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Acapulco is Still a Must See Destination

 

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Acapulco was a popular destination spot for vacationers long before Cancun had gained its popularity. In my personal opinion after visiting there it is still Mexico’s top destination location20170602_193657 and a must see. While it may be no Cancun, did you know that Acapulco was considered the original Mexican resort town in Mexico? Rich with culture, nightlife, and of course beaches; there is so much to see and enjoy while in Acapulco. From visiting La Quebrada (the place where professional divers have jumped off cliffs into the rushing waves since the early 1930’s) to taking a daytime stroll in the Zocalo or hitting up the club scene for some nightlife entertainment.

During my time there I had the opportunity to watch a night showing at La Quebrada and it was the most beautiful and breath taking diving event I’ve ever seen. To see these young and adult male divers jumping into the sea as the waves beat against the rocks was amazing. The lights shinned against the rock wall so that all the spectators could see theLa Quebradam as they climbed up into their various positions. One after one, jump after jump, they dove into the rushing waves. My heart beat…no correction, pounded for them. I personally could never imagine doing such a thing. That’s why before the show as they walked around pidiendo una propina (asking for a tip) as they told their stories, I had to give to these divers. Such courage they have to do such a thing for free (well tips only that is) for the mere amazement of tourists. Its said that the original Cliff Divers group was formed in 1934 and the most famous diver was Raoul Garcia. Teddy Stauffer (1909-1991) a Swiss big-band leader, a playboy, club owner, and a hotelier is credited with turning Acapulco into a world class resort and original boy divers into stars. Because of this Teddy is still remembered to this day as “Mr. Acapulco.”

Worldwide attention was brought to the famous cliffs back in 1963 thanks to Elvis Presley’s hit film Fun in AcapulcoLa Quebrada has even gained some spotlight on ABC in the ABC’s Wide World of Sports during the 1970’s being listed as one of the early extreme sports. Talk about news!

I honestly could go on and on about my trip but I do not have the time. But I would like to encourage you to visit for yourself. Maybe then you’ll be able to enjoy a song on your tour bus by one of the boys standing on the corners waiting to sing away to the next group that drives by him. Trust me they will be lyrics you will #neverforget

The next time you are planning a trip to Mexico. Keep #Acapulco in mind.

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When You Don’t Agree, Pause and Listen

My title says it all. When you don’t agree, pause. Often times when we don’t agree with someone it may cause us to get upset or ignore what they feel. Instead the next time you find that you do not agree with someone that a moment to just pause. Allow yourself the time and opportunity to just soak in what they have said to you. After you have heard and absorbed their point of view then speak your peace. Speak it peacefully by all means.

Side note…one of the things I learned in my marriage is that I can be very stubborn. I mean heck I’m born in May (mic drop, lol). I had to work really hard on learning to listen to Santos. It took me several years before I mastered this technique. I wont lie, even to date there are times when I must question myself and ask, “Ari, are you being fare? Are you listening to what he has to say or just blowing him off because you do not agree with him.” Tonight we had a very good conversation where I didn’t agree with what he wanted but I understood where he was coming from. I on the other hand had my mind made up and was determined to do what I wanted to do. However, as his wife I must be mindful of how I present my decisions to him. I never want to come off as being disrespectful or as if I don’t take an interest in his concerns or desires. If you ever want to hurt a man cut him off, ignore him, that will ruin their pride and as a wife that should never be your goal. Therefore, pause. As for husbands if you never want to make your wife feel unloved, like you never listen or value her opinion and don’t care about her feelings…don’t brush her off. So remember the next time you don’t agree with someone just pause. That doesn’t mean in the end you will agree and it doesn’t mean that you wont. What it does mean is that you have taken out time to respectfully listen to what each other has had to say. You love each other that much to do so.

Love and blessings,

~ Ari F.

A Friendly Reminder…

Never allow someone to silence your voice. Make sure that you are being heard. YOU ARE VALUABLE!!! Remember often times actions speak louder than words.

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Don’t be confused… you read that correctly. In relationships we yield authority to our partner unwillingly because they make us feel inferior and/or made us feel as if our voice didn’t matter. So then we close up and don’t speak out and leave our feelings inside.  Sometimes we even stop acting out our feelings because our voice has been diminished. So when I say don’t be silenced and actions speak louder than words I mean that. Some times you are REQUIRED to SPEAK and sometimes your are REQUIRED to ACT. Learn when to move. Be bold and stand for yourself. When you do this you are ultimately standing for your relationship. You both will be happier in the end that you did 🙂

~Ari A. Flores