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December 3, 2007

Cancun Trip Day 1

Filed under: travelogue — Tags: , , , , — yaadayaada @ 2:33 am

Went to Cancun, Mexico for a vacation last week. Had great fun. The weather was wonderful. No need for sweaters/jackets. Warm and nice. Out came the swimwear, shorts and capris. After a 6 hour flight plus 2 hour layover in Mexico city, reached Cancun around noon. Our car driver was waiting. He took the baggages from us and drove us to our hotel, The Ritz Carlton, Cancun. We could see the turquoise caribean sea during the drive. It was just breathtaking. The hotel was very nice. The bellboy brought our baggages. The receptionist welcomed us with a pina colada. It was just heaven. Our room had a beautiful view of the Sea and the swimming pool.

View from our balcony.

Our butler asked if we needed help with unpacking, since I was not keen on butler touching my undergarments, denied that service and unpacked it ourselves. Then we took off for a walk on the Kukulcan(The Plummet Serpent, Mayan God) Blvd in the Zona Hotelera.  Walked down to the Kukulcan plaza. It was a mall. Went to the subway and had a sandwich and had ice cream in Haagen-Daz. Then did some groceries. Bought some water and breakfast items since they were just ridiculously expensive in the hotel. 8$ for a bottle of water at the hotel while it is 2$ in the grocery shop. Then found a travel agent outside Royal Sands hotel and booked the Chitzen Itza trip with him for the next day.  It was 45$ per person.(Ritz quoted 100$ per person for the same).  Then came back to the hotel.

Went for a stroll in beach and sat in the lounge chairs enjoying the blue sea. Then had a swim in the beautiful pool. Got dressed and decided to go for dinner to some place. Opened the balcony door and what do we see, beautiful full moon rising from the ocean.

Full moon from the Balcony

It was just breathtaking. Then off we went for dinner to a Mexican restaurant, Casa Maguey in Kukulcan Plaza. The food was really good. The chef made vegetarian quessadilla and enchillada with poblana peppers, onions and squash blossom specially for us. The guacomole and chips were awesome. Even my lovely husband who doesn’t like avocado, went ga ga over the guacomole in that restaurant. A small mariachi band played song for us. It was fun. After a hearty meal walked back to our hotel(20 minutes walk). To our great surprise, the housekeeping service had performed the turndown service. Had kept a bottle of water on the bedside table, house slippers by the bed, bed was arranged ready to sleep, tranquil music playing in TV along with an aquarium screensaver in TV. We were super thrilled. Went to bed gazing the full moon and the ocean from the window since we had to start early for Chitzen Itza the next day.



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