Around The World – Acapulco, Mexico

        

Princess Mundo Imperial Hotel

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend an Expo in Acapulco, Mexico as well as do some sightseeing.  Mexico is a beautiful country full of lovely beaches, and places to lose oneself.   During my stay in Acapulco, I was a guest of the Princess Mundo Imperial which is right on the beach.  It’s a large hotel with several restaurants, a bar and places to grab a quick bite.  The bar is open late, but the restaurants seem to stop taking people at 10.  It’s a lovely property, but it is in need of some upgrades, but not enough to deter you from enjoying it’s location.  It has several sister properties so there’s a van/bus that goes around to each property about every 30-60 minutes or so.

    

All of the above photos were taken at the Expo.  We were greeted by children with balloons and there was a whole cast of characters throughout the center.

Mexico is very inexpensive, especially compared to the U.S.  We made several Wal-Mart runs while there because things were so much cheaper.  Some people were able to purchase medicine over the counter that requires a prescription in the U.S for pennies compared to what we pay at home.   One of the many things I did while there was visit Banyan Tree Cabo for lunch.  It was the first time in my life I ever had blue rice.  There were so many parties hosted for us.  One of my favorites was the AeroMexico party that was held in a hangar at the local airport.

    

Acapulco has come a long way and they are actively cultivating tourism dollars from the U.S. and Canada.  Looking to their North American neighbors to help continue to turn their city around and so far the effort is paying off.  It is a beautiful city.  The people are welcoming to tourists and it’s only going to get more and more popular.  That’s not to say it isn’t without it’s issues.  You should not walk alone at night or drive yourself around, but overall it’s a safe place to visit, just be smart.  When it is rediscovered and it will be rediscovered by the masses, you’ll wish you went while it was still awakening!!!!

Around the World – Antigua

I recently returned from a trip to the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua.  What a wonderful time had by all. It is a breathtakingly beautiful island.

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The beaches are wonderful, the people are friendly and the food is good.  I had so much fun.  We took a boat ride around the island.  it makes two stops to give you beach time and while you’re on the beach, they prepare a delicious lunch for you.

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I will not forget the time I spent there and look forward to returning!!

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The next time you’re looking for a tropical getaway, I suggest you try Antigua!!