An early HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my good friend, Kristin! In 2008, we celebrated Kristin’s birthday in Cancun with her family. It was an awesome week! Here are my three favorite photos from that trip:
One day, Kristin and I met up with a fellow Couch Surfer, David, to rent mopeds and scooter around Islas Mujeres. It was a gorgeous island and we had a lot of fun making our way around it. It was the first time I had ever driven a moped on my own and I think it may have been Kristin’s as well. Needless to say, it was a huge (mis)adventure for me. I panicked often and almost crashed into Kristin at least once! Luckily, I was able, with my ninja-like reflexes, to maneuver around her. We finished the day off with local food and a nice big glass of horchata. Yum, horchata…
One night, Kristin and I went out to…this place. I can’t remember the name of the entertainment show/club/bar but it was CRAZY. There were people dressed up as Superheroes re-enacting fight scenes, people dangling from the ceiling with bedsheets, flaming cocktails, confetti, monster-sized balloons… CRAZY. I don’t even know how we know we met these two guys. That’s how crazy it was!
Most days we spent our day on the beach in Cancun. The water was warm and blue, the sun was wonderfully hot (remember, we had just flown in from cold, wintery New York City) and we had so much fun goofing off with each other and with Kristin’s family. Definitely one of the best family vacations I’ve ever been on!
You know, it’s been almost two years since I last saw Kristin. Since then, I’ve moved to Istanbul and traveled in Asia while Kristin moved to Germany to live with her boyfriend and teach English. We’ve had very little opportunity to see each other and I miss her so much. We still stay in touch with emails and Facebook, but darn it, two years is TOO LONG!
Kristin, I hope you have an AMAZING birthday this year and I really wish I could be celebrating it with you! Next time we see each other, there shall be cake balls (yes, I said it: CAKE BALLS) to make up for all the missed birthday celebrations!!!
© Connie Hum 2011