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Mar 26, 2015 - on my way to Cancun (The next adventure begins)
Good morning I leave my home in CO and head to airport for a early American Eagle flight to Cancun with one stop and a plane change in DFW, it was the first time in several that left DRO on time Lol, in DFW had a short delay leaving had a small mechanical problem took only 10 minutes to check it out and on to Cancun getting into Cancun around 1:45. I got a bus from the airport to downtown for $5.00 USD the station was only a couple blocks from my hostel. I got my hostel and find the owner waiting by the front gate as it turns out it is a...Jump to full entry
Feb 10, 2015 - Cancun, Mexico - Week 2!
Week 2 we are set to meet up with both our friend Denise from back home and my niece Jessica and her husband Travis, who live in Alberta, to party our asses off for 7 days. That is exactly what we did. We usually go online and look for other people visiting the resorts we are going to and it turned out a group called 'The Shitshow' was going to be there during the time we all were. The five of us had gone online and ordered 'Welcome to the Shitshow' t-shirts and tanks so they would easily recognize us when we arrived. We also ran into some...Jump to full entry
Feb 3, 2015 - Cancun, Mexico - Week 1!
This trip covered 3 different resorts over 2 weeks so I will only cover week 1 in this entry. We were meeting up with a couple we had met the year before (Sheri & Glen) a few days after we arrived during the 1st week and this was the first time we made plans to meet up with my niece and her husband at the resort we were staying at the 2nd week! Before the trip even began our travel agent had contacted us to ask if we would mind being moved to another resort because ours had overbooked for our first week. We would receive another 7 days free...Jump to full entry
Apr 29, 2014 - Havana to Cancun
Travel day today. Up early to catch a taxi to the airport at 5:15. We were told you need to be at the airport 3 hours early, instead of the usual 2 hours. Not so sure though, as everyone arrives early and lines up at a checkin that isn't open. Actually there was a sign for our flight number, but we couldn't go there because it was actually for an earlier flight! Welcome to Cuba. So everyone lines up to the side of this and then the line slides across when the guy tells you to. Once I was worked out the system I was directing people to...Jump to full entry
Jan 4, 2014 - In Mexico
Arrived in Cancun after a bumpy ride the last 30 minutes or so - flew into some thunderstorms but otherwise nothing exciting. The lines at immigration were really long - about ten planes had landed in a short period and the place was packed. Of course, the other line went much faster... Then had to wait for my bag for a bit but bought a bottle of Havana Club at the duty free shop. Customs was no problem. After running the gauntlet of time share vendors I walked into the zoo that is the waiting area for transport. Many signs from many...Jump to full entry
Sep 23, 2013 - Autovista- Cancun to Merida- Police Shake-Down 2.13.2013
Monday, September 23, 2013 15:25 PM PST Both of these letters where sent to the Governor: Mr. Roberto Borge Angulo & Federal Police Commissioners for Qunitana Roo. Both of the envelopes were returned unopened. Thursday, March 14, 2013 16:00 PT Lawrence-Cobalt Janssen 1000 Sutter Street, Suite 222 San Francisco, California 94109 Phone: 415 / 572-8511 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Governor: Mr. Roberto Borge Angulo Palace of Government, January 22 Av s / n, 2nd. floor, Downtown, Chetumal, Quintana Roo. CP 77000 Phone: (983) 835.0500, ext...Jump to full entry
Apr 1, 2013 - Dead Cuban heroes
As mentioned in an earlier entry Cuba sure does have a lot of billboards, however unlike all the other countries we've visited, Cuba's are all about the glory of the Revolution with images and slogans of deceased heroes, current heroes (held prisoner in the US) and anti US propaganda. There was very little graffiti anywhere and most of it was pro government and socialism. I suppose the work camp prisons would be a deterrent. Most people have heard of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, the Argentinian born revolutionary who masterminded a successful...Jump to full entry
Nov 17, 2012 - Beach time, group and Mexican food
One must eat at McDonald's in every place if only to check out the differences so this morning I went there for break fast. There were some interesting variations in the menu so I ordered Mexican burritos. They tasted much like Canadian McD burritos. Oh well. Same great coffee! I made a conscious decision to relax today and checked out the pool. It appears the sun only hits it at noon so I thought I'd try the shuttle to the beach. It's free. Sure, but once you get there you've got to pay 100 pesos for a chair. Oh well. I got half a book...Jump to full entry
Nov 16, 2012 - Lizards, ruins and beaches
Friday, November 16 After an awesome night's sleep I was starving so decided to enjoy the hotel's breakfast buffet which I figured should fuel me more most of the day. With nothing on the agenda I set out to explore. I happened to be near a bus stop when I saw "Rt 1 Hotel Zona" pull up so decided to jump on. Since I haven't figured out the coins yet I just showed the driver my handful and he picked out what was needed. I got off near the Ruinas Del Rey after being informed by the driver on which bus to take back. The ruins aren't all that...Jump to full entry
Nov 15, 2012 - Cancun, Mexico
This new adventure involves travelling all by myself. It's kind of scary but I've learned that facing my fears helps me grow and become a stronger person. I guess we'll see how much I like my own company! For future reference, it stresses me out a lot less to leave for the airport far too early. Mike dropped me off at 4:15 am for my 6:10 am flight. Cutting it that close gives me an ulcer so if you're going with me next time, we're going early :) One must go through US customs if stopping in the US which adds an hour or so to the time...Jump to full entry
Oct 22, 2012 - Made it!
We made it... Finally arrived in Cancun Sat 21 Oct after 12 hrs breathing the recycled air and smells from 200 passengers after 2 German flight meals mostly consisting of wurst. So after an easy bus ride from the airport to downtown Cancun to our convenient but less than fancy hostel we decided to hit the town. In true diligent traveller style, taking note of all the guide advice, fuelled by fatigue and hunger we chucked all our bags and electricals guarded only by a balsa wood door one of brads sneezes could knock down, cello taped our...Jump to full entry
Aug 31, 2012 - CANCUN!!!!!
So we arrived in downtown Cancun and it was a bit of a far cry from what we were expecting compared to all the spring break shots of it we saw on tv in the way it looked like any other big Mexican city... I.e. a bit rough around the ages! Anyway we walked to our 18usd meals included hostel thanks to the recommendation of some clongowes lads we met in Belize which turned out to be really nice! After that it was straight out to the hotel district to see the 'real' Cancun! This is basically a bar of land filled to the brim with 5star all...Jump to full entry