“You’re going to Mexico by yourself?!”
During my lunch hour, I showered*, somehow managed to take my passport picture at Walgreens and then went to the post office and officially applied for my passort. I came back from lunch 1 minute late. Amazing. I received my ‘certificate of live birth’ on Monday at 10:45AM. It was ON after that. Fast thinking. I didn’t think I was going to be able to do all that in 1 hour. There was a couple (mom & daughter) in the passport office in front of me. I thought I was doomed. They were laughing and joking with the passport officer. Eventually they left. And guess what? He made me laugh to! 😉 They were also going to Mexico. Viva Mexico! I bet they aren’t going in less than a month…cause they seem like sane folk.
(*I work at home so I usually shower during breaks or lunch).
Okay. So according to the passport guy, I should get my passport by October 9. My flight to Mexico is on October 20. How crazy is all this? ARGH! There are so many things I have to do. I can’t even think about everything. I just want my passport. That is the most important thing. If I don’t get it in time, I don’t go.
I have to do this. I have to research that. I have to learn the numbers in Spanish past 30. Yeah, I can only get to 30. So instead of getting a break from anything, I’m adding more to my plate. I have to go to work the very next day when I come back! I get back at 9PM. How tired and worn out will I be? I hope I’m excited and thrilled but most people need a vacation after the vacation and after a long ass flight, I think working the next day will be tough. But I will.
I guess I’m going to Oaxaca, Mexico! 🙂 I don’t know. LOL. I’m only going to be there for 3 days. The 2 other days are full travel. yay. (sarcasm). I don’t really plan out stuff but of course there are things I want to do. I’m going to try to make myself go out of my comfort zone each day. It will be nothing major. I will not venture too far out since I don’t have much time.
I’ve always wanted to go to Mexico. That has been my dream since I knew Mexico existed. Then I did a lot of research and decided on Oaxaca. It is the craft center of the world so of course I was drawn to it. They also have very good food. They happen to be known for their coffee and guess who can’t drink coffee? Me. Guess who LOVES coffee? Me. How will I resist? I probably will have a sip or two. I will also take medicine with me (TONS of everything 😉 …just in case even though there is a drug store near where I will be).
I feel so overwhelmed but who wouldn’t be if they were going out of the country on short notice? Oh yeah, I booked the hostel. I have a private room with a private bathroom en suite.
I still don’t know what to do about getting pesos. I don’t feel comfortable waiting until I get to Mexico because I have to pay the taxi driver as soon as I get off the plane. The one thing I do know is that you shouldn’t exchange money at the airport. What a learning experience this will be! I have never flown and I’m about to take SIX flights in a 5 day period. Is that nuts or what?
Don’t get me started on the checked luggage thing. I’m flying US Airways for the most part and their policy sucks. If I knew for sure I could buy luggage in Mexico I would wait until I get there so I would only have to deal with checked luggage on the way back. But what if I can’t find a suitcase to purchase? Doomed. I’m not taking much of anything so I don’t really need to take a suitcase down there. However, I do plan on buying stuff in Oaxaca (Hello! Crafts!). I will have to have a suitcase on the way back. I don’t know what to do about this…………..I know shipping stuff back to the US is not a great option which is too bad because I will be near a post office.
Btw, this trip is way more expensive then I’d planned. I would not recommend others in my situation do this. It would only cause stress. I know having expectations is bad but I really do hope this trip is worth it. I honestly don’t think I’m going to feel like all this money is worth it (but I hope so – that would mean the trip was life altering or something…). I know Oaxaca is great, beautiful etc. But it is hard to justify the cost.
But as of right now, I may not be going anywhere. Another thing is that I didn’t know I would have homework for my jewelry class so I’m trying to do that, work and plan for Mexico. I’m a little ashamed to admit this but I’m now addicted to Project Life and I try to do that daily. Some of that is good because it involves journaling. The other parts I need to leave alone. I can’t wait to do a huge layout for my Mexico trip. 🙂
I guess I should go.