- Arriving at the Cancun airport requires tolerance for chaos. On the other hand, it’s a great place to meet persuasive people who want to take you places.
- Treat all red octagonal “ALTO” road signs as recommendations.
- Hearing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” simultaneously with the pounding of ocean surf on fine sand creates serious cognitive dissonance.
- (air conditioning)+(incomplete door seal)+(tropical thunderstorm) = damp musty bedding
- 92% relative humidity leaves fascinating streaks in excess sunscreen.
- Uncontrolled experiments prove UBF50 swimwear protects you longer in the ocean than the waterproof sunscreen you put on your face.
- Standing in the surf provides a feast of sensory delights — if you keep your mouth shut.
- White sand beaches migrate into hotel rooms.
- A Spanish-English dictionary app radically reduces time spent ordering and shopping for food.
- When boiling tap water for drinking the next morning, the kitchen timer is your friend.
- Tropical tours that depart early in the morning will reduce exposure to heat and cheap souvenirs.
- Lisa Simpson becomes an alto in Spanish. That’s just wrong.
- According to my blistered toes, those newly-rediscovered sandals I packed were lost for a reason.
- Every breakfast buffet should feature chocolate sauce for omelets.
- Departing from the Cancun airport requires running an upscale shopping gauntlet.
- Ending a tropical vacation with an aerial view of the Northern Lights is pure awesomeness.
Tulum Ruins and Beach by Janet Freeman-Daily is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Love your list! Having briefly owned a house in Mazatlan I can relate. Now I have moved from NY-CT to Arizona and it is hard to get in a Christmas mood when it is still summer outside. But I love it!