Land of Tequila....My Happy Place!

Trip Start Mar 19, 2008
Trip End Apr 03, 2008

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Hotel Playa del Karma/Hotel Barrio Latino

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

We arrived in Cancun only to discover Erica's bag had been lost. Undeterred, we continued on by bus to Playa del Carmen where we would be spending three nights before heading on to Cuba. I hadn't been to Mexico in many years, and I was looking forward to getting back. I had been all the way down the Baja Peninsula by car, been to the Copper Canyon, Chihuahua, Oaxaca, Peurto Escondido, Guadalajara, Zihuatanejo, Mexico City, and lived in Guanajuato, but this was my first time to the Yucatan. I was ready for the colors, food, music and Tequila!

Our first night was at the Hotel Playa del Karma, which was run by handsome and stylish Italians (are there any other kind?) and was just what we were looking for: a lush courtyard garden, beautiful tile details, bright colors, and a peaceful atmosphere. We dropped off my bag and set out on the town.

Only a block away was the main pedestrian street of Playa del Carmen, which was lined with restaurants and shops as far as you could see. Even though it was a little overwhelming, it wasn't bad, and actually really fun. Of course my excitement increased about 100 times when I spotted the Casa Tequila, as my "Happy Place" inevitably includes at least two shots of this happy making elixir. We spent the evening wandering up and down the street, having our first of many tacos, and enjoying the beer, the people watching, and the fact we had finally made it to Mexico.
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