Cancun

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Airplane ride
    Our plane left from Regan National Airport in Washington, DC at 3:30pm.  Our flight left to DC and had a lay over in Miami for about and hour or so.  Our seats were separate.  Cheko got to sit next to a cougar with fake boobs and major facial sx done.  I got to sit across the aisle from three screaming, bouncing, and hitting bundle-of-joys children.  The poor dad was the only one taking care of the kids as his wife napped and paid about as much attention to the kids as a blind man does a painting.  Our flight out of Miami was on time and we arrived in Cancun at around eight-ish maybe.
Our room
  When we arrived we had some type of shuttle service to get to the hotel but waited around as the porter dude found us a driver.  We took a medium-sized air-conditioned van with a few other passengers with several stops to our hotel.  As we drove we were able to check out most of the hotel zone as we made our way to Hyatt Regency Cancun; which was the first hotel we had stayed in.

With the time change and new location the sun sets earlier in Cancun than in DC so it was quite dark as we made our way back to the hotel.  The hotels are all very large in this area.  Most of them were impressively lit up and very expensive looking.  We saw the Hilton, Ritz, ME, Flamingo, Riu, Marriott.  There was a good deal of traffic as we made our way to the hotel.
The strip
  Mostly due to the traffic stemming from the locals coming to the clubs on the strip.  Parking seems to be few and infrequent and must be very difficult for locals. 

As we arrived to the hotel it was fairly late 930ish or so.  The hotel was a few blocks off the main strip and was immediately likable.  Our room was cool and clean; with a modern/contemporary design.  The hotel was on the water, but with no beach area, only sharp rocks.  But our view was stunning and the balcony large. 

After we had thoroughly checked out our room we decided to dress, find some dinner, and go out for a night of partying (since we arrived on a Saturday)  Since we were within walking distance we strolled down to the main strip (which from here out i'll just call the strip)  and after looking around decided to try an open air taqueria which is perfect for people watching.
Taqueria
  We tried some pollo and some arrachera tacos.  They of course brought out several different sauces with the food which was brought to our table only a few minutes later.  Let me tell you, one of the sauces was hot!  Like scorching hot picante!!  The food was excellent and would recommend everyone to try this place.

After eating several tacos, we decided to try to find a place for partying.  A slightly overwehlming situation (promoters will haggle, follow, and grab at you) to chose a place. We all finally decided to try Dady Rock and paid about $40 usd for entry and open bar.  The music was mostly house/trace mixed in with a few hip hop songs and what my friends called "?lancheros?"  The crowd had a lot of tourists and some locals.  There was no real dance floor to speak of; there were tables everywhere for table service for no fee.
Dady rock
  most clubs it seems all have plenty of tables for no charge (unlike here in the states where there are a few tables for those that would like to be VIP or have bottle service, all costing extra)  A lot of very young faces, the usual young Americans taking advantage of the young drinking age, and also young locals for whom discotecas is a usual event.  I suppose since it was our first night and we were fresh and rearin to go, turned out to be our heaviest drinking night.  Glenda almost had to throw down with a overpushy waiter.  We all stumbled back to our hotel at about 4am after a fun night.
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Airplane ride
Airplane ride
Our room
Our room
The strip
The strip
Taqueria
Taqueria
Dady rock
Dady rock
Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency
The view
The view
Our room
Our room
Taqueria - man slicing beeef
Taqueria - man slicing beeef
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