Unlike my previous experiences at Hivefest, this time I aimed to increase my participation here by posting more frequently. I recognized that striving for perfection could lead to a prolonged effort, potentially preventing completion. My objective was self-improvement. However, I soon realized that achieving this goal amidst the hustle and bustle of Hivefest was an illusion.
The event always has so many activities and people to engage with, making it challenging to maintain a focused posting schedule.
Consequently, I've come to the conclusion that my aspirations during Hivefest were unrealistic. Instead, in the future, I plan to adhere to my usual festival routine, perhaps with a bit more efficiency. You won't find me posting Hivefest photos six months from now. Hopefully...
Now, let's kick things off with a picturesque view from the rooftop of the Rosarito Beach Hotel, where we would later gather for the festivities.
After a restful night's sleep (which, I must say, was truly needed and rejuvenating!), we eagerly ventured out to explore the town, searching for the perfect brunch spot. The hotel lobby had already introduced me to several fellow Hiveans, setting a positive tone for the day.
We stumbled upon a charming taqueria just around the corner, where we indulged in our first taste of Rosarito-style cuisine. The youngest member of the family, who has wholeheartedly embraced Mexican culture during his 22 months here, opted for his beloved tacos as his meal of choice. Tacos al Pastor are his top pick, but he's open to trying others as well.
As you can see, he was more than happy with the tacos.
After this, we went for a stroll around town for a bit, found the most amazing bakery with the best pastries you'll ever have just across from the hotel. Playa del Carmen doesn't have good baked stuff. Unless you're going to a German bakery or Italian restaurant and are willing to pay US$6 for a Danish... Which I am not, ever. Somehow, here, they think it's a great idea to put sugar on a cheese croissant. It's awful. Not sure who came up with that but they should be put in jail haha.
Sorry, trailing off here. Anyway, these Rosarito baked goods were the best. That alone would be a good reason to move there...(more about that later...In another post I mean, so you'll have to come back haha).
The Hivefest Welcome Evening
This year, there were only 60 people at Hivefest so it was much easier to connect with and meet everyone. A shame more people didn't show up but on the other hand, it was kind of nice this way.
Almost like a big family reunion.
After meeting and saying hello to some of the Thailand crew. I got to meet others who either hadn't been at Hivefest before or who I just hadn't met yet.
Excuse the bad photo quality. It was dark...
and @chrisrice again
Nathan and Chris are very active in the Philippines by the way and there seems to be a growing community of Hive peeps there. Amazing work guys!
Unfortunately, these were all the pictures I took of that night. Meeting everyone was more important than pictures this time. But no worries. There's much more where this came from.
To be continued...