Swimwear? My kinda thing!
Two days ago I realized I needed to buy new swimwear … yes, AGAIN! I was checking out the great range of beachwear online, and then also walked along Madero Street in Mexico City, one of my favorite shopping streets in the city where yo can find me almost every day when in the town.
The thing is that the bikini I bought back in July in Boston when I was celebrating the Independence day as independence from my ex boyfriend by the pool, started to leave some kind of weird black stuff on my back where I tie them up. Not sure where it is coming from as I’ve never seen such a thing but it gets pretty annoying to swim or sunbathe and then see something sticky that doesn’t come off. Odd material or not sure.
The funny fact is that until this trip, I had always traveled with 2 pairs of bikini, if not 3 but being permanently on the road thought me to become more of a minimalist. Traveling made me realize there were a lot of things I thought I needed in life but I was wrong and one of them was carrying too many clothes. So I left other swimwear back at my mum’s house in Slovakia.
But this time I’d so use another pair of swimwear like never! Thankfully, the bikini survived my stay at beautiful Hacienda Encantada and snorkeling in Los Cabos and now I am going to Canada where will be no beach time so I will not suffer that much.
I bet the majority of you have found out already some of my favorite clothes are bikini. Swimwear is what you will see me wearing on many of my photos, especially those for #sexysaturday on my Facebook Fanpage or just when I am provoking all my fans and posting photos of me blogging from a jacuzzi. Because I really do so each time my hotel room has a hot tub.
I think I did it for the first time back in September when visiting Caldes de Malavella and my last night at Balneari Prats I was so excited I had an in-room jacuzzi, I poured hot water in and jumped in at 2 am. You know, life of a professional travel blogger means blogging at any time of the day and that was all I had so took my laptop with me. That was the beginning of a new habit I am becoming to be known for :)
When it comes to swimwear, I am pretty picky. I need something that looks good but also something that won’t move too much when I am doing some of my favorite activities, snorkeling or swimming. Not counting my childish days, I have owned one piece swimwear just once and it can be comfy but I just don’t like to have different tan colors all over. The less white shining skin I have, the better.
It brings me to another thing I learned when traveling – we do tan or do not tan depending on the country we come from. Doesn’t that sound ridiculous? But tanning habits really differ from country to country and they have to do a lot with the society and the social class you belong to. Where I come from, which I believe is the same in other European countries, the more tan you are, the more money you got. Silly, but true as in Slovakia many people go on holidays only once or twice a year and they want to show off their tan, which shows to others they can afford to go on holidays somewhere to the sea. In many Asian countries the people try to stay as white as possible, even putting whitening sunscreen, as well as body lotion and face powder with whitening effects.
This habit goes hand to hand with what kind of swimwear we all use. I heard and seen many times that the European girls go usually topless (sorry guys, not true with me personally unless I am sunbathing my back and butt so you wouldn’t see much :P), the American girls wear 2 piece bikini and Asian girls wear a T-shirt or even shorts or jeans on top.
Anyway, it’s time for me to look for new bikini :) What color should I get this time?
PS: If you haven’t seen my 24 favorite beaches I visited in 2011 (warning – bikini photos), feel free to do so now.