Its the Final Countdown...
Trip Start Oct 01, 2012
42Trip End Sep 15, 2013
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My close friends will know that my TravelPod has existed for a while now... but, as is customary for most 3rd year language students going on "the adventure of a lifetime," I will be blogging throughout my time in Mexico. I will try my best to keep those of you who care, updated on my trials and tribulations, my debilitating battle with tequila and whether my well known weakness for "Spanish" men should in fact be widened to the broader title, "Men with Latino vibes," or in my dad's words, the hunt for Mr Gonzalez. Blimey. Reading that back, its basically a quick summary of my Vegas blog...
Despite what has been written in the media recently, and the look of sheer horror from my family as I told them that I wanted to apply to live in Mexico for a year... I cannot wait to start my life living in one of the most fascinating countries in the world, and on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world; Cancún. I AM MOVING TO CANCÚN!
CANCÚN! I can't believe it, so lucky!
Unfortunately Mexico is known for one thing at the moment and has quite the reputation... no, I'm not talking about the ponchos and sombreros (a stereotype which their Olympians only encouraged,) but the drug wars and escalating violence which have spread across the North of the country, forcing me to move from my original placement. This image of Mexico has, consequently, been etched into the minds of my parents and every time the word "Mexico" is said, I see the instant frowns spread across their faces. Not happy. Oops.
This is one of the reasons why I will be writing and updating this blog as often as I can, to reassure my loved ones that all is well, and that my tan is coming along nicely. Having said this, if you are reading this as you happened to click on the link and are one of my 'facebook friends' who I met years ago and haven't spoken to since, you may want to delete me as I can't promise I won't be annoying you throughout my time in Mexico. I'm annoying on facebook as it is, so please feel free to delete me now... don't say I never warned you aha :)
Challenge number 2. Saying goodbye to people has been ok so far as it hasn't quite sunk in yet... but I'm invading Southampton this week to say my last farewells to my uni friends and teammates. I can't even begin to describe how much I'm going to miss them and being part of SUBC Sharks. Its going to be unbelievably painful seeing all the drunken pictures and WINNING statuses being so far away from all of the ups and downs... but I love you all, and wish you the best of luck for this year :)
So yeh, this first blog post is basically to warn you all of what's to come, in terms of my possible over-active facebook use and frequent/infrequent blogging... so please act as you so desire, but I would love to hear from people as much as possible as I'm sure its going to be an exciting, yet difficult journey over there, so far away from all you beauties.
Con carińo, Kim x