whale shark movie

photo album

trip booklet


Wes 7/28 




Nanda&Leo leave home very early. Francesco bring us to Linate.

Fly from Linate to Madrid IB3629 LIN - MAD at  7:15 am


Madrid, Spain


Nanda&Leo keep flying IB6123 MAD - MIA at  12:00 pm


Miami, FL



Nanda&Leo arrive in Miami at  3:30 pm

Afternoon in shopping delight

Check in with the Wave Hotel

Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab


Thu 7/29


American Airlines

Survived the shopping feenzy, at 12.30

Nanda&Leo leave to airport to fly AA685 MIA - IAH at  2:55 pm



Houston, TX



Nanda&Leo arrive in Houston at  4.35 pm

Gilda&Warren meet flight at Terminal A

Warren prepares dinner (and vino)

BCDs are waiting for us at Sprung's


Fri 7/30


Day of relaxing,

Shannon joins us.

Lunch at Cheese Factory in the Galleria.

Dinner at Americas.


Sat 7/31



Leave home around 9 am

drive about a 6 hour almost all on I10 Highway



New Orleans, LO


Arrive to New Orleans around 4 pm.

Check in with Hotel St. Marie in the French Quarter

Dinner at  Pierre Masperos



Sun 8/1


Beignets at Café du Monde

Lunch at ACME

Dinner at Muriels Jackson Square

Music at Maison Bourbon Jazz Club

Mon 8/2


Swamp tour with Cajun Encounters

Lunch at Frank's Restaurant

Dinner at Bourbon House Seafood

Tue 8/3


Beignets at Café du Monde

Aquarium of the Americas

Lunch at ACME

Dinner at K-Paul's Kitchen

Wes 8/4



Beignets at Café du Monde

Drive back to Houston



Houston, TX



Dinner at Sprung's with Nancy & Arthur with Jennifer

Thu 8/5



Sightseeing, relaxing, eating in Houston


Fri 8/6


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Car service to airport around 9 am

Fly to Cozumel on CO1642 IAH - CZM at  12:05 pm



Cozumel, Qroo Mexico



Arrive in Cozumel at  2:20 pm

Spend night in Cozumel after Mexican food and wine at Guido's


Sat 8/7


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Taxi to pier and take 30 minute ferry ride across to Playa Del Carmen, where a car will meet us to drive us to Chiquila (about 3 hours ride), where we take another ferry (this is a small one) across to Isla Holbox (about 20 minutes).



Isla Holbox, Qroo Mexico


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Arrive in Isla Holbox.

Dinner with garlic&lobster pizza and beer and relaxing


Sun 8/8


Meet Manuel our boat Captain and snorkel guide with whale sharks and mantas.

Back by 2 pm to siesta and eat and drink and be merry!

Dinner at Isla del Colibri


Mon 8/9


Met our whale shark: old, fat and slow!

Siesta etc.

Dinner at La Parrilla


 Tue 8/10


Travel back to Cozumel



Cozumel, Qroo Mexico


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Ferry back to mainland

Travel by car from Chiquila back to Playa del Carmen

Snack at Señor Frog and ferry to Cozumel

We get our rent car today

Check in with Dive Paradise and meet the owner “Apple”

Dinner at El Moro


Wes 8/11


Eventually we dive!

Lunch Rock&Java

Dinner at Sorrisi

dive, dive, dive, dive with our wonderful dive guide Jaime on our own private boat!




Thu 8/12


Lunch Rock&Java

Dinner at La Morena

Fri 8/13


Lunch Paradise Beach

Dinner at Thai Restaurant after night dive

Sat 18/14


Today we rest and we have no dives.

Visit San Gervasio

Lunch at Mezcalitos 

Dinner at La Perlita

Sun 8/15


Lunch Rock&Java

Dinner at Kinta


Mon 8/16



Dinner at El Moro with Jaime, wife and children

Tue 8/17


Lunch Rock&Java

Dinner at La Perlita.

Apple joins us for her coffee.

Wes 8/18


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Ferry at 10.00 am
Transportation to Cancun

Fly to Houston on CO765 CUN - IAH at  3.00 pm



Houston, TX



Arrive in Houston at  5.17 pm

Just an overnight long.

Greek dinner helps anyone to survive trip's end.


Thu 8/19


American Eagle

Nanda&Leo fly to Chicago on AA3796 IAH - ORD at  11.15 am



Chicago, IL



Nanda&Leo arrive in Chicago at  1:50 pm

Vince and Bob wait for us at luggage claim.

Splendid night with all folks around and newcomer Ava.

Kept chatting all night and morning long ...


Fri 8/20



Back home on B6274 ORD - MAD at  4:40 pm


Madrid, Spain


Sat 8/21


Nanda&Leo keep flying on IB3640 MAD - MXP at  9:05 am


Nanda&Leo arrive in Malpensa at  11:15 am. Francesco waiting for us.