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#2881 primavera

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    Posted 24 October 2010 - 05:56 PM

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    hahaha...Primavera..that is what I said to myself everyday too!  However, with the current economic situation of the matured countries ( it is sad to work in the financial industry with tons of economists and strategists talking to u everyday), I doubt I can make much much more (unless I win the lottery jackpot!).  Therefore, after babies, maybe I will seriously consider the option to move back to Hong Kong where people gets paid like NYC and London people, but with lower taxe rate and better growth...oh..and better weather too. 

    Texas has better taxe rate and weather, so I guess you are still better than most of us! heehee
     


     

    Yeah no state tax is great in Texas, but I am not loving the weather. Tornadoes most of the year and when no tornadoes it is so hot that you cannot be outside. I am not used to crazy weather like this I guess, the Texans don't seem to mind that much.

     

    A Swedish friend of mine lives in Hong Kong with his family and likes it a lot. Personally I would love to move back to Sweden, where you don't have to pay for everything like you do here, but "operation convincing FI" has been going on for a while and still have lengths to go before that will happen.
     


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    #2882 prettypigpig

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      Posted 24 October 2010 - 07:54 PM

      Primavera,

       

      It took me 1 trip to HK with my FI, and he is sold to the idea.  He loves HK, and almost bought the I LOVE HK T-shirt! lol

      Maybe you need to do some excursions with your FI.

      As for the weather...I live in a place where it can be -30C in the winter and 36C in the summer.  My boss always says..this is the perfect weather for a fashionista!  Because we really have 4 seasons here, so I can have a 4 seasons rotations on shoes and clothes. 

      So I will take the Texans weather, because anything below 10C is not fun.


      Bonnie

      Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen


      #2883 primavera

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        Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:31 PM

        Well, I grew up with the -30C to 36C weather and 4 seasons, so I know what you're talking about. I am from north of Sweden. Of course I would prefer 25C year round, but I'd rather take the cold than the severe weather any day. I don't miss driving on the ice though.

        I will definitely take him to Sweden for a visit before we make any plans, I am hoping that it will make him love it like for your FI and HK. :)


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        #2884 Nan

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          Posted 25 October 2010 - 01:26 PM



          Originally Posted by Nicyx 




          Thanks torib :-) You 2... congrats x

           

          Bonnie your so funny!!! Hope you find something of your allergy b4 next year!!! LOL :-)


           




          I dont get to see my family as much as i would like they live quite far away and with me not driving its more difficult (this is going to be my main priority when we get back from Mexico, i was learnign but we found house a lot sooner than we thought!!) .... I am going to visit the weekend of the 5th Nov cant wait to see everone :-) x
           



          I think it will be a great idea, this is something i want to do, we will suggest it to our guests and hopefully all go together but if not then so be it.... Just suggest it to them and take it from there ......... x 

           I have asked my WC if she could arrange a Day trip to Chichen Itza for about 50 people, Including bus and guide and something like a light lunch.... see what she tells me. ....


          Nan and Erik forever!!!

          #2885 prettypigpig

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            Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:35 PM

            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.


            Bonnie

            Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen


            #2886 prettypigpig

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              Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:49 PM

              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).


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              #2887 murmel

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              Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:10 AM



              Originally Posted by Nan 

              Girls help again!

               

              Do you think it will be a good idea to plan a tour around Chichen Itza with my guests? I was thinking to give them this option... I know some of them will love to  sunbathe but others might enjoy visiting the area. 

               

              It's a great idea. Just make sure to find out how long the excursion will be. Depending on where your resort is the drive alone might be upwards of 2 hours each way. If you are staying to the south end of the Mayan Riviera try Coba. Good luck!

               


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              #2888 Nicyx

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                Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:10 AM


                 

                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 

                Nicola,

                 

                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 





                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.


                Quote:

                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 :-)

                 

                xox
                 



                #2889 Nan

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                  Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:51 AM

                  welcome all new brides!  we are looking forward to hearing all your comments and  enquiries!!!


                  Nan and Erik forever!!!

                  #2890 prettypigpig

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                    Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:48 PM

                    Nicola,

                     

                    Thx, but I don't like to work with people anymore, so tour guide isn't for me.

                    The Coba one is the only one that they still allow people to climb, and it is taller than the Chicken Pizza one.  The thing is these pyramids are very steep (Mayans were pretty fit in the ancient time), so it is difficult to come down after the climb.  My guess is some dumbos got injured, and that is why they no longer allow people to climb on the pyramid. 

                    To make to clear on what I mean by a clean cenote to swim in, and the one that the Mayans used to dump drunk people in to feed ther gods..

                    The first pic is the Mayan Sacrifice cenote, they make people drunk, hit them hard in the head to knock them out (all the skeleton they found in that cenote had head fractures)...and then..dump them into the cenote...no struggle and painless death as people would just grooogrooo into the water! lol

                    The second pic is a clean and fresh cenote with fishes in a rainy day.

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                    Bonnie

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