The sunniness continues in beautiful Mexico. We arrived late on Friday night at Cancun. We stayed at a beach town called Playa Del Carmen on the Mayan coast of Mexico. That night, we took a stroll down ´Fifth Avenue´and had our first Mexican session of cocktails and tacos.
The next day was spent laying on the beach, which is one of the most unspoilt beaches we´ve seen, despite the touristy location.
The nightlife has been very entertaining in Playa. Our hostel hosts a Ladies Night with free drinks between ten and eleven – chivalry isn´t dead in Mexico. We bought tickets to a notorious nightclub called Coco Bongo. The entry price is a bit hefty but worth it, as once you get in, there is an open bar. Also, it´s less like going to a nightclub and more like going to a show. All night, there are tribute acts of famous movie scenes and iconic stars from Elvis to the Moulin Rouge. There are great musical intervals between each act too.
On the Sunday we daytripped to Tulum, a nearby town with one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, according to many travel magazines! It definitely was an idyllic place to relax, with white sand and clear water.
Inching closer to the states, it was inevitable we´d find an American institution: Wal-Mart. We spent over an hour in there.
After Playa Del Carmen, we took a ferry to Isla Mojares, meaning the Island of Women, as apparently women flocked here during the war. It was just another paradise on earth.
We left Mexico, for Los Angeles. The first thing we did was have lunch at Traxx in Union Station. Union Station is a beautiful art deco building.
Next stop: Coachella Festival in Indio, California.