Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mexican Riviera - Chef Loreto Bembo's Master piece and a man eating a balloon

There are only two formal nights in our 7 days cruise but our cruise dinner was almost always formal and should I say amazing.  Let me feature one Chef, simply because he's a Filipino ;-)

Our second to the last dinner was  prepared by Chef - Loreto Bembo, he is one of the head chef in princess cruise.

Here's the sample menu given to us:

For your viewing pleasure here are two of his his scrumptious masterpiece

We were entertained by a man eating a balloon. I swear I saw him ate everything... he even drank water after.... Kids , don't do this at home :p

Amazing, isn't it?

That's All!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cabo San Lucas - Mexican Riviera 3rd stop

Last stop was the jewel of Baja peninsula, Cabo San Lucas. From wiki, Cabo San Lucas is known for its white sandy beaches, several world-class Scuba diving locations, and the distinctive sea arch El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. As a result, Cabo San Lucas has become a high-end holiday destination with a number of resorts and timeshares along the coast between San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The word cabo means cape in English and San Lucas is the Spanish name for Saint Luke.
Our cruise ship stopped in the middle of the sea where princess cruises life boats took us to San Lucas  Marina Port.

We took a tour and saw  the breathtaking landmark, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas...

It was not in our itinerary, but, we got  whale watching for free, good thing they were  hyper and performing continuously.

A good samaritan took a picture of the group before my camera's battery died.  I truly enjoyed every moment with them.

Cabo San Lucas was very nice, the view , the food, the shopping. Too bad I left my extra battery inside the ship...

That's All!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mazatlan - Mexican Riviera 2nd stop

Second cruise stop was Mazatlan. Mazatlan is one of Mexico's most alluring and inviting beach destination , it is know as 'Pearl of the pacific'.

We went to their public market in Old town and bought some Mexican items. In my case, bought  sombrero and a leather belt.

A few blocks  from the market, was Mazatlan Cathedral...

Near the cathedral  I saw a corn store... ate Mexican mixed corn -Chili + Margarine  + Mayonnaise + Corn...  A little bit gross and a little bit weird... smelly but  good.

We passed by this street...

and reached a nice place called playas alos altos
where we watch a man jump off the cliff, I think it's called Acapulco jump.

Back to the port I saw Senor frog statue and had a picture moment...

That's All!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Puerto Vallarta - Mexican Riviera 1st stop

After 3 days of sailing, we finally arrived at our first port stop - Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta  is a Mexican resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahía de Banderas.

We  walked along the Malecon  (sea walk), where we saw and enjoyed the sculptures, sea breeze along with other locals and tourist.

Here's a picture of me climbing the sculpture "In Search of Reason" by Guadalajara artist Sergio Bustamante, 

The famous Boy on a Seahorse sculpture (El Caballito)  is Puerto vallarta's symbol which was by Rafael Zamarripa and was in Malecon for more than 25 years.

Few more walks and we saw  Parish Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

There were numbers of restaurant in the area but we can't decide where to grab some munch and then  we found  this.... A real Mexican Taco truck.

ordered these soft shell tacos, plus mexican coke..  Yummm!

A view of Puerto from the tail end of sapphire princess..

That's All!

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