May 2012

Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, Mexico – 17 April – 22 April 2012

Flying out of the United States, one can almost always see some form of civilization – be it a house, road, or boat. But flying over Mexico and into Cancun there were long stretches of looking down and seeing nothing but trees, shrubs, and the odd dirt track. Mexico is huge! Have a look on a map some time. It’s not as big as Australia or the US, but anyway I was surprised.

 

Location

Cancun
Mexico
MX

Miami Beach – 12 – 17 April 2012

I stayed at the International Hostel at Miami South Beach, and really enjoyed it. I was recommended the hostel by some people I met in New York, they said that it was cheap ($15 a night J) and provided 3 square meals a day included in the price. I never actually woke up in time for breakfast though, but the other meals were great. It was a party hostel which means that they cater for the younger crowd and organise parties every single night of the week. I was happy for that since I was in a partying mood, and in Miami South Beach after all, so I enjoyed it.

 

Location

Miami Beach
United States
US

New York City - 6 April - 12 April 2012

It was a challenge for me to get into the USA, thanks only to my ignorance. When I was bording the plane from Europe, the kind air hostess says "do you have a visa?", I say of course that I don't, she says well you are supposed to apply online 72 hours before. She rushes me to the internet cafe, logs me into the website and walks me through the process. God be praised, it accepted me automatically there and then so I managed to hop onto my flight. The troubles didn't end there.

Location

New York City
United States
US

Paris, France - 3 April - 6 April 2012

And so my travels begin again. It's been a gruelling winter in Bristol, UK, and I have the itchiest feet I've had in a long time - and what better way to scratch them than a quick jump over the English Channel to Paris, a city that I had previously vowed to come back to and explore further. 
 

Location

Paris
France
FR