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Old 03-01-2011   #1 (permalink)
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Sharin' the Love of Playa

Ok peeps this report will be my best recollection of a trip filled with lotsa fun, food and lotso tequila. Usually I jot down notes every day or two, but honestly I was too busy having fun to remember to take notes this time- So here goes my best recollection of trip report from a somewhat tequila soaked mind…

I was especially excited for this trip to Playa not only since we would be seeing some friends we have made over the years, but also my bestest newbie friend Julia (runwitit) was going to be joining us later in the week!! Can I get a woohoo!

Julia and I also work together and are lucky enough to be able to see each other almost everyday- so that of course upped the excitement of our upcoming trip and increased the number of woohoos going around!

A preview of what’s to come: lotsa food, lotsa going out, and lotsa fun. This trip was different for us and absolutely flew by as we did much more socializing with friends and was pretty much non-stop. We had some other friends come down from Indy as well so it was party all the time party all the time!



Not a lot of shopping, days trips or other stuff that we usually do...




Actually these were our only souvenirs that made it back with us…


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Sounds like a trip report I will enjoy! Looking forward to it!

JG

P.S. I will just say what all the guys are thinking...lots of pics of hot chicks please.
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I am getting excited....and hungry...go figure...I must be getting old.....
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can't wait for this!!!
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Love the souvenirs!!! looking forward to the TR!!!
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Sounds like a trip report I will enjoy! Looking forward to it!

JG

P.S. I will just say what all the guys are thinking...lots of pics of hot chicks please.
There will be some

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Love the souvenirs!!! looking forward to the TR!!!

I sampled some souvenir last night and it was worth dragging it all back!

Andrea-Loved La Azotea!
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Day One-liver status= primed and ready


We began our trip with our flight arriving 30 minutes early, yes EARLY, into Cancun and only a 10 minute wait in customs. We got there so early our Playa.info transfer wasn’t even there yet, no biggie they showed up about 10 minutes later and we were on our way.

Arrived at the Blue Parrot Suites; our home for the next 10 days. We are staying there this time after we were offered a deal we couldn’t refuse. We usually stay at Fusion, but were very pleased with the suite and hopefully will be staying there next year.
As I was exiting the playa.info transfer and taking my first steps onto Playa soil I hear “Chris!” I turned to look and it was stcroixgal (Cindy) there with her boyfriend Jay. Fastest peep sighting thus far!
We checked in, got changed and we are off to the beach for a bit. We walk down the beach to find Kirbyfan and Tina to say hello. Find them at Mimi soaking up the sun; we give them some hugs, chat it up a bit and make plans for dinner later that evening. Good to see our peeps from Minnesota!!

Off to El Fogon for lunch where we pigged out and had our first shots of Don and the Playa permagrin is in place.








The yummy cactus appetizer and bean soup. Gawd I miss speaking Spanish!






Oh yea, and a couple tacos al pastor too





We also tried the queso fundido. It was good, I like it better as a quesadilla with poblano peppers which we had later in the week. Love those grilled peppers!






Of course we had to have the Aracherra Especial…and yes we ate it all






I don't remember what we did next, but my pictures say it's dinnertime!!





Of course our favorite Italian was in order at Era Ora. We were greeted by Mario and Ana-Lie with huge hugs!! So nice they remembered us! Chris and Tina were like wtf?? They were a bit surprised as it was their first time visiting Era Ora. We were also surprised a bit as well, but it was so nice to have such a warm welcome and they are always gracious hosts!

They still serve the bruschetta gratis and have a nice wine selection




I had my favorite pasta Fettucine Bosciola



We ordered a pizza but it was a bit disappointing this time. Still good, but not as good as I remember. We ended up eating here 3 times this trip J Will discover the pizza at La Famiglia is the best we have had in Playa, and honestly tastes like Era Ora’s did last year.




We head to Luna Blue to see if any peeps are there and Josh made a new friend Roxy. Roxy is Penny’s adorable little feisty puppy. Apparently she likes boys better cause she kept biting on me



We have a drink, chat up some peeps and move onto Fa for some more drinks. I hit a wall about 12:30 and need to head back to the suite for some sleep. I spot snappysammy before we leave and he tells us his bone story…I couldn’t make it till the end. Good to finally meet him!


Day 2 Byblos, El Pirata, Babes and the first Bar Crawl
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Tequila shots at lunch? You guys rock!

Arrachara especial instead of arrachara nortena? You guys suck.

Is Kirbyfan barefoot at Era Oro?

Keep it coming!

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P.S. More pics of hot chicks, please.
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Tequila shots at lunch? You guys rock!

Arrachara especial instead of arrachara nortena? You guys suck.

Is Kirbyfan barefoot at Era Oro?

Keep it coming!

JG

P.S. More pics of hot chicks, please.

Yea, I heard your voice in the background when I ordered the especial... I know nortena is your fav

Ha ha! No, pretty sure he had sandals on.

Hold your horses, Julia doesn't arrive for 3 more days!
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Great start, Chris!
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I can't believe that we did not eat at Era Ora, as we were staying right above the place for most of the week
Although as usual, I pretty much lost most of my appetite the whole week But that's pretty much what happens when drinking and in hot weather! Poor Jay, he's one that could probably eat 10 times a day!
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Yahoooo for a cmsitaly TR!
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So glad to see your TR! Although I think my hungry stomach would prefer I not read it

Can't wait for more!
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You'll be even more hungry after this report




I sampled some souvenir last night and it was worth dragging it all back!

Andrea-Loved La Azotea!
those samples are my favorite tequila. so glad you loved La Azotea!!! woo hoo!! can't wait to read this report from beginning to end!!!
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