Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort, Riviera Maya
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... when the sun was out. I lathered my pasty self in sunscreen and headed out to read my book by the ocean. I stayed a couple of hours, reapplying sunscreen several times and felt confident I would not get burnt. WRONG. Thanks a lot useless Target brand sunscreen. I got so burnt in patches I actually got blisters. I'd heard of this before but never seen it or in all my years of getting sun burnt experienced it. I'm talking massive blisters - one 4cm across. It made for ...
... cold. As the airport in Seattle was really quiet due to the time, it seemed everyone was in Cancun waiting to get through costums. Myself standing at the end of the line in that big cold hall. Why do people in hot countries like to have it super ueber cold inside, making it even worse to step outside against a heatwall? Well at least not for me this time. It was the middle of the day and feeling those hot temperatures again after the cold canadian winter, I enjoyed myself ...
... fairly nice resorts at the north end. We then headed back south and cut off the perimeter road to see some of the interior. It didn't take long for the sights to change, it felt much less touristy on the inside of the island. There are actually a few little hills, and traffic was much quieter. Many home/buildings looked a bit run down and we passes a few areas that felt less than safe. For example, one area has two guys hunched over sitting on their porch ...
... on the beach - the wedding ceremonies...while sipping my cocktails, I observed so many couples that by now I can come to a statistically significant conclusion which I would formulate as an advice to the brides-to-be :
"dear ladies, if you love your men - spare them the complicated, elaborate wedding ceremonies...most men do ...
... watch the Cup Final, and there was a fairly even mix of Dutch and Spanish supporters. Not quite sure why the Mexicans feel such an affinity with Spain – it`s a bit like India supporting England in the World Cup! Still got chatting to some Aussies who like me, were travelling for a year (one was a travel agent!) – and they gave me some great tips about Cuba. I felt like I wanted Holland to win, and it was sad to see the Dutch contingent go home disappointed. ...
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