Friday, November 4, 2022

Three Hours City Tour At Ensenada, Mexico

A THREE HOURS CITY TOUR when we embarked in Mexico on the second morning.  

My sister booked the three hours city tour in Ensenada, Mexico, a van came to pick us up from the port.  Ensenada is the border of Mexico and it reminds me of Hatyai, a border town too between Malaysia and Thailand.  We were taken to a shopping area where we must haggle for the goods.  LOL.. Yes, something common in my own country... Anyway, we did not buy anything for ourselves... just a wooden handmade truck for my grandson which cost $8usd.  

Nothing much to shout about on this three hours excursion, I was so sleepy on the way back to the ship that I dozed off and only awaken when we were driven through the town.  All in all, I just wanted to step onto Mexican soil and I would give this a miss if I were to go on this Mexico cruise again.  LOL...

At the open area shopping walking towards the Blowhole...
This is La Bufadora Blowhole, an amazing natural marine geyser
that is capable of shooting water over 60 feet in the air...
Yes, the water splashed up reaching us...
I captured it on video....
And it does make a blowing sound....
That is highlight of this tour....
Ensenada memoir....

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Choppy Waters On The Pacific Ocean

CHOPPY WATERS... but that did not hinder our meals at all times.  

The first Royal Caribbean cruise was in 2019, cruising from Singapore to Phuket and then back to Singapore.  That trip was very memorable cos I went with my siblings and we had a wonderful time family bonding then.  The cruise was smooth sailing, perhaps due to the sea waters along the Straits of Malacca.  We could not feel any choppiness at all.... 

However this cruise to Mexico, we could felt the rough waves at certain moments even when we were eating.  Not so much when we were walking, only when we were sitting down and having our meals.  However, we were not seasick, that is a good thing.  In fact I had three good night sleep while the ship rock-a-bye baby me... LOL.... 

During one lunch meal, we had our meal facing the sea.... 
Not so crowded during lunch hour... 
Maybe they prefer the international buffet style...
As for us seniors, we like to be served... hahahaa...

The meals we ordered.... 
Someone likes Escargot.... (snails)
They are quite pricey...
Pumpkin soup....
Calamari as starters....
Baked cod...
Seafood pasta...
Cannot remember what this one is... 
Some kind of fish fillet...
Cakes and ice cream is a must... 
LOL... 

First Dinner Meal In Taichung, Taiwan

BY THE TIME we came out from the airport, it was almost 6pm in the evening.  After getting everyone settled comfortably into the big MPV van...