Anyway, my limited Spanish is sufficient enough for us to survive or maybe Mexicans are too kind & polite to pretend that they understand me, hehe... Don't care, at least I'm able to understand the basic conversation, to read the menu and to greet everyone warmly in Spanish, oh, also able to bargain a little at the flea market. P.R.O.U.D.
But of course, "Lo siento, me no habla Español" is the most frequently used phrase for me still. LOL... Oh, that actually means "Sorry, I don't speak Spanish" (=.=)lll
#1 Took a 30-minute siesta before hitting the beach in the evening again, refreshing!!!
#2 Chean, is that the 736563518 alcohol drinks of the day? :p
#3 Hmm... Confirmed.
#5 How come no seashell one???
#6 Love this pic a lot, showing off my baby bump ;)
#7 And Chean loves this one instead. He said I look like a 迷路的小孩, waiting for rescue. But I think I look more like a butter squash (T^T)
#8 Ugh, look, life is just too beautiful, isn't it?
#9 Then we went swimming in the pool and continued the unstoppable camwhoring session, wakaka~~
#10 But this is the only pic approved by Chean, so savor it :p
#11 Enjoying the beautiful sunset & the powder-white sand...
#13 So magical ❤❤
BB got hungry after a fun packed day! Feeling Mexican cuisine that night!
#15 Waiting for our table at the bar.
#17 Appreciated the genuine hospitality! Friendly & helpful staff makes our Cancun trip a memorable and enjoyable one ❤❤
#18 Btw, Pina coloda for Chean & Mango Tango (virgin) for me.
#20 Were mistaken for Japanese again, we got that very often. Thanks for the beautiful Sakura song though, I wish I'd understand the lyrics better ♪(^o^)
#22 Corn soup? Blame my scatterbrain, I really can't recall @.@
#23 Chicken Tortilla Soup.
#24 Braised Duck Meat with Tortillas.
#25 Chean, what's this called again???
#26 Y.E.E.H.A.R~~ Lovely dinner! Vamos a bailar~~
Car Rental & Shopping in Cancun
Car Rental & Shopping in Cancun
We took a cab & went to La Isla Shopping Mall after dinner, mainly to pick a rental car we initially booked via Budget.com for our Chichén Itzá trip, and of course to shop a little as well. However, the car rental process & insurance are far more complicated than we thought, albeit the research & policies we have studied!!!
First, we booked the car for US$ 35++ per day on our AmEx, but we were informed to have a total amount of US$ 4,500 charged on the card instead, like a refundable deposit, due to the mandatory liability insurance and various types of insurance policies which we didn't aware of @.@ C'mon, that's so much like us buying the Ford sedan instead of renting it! So risky, there's also a chance that we may not get full refund, it's Mexico and we are unfamiliar with the law & regulations. When there's a doubt, don't do it.
Chean told the Budget staff our AmEx should cover all rental car insurance in Mexico & we just have to pay a certain reasonable amount for the liability insurance. We even showed him the policy statement from AmEx but he seemed foggy about that. Sigh, he no habla Inglés and I no habla español. Communication breakdown and no manager around after 9pm. All the words I can understand were 45 hundreds, mandatory, insurance, must pay, credit card, etc... No further explanation or discussion. He is very nice & friendly but it's a little frustrated still.
When Chean about to swipe the card, I said NO, that's crazy & unreasonable, let's not get the rental car but sign up for the Chichén Itzá first-class bus tour at our hotel! Chean puzzled a little, he doesn't want me to go through such hectic 12-hour tour and the bumpy 6-hour ride. But guess what, I'm happy that we did join the tour! It wasn't agitated as we thought, in fact, it was so much fun & informative, and we met many interesting people too.
Yay~~ Preggie Bev finally made a wise decision! Stay tuned for more stories about our Chichén Itzá tour. That's the most rewarding experience throughout the trip!!!
Ok, enough talking bout car rental, ready to shop around?
#26 Lots of high-end stores in La Isla Shopping Mall. Guilty hubby kept apologizing and asked me to get something if I like. Hmm... sadly nothing catches my eyes though.
#27 It supposed to be a laid-back & leisure trip, thus I don't want the indulge the shopaholic side of me too much this time. Wah, I'm so mature now, impress or not?
Hehe... Actually not. I was pretty tedious that time and most of the branded accessories priced the same as those in the U.S., plus I can hardly fit in XS/S anymore. No mood to shop at all (T_____T) Call me vain or crazy, I just want to buy clothes that I can wear after giving birth, no maternity clothes for me, sorry Motherhood & GapMaternity.
Kinda blasé about the Hotel Zone piccies? Let's take a walk at the local flea market in Cancun downtown next. It's a whole new different experience. See you all again soon~~