Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by noel_esq., Mar 4, 2013.
Where did you go in Mexico?
Cancun, then Tulum and Playa del Carmen and small fishing village called Punta Allen, a 2 hour drive through unpaved jungle roads. I recommend the latter destinations, especially Tulum, for the more adventurous traveler.
The typical Cancun resort feels like Disneyland.
In Tulum it's possible to rough it in campgrounds on the beach, or spend the night in luxury beach cabanas. It's also popular with backpackers.
How did you get there? Those are middle-aged folk vacation spots for families and the like
I flew to Cancun, then rented a Jeep at the resort and drove to the other towns.
I would say that about Cancun. I thought it would be nice to get away and relax but I hated it. Imagine buffets full of fat tourists stuffing themselves with mediocre food.
I almost forgot, I took an excursion to Cozumel by ferry. I stayed at a condo away from the city center. Also relaxing and some beautiful snorkeling, but boring.
Tulum is gorgeous, but full of crunchy hippies who annoyed me.
Just got back to NY from Thailand this morning! Great traveling solo! Even with the adventure that I had getting back home due to weather(HK), delays, luggage problems, etc.....I would not trade this time in my life for anything!
Tulum and Playa are EASILY accessible by ADO bus from Cancun.
sadly true. still a nice spot for a beach/ruin excursion though.
Oh yeah, I'd go back... But I'd probably try to stay somewhere that was expensive enough to keep the hippies out.
Due to the time I'm getting vacation, I'll most likely have to travel alone. My initial choices were between Miami, Caracas, Chicago and New York.
I settled with New York since it seems like the easiest city to walk out of all of the above. I'm looking to stay in a hostel (Ideally in NoHo) and I'll see how it goes from there.
you absolutely do not want to stay in Miami by yourself unless your sole plan is to go to the beach every day. then staying on SOBE isn't that bad.
Good choice. And nYc can be done on a budget if necessary. Make sure you check out the following before your trip for things to do:
^ thanks for posting that link. Pretty useful for many other cities across the globe.
Ter, did you get a chance to eat any sticky rice and curry in a clear bag? I still fantasize over the Thai open markets
I did it all! Ate street food most days-snakehead fish at a street stall-restaurant/morning glory with most every meal/deep fried fish/chicken/etc. Drank cheap Thai whiskey and local brews. Weather was great...no rain....95+ every day. I had an adventure getting home(arrived yesterday at appr 7:30am.....but would not trade that trip for anything. I look fwd to going back in a year or 2!
Traveling is the best IMO. I always try to take at least 1 or 2 really good trips a year. "Get busy liven..or get busy dying!"
^ lol, this guy. I'm headed to Europe next week but you're making me second guess my decisions already
Just landed in Vegas for the weekend. About I also have some cheap, yet overpriced whiskey unless I can get to the Walgreens
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