Reality Blows

Hey Guys.... which way to the beach?

'Hey Guys.... which way to the beach?"

We arrived back from Mexico on Thursday morning and were cruelly hit by the 25 degree celcius drop in temperature. Fortunately we packed our coats at the top of the suitcase for easy retrieval.

The flight there had been a long one,  13 hours from London to Cancun followed by an hour transfer on the other end. We arrived at our resort in Playa Del Carmen at around 6pm shortly before dinner. We made it to dinner and from dinner straight to bed.

At 5am in the morning you could tell exactly who the new arrival Europeans at the hotel were. They were the ones staring out into the gardens and walking around the pool like zombies in search of sleep. Unfortunately by ditching into bed so early on the first night we crucified ourselves for the rest of the holiday and 6 out of the 10 days we were away we suffered terrible jetlag which hit knocked us to bed very early evening and made us spring awake long before anything other than the Coaties began howling at eachother.

We had a fab time anyway taking in the beaches, nature reserves, jungle, mangroves, reefs, ancient ruins, towns, public transport, glorious food and some great people.

If you like package holidays then I’d recommend Playa Del Carmen and I’d highly recommend the Riu Lupita hotel. All the information I found about it on the internet doesn’t do it justice. If you want to go scuba diving then you shouldn’t even consider putting yourself in anyone elses hands than Scuba Caribe. The guys there are serious professionals and they really highlighted what clowns we’ve used for diving in other places before.

For me, as much as I enjoyed our time away and felt thoroughly relaxed  – I’d like to have seen the real Mexico. When I go back some day it’ll be off the beaten track with a guide book and a rucksack.

Photos can be found on my Flickr site but I’d like to point out that I got a DSLR camera from the lovely Wil for my birthday just before we left and as you’ll see from some photos I still have some practice to do with it!

Photos Here

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4 Comments »

  1. Sarah said

    I went Mexico in 2000 on a Scout trip. It was fantastic, I went to Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos on the organised tours, then to Morelia for a service project. All in the middle of Mexico – the desert, volcanoes and pyramids part. Amazing countryside and exciting cities. I’d definitely recommend it.

  2. Foxsden said

    Yah…. that’s what I’d rather have done I think… Not to worry, plenty more trips to be had!

  3. Lindy said

    Welcome home. Glad you had a good time but I sure have missed your posts. Great pics, btw.

  4. Tilly said

    That’s exactly what happend to us – we were in bed by 9pm every night, apart from my birthday night when we got absolutely hammered. And then we were up at 6.00 every day for breakfast, and on the beach by 7.30! Crazy.

    We visited Chichen Itza while we were there, which was stunning – I have a thing for pyramids. I didn’t climb to the top of it – D did though, and said all you could see in every direction was the mangroves.

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