Zihua Love Affair

I’m in love.

I’ve changed my flight date out of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo so many times. Hopefully, I can stick to the one I just booked. It’s just so hard to leave. My mind keeps telling me it’s time to leave, but my heart is telling me to stay and see what will blossom from this new love affair. However, I have so much that has to be done back home in the states. Besides, I wasn’t even supposed to be in Mexico for this long! I should have been somewhere in South America by now!

I couldn’t help it!

Uggh! LOVE. I fell hard. I’m still falling in love every day. Saying goodbye is going to be so hard. If I didn’t have to take care of things back home, I’d be tempted to stay a little longer. The current global health situation has made it even easier to change my flight with the recent no-fee flight changes and cancellation offers. Let me stop thinking about that. I’m going to try hard to stick to my decision, this time.

What did I ever see in you?

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is such a lovely place. I love the beautiful beaches with the mountains in the background. The locals are so welcoming and friendly. The community is environmentally conscious, so it’s quite clean. It’s busy here, but not overly noisy. The weather is amazing. The food is always fresh, especially the seafood. It’s easy to find a spot, just about anywhere, to simply relax. I’m taking some online courses, so the ambiance is perfect for reading and studying.

This place has shown me how important it is to just slow down and drink in the moment. So, with much reluctance, I will be going home in a few days.

Oh, Ixtapa-Zihua, you’ve been so good to me. I will come back to you, soon….

Friendless When Traveling

I’m totally in love with solo traveling, but once in a while I like to sit and have a drink or lunch with another person. Sometimes, just striking up a conversation with a local can end up in a walk to the coffee shop across the street. Other times, it may seem impossible to find a lunch or coffee partner. During those seemingly impossible times, there’s a really simple fix! You know the saying, “There’s an app for that”? Well, it’s true!

The Couchsurfing app is an excellent tool for meeting up with other travelers looking to hangout with like minded individuals. You can hang out with as many people as you want if you’re all in close proximity and agree on a time and place. Couchsurfing has a ‘Hangout’ feature that uses location services to find other travelers in the same general area. It also has a feature for finding nearby events.

I’ve used this a few times and met some really awesome people. Solo travel doesn’t mean you have to be alone all the time! While you’re out there exploring new places, make new acquaintances and grow your network.

Happy travels!!

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