Reflections on Cancun

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V and I @ Gran Cenote
Our flight was at 4pm, so we got a somewhat late checkout and were able to somewhat enjoy a lazy and leisurely morning. Veronica had met a boy a couple of nights ago and she wanted to say goodbye. While we were lounging about on our last morning at the beach (and what do you know, the sun is out in full force on this last day!) one of the waiters came by and gave us beautiful hibiscus flowers and then came back about 10 minutes later with oil to massage our feetsies!! How insane is that?!

So you just never know what kind of person is wrapped up in each package and behind this old man exterior was a very intuitive internal-medicine like nutritionist. While massaging Veronica, he discovered a very slight bone abnormality in her left foot. And while treating me, he told me I have a stomach problem and need to do a cleansing. Like I have to eat bark and raw roughage for 13 days in order to be "mas bonita para conocer buen novio".
V and I @ Chichen Itza night show
Oh god, why is everyone concerned with marrying me off?!

Aftewards we headed back to Cancun airport. Mexico is so funny.. the exit from the security line spits you right into the middle of a HUGE duty-free-shopping area. You couldn't even avoid this if you tried your hardest. And after that is a Margaritaville and Bubba Gumps, and of course a Pharmacy where you can buy everything from Prozac to Viagra to Glucophage. Unbelievable!! My mom bought a bottle of amoxocillin - I was FLOORED. This is a dream for OCD people/self-medicators. I couldn't believe it!

It was a somewhat scary ride back to LAX as we were circling around a weather system in our little plane. But then again I get scared on planes a lot! But I also got to watch the Sex in the City movie!! Which I LOVED.
V, me and my mom on a bottle of Mayan Tequila!
I cried like a freaking baby during "that" scene. Oh lord.

Thinking back on this trip I was super happy.. I got to see 6 different cities in 7 days and basically did 80% of what I wanted to do. If I didn't have to stay in on Tuesday or if I had known Xcaret would be such a bust I might have been able to squeeze in Cozumel or Playa del Carmen but overall I was super satisfied with getting a broad experience of Quintana Roo and a teeny part of the Yucutan. It also made me want to visit George even more in Huatulco/Oaxaca as I realize I'm quickly falling in love with Mexico and I want to see more and more of it. It's just easy since the language, the people and the weather are very suitable to me. Not to mention the access to the kind of nature that I really enjoy.
In Xel-Ha
Just reach out and touch everything here - it's ok.

I think I'd like to go back to this area, both to explore more in depth and to branch out to a few new cities. I want to go to Coba to see more fantastic ruins, Merida to see the artisans, back to Isla Mujeres to do some partying and Tulum to do some serious beach hopping in the southern tip. Tulum really captured my imagination with its gorgeous beaches and soft waves. I hear there are both hotels and little bungalow type places to live that sound unbelievably raw and beautiful. I think this is where I would like to go on my imaginary honeymoon, at least at this point in time.

Viva Mexico!
mellemel8 says:
glad you had a good ole time. the gulf of mexico side is the best.
Posted on: Oct 14, 2008
Quest says:
Glad you had a great time, sweetie. :o)
Posted on: Oct 14, 2008
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V and I @ Gran Cenote
V and I @ Gran Cenote
V and I @ Chichen Itza night show
V and I @ Chichen Itza night show
V, me and my mom on a bottle of Ma…
V, me and my mom on a bottle of M…
In Xel-Ha
In Xel-Ha
In Isla Mujeres
In Isla Mujeres
defying death!
defying death!
Ok, lets get out of here now, sha…
Ok, let's get out of here now, sh…
@ Hotel in Cancun
@ Hotel in Cancun
In Xcaret, thrilled about the hone…
In Xcaret, thrilled about the hon…
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