Tagged: Cancun

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My wife’s @HardRock Cafe Teddy Bear collection (with pics!)

Last Monday I wrote a post about the spoils from my travels over the past few years: my Starbucks mug collection.  Today, though, is the collection in our house over ten years in the making… Shannon’s Hard Rock Cafe Teddy Bear collection. Atlanta, Georgia Atlantic City, New Jersey Baltimore, Maryland Biloxi,...

Flickr Friday: Sometimes name brands don’t translate very well. 1

Flickr Friday: Sometimes name brands don’t translate very well.

The lovely ladies seem confused in Cancun, Mexico. I occasionally update new photos (and old ones that I scan) on my Flickr account.  In doing so, I get to revisit a lot of photos I’ve taken while travelling.  Each Friday, I plan on posting a photo that I think is...

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My Boring Ass Life Last Year: 2010 In Review

Ate a giant burger at The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia.  This was the beginning of my Man v. Food pilgrimage that would take me to eight different restaurants! Saw snow again for the first time in years. Blogged about bad service and got the attention of Ford Motor Company. Showed...

Joey & Tom’s Excellent #Botcon Adventure – this weekend! 0

Joey & Tom’s Excellent #Botcon Adventure – this weekend!

Let’s see… three weekends ago I was in Cancun.  The weekend after that: Orlando for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Last weekend?  Miami for Florida Supercon.  And now: I’m back in Orlando for Botcon. So myself, Joey Snackpants and special guest star and fellow Transformers geek Tentacle Chris will be...

Cancun Day Six: Time to Go Home 1

Cancun Day Six: Time to Go Home

Our final day in Cancun was bittersweet.  It was hard to say goodbye to the blue beaches and AWESOME tacos, but many of us were ready to return home to our own beds and safe drinking water.  That morning, though, we went down to the beach one more time.  Here...

Cancun Day Five, Part 2: Cenote Ik Kil 2

Cancun Day Five, Part 2: Cenote Ik Kil

From Wikipedia: A cenote is a sinkhole with exposed rocky edges containing groundwater. It is typically found in the Yucatán Peninsula and some nearby Caribbean islands. The term is derived from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Maya to refer to any location where groundwater is accessible. After leaving...

Random Tourism Elements: The Douchebag 0

Random Tourism Elements: The Douchebag

An added note regarding our day trip to Chichén Itzá… Whenever you take a trip with a tour group – whether at monuments, parks or theme parks – you always run the risk of running into the most unfortunate kind of tourist: the douchebag.  This guy (and his wife) where...

Cancun Day Five, Part 1: Chichén Itzá 2

Cancun Day Five, Part 1: Chichén Itzá

Monday morning we all made our way down to the lobby of the hotel at 7:30 AM to start a day that none of us will ever forget.  The bus pulled up and we jumped in on our way to Chichen Itza. “Chicks n’ Pizza” (my favorite mispronouncing of the...

Cancun Day Four: More ExpoComics Cancun 0

Cancun Day Four: More ExpoComics Cancun

The other MAJOR difference in American fan conventions and Mexican?  SUNDAY IS THE BUSY DAY. I took more photos over the weekend of some amazing cosplayers including: Little Mexican Girl Mario Invader ZIM It was busy as soon as the doors opened and we spent the time watching the hoards...

Random Cancun photo for @JoeySnackpants 0

Random Cancun photo for @JoeySnackpants

While eating at Hooters in Mexico last week we saw a guy wearing a t-shirt that Mr. Joey Snackpants would approve of (though I’m pretty sure it’s not the same “JACO”).  LOL

Cancun Day Three, Part 2: Coco Bongo 0

Cancun Day Three, Part 2: Coco Bongo

When you walk around the hotel district of Cancun, you get slammed with people everywhere trying to pitch you on coming into their clubs and the multiple open bar specials.  There is one place on the strip, though, that just SCREAMS ultra-cheesey at every turn: Coco Bongo. Proof of the...

Cancun Day Three, Part 1: ExpoComics Cancun 0

Cancun Day Three, Part 1: ExpoComics Cancun

Saturday in Cancun was our opportunity to answer the ago old question: Are the Mexican geek conventions like American geek conventions? After sleeping in and waking up to the ocean outside our balcony, we began prepping for our first day of ExpoComics Cancun. The event, produced by Ecreativo, is an...

Cancun Day Two: Playing the Part of the Local Tourist 1

Cancun Day Two: Playing the Part of the Local Tourist

Friday was our chance to catch our breath in Cancun.   After a day of driving to the Orlando airport, flying to Mexico, landing in Cancun, going through customs, checking into the hotel, dinner at the Mexican Hooters, and the Walmart Trip of DOOM – we needed a break. Our...

Cancun Day One: Chris & Tom’s Excellent Mexican Walmart Adventure 7

Cancun Day One: Chris & Tom’s Excellent Mexican Walmart Adventure

Greetings from Cancun Mexico! I’m down in here for the week enjoying the sun, surf and ExpoComics Cancun.  That’s right folks: a Mexican Geek Convention. The true adventure, though, began last Thursday night when we landed.  First we had dinner at a Mexican Hooters: We met up with the team...