The Big Announcement......

Though I have only just begun blogging, I have encountered so many great people in the blogosphere and recently met fellow area blogger Wayne. We had such a great time, we thought it would be fun to meet more bloggers. And thus......

Announcing the first ever Latin America Blogger Meeting!

My friend and fellow blogger, Wayne (Gringo in Paradise), and I invite all of you bloggers in Latin America to join us for a weekend of fun and chat on Isla Mujeres! This is for anyone blogging with a Latin American connection, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, heck anywhere you blog with a Latin American twist!

We are in the beginning planning stages but right now we think there will be a meet and greet reception on Friday, sightseeing, time at the beach, dinner and drinks (and maybe dancing!) on Saturday. There would be a farewell breakfast on Sunday for those of you that can bear to leave the island!

The proposed dates are April 17 - 19, 2008.

If anybody needs help with booking hotel rooms, just let us know. We will be glad to provide information on various hotels in all price ranges. Wayne might even be able to swing a group discount if you all decide to stay at the same place.

So shoot either of us an email if you are interested and we will keep you advised as to further details. As the RSVP’s come in, we will list on the sidebar who will be attending.

If you know of any bloggers who do not read one of our blogs, please pass the word on to them.

Although this is more for we bloggers to get to know each other, lurkers are welcome too!

If you are lucky, maybe Wayne will even lend you his helmet and let you sit on his moto as our young model Max demonstrates....


Comments

Heather said…
Too awesome! Count me in for sure. Will we all be staying in different hotels, same, should I book now?
Theresa said…
Cool, I wanna go! I even know someone on Isla!
regards,
Theresa
Heather said…
BTW, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help with the planning. More than willing to help.
mexpat said…
I'm in! Not sure how to send you an email, but count me in. We'll be living in Playa del Carmen by then and it's a great excuse to visit Isla!
Manolo said…
Wow! That is a wonderful idea. I wouldn't be able to go (at least this year... hint-hint) It is hard for me to plan a trip outside of the Great White North during school year and I already have a couple of trips planned for this year. But you never know... so I'll keep my eyes opened for your blog(s) for upcoming general details and of course the "outcome" (code word for "fiesta"?).
CancunCanuck said…
Heather- Yay! I hope I don't have to wait til April to meet you though, I might have to take a wee PDC trip to see your smiling face. Thanks so much for posting it on your blog, we appreciate the help spreading the word! I think Wayne is looking at hotels and getting "insider rates", so hold off unless you have a favourite place you prefer.

Theresa- We will count you in, so glad you are on board!

Mexpat- That's great! We look forward to meeting you too, it's a great way to make new friends in the area AND get to know one of my favourite places.

Manolo- It would have been fantastic to have you there, maybe when you join the circus (er, drop out to write plays?) you'll have more time on your hands to come down and play with us. I think there will be muchas fiestas! We'll raise a glass to you my Toronteco friend.
gabachayucateca said…
What handsome fellows!

Have you noticed that since entering blogdom, we no longer chat online or email? :(

But the top strength of your blog (there are lots) is how good you are at building community. Others do it well, but you do a kick-ass job of it!
JJ said…
Okay I'm pretty jealous. DANG the pull of having an actual job that pays in real money (as opposed to dinners... glory.) and the responsibility to my credit card debt!

I wonder if someone could have a streaming web cam for those of us unfortunates that won't get to attend... hmmm...
CancunCanuck said…
Gabacha- My friend, you make me blush, thank you. I've sent you an email, let's catch up keyboard to keyboard soon. Miss you, wish you could join us on Isla in April.

jj- Just do what many others have done, run, run, run away to Cancun and leave all your debts and troubles behind. LMAO. Kidding of course. Streaming web cam, hmmm.....I'm sure there will be lots of pics and blogs about it, but we'll see about the livecam part. ;-)
Heather said…
It will be interesting to see all of the different Latin American blogs with differing perspectives of the same event.

I can't wait!
Fned said…
That is such a cool idea!! I so wish we could make it but that's around the same time hubby & I will be going on our 3 year late honeymoon to Japan....

I'm with JJ though.... anybody'll be able to hook up a webcam???

Fned (sad she wont be able to make it) :*(
Nancy said…
It sounds great....Paul and I are "maybe's" though since that is prime time for people to visit US.

This will be our first spring in Mazatlan and several people have already floated "April" out as when they would like to come visit us.

So we will see...but it is a great idea!

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