To recount a Mexican vacation more than 3 days after arriving home requires a memory that has not been polluted with excesses of Vodka, Gin and bourbon consumed on a consistent basis over the course of 25 years (really more like over 35 years! Damn bourgeois US drinking laws!) So, if perhaps you were there, and I somehow have left out something, please fill free to fill in my blanks.
We checked into the Rui Palace in downtown Cancun with the excited knowledge that we had booked a suite, that has its own private hot tub (one of only eight). Book early, or plan on spending your vacation in a lovely room that will not allow you to frolic at 2 am in your birthday suit, singing ‘dirty deeds done dirt cheap’, while you sip your champagne and fantasize that you are one of the 2%…
When selecting a place to stay in Mexico it is very common to choose an all inclusive, and I must say this is my one and only experience with such a concept, but we can thank Cat and G-man for our stellar experience because they are seasoned professional vacation adventurers!
There are many levels of an all inclusive that you can choose from, so choose wisely my friends. If you are looking for the slug vacation; one that requires you to check your sense of adventure at the threshhold, then go for the easy, no stress, little thinking required vacation, go for an all inclusive. The right one, of course. The one that has Damian, the man who knows how to make a hook up, the one who greats you with a cocktail as he decides that no, your room while being good, is not the best so please, wait, sip your cocktail and let me upgrade you at no extra cost to you. That would be the Riu Pallace Cancun, and tell him Dina from Seattle sent you. If that draws a blank, then go ahead and break out the big guns and tell him it was Katherine from Seattle via Portland and that should do it. In my mind I am this famous girl about town that everyone knows, or wants to know… work with me ok?!