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January 24, 2008

Thai(தை) 1 – Only in Tamil Nadu

Filed under: Rant — Tags: , , — yaadayaada @ 6:03 pm

Whatz up wtih the Tamil Nadu Government? Just for the heck of it, they decided to move the First day of the Tamil new year from Chiththirai 1 to Thai 1. I mean don’t they have any other important thing to do like finding good teachers for the schools, helping the farmers, providing healthy and hygienic food in schools, providing a proper roof for the primary schools, etc. What does the common man/woman get out of this change? The work force loses a day of their holidays since Pongal and the new year falls on the same day. School going children also lose one day of their holiday. Need to change all the school/children’s books so that the first month is Thai instead of Chiththirai.

Whatever!

January 22, 2008

Cancun Travel tips

Filed under: travel tips — Tags: , , , , — yaadayaada @ 9:56 pm

Transportation

  • We used the USA Transfers for the airport transfer from Cancun airport to the hotel area. It cost us 52$ for the round trip. It is a private transfer. http://entertainment-plus.net/tour_transport.cfm 
  • Local Buses are very convenient to go around the town of Cancun. Cost around 65 US cents per ride irrespective of the distance within Cancun
  • The ADO buses are very convenient if you are traveling outside of Cancun.

Day trips from Cancun

  • Chitzen itza
    • We booked the trip in the booth outside of Royal Sands. It was 42USD for the day trip including lunch. They had some salads, breads, potatoes, pasta, fruits for vegetarian  choices.
  • Tulum
    • Beautiful place. Must See. We used the ADO bus to travel. It cost us 7USD per person for one way. On the way back, we took the vanpool (2USD) to Playa Del Carmen.
  • Playa Del Carmen
    •  We weren’t too impressed with Playa Del Carmen. The ADO bus to Cancun cost around 3.50USD.
  • Isla Mujeres
    • Beautiful island. Must see. Scenic views. We took the local bus to Puerto Juarez. From there took the ferry to Isla Mujeres 7 USD. Within isla Mujeres we took the taxi tour. For 20USD, our taxi driver gave us a tour of the entire island.
  • Snorkeling
    • We took the aqua tours subsee exporer/snorkeling for 50USD. We booked through the representative at the Ritz. The subsee exporer was nice. We got to see some shark, turtle and sting ray. The snorkeling was nice as well. Not the best I have ever seen.

Vegetarian Food

  • 100% Natural

                   Lot of vegetarian choices. They have very interesting vegetable and fruit juices and smoothies. It is sitauted opposite to Senor Frog on Kukulcan Blvd.

  • Casa Maquey

                  The chef makes vegetarian dishes on demand. Very tasty food. The best Gauacomole that we ate in Cancun. It is located in Kukulcan Plaza.

  • La Casa de Las Margaritas Restaurant

                 They have a few vegetraian dishes. The food is ok. The service is very attentive. The restaurant is very colorful and vibrant. It is worth going into just see the ambience. This is situated in the La Isla Mall.

  • Lot of fastfood joints like McDonalds, Burger King, Subway, etc can be found all over the place.

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