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... look after us and keep us well fed and hydrated all day.
Our first stop is snorkeling not far off the coast. Life jackets on because even though its relatively calm the current when you get into the water is one of the strongest I've ever felt. The coral and fishes are gorgeous and most of us spend a bit of time snorkeling and swimming.
Back on the boat its time for breakfast and a champagne, beer, cocktail or whatever takes your fancy basically. Breakfast is ...
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What we learnt
LAX is a massive **** hole of an airport.
Sunscreen is ridiculously expensive here - we were in a hurry and accidentally paid around $30 AUD for a spray-on sunscreen, which is pretty much gone after two days. One of the worst value for money purchases of my life!
Sitting around getting served drinks and having a buffet full of delicious free food to eat all day ...
... br> After we were done, I was planning to meet Juan, Elisa, Dona Raquel and the kids at a beach. As it would take them a little while to get ready, I took the opportunity to have a nice seafood lunch at the beachside restaurant attached to the shop. It is hard to beat fresh seafood, cold beer and a great table over looking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.. And I was not about to miss that ...
Our flight from Cancun to Toluca was at 2.35pm, the reason we are flying to Toluca is because it was $50 cheaper than flying direct to Mexico City, in Toluca you can get a bus for 60pesos that takes an hour to get to Mexico City. So we got up and had our free breakfast, which was basic but nice, we checked out at 12 and waited for a taxi to the airport. The taxi driver was a great guy, he was an older man from Palenque who didn't speak English but loved to chat to us in Spanish and ...
... 8217;t change our US dollars into Canadian dollars. We found ourselves at a street-side Casa de Cambio with a thousand or so dollars, standing nervously while the agent counted out Canadian bills.
With that job done, and the horrible mish-mash of a mess that Cancun presented, we were eager to leave. Feeling as though we’d visited Mexico, but perhaps not genuinely experienced Mexico we were enticed by the obvious mystery of Cuba. We had little idea of what to expect.