What a trip.
We just got back on Sat, and my wife is already planning the next trip. I didn't want to leave, again.
Carnaval was unbelivable. I was adopted by some of the kids in the park, who let me take some shots of them in exchange for a little painting. Later, some nice SanPedroans offered me a beer, for a little painting. By the time I got back to the room, I was a different color, to my sleeping wife's surprise. I encourage everyone to go and enjoy this next year. San Pedroans love it when outsiders participate in their unique celebration. I'll post some pics as soon as possible.
Thanks to everyone who suggested getting beverages sent to the room. Better than carrying a case on my shoulder this time.
This was our second trip and we brought a couple of friends who only have done the all inclusive gig on other islands, and they thouroghly enjoyed it as well.
Only one downside, minor as it was, was the number of times we were solicited (not for drugs) by children (all kids of "Edwardo" as I can tell) selling necklaces, and then raising money for a "soccer club". I have no problem with trying to make a buck, heck I am a merchant, but after the 6th or 7th time of being hit up in the hammock, I got a little peeved. Good news is, all you have to do is say "no thanks" and they would move on. The resorts also seemed to try to keep peddaling at a minimum. Not a big deal.
That being said, there should be no reservations by anyone on the safety or serenity of the island. Common sense is your best friend, and islanders generally look out for visitors.
I didn't think we could have more fun than last time, but we most certianly did!
Didn't see anyone at BC's on Sun, but realized I had no idea what anyone looked like. Oh well. So, I ate a bunch of chicken which was awesome!!!
Having met some ExPats, including TV Tom, all four of us are trying to figure out how long it will take us to follow suit and call AC home. Think Belize could use a cell phone repairman? Oh, to dream a little dream.
I'll post a more informative update, but for now, anyone going there should rest assured that there is no better place than AC for vacationing. Not too big, not too small, just right... And I haven't even talked about the fishies.
Missing it already....