Alright. It has been sometime since my last update. I finally left Cabo San Lucas on Sunday (14th Feb). I had a great time there and it was very hard to leave. Met some fantastic people, both locals and other travellers. I spent 49 nights there in total. I managed to complete the Open Water and Advanced Scuba diving certifications while there. That was brilliant and I plan to utilise this while traveling around. I have done 13 dives in total now. On my first deep dive which was to 140 ft I actually ran out of air. Luckily our training included what to do if this occurred so it wasn't too much of a big deal. I just used Matt's spare regulator until we completed our safety stop and reached the surface. Each time we went out we did two dives. In between the dives we would boat around a bit looking for whales. Got to see them most of the times, however only closely once.
On one of the last days a group of us went Zip Lining. This is similar to a flying fox. This was fun however we didn't know before we got there, but it was still in construction stage. We were the first general public people to ride the 3 lines that were open. This was a fun outing. Riding there for over an hour and a half in the back of a pick-up with the music blaring drinking our Ballena Pacifico's (local beer, balllena means whale in Spanish because they were big bottles).
The rest of the time was really just spent relaxing on the beach, drinking, swimming and participating in some of the beach bars competitions and games where the prize is free beer. Won twice. Once was a movie trivia game where they played music and you had to yell out the name of the movie. The other wasn't really a game, but the MC had a girl up on stage and offered any guy a free bucket of beer (5 beers) if they were to run down to the water, swap bottoms and run back to the stage. No one was doing it, so I decided why not. I didn't get any photos, however Michele did, so I'm sure they will surface on Facebook soon enough. Matt also did this a few weeks earlier.
Matt left the week prior to me for Canada so I am now travelling solo for a while.
I left Cabo on Sunday and stayed in La Paz for two nights before catching the ferry over to Mazatlan. This was interesting. On the Monday I went to the local ticket agency to buy the ferry ticket, however they don't sell them until the day of sailing. I asked them what time the ferry left (in very bad Spanish) and they told my 11 o'clock but you had to be there at least 3 hours prior. So I rocked up to the terminal at 8am on Tuesday morning and bought the ticket only to realise that it was 11 at night it was leaving. It took me about an hour to hitch a ride to the terminal so couldn't be bothered going back into town, so headed out to Balandra beach which is where we camped a couple of nights last time we were in La Paz. It was pretty quiet so just spent 4 hours there on my Spanish lessons and swimming. Headed back to the terminal at around 1 ish and settled in at one of the restaurants until 7 ish. Drank my fair share of cervaza's during this time which I was hoping would help me sleep while on the trip over. The trip to around 15 hours. Only got about 2 hours sleep as the movies they were playing were extremely loud, even my ear plugs couldn't block out the noise. Met a few people on the trip unfortunately no one I really wanted to hang with. Arrived in Mazatlan around 4pm yesterday (Wednesday).
That's all for now. Next update will be once I leave Mazatlan. Planning on stay for about 6 nights. Mexican Carnival starts on Friday. Supposed to be the 3rd largest carnival in the world next to Rio and New Orleans. CAN'T WAIT.