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Cancun Travel Blog› entry 3 of 9 › view all entries
October 5th, 2008 – by: jenn79
So in other words it was a very relaxing and low stress day. Except for crossing the streets to get on the buses. There aren't a lot of lights here so people just kind of stand on the curb and launch themselves off whenever there's a gap in traffic. Sometimes, though, for stupid tourists like us they will literally stop in the middle of the street and allow us to cross before them. Very friendly drivers - much nicer than in Los Angeles!
It was fun in the ocean.
Downtown Cancun was interesting as well. There was one very heavy rainshower that lasted a few minutes so we were caught under an awning. Then we went to eat at a famous local joint that was delicious called La Parilla. V and I were chatting when this rail-thin little 4 year old boy walked by with a teeny little soft serve ice-cream cone. We were too mesmerized by his cuteness to grab a camera and take a pic, and he went back to his table and told his dad we were laughing at him.
It rained almost the entire time we were having lunch, but by the time we were done, the rain was done too and we found our way back to the hotel, accidentilly almost getting on the bus going in the wrong direction, and then when we were on the right bus, but the bus driver drove SO FAST I was nervous about making our stop I pushed the bell 3 times before we were really supposed to get off and gave the bus driver bashful looks and shrugged - sorry! =)
V and I were gonna head acros the street to Captain's Cove for dinner by ourselves but at the last minute me mum decided to join us. We had no idea what the atmosphere would be like but it ended up being a gorgeous seafood restaurant on the dock with really nice waiters.
At one point, one of the waiters were at our table, and turned around towards the water and looked down. He then says to us "have you ever seen an alligator?" I've personally never seen one, so I get up and walk next to him as he's standing near Veronica's chair. I look down and I LITERALLY GOT SO SCARED I JUMPED 3 feet into the air!!! There was this HUGE 13 foot alligator just chillling right below our table in the water!!! Everyone nearby rushed over and started taking pictures.
It was thrilling but difficult to concentrate on our meal afterwards. Apparently this crocodile comes by a lot so they've named him Pancho. Another one came by later named Willie. Hehehe =) What a rush of adrenaline and um.. an interesting way to see my first alligator! Considering I was just in the South and I'm sure they were everywhere! Nope, I see one in Cancun. Across the street from my hotel. Chillin under a dock waiting for his mate to come.
What a good time. At one point I was chatting with the waiter and noticed that he had two leaves tucked behind his ears, one on each side.
Oh, did I mention the food was really good? Yeah. Come for the food, stay for the alligators!
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