Dec 31, 2010

Back to Cancun

Here we are again...almost two years have passed since our last visit to Cancun. I'm excited to be here because truthfully, I don't remember much of our first visit.

In March of 2009 we vacationed here at one of the lower points of my illness trajectory. I saw much more of our hotel room than I did of the beach. A trip to the ruins just about did me in. I was cranky and tired and sick. Looking back, I wonder if I was an 'early adopter' of H1N1. Not long after we returned from our holiday, the whole flu thing came on the radar with Cancun as a sort of 'ground zero' for the virus.

In any case, the weather is warm, the pool is beautiful, the view is heaven. The buffet breakfast was too good to be true. Possibly the best french toast I've had since our Wedding Brunch of 2006. This resort is a true five star experience.

We were in Cuba earlier this week, but the weather, resort and service were all so awful we decided to "take a vacation from our vacation" and fly our at our first opportunity - fortunately, the first flight available was to Mexico.

I am so grateful to be here again. Grateful that my mother seems to be doing well, our fur-babies are in good care, my health appears to be stable (not counting my 3 hour naps for every four hours of wakefulness...). Grateful that my husband is almost finished his doctorate. We are so blessed.

Happy New Year, I hope the year ahead brings good health and happiness to us all!


  1. Happy New Year!

    I wish I could go to Cuba. I wrote some papers on foreign policy and Cuba in college and have always wanted to go.

    Have a great time!


  2. Hey POP,
    From a political perspective, Cuba is fascinating. It took me a few days to truly understand how isolated Cubans are from the rest of the world. Internet is out of reach for most, traveling is far too expensive and there is a risk of not getting a visa out. Cubans also need government permission to purchase any car made past the 1950's.

    For a vacation, it wasn't my ideal. The hotel was dirty and the service was non-existent.
    All hotel staff are employees of the government and don't seem to care much. I can't blame them, I probably wouldn't either if I were in that situation.
    At least as Canadians, we didn't have too much red tape getting in and out of the country.

    All the best to you for 2011!!