General News · 4th November 2009
Carol and Richard
Hi there amigos,
We are now back in the Navel of the Moon.(possible meaning for Mexico) I like that name but it probably is not the correct one. Anyway the flight to Houston and then on to Cancun was OK. Total flight time 6 hours. Richard was good considering he has not flown since 1968.
We arrived on time and it was dark already. Having left at 4 AM from Vancouver, we were tired. Both customs, American and Mexican, were OK too. We went to a humble hotel near the bus depot after a bus ride into Cancun from the airport, a bit basic but good enough for one night. No windows, but an air conditioner, and with the heat and humidity it was like sleeping in a shower stall. In the middle of the night it had started pouring. We had to have a taxi to the the bus depot, two blocks away, instead of walking.
We caught a first class coach for Merida at 8 AM and arrived 12.30 pm. Watched two movies in air conditioning and admired the good driver all the way along the auto pista. Once in Merida we walked to the property managerís house and he took us in his car to our casa, some 20 blocks away. He gave us a brief tour so we had an idea of the city centre.
Our casa is just perfect. After a brief orientation we said hasta luego to Juan and unpacked. Then as we had no food we set out to find some kind of store but had to hail a taxi and go to Wallmart. Sorry Norberto, but we had no choice. With time we will find some local venues. It started pouring when we got our goods out to the street, so taxi again. Itís so warm it does not seem like our cold and chilly rain in BC.
Richard is taking some first impression photos of our rented casa. Itís beautiful, well equipped, and seems to fit us like a glove. Tomorrow we plan on going to the big museum to get an idea of the culture. I think we will have plenty to do until the skies clear and we start checking out the Mayan ruins.
So much for traveling light. One suitcase each, a purse each, and of course Richardís camera bag and computer stuff. We still found all those pieces a bit much, but we are learning. I am sure I need everything I brought -including six pairs of shoes! I know I wont be wearing the jeans, runners, sweater, and gortex jacket until we go home.
Outdoor covered living for the heat
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Comment by Barb Brooks on 14th November 2009
Your home away from home looks wonderful.
How long will you be in Mexico?
I was wondering why I had not heard from you regarding staying at Casa Brooks in Walnut Creek. Now I see you flew.
I was in Egypt and Jordan for 3 weeks. Got back Oct. 31st. I picked up a bug on the way home and was laid up for 2 weeks.
Don and I are planning on going to Sonora, Mexico in March.
Comment by Donna Szczur on 6th November 2009
Hi Richard & Carol,
I was happy to read you flew to Cancun. Good for you Richard! It's a lot more fun exploring Mexico than it is taking the time driving there. I love your casa! Lots of room and colour. Bill and I wish you well and look forward to seeing and reading about your future adventures.
Comment by norberto rodriguez dela vega on 6th November 2009
hola Ricardo y Carolina,
muy bonita casita, felicidades !
A favour: could you please put a bomb at Wall-Mart ? on me !
enjoy ! and take care,
Enjoy Merida ...
Comment by Juan Herrera on 4th November 2009
Thank you very much for sharing your story, great pictures, enjoy much in Merida and what you need please tell me.