And so to Mexico!

Cancun Travel Blog

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After 24 days in Cuba I can honestly say we were looking forward to Mexico.  We had enough of bland Cuban food and other inconveniences, so it was time to get back to 2018!

Our flight from Cuba was around 1.5 hours, Havana airport failed to impress. For the start we got there at 8am and was still standing in line nearly 2 hours later, they didn’t even open the check-in desks until 2 hours before and the line was out the door. Then we had all our tickets manually made out for us, no way was this flight leaving on time and it didn’t!  Aero Mexico did apologise for the delay and said the computers didn’t work at the airport, no surprises there. 

Once we landed at Cancun everything was easy and straight forward.

We bought our bus tickets from the Ado desk, got some money out the ATM and headed to the bus stop.  The bus was a comfortable air-conditioned coach and within half an hour we were at the bus station in town.  From there it was an easy 10-minute walk to the hostel although it was pretty warm and humid, much more so than Havana.  We waited in line for check-in, in the meantime we got talking to a young Aussie who was over for a month’s holiday.  Our room was fabulous, a large hotel style room with very modern bathroom and shower that worked and pumped out a waterfall of hot water, Wi-Fi was fast and available, oh yeah we were happy and we hadn’t even tasted the hot Mexican tucker yet! 

The hostel Mayan Monkey was pretty cool, it was clean, modern and fairly new and had a friendly fun atmosphere, the rooftop bar and pool were very nice, and we were looking forward to spending some time there.

Meanwhile lunch was calling and so was laundry.  The hostel didn’t have a laundry service, so we were directed to a cheerful chap two blocks down that was more than happy to do our laundry, a whole big bag was AU$4

Lunch was a place across the road, the food was delicious, naturally we tucked straight into Mexican and our taste buds were in heaven, oh how we had missed spicy food.  After lunch we went for a walk around the shops and I found a much-needed chemist to get yet more medicine for my persistent annoying cough.  Here chemists were everywhere, and medicine was cheap and readily available, unlike Cuba where even simple things were hard to get and a small cough medicine cost me AU$8.

We wondered back to hostel and spent the rest of the late afternoon into the evening around the pool. We did plan on going out again but got talking to some other travellers that kindly gave us some tips on places to see in Mexico.  Vaughan got involved in a giant Jenga game which also involved tequila, for every block you removed and not collapsed the bricks you got a free shot of tequila! Yep we like Mexico 😊



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