DAY 2. CHRISTMAS
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For the sake of time, I figured I would just skip on to the excursions... because most of the sea days consist of me sleeping, eating, or working out on the ship.
Well, it finally took me 2 days... but I made it! I've heard a great deal about Puerto Vallarta, but I had to see it for myself. Eventually when we hit land around 8 AM, our first idea was to hit this beach spot called Mismaloya... so we hitched a taxi to take us there. From what I heard, it was suppose to be this really nice beach area full of water activities... but when I got there, it was a pretty depressing sight. It smelled like sewer pond water, and there wasn't much to do except scuba dive and fish. Yeah right! The funniest thing was this one vendor that sold dirty t-shirts for $2.
So after thinking about it, we decided to hit up another spot that was on the other side of Puerto Vallarta called Nikki Beach. It's suppose to be a nice beach resort catered to the upper middle class tourists in Mexico. With that said, me and the family hitched another taxi ride that took us into the heart of downtown. Compared to what we saw on one side and comparing it to the other... I drew up a conclusion that... in Mexico... there's a crappy side and a beautiful side in every city. The trick is finding the beautiful side and ignore the crappy side as much as possible.
From Nikki Beach, I spend a few good hours making haste. For me and my brother, we had a great time waverunning all over the place and for my sister, she made sand castles and had a blast in the water.
Around 4 PM, I started to head back and make my way to the ship. Tomorrow morning, we hit Mazatlan. Should be more interesting now that I know what to look for.