best fan! Appreciated.

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