Hotel Alux Cancun
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Day 1: October 7, 2014
Both of us were very excited about arriving in Mexico. It was going to be another change in culture; after being the last 6 months in Asia, and then a few weeks in the United States we were ready to embrace what Mexico had to offer.
We arrived at the Cancun International Airport at about 11.00. Everything …
... as well. not my scene at all! tried to have a quick drink at one bar which was inpossible as i was forced to shoot tequilla followed by 2 jelly shots. honest ask shelly!
we were lucky to find a guy and were up early the next day to do 2 beginner dives for Shell with scuba safari. Turns out the dive boat wanted to do harder stuff but Shell with the help of our awsome guide roger calmed her nerves and we had 2 great ...
... with statues when we eventually got to it. Second dive much nicer - manchones reef, lovely coral, big parrot fish which I love, spotted Ray chilling in sand, sleeping turtle. Dived for 55 mins again, was really exploring around, loved it. Knackered and starving when back! Showered then went for dinner with 5 girls, 4 from my dorm. Gabrielle who's birthday it was, Evelyn, corrine, Arranka and Miriam. Then came back to hostel, saw 2 of the German ...
... the youngest. The oldest are a couple who look to be in their 70s and have been travelling for a while! Impressive! There are also only 3 women out of 10, and most of the group are Australian. We then decided to all go out to a meal together. The place was amazingly Mexican with a mariachi band playing the whole time. I had 'mariachis' which is 5 different tacos, all delicious!! I also had a mojito, which was HUGE and arrived to the table ...
... into a spot at the bar. Ha! I figured I would get early service and time for a second round. Well, there were so many waiters and guests all trying to get drinks at the stroke of 4, it was maybe 15-20 minutes later before I actually got served. Drink fast, they get warm quickly!