Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Day 102 Puerto Chiapas, Mexico

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….

7 comments:

Jo said...

Looks like another day in paradise! But is the guy on the sidewalk alive?

allan said...

this was one of my favorites. Lot's of color and people. I want some of the street food. Hope all is well. Allan and Sandra

Jeff Farschman said...

Alive? Not quite sure. I think so.....

Frozen (thirsty) Whitey said...

I think seeing your old friends has perked you up a bit. Nice to see. Also nice to see no shortage of food in Mexico. Was it the food or the Corona that laid the guy out. Oh a nice cold Corona in a pool. Loved that shot the best.

Murielle (Quebec) said...

Hello Jeff,
I am Murielle from Quebec City and my husband and I were on the Voyage of Vikings last summer on the Maasdam. So glad to know that the Amsterdam was docked beside the Rotterdam yesterday: my daughters were onboard.
I will see you soon on the World Cruise on January 6th.
Big hug.
Murielle

vickie said...

Glad to see you were able to spend the majority of the day with Mom & Dad (aka Helen & Ken)... wish I'd been there too. The good news, you are on the final countdown to the World Voyage and a return of the HAL experience you were made for. Take care.
Vickie

Mary said...

Great pictures Jeff does anyone from HAL/Amsterdam read your blog? Have they ever mentioned it to you? Congrats on getting out of Code Red. Nice way to get ready for the World Cruise.fa