- 兌幣：盤谷銀行+Super Rich
今天起床以後滿心歡喜地打開冰箱，結果錯愕地發現昨天預留給自己的早餐整盒不見了！ 然後短暫的錯愕馬上變成憤怒，很想知道到底是哪個無恥的混帳吃了我的早餐，壞了我的省錢大作戰？ 我甚至在公共用地的垃圾桶尋找保麗龍餐盒的屍體，還跑去櫃台問Daniel有沒看到誰吃掉一盒enchiladas…不過兇嫌至今依然下落不明。
After getting up, I happily opened the fridge but unexpectedly found that my leftover was gone! And then my shockedness was soon replaced by anger. I really wanted to find out which shameless bastard stole my food and ruined my money-saving plan. I even checked trash cans in common area and looked for the styrofoam box's corpse and asked Daniel at the front desk if he had seen anyone eating a box of enchiladas... However, the truth remains undisclosed until today.
This morning I was awakened by my soon-to-be-flushed baby again. Suddenly I had a craving for pancake, so I ordered the special desayuno at Mango restaurant, 35 pesos for two pancakes (with fresh and delicious papaya on the side), coffee, and orange juice.
After getting up, we were still psyched about what we had experienced last night. I didn't get a good sleep because I was bugged by mosquitos, and I woke up before I had enough sleep because I needed to poop (how weird). During our stay in Zicatela, I pooped watery stuff everyday and was awakened by my poop every morning. It was something that I'd never dreamed of after decades of constipation life (well, the situation is better in the US than in Taiwan), so I couldn't help but think that Mexico was, as expected, my second home.
We both didn't get up until pretty late, around 10 (so you know we had been early risers). Had not Dustin got up, I would have kept sleeping. But had not he wet his pants, he probably would have kept sleeping and dreaming too... That's right. Before waking up, Dustin was dreaming about finding bathrooms all the time, and he finally found one, and that was when he felt the warm liquid trickling between his thighs. So he got up and rushed to the toilet. I was so glad we had two beds...
Waking up in our luxurious blue cell in this purple palace, I was very glad that we were going to check out soon, because the situation of the toilet was driving me crazy... Before going to bed last night, I went to pee in girl's room but found the flush didn't work (It's a common problem in Mexico where the infrastructure is still behind. It's often to see toilets without seats, a big test for your thigh muscle strength, and problems with the flush, so the sight of a toilet full of shit and urine is natural if users don't have any conscience.), and there were several pieces of shit in the toilet, so I went to use the guy's toilet. This morning when I wanted to deflate my bladder, I found more pieces of shit in lady's toilet...
We woke up pretty early the next morning. In fact, Dustin didn't sleep at all. I finally gather myself and took a shower and felt relieved that the water wasn't trickling, as described by other travelers who had stayed here before.
最後一個學期了，相處了兩年的室友Dustin說春假一起去旅行吧，從南加州、亞利桑那州、一路向德州的國家公園road trip，討論要買哪種睡袋才夠保暖，到真要暖和的話不如飛到墨西哥吧，到申請墨西哥簽證好像很麻煩（畢竟Monterey實在太小了，最近的墨西哥領事館也要跑到一個多小時外的San Jose）、我勢必得蹺課一週（我春假只有一個禮拜但我們覺得要去就該去兩個禮拜）及旅費將激增的難題，到最後想想花個800美金上下玩墨西哥好像也很不錯，就在連墨西哥簽證都還沒申請好之前就買了來回機票（而且買機票又是另一個故事了，由於Dustin想太多搞得我們自己佔了好機票的空缺，被迫買轉機重重的爛機票…不過好處是我們原定10天的假期也就這樣陰錯陽差變成了14天長假）。
It's the last semester. Dustin suggested we spend the spring break together. At first we were thinking about going on a road trip from southern CA to Arizona all the way to Texas, visiting lots of national parks and state parks on the way, and discussing what type of sleeping bags we should get to keep us warm at night. Then someone told Dustin that it's gonna be freezing at night in the states that we planned to visit. If we really want to be warm, we might as well go to Mexico. But then as a Taiwanese student holding an F-1 visa in the US, I needed to apply for a Mexico visa, which is a pain in the ass (because Monterey is too small and doesn't have a Mexican Consulate; the closest one is more than an hour away by car, in San Jose). Also, I had to skip a week of class after spring break since MIIS only had one-week spring break, and I didn't want to fly all the way to Mexico with just one-week stay. And the expense might increase dramatically compared to travelling in the states. I wanted to give up. One day Dustin got drunk and tried to persuade me going to Mexico with him (since he didn't want to go there alone and claimed to want to see Mexico through my eyes), and I thought spending around US$800 to visit Mexico wasn't a bad idea (I spent around that much to visit China and Hong Kong 3 years ago), so we bought round-trip tickets even before I applied for my Mexico visa. Purchasing flight tickets was another story. Dustin was thinking too much and worried too much, which put us in the predicament of having to give up the flights of better itinerary and get the ones with two connections and late arrival in Oaxaca, for we took up our own spots by trying to purchase the tickets first on priceline.com and then on Mexicana airline website. But it turned out to be a good misfortune because it prolonged our original 10-day trip to 14-day long vacation. :)