Monday, March 5, 2012
#2 The early bird catches the worm. Stuffed ourselves at the buffet breakfast and took a morning stroll by the sea.
#4 All changed and ready to take Cancun downtown. BB on board~~
** Cab fares **
We were told that cab fare to or from the hotel zone (the area where we stayed) are the most expensive because that zone is almost entirely built around the tourist industry. But it wasn't that bad though, it's about US$ 14 per trip, from our hotel to Cancun downtown (one way). And it's about US$ 11 from hotel zone to La Isla Shopping Village (one way).
#5 Some views along the way...
#6 The Cancun Hotel Zone has more than 90 quality hotels, jeez...
#7 Here we are! At Market 28, flea market.
#17 Vibrant color can be found everywhere in Mexico.
** Market 28 **
Honestly we both think this place is extremely overrated, you can totally skip this. It's worse than Petaling Street, the flea market is relatively small; all the stalls sell stereotype items and are utterly overpriced too. Nothing too appealing, nothing hypes us at all. Pretty disappointed. Oh, I came across this awesome review that exactly spells our thoughts about Market 28, read it if you're planning your perfect itinerary for your Cancun vacation.
#20 The food court. All the foods smell so good, but we don't dare to try anything on the street.
** Traveler's Diarrhea & Food Poisoning **
If you watched Sex and the City 2, it's not hard for you to understand how bad it'd be, yes, Charlotte gets Traveler's Diarrhea right after she swallowed some water. It's true & pretty common. I've read a lot of sites & reviews stating these are the most common travel-related ailments in Cancun. It's the water, they said. That's why I only drink bottled water or sparkling water although our hotel has a purified water system. Super precautions about the water we drink, I'm preggie and I get sick very easily, really can't risk my BB's health and don't wanna ruin our holidays. And guess what, Chean was having mild diarrhea after our trip, for like a week. Thank god my BB & I are all fine; I brushed my teeth with bottled water, smart or not ;)
#21 Better safe than sorry! Lunching at the hotel, I makan first :)
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