Originally Posted by primavera
Thanks everyone!! Nicola, my sis is younger than me too (only 16 months though) and has been married for 3 years and now has two beautiful boys.
I haven't been home in over 2.5 years (haven't been able to because of my visas and money issues) and have never seen any of my nephews other than on Skype and photos. It is hard!! My sis will probably bring the little one to Mexico, so I am excited. Hopefully I will be able to go home and visit sometime after the wedding. I need to make some serious money, like now!
It is hard, luckily i have met my nephew on quite a few occassions but now hes getting older its definatly harder, the good thing is though he is starting to talk on the phone so at least i can talk to him. My neice i will meet for the 1st time a week on fri.... counting the days now :-) x
Like you money is a reason i dont seem them as often as i would like to x
Originally Posted by prettypigpig
I am 7.5 yrs older than my first little sister, second one (an accident) 10 yrs older, and my little brother ( another accident) 14.5 yrs older, so after all the babysitting with teething, sickness and diapers...no thx. but really..no..thx! I think chicks who are eager to have kids are the ones that don't have a clue on what babies are about besides the cute and playful side. Of course, my 3 years of medical training, which I saw the "what can go wrong", didn't really help neither. Overall, I am super experienced with babies and kids, and reach the point that I can live with or without them.
At least you will definatly know what to do :-) You really do make me chuckle though..... Its good you would be happy either way :-) x
Originally Posted by Nan
All Chichen Itza ( I called it Chicken Pizza) tours include a lunch, because it is 3 hours from Playa Del Carmen. Usually the guide will pick everyone up at 7am, then pass by Merida, then stop at a local souvenir shop for bathroom break, and then a buffet lunch place with mexican chicks dancing. Once everyone is fed, they will drop off at Chicken Pizza. The guide will bring everyone to the ancient mayan soccer field,..sacrifice's cenote..the pyramid that no longer allow people to climb on..etc. After Chicken Pizza, usually the guide will bring everyone to a natural, clean cenote for a swim, Hacienda (a mexican town) to visit a museum, then back to the hotel by 5-6pm. Usually it costs around $80-$110 per person. I prefer small group with a small van, so the guide can spend more time to blah blah, and it is more fun. I went twice, the first time with my mom, my guide was a major in Mex History, so he gave everyone a very fun and interesting tour with his personal photos and deep knowledge on Mayan's math and astro..etc, at that time, they allowed people to climb on the pyramid, so I actually climbed the whole thing! The second time, I went with my FI, and I picked a small van as well, the guide was so sweet, we stopped at a local Mayan store next to the highway, and he treated us to some Mexican dragon fruit (freshly picked from the trees..next to the highway). Last time that I went to PDC with my bbf, she went on a big bus tour ( I didn't go, because I think I know enough to become a chicken pizza guide myself), and she said the guide didn't explain much, but since she can speak Spanish, so she could chat with the guide in Spanish.
There are so many tour operators that offer the Chicken Pizza tour, you can have a personalized, customized one if you search a bit on the internet. However, I won't go on a rainy day because...there is nowhere to hide in Chicken Pizza (also bring water, hat and sunscreen for the same reason), so I usually reserve my excursion once I get there or with a tour operator that is flexible on the date.
Originally Posted by prettypigpig
Since I (and some of my guests)'ve been to Chicken Pizza, and it is a physically demanding tour in the month of July, I would go for a Boat/snorkeling trip with a lunch on the boat as my welcome lunch.
Oh almost forgot to mention, end of March and end of Sept are the high season for Chicken Pizza, because the sunlight will come down like a snake/serpent crawling down the pyramid during those times (so Mayans would know when to plant the seeds and when to harvest in the ancient time).
Bonnie, you should become a tour guide yourself... Bloody hell i feel like i have been there after reading your guide!!!! Fab :-) How come you cant climb the pyramid anymore? Health and safety or something?
You so clued up :-)