I finally got my return ticket! Ok, I’ll admit, I’ve had it for a week. I didn’t have a picture of it and so I decided to wait until I did. And today, I decided that it had been long enough and took a picture of myself. So there! A lovely ticket on Air Pacific, to Vancouver with a short stay in Fiji. I also go through Hawaii but I won’t get to stop there. Really exciting! And only $1005 with taxes.
Next week, on Friday, I will be on a plane on my way to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I don’t think that I have to explain why I’m excited about this. It’s Mexico! But on top of that, the greatest thing is that I’m will get to see my mom and spent lots of time with her for the last time until I return for my Asian vacation. We’re staying at two different hotels over the course of my 10 days there, which is great because we’ll get to see two facets of PV. I’m really excited about seeing the mountains and small fishermen villages. It will be a different side of Mexico than what I have seen in the past, while still keeping with the comforts (i.e., big hotel, all-inclusive) that I will not get to experience again for a long time.
I think that I’m more excited about this vacation than any other vacations that I’ve been on before. Perhaps it’s because I’m looking forward to it so much, and I’m counting down the days. I really can’t wait, and I have to remind myself that it’s next Friday, no sooner. I will get a short work week as an added bonus, but right now I feel like I’m getting a second long weekend and I have to struggle with myself to understand that it’s next Friday, not now!
It seems that summer has finally hit Vancouver. We don’t get transition periods here: it’s either winter (rain) or summer (drought). Over the past days it’s been very warm and super sunny. Biking home today I got to enjoy the 29 degrees out without water, and got a nice light sunburn too. I love Vancouver summer, and I’m glad that it’s here. It’s going to be an amazing weekend!
Yesterday I went for Japanese food with Victor, Khajewan and Aya, my old work buddies from Club Monaco. I hadn’t seen them in ages and it was really nice to catch up and gossip. The food was not so good (blend hot pot, good sushi though), and the service was not so great, but the company was quite worth it. Afterward, we went for gelato. Robson Street was crowded! Overall, I got home 4 hours later, which I think says it all.