Today was a really wonderful day. I had been waiting for this visit because we were going to be in Puerto Chiapas at the same time as the Rotterdam, the ship I spent 131 days on earlier this year on the Grand World Voyage. My dear friends, Ken & Helen, were onboard and we planned on meeting up here. It was a fantastic reunion…. I last saw them in August when I got off the Maasdam fro the Voyage of the Vikings. I hooked up with them at 0900 and we took a shuttle to the town of Tapachula… I was here 3 weeks ago with Aart & Yvonne and was unimpressed but this time I discovered the markets behind the Cathedral and I loved it…. great people shots. We had our fill by noon and headed back to the port. We went back to our respective ships, had a bite of lunch, and met up again at the bar/restaurant at the pier. I saw a lot of friends there from both the Amsterdam & the Rotterdam. It was like old home week. It turned out to be a nice afternoon…. At 4:00 Ken & Helen had to be back onboard so I returned to the Amsterdam . I went for a quick hour of sun before calling it a day. Tomorrow we will be in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala again and I plan on a very quick trip shore side and then bronzing for the rest of the day….