VACATION: a trip to sit ass on a beach, drink rum from an obnoxious vessel decorated with pineapples and silly straws, perhaps gain a happy 5 lbs. Vacation is for total brain shut down and relaxation. Another reason? Sleeping in without guilt.
Cancun, Mexico...all inclusive. Totally worth it and here is the scoop:
VACATION: Pic taken by my gal pal, J. We are enjoying way too much rum and sun while scaring the guests away with "inappropriate" banter. Yes, my friends are pretty raunchy; this is why I love them.
TRAVEL (FLASHBACK BELOW): Journey filled with discovery and stress: metros, multiple languages, passports, Paris Mondays, finding a fucking toilet that is not a hole in the ground, waiting in lines while wearing comfortable shoes that won't kill your feet.
On my FB page, I asked for a difference between travel and vacation. There were many responses, some I felt were stronger than others, yet I finally came to my own conclusion: there is a difference, and I was in need of a vacation, a creeper one that is. ;)
How can you find odd and creepy places while on vacation? Easy.
- Find local/nearby OLDER cemeteries. You have to ask around, sorry, you are going to look creepy if you do not appear so already.
- Visit the cities' official website for history museums or landmarks, even universities are great.
- Research your destination's history: ex. Mexico, Mayans, sacrifices, Day of the Dead, sugar skulls...perfect.
- Social media! Search for hashtags, check-ins etc. using instagram and FB for images that look enticing.
- Ask me! Go to my contact page or even my FB. I LOVE helping and have a lot of connections.
Here is my top Creepy Cancun Destination: Xcaret
#1 Xcaret: Bats, Caves, and THIS guy...
Note: Cave Rivers: Plan for at least an hour and make sure you sign up for the photos at the beginning: $79 but totally worth it. Also bring a towel and soap, you are going to be NASTY by the end of the day.
First Two: We floated through the underwater rivers and into caves. If you look up, you will see bats. Last Two: After the underground rivers, head to the bat caves! Watch out, they can fly right into your face if you are not paying attention. We ran out realizing this...
Note: Pack a lunch or arrive at the buffet EARLY. The all-inclusive buffet was hot, scary, ice cream all over the floor, flies swarming in the air and children were crying left and right.
#2 Xcaret Cemetery: underground rivers flow through the crypt.
Note: Plan for extra time here! 1 hour at least.
#3 Xcaret: The Mayan "Village"!
Plan for about 30min. It's quick.
To wind down the crazy day of bats, skulls and caves, we rinsed off and headed to the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular. It was AWESOME. Stay tuned for more of this below: