Sunday, June 26, 2011

Vacation: Part One

So the whole going to the Caribbean and seeing Central America for the first time thing was INCREDIBLE.  I can't believe I've never left this country before and experienced such wonders in my life.  Of course I will upload several photos along the next few updates along with a new little piece that I am going to guarantee will be updated EVERY SINGLE DAY.  

Every day, I am going to update my blog with at least this new segment:  BeerFact of the Day.  Which I know some of you will love and others will merely be amused by some piece of trivial knowledge that they probably already knew or at least assumed they did.

So without any further hesitation, let me tell you a little bit about my vacation.

So the wifey and I left on Norwegian Cruise Lines out of New Orleans on an eight day cruise along with excursions.  Our cost was about $500 per person in an eight person group.  Not bad considering it was about $62.50 a day.  The only downside was a $16 per day service charge as an automatic gratuity, but for all that was included... the extra $16 a day was a gross understatement...

Here is the seven girls I was with:

From the right going to the left: Curly, Lady Catherine, The Wifey, Brookers, Teeny, Fuckface,
 and Fuckfack 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Such a lovely young group of women.  If it had not been for my super natural powers of being able to drink mass quantities of alcohol, I would have gladly hurled my tortured body and soul over the aft of the boat.

Our first stop was Costa Maya.
Needless to say, it was gorgeous.  The crystal clear water which was bluer than the brightest sapphire, the cooling ocean breeze among the burning sun, and the eight foot high security fence made for an excellent tease of such a beautiful country.

When we first arrived, we peaked in and out of a few shops where we saw many little trinkets and whatnot but we did get to look at a lot of diamonds, and sample a lot of tequila.  For the most part, we traveled to a large party pool with a swim-up bar and ordered nachos from an adjacent restaurant.  The nachos were incredible.  Fried corn tortillas and cheese have never tasted so good before.  And even the food we actually ordered later was typical "American" cuisine including chicken tenders and buffalo wings, but still incredible.
Also the Coca-cola there tastes much better.  But any local beer will still run you about $4.

It's a man made statue, but still cooler than half the shit here.

The small little tourist trap we wondered into (myself, my wife and teenie) was filled with interesting local artwork and shops that were designed for us.  Sadly, only the three of us wandered into this part of town, as no one else from the boat was here.  What really made us happy was the local police who carried real firearms and no nonsense attitudes.  I would have loved to take a picture of these guys if they wouldn't shoot me in the face.

Local statue of God knows what....

The Tequila Hacienda we went to was also very interesting, but the shop right next door with lower prices is where I picked up my bottle of Gran Centenario Blanco for $14usd.
Cool decor, unreasonable prices.

The lack of mules and Jimadors made me suspect this was not a real factory.

The wifey and I sailing on the Maiden Ship Chile Princess

Teenie just moments before she fell right on her Goddamn face!

All in all, our first stop was fun.  We swam, bought stuff, ate nachos and had guns waved at us.
I will have more updates soon and hopefully every day from now on.
Since I no longer have any money, I need to start making some again!

Beber feliz!


  1. You know it would have been more fun with me there. Or at least more interesting.

  2. Thanks Law. You would have definitely blended in with the locals.

    To all my fans: The poster above is Lawrence, a fellow brewer in my brewing attempts!

  3. I've never been to Central America, it looks like an interesting place, though have to say the women you are travelling with look frightening.

  4. Well ,Chuck, I now have justifiable cause for murder. Thanks for that.

  5. thats pretty awesome. nice car too

  6. What's the point of having money if you don't use it to see the world?

  7. Welcome back. Looks like you had a blast.