This post used to contain pictures, but due to new storage limitations from WordPress, I had to fix the problem and decided to create a new blog that works as an archive for all the posts from my two years in California. This full post can be found here.
This Christmas Eve was wonderful, exactly what I had had in mind when I booked this trip. Today was the last day I had the car, and I drove 40 minutes west to a beach called Mar Chiquita. It was like a lagoon, but with waves. For some reason the bottleneck still let waves through, and there were rocks in the water so not completely unsafe to go in the water. I actually only went in one time to snorkel for a bit, hoping to see a turtle or something cool. But just a few fish. The waves doesn’t feel too big when you are out there and look down. There was a guy I was talking to for like half an hour, and actually very nice and he kept an eye on me so I didn’t drown when I was in the water. He also took some photos of me (I know they are all the same, just different beaches, but I don’t care, I want proof that I was there) and asked me if I was a model. I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve heard that lately. First time in the US was at the immigrant control when I landed in LA. The guy asked me what I was studying, when I answered civil engineering he just replied that he didn’t know that you could mix modeling and engineering. Anyway, he didn’t stop there, he also said something about my feet. He said they were very small and cute (I’ve lost count on how often I’ve heard that too, but for real, random guys can walk up to me when I am waiting for the bus or something and tell me I have cute feet). Even if he was forward like all the guys here, he did it in the right way and he was genuinely nice and fun to talk to. It was the same with the private driver I had on my first day on Dominican Republic.
I read some, more than halfway done with The Kill Order now. It’s taking longer time now because I do so much more than just hang out on the beach and read. But there’s nothing wrong with that. As soon as I am done with this one my goal for the whole vacation is reached, four books.
Then I also skyped with my family on mom’s side for a little more than ten minutes. It worked surprisingly well on a hidden beach on Puerto Rico. They accused me of having a green screen behind me to fake the blue sky, water, beach, and palm trees. Haha! It was nice seeing them and I kinda missed the whole Christmas thing then. I did have a great Christmas, but I was alone, with no food.
I got a little burned today, even if I put sunscreen on at least a couple of times. But as always I miss spots, and the worst part are my lower legs and lower back. But I have put a lot of aloe on it, so it should be all good tomorrow and I will be ready for my next adventure on this island. I am going on a catamaran trip to Culebra island tomorrow. I guess it will be similar to the one I took on Dominican Republic. But this will be better. This beach I am going to is ranked one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. And the snorkeling is supposed to be really nice there, and the weather is always great there. I am so excited!
What else happened today? Hmm, I returned the car, talked to my new roommate for a bit, took a shower, and then watched the last 8 episodes of the Swedish Christmas Calendar. Not the best on there is, but it was okay.
Now I will pack for tomorrow, then read and fall asleep. Maybe put on some more aloe before that. Goodnight and Merry Christmas to all of you! I hope you had/will have a wonderful Christmas!